Category: Criminal Law

Updated on April 12th, 2024 at 08:58 pmWhen a victim’s property is taken, the incident is often interchangeably referred to as a robbery or burglary. However, there are significant differences between the two crimes and, consequently, different charges. Understanding these differences may help you better understand the charges against you or properly categorize and report […]Continue reading

Updated on April 10th, 2024 at 09:34 am You may have heard ‘no contest’ and ‘guilty’ used interchangeably in discussions about plea deals. On the surface, they are very similar and often result in the same outcome concerning criminal charges. But is a guilty plea the same as a no-contest plea? Pleading no contest means […]Continue reading

Updated on April 9th, 2024 at 06:52 pmBody-worn camera footage allows the viewer to see first-hand what a police officer does and is intended to solve problems of officers fabricating and exaggerating events that transpired during their official work duties. To devise a competent and successful criminal defense strategy, one must get the best possible […]Continue reading

Updated on April 9th, 2024 at 06:56 pmIn the frantic moments that follow the arrest of either you or a loved one, do not panic. Bruckheim & Patel is here to help. What Is a Defense Attorney? A defense lawyer provides legal representation to a defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution. Typically, the defendant […]Continue reading

Updated on April 10th, 2024 at 06:37 pmThe right to film a police officer is often highly questioned.  In an age where almost everyone has cell phones in their pockets, knowing your constitutional rights is important.  So, is it illegal to film a police officer? In Maryland and DC, police officers are public figures and […]Continue reading

Updated on April 10th, 2024 at 04:24 pmWhat is a Motion to Suppress Evidence? A motion to suppress evidence involves a defendant asking the court for certain evidence to be excluded from being presented at trial.  The basis for the exclusion of the evidence is typically rooted in the United States Constitution, a state constitution, […]Continue reading

Updated on April 9th, 2024 at 08:41 pmThe Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004 makes it illegal for drivers to use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving in DC to limit car crashes caused by distracted drivers. The only exception to this law is if your cellphone or device is equipped with […]Continue reading

Updated on April 1st, 2024 at 10:29 pmOver the past few decades, advances in forensic science have drastically altered the ways in which crimes, particularly violent crimes, are prosecuted. As any crime television show will portray, law enforcement will collect biological evidence from crime scenes, weapons, and victims in an attempt to prove their case. […]Continue reading

Updated on April 11th, 2024 at 08:47 pmOn January 6, 2021, the United States Congress convened in a joint session to certify that President-Elect Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election over incumbent President Donald Trump. Prior to the joint session beginning, President Trump told his supporters that the election was rigged against him, and […]Continue reading

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