Downtown Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Downtown (Washington, DC) or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • Sherwood's Notebook: Smile, You're on Pox Cam

    Wednesday Aug 12 | via NBC Washington 

    Two or three minor children are cowering in the corner, fearful of something going on they don't understand. The children are crying, the spouse fears for his or her life.


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  • 7 additional arrests made in solicitation of prostit...

    Jul 30, 2015 | via WUSA-TV Washington 

    During the overnight hours of Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30, the Metropolitan Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit made seven additional arrests. This brings the total arrested in this operation to 85. On Tuesday, July 14, MPD's Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement in the downtown area of Northwest, D.C. The additional seven arrests - between July 21 and July 24 - brings the total arrested in this operation to 57. All that have been arrested are adult males and have been charged with solicitation of prostitution.


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Downtown Law

Discovery in a DUI Case. Do prosecutors have to give you their evidence before the day of trial?
They gave me some evidence at the arraignment. Then i sent them a "Rosser Letter." They said they didn't have a lot of it, and they also said they would give me the other stuff they did have on the day of the trial. Also, I asked for the body cam and the dash cam of the stop. They said they didn't have either one. Don't DC cops all have body cams? And if not, don't they all have dash cams?
DUI cases usually do involve video from dash and/or body camera. However, there is no law requiring these recordings be...
I was charged with owi & did diversion program for reverse conviction. Do I need to list the conviction for hr background check?
The case was in DC and I plead guilty to .03 bac, but did deferred sentencing/ diversion program and had reverse judgement a few months later. Have to complete a background check for private sector job, which involves no driving. Questionnaire asks if I've ever been convicted or plead guilty to a misdemeanor in the last 5 years (my case was resolved in 2011). Arrest was in 2010. Do I need to divulge the arrest if I did diversion? Any advice is much appreciated.
If you're curious what shows on a background check, consider conducting a live scan on yourself. Costs about 40 bucks.
I want to file a motion to suppress in a DUI case.
I have a status hearing coming up. I don't want to plead guilty and go to trial, and I want to file a motion to suppress the evidence against me. Do I do that before the judge at the status hearing?
No. But you are foolish trying to do this on your own. You need a lawyer, and if you show up without one, the court is...
No probable cause to pull me over then give me a DUI
The police pulled me over because someone said I hit their car. But I didn't and there was no damage to either car. But they chased me and pulled me over and then charged me with a DUI. Is there a case I can use to say that police can't just pull you over because someone claims you hit their car?
You need an experienced DUI defense lawyer in the D.C. area to help you out on this one -- you have a chance at some...
Recently I was arrested for dui and driving while impaired,no detection of alcohol or drugs was found
I blew 000 on breathalizer, no drugs found in urine test, ticket also closed , no fine. However I didnt attend DMV hearing because I was unaware that I still had to go because my case was dismessed and the ticket was closed, DMV still revocked my license. What can I do?
You need to contact DMV and see if the decision can be appealed. It may help to have an experienced DUI attorney help...
Online SB38 offered through Tom Wilson. Does it work in DC?
Hello, I am inquiring about the online SB38 program offered through Tom Wilson. I will be moving to DC (for a job offer that I can't pass) in June, and have to sign-up and complete the online program simultaneously. I recently received my 2nd DUI in California, and have received approval from the court to take the online program. My question is this. Does the DMV in DC recognize this program as a qualification for satisfying the requirement to receive a DC driver's license? I know that the court will not have a problem, and that I wouldn't violate probation, but I also know that the California DMV may not recognize this program, and may not allow me to lift the suspension off my license. Does the DMV in DC honor this program? Do you think I will be able to get a DL in DC; in CA? Thanks.
Yes, DC DMV will honor the program. you should have no problem getting a license in DC as long as you have no...
I was pulled over and refused a breathalyzer in MD. It ended with a PBJ. Can I be refused a p&c insurance license?
I work for an insurance company, and I'm considering moving into a field that requires me to be a licensed agent. Before I leave one job for another, I want to be sure I can actually obtain a license. I will need to be licensed for multiple states.
Possibly, but you're going to need to speak to an administrative law attorney.