Category: Assault

On May 3, 2019, DC Law 22-311 went into effect. The amendment changed Title 23 of the District of Columbia Official Code to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for first, second, third, and fourth-degree sexual abuse. It extended the statute of limitations for violations of required reporting of abused or neglected children. It also […]Continue reading

Updated on August 16th, 2022 at 06:12 pmThe 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 […]Continue reading

Updated on July 5th, 2019 at 03:51 pmStudents 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 […]Continue reading

Updated on May 22nd, 2023 at 04:07 pmQuick navigation links: Assaulting a Police Officer Is the Scale Unfairly Balanced? D.C. Council Amends APO Statute Granting Jury Trial Rights for APO Cases is a Major Victory The Prosecution Is Taking Away the Defendant’s Right to a Jury Trial Assaulting a Police Officer A trial for someone […]Continue reading

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