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Consent Search

I received an interesting telephone call this evening. The caller had been stopped by a police officer and the officer told the caller that he wanted to search the vehicle because it smelled like cologne. It was the officer's…more

| Criminal Law

Talking to Police

In the past few weeks, the phrase I find myself repeating more than anything is "stop talking to the police." Individuals call me with concerns that they may have committed a crime and are afraid they will be arrested. It…more

| Criminal Law

DC Criminal Lawyer David Benowitz on Fingerprint Evidence

In the wake of a report issued by the National Academy of Sciences in 2009 that identified significant problems within the field of forensic science, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on January 25 to strengthen and…more

| Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

DC Metro is Suing its Insurance Company

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is suing insurer Aon Risk Services, alleging that the company failed in their fiduciary duty in informing the agency of the full spectrum of possible liability, causing the…more

| Civil Remedies, Insurance, Transportation

Charges Dropped Against Norfolk Teen

Prosecutors in Norfolk Circuit Court have dropped charges against Kelsey Helvenston after a judge in Norfolk Circuit Court the teen's conviction because she was denied her right to counsel by a Virginia criminal attorney…more

| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Twin Brothers Sentenced in DC for Bribing Cops

The Washington DC criminal defense lawyer for twin brothers from Northeast Washington has confirmed that the two men were sentenced to prison earlier this week after pleading guilty in October to bribery charges…more

| Criminal Law

"No Refusal" DUI Checkpoints

Tampa Bay, Florida could soon be the next community to have "no refusal" DUI checkpoints if Mothers Against Drunk Driving and its supporters are able to convince local leaders. A "no refusal" DUI checkpoint is the same as a…more

| Criminal Law

Former Anne Arundel County Police Sentenced

A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant was sentenced to five years in federal prison this week after pleading guilty to a charge of receiving child pornography, according to his Maryland criminal attorney…more

| Criminal Law

Students Arrested After Brawl at Watkins Mill High School

One student was hospitalized and four more arrested after a "five-student brawl" erupted at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County. The two sixteen-year-olds and two seventeen-year-olds arrested by Montgomery County…more

| Criminal Law

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