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Being accused of a crime is scary and stressful, and the consequences of a conviction are serious.

Whether you have already been arrested, or are the subject of an investigation, you should place your trust in an attorney that will work hard for you. We defend clients against allegations of all types of criminal offenses in the District of Columbia--no crime is too small or complex. 

You deserve the best representation now, in order to have the best chance against the consequences that come with criminal convictions: loss of freedom, your job, or your home, debt, and a criminal record that can follow you throughout life. You want to be sure that you have someone on your team doing everything legally possible to help you maintain your freedom.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Click here for frequently-asked questions about general issues involving actions by the police.

DUI and Alcohol Offenses

If you are charged with a DUI or DWI in Washington, DC, your case will involve two different types of proceedings:

The first is in D.C. Superior Court. Here you can choose whether to plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. If you choose to go to trial, depending on the specific charge, you can have a bench trial or a jury trial. If convicted, you can face a sentence of jail time, a fine, or other punishments, as determined by the judge.

The second is an administrative hearing at the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Here, the Administrative Judge will determine whether you lose your license, are required to get high-risk insurance (SR-22), and if you will have to pay a fine. You must request a hearing at the DMV in order to prevent your driver’s license from being suspended pending your criminal case, whether or not your license was issued by the District.

Clark Law defends anyone facing drunk driving charges in Washington, DC, both in D.C. Superior Court and in the administrative hearing. You want the best defense possible in order to retain your driving privileges and avoid jail time.

Click here to contact us about an alcohol-related arrest.

Drug Offenses

Providing representation for misdemeanor and felony drug offenses, including:

  • Possession

  • Distribution

  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute (PWID)

  • Manufacturing

  • All controlled substances including: Marijuana, Synthetic Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, PCP, and more.

Click here to contact us about a drug-related arrest.

Weapons Offenses

Providing representation for misdemeanor and felony weapons offenses, including possession of dangerous weapons (brass knuckles, knives, etc.), carrying a pistol without a license (CPWL), and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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Property Offenses

Providing representation for misdemeanor and felony property offenses, including burglary, robbery, possession of stolen property, shoplifting, and arson

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Offenses Against Persons

Providing representation for misdemeanor and felony personal offenses, including assault, stalking, and sexual abuse.

Click here to contact us about a personal offense arrest.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What do I do if I'm arrested?

What is arraignment?

Can the police stop and search me while I'm standing/walking on the sidewalk?

Can the police search my car? 

What do I do if I've been searched illegally?

Can I still go to prison if I'm innocent?

Should I talk to the police to tell them what really happened?

Can the police listen to my phone conversations? 

I may have committed a crime and am worried about the consequences. What do I do? 

I was present when someone else committed a crime and am worried about the consequences. What do I do?