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Is Entrapment a Defense to a DC Solicitation Case?

In the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) makes numerous arrests for solicitation of prostitution through sting operations. Sting operations commonly involve undercover officers attempting to exchange sexual favors for money or vice...

The Effect of Palmer v. DC on DC Gun Laws

Last year, in Palmer v. District of Columbia, a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the District of Columbia’s carrying a pistol statute was facially unconstitutional. In a lawsuit that had been pending for several...

Arrested for Using a Fake ID: What Next?

Using a fake ID to get into a bar, while certainly not advisable, is as common for college students as sleeping through Friday morning classes. In the District of Columbia, like most places, using a fake id is a crime. The DC City Council has passed laws that, to some...