DC Domestic Violence Lawyer

Monday, November 2, 2015

Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Charges in Washington, DC DISMISSED

A Farrelly PC client facing a domestic violence charge of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon had his case dismissed on the day of trial by a DC Superior Court Judge.  The client faced a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine if he had been convicted.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Washington, DC Domestic Violence Assault Charge DISMISSED

One count of domestic violence simple assault filed against Farrelly PC client in Washington, DC Superior Court dismissed on the day of trial.  Domestic violence simple assault is charged under DC Code Section 22-404 and carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.  

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Violation of Civil Protection Order Charges in Washington, DC DISMISSED

Washington DC Domestic Violence Attorney Sean Farrelly secures dismissal for client charged with violating a civil protection order pursuant to D.C. Code Section 16-1004(d), 1005(g).  The maximum penalty for this offense is 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.  

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Choosing A Criminal Defense Attorney

When choosing a Washington, DC criminal defense attorney there are a number of things you should be looking for. First and foremost, you have to trust anyone you hire.  If after speaking to an attorney you do not feel as though you trust them then you absolutely should not hire that person.  In addition, it is important that anyone you hire has experience with the type of crime you are charged with.  For example, if you are facing a Washington, DC DUI charge, make sure the attorney you hire has plenty of experience with DUI cases in DC.  Finally, do your homework.  A simple Google search of an attorney's name will most likely provide you with plenty of information about an attorney.  Make sure the attorney's reputation is what you would expect.  If you are not able to obtain any information about an attorney after a simple Google search that should tell you a lot about that attorney.  


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

DC Murder Suspect Released From Jail

The Washington Post reports that after a preliminary hearing on April 3, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin released Diana Lalchan into a halfway house and placed her on GPS monitoring after finding she may have acted in self defense.  Lalchan is accused of killing her husband in their SW Washington condo on March 28.  In addition to releasing Lalchan into a halfway house, Judge Morin also reduced the charges from Second Degree Murder to Voluntary Manslaughter.

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