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The one call you need to make if you are ever arrested for a DUI in Washington DC or Maryland
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Today partner Sweta Patel succeeded in convincing the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia to #dismiss a case where our client was charged with (1) simple assault; and (2) assault on a police officer.

To argue for the dismissal, Ms. Patel explained that the simple assault was permitted as self defense, and that the APO was only caused by the officer inserting himself into the fight. Her persuasive arguments convinced the government to dismiss both charges.

So, instead of going to trial today, our client walked out of DC Superior Court with a dismissed case and no #CriminalRecord!

#DCSimpleAssault #DCAPO #Dismissal #DCCriminalLaw #CriminalDefense #ZealousAdvocacy #Brucklaw

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A #criminaldefendant in #Maryland is facing charges of #cyberstalking after sending a Twitter message to an epileptic reporter that was designed to trigger an epileptic seizure. While #cyberstalking and #cyberbullying have become more prevalent in #criminalcourts, this may be the first time that such an offense has directly caused physical harm.

#UniqueCrimes #CreativeDefenses #MarylandCriminalDefense #DCCriminalDefense #Brucklaw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/md-man-arrested-in-alleged-cyber-attack-on-trump-critic/2017/03/18/0ebde176-0b8d-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html

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"Even for low level offenses and #misdemeanors, the aftermath of one individual's experience with the #CriminalJusticeSystem ripples out to entire families and neighborhoods, and gets passed down from generation to generation. The result: more #poverty, more #crime, more #incarceration."

Watch this moving video by the Brooklyn Defender Services that explains the pits of the #JusticeTrap and why full #CitizenshipRights should be restored to people after they have been through the system.

#CriminalJusticeReform #criminaldefense #Brucklaw

https://www.facebook.com/Vox/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

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214 people were charged with #FelonyRiotAct as a result of the #InaugurationDayProtest in January. Most -- if not all -- of those arrested were charged based on identical police reports. Judge Lebowitz of DC Superior Court told the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia that they have #onemonth to provide specific evidence of the involvement of each charged defendant.

This order is crucial because, as stated by D.C. Law Students In Court's Patrice Amandla Sulton: “It is physically impossible for every person charged to have engaged in all of the wrongdoing alleged in the indictment.” Clearly, if the #USAO cannot prove the charges against each individual, the charges should be #dismissed.

#DCCriminalLaw #DCCriminalDefense #FelonyRiotAct #UnjustProsecution #IndividualRights #FreedomOfAssembly #FreedomOfSpeech #Brucklaw

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A civilian review board that oversees the conduct of the #DCPolice found that the #police indiscriminately used nonlethal weapons on #demonstrators and #arrested people who were breaking #NOLAWS during the #InagurationProtests at #FranklinSquare.

#FelonyRiotAct #ViolationofFirstAmendmentRights #ConstitutionalViolations #DCCriminalLaw #DCCriminalAttorney #CriminalDefense

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Since the #MarijuanaLegalization in #DC, DC Superior Court has not seen many cases involving #marijuana. However, that may change. The White House press secretary Sean Spicer stated that the #DOJ may step up enforcement of federal #MarijuanaLaws in states that have #legalized #recreational use.

#HandsOffDC #DCHomeRule #StatesRights #MarijuanaLegalization #WasteOfResources #DCCriminalLaw #DCCriminalDefense #brucklaw

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