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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...

What is diversion? (Part III)

This post is the third and final in a three part series that addresses what diversion is in DC criminal law. The first part discussed deferred prosecution agreements. Part two discussed deferred sentencing agreements. This part will discuss the DC Superior Court’s...

What is diversion? (Part II)

This entry is part two of a three part series explaining what diversion is in the District of Columbia. The first part discussed the Deferred Prosecution Agreement or “DPA.” Part II discusses a Deferred Sentencing Agreement or “DSA.” A DSA is similar to a DPA in that...