Body Worn Camera and DUI in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhpvtJP40wk[/embedyt] Metropolitan Police Department in DC and Body Worn Camera So the District of Columbia is deploying more body worn camera than any other jurisdiction in the Country.  In fact, in December 2016, the MPD completed deployment of approximately 2,800 body-worn cameras (BWCs) across the District of Columbia.     The legislation regarding the BWC can be found here.  Some of the …

Diversion and DUI in the District of Columbia

Mark Rollins DUI

Is it possible to get diversion for driving under the influence in the District of Columbia? Yes, the office of Attorney General’s office does offer diversion for 1st-time offenders for DUI in the District of Columbia.  However, there are a number of factors that go into whether they will offer diversion.  Here are some of the factors we have found …

Refused to submit to chemical test Now What?

Mark Rollins DUI

If you were arrested for driving under in influence of drug and/or alcohol in the District of Columbia, you probably signed what is referred to as a DC implied consent form.  Essentially refusal to submit to chemical testing will suspend your license for 12 months. REQUEST A DMV HEARING ANYWAY! You are still entitled to due process at the District …

Repeat DUI in DC- Can Mandatory Jail Time be served on weekend?

Mark Rollins DUI

Mandatory jail time in DC for a DUI can I serve on weekend Charged with a second or third DUI in DC, can the mandatory time be served on the weekend? Repeat DUI in DC- Can Mandatory Jail Time be served on weekend?  This is one of the questions we hear from repeat offenders for Driving under the influence (DUI) …

Supremes say blow or be arrested

Mark Rollins DUI

Refusal to give Breath Test is a Crime in Some States Now you can see why presidential election is so important as the Supreme Court took another slice out of the 4th Amendment with their recent decision in BIRCHFIELD v. NORTH DAKOTA.  On June 23, 2016 the Court held in Birchfield that drivers suspected of being intoxicated can be arrested for …

Passing Field Sobriety Test Can Still Result in DUI Arrest

Ada Chan DUI

  Passing Field Sobriety Test Can Still Result in DUI Arrest: What’s NOT-To-Do List.   It’s Friday night.  You decided to go to a nice restaurant with a couple of friends to enjoy the evening.  While there, you shared a bottle of wine with your friends during dinner.  It’s been a few hours since you had alcohol and you figured …

Is it a Crime to Refuse to take DUI chemical test in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

Refusal to take Chemical Test in DC Is it a Crime to Refuse to take DUI chemical test in DC?  In the District of Columbia it is not a separate crime to refuse to submit for chemical testing – urine, blood, and/or breath, See DC Code 50-1905.  For example, In Maryland it is separate crime if you refuse to take …

Assume you are being video recorded with a DUI?

Mark Rollins DUI

Video recorded with a DUI You should assume you are being video recorded with a DUI.  In almost all the DUI cases in the District of Columbia and Maryland are video recorded. Whether at the scene with a body camera or at the police station. So, when you are arrested for DUI, you can assume there is a video record ...

Arrested for DUI in DC – What to expect at Court

Mark Rollins DUI

What to expect if arrested for DUI in the District of Columbia? Rollins and Chan Law Firm LET US HELP YOU  Help Me CONTACT US TODAY Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. What to expect if arrested for DUI in the District of Columbia What to expect if arrested for DUI  in the District …

Breathalyzer in DC

More Testing Problems in DC for DUI

Mark Rollins DUI

  Breathalyzer and Toxicology Lab Problems in the District of Columbia On August 27, 2015, the Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) sent a letter to the President of Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association and to the Chief Judge of DC Superior Court indicating that the breath program was deactivated because of the resignation of Office …