In 2015, Washington D.C. joined four states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Under D.C. law, two ounces of marijuana is legal for personal use without the intent to sell. With the rise of marijuana use in the district and its new legality, the issue of driving under the influence of marijuana has become an […]Continue reading

The District of Columbia realizes that mistakes happen. According to the law, an assault must be done intentionally for it to constitute an assault. The Code of the District of Columbia states and an incident constitutes an assault if the defendant, “unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes […]Continue reading

Students at American University in Washington D.C. found bananas hung from trees and lamp posts covered in racially offensive messages targeting African American students. The bananas were hung using string nooses. The incident occurred the first day of finals week in May of 2017, which also happened to be the day the first female African […]Continue reading

Solicitation is the act of enticing, inviting, or persuading someone to agree to engage in sexual conduct in exchange for money. In the District of Columbia, being charged with Solicitation of Prostitution can carry serious consequences. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department has wide ranging powers at their disposal to arrest people suspected of solicitation and […]Continue reading