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DC DUI Lawyer

At Scrofano Law PC, we provide aggressive DUI defense in all cases. Driving under the influence (or “DUI”) is one of the most common criminal offenses committed and it has some of the worst consequences for those convicted. It is the only misdemeanor in the District of Columbia that carries a maximum…

DC Gun Lawyer

The District of Columbia has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Unfortunately, many law abiding citizens with no criminal records get swept up in DC’s ridiculous gun laws. A common scenario involves out of state residents getting pulled over for a minor traffic offense. Most crime…

DC Solicitation Lawyer

Sexual solicitation and solicitation of prostitution are both misdemeanor crimes. This is some in the District of Columbia. These are crimes that police enforce aggressively, prosecutors care little about prosecuting, and judges typically sentence lightly. They both carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in!…

DC Hit & Run Lawyer

The actual name of the hit and run crime in DC is leaving after colliding (or “LAC”). There are two types of LAC crimes in DC. First, LAC-property damage is where someone leaves the scene of a collision that resulted in only damage to property. The second is LAC-personal injury. That is the same crime plus…

DC Fake ID Lawyer

There are two crimes that typically involve underage drinking in the District of Columbia. First, misrepresentation of age is where someone under the age of 21 gets arrested for using a fake ID card. These arrests typically occur in bars and liquor stores in areas known by law enforcement…

DC Traffic Lawyer

While driving under the influence (“DUI”) and leaving after colliding cases (“LAC”) are common charges filed in traffic court in the District of Columbia, several other traffic crimes constitute arrestable offenses. Driving without a valid permit can give rise to two potential charges. The…

DC Expungement Lawyer

The District of Columbia Records Sealing Act governs how individuals can request that the Court expunge or seal their criminal records. Unfortunately, the law itself has many rules that don’t make it easy for folks to get their arrest records. The first thing to consider is wheth…

DC Assault Lawyer

Scrofano Law PC defends all types of criminal case, including violent offenses, sex offenses, domestic violent offenses, and criminal appeals. Typical violent offenses typically include crimes like simple assault, assault on a police officer, threats, assault with a dangerous weapon, assua…

DC Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal criminal charges are extremely serious. In the District of Columbia federal offenses are prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia…

DC Marijuana Lawyer

For decades possession of marijuana was illegal in the District of Columbia. Like most simple possession drug charges, possession of marijuana carried a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and/or a $5,000.00 fine. However, in July of 2014…

DC Fraud Lawyer

In the District of Columbia, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia prosecutes fraud and other theft offenses in the Superior Court. There are several type of fraud and theft offenses and often the penalty depends on the total value…

DC Unlawful Entry Lawyer

In the District of Columbia, there is no crime called “trespass” or “breaking and entering” like many jurisdictions. The most similar crime is called “Unlawful Entry” or UE for short. Someone can get arrested in DC for unlawful entry for a variety of reasons…