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Washington D.C. Mayor Announces Gun Possession Charges Moving to Federal Court

- Lotze Mosley

Washington D.C. has some of the most stringent gun laws in the country and any gun possession charges brought against our clients are taken very seriously by our firm and the courts in which they are defended. Much like other states in the country, the District shares a consistent automatic restriction where if a person […]

Allegations Of Crime Reclassification Within The DC Police Department

- Lotze Mosley

In December 2018, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department reported allegations of crime reports in Washington D.C. being reclassified as lesser charges to a FOX 5 reporter. The officer alleged that the purpose of the reclassified reports was aimed at skewing the violent crime numbers that represent the make-up of the District of Columbia’s […]

Overdue Justice Is Served Against Former Baltimore Police Department Detective

- Lotze Mosley

Overdue Justice Is Served Against Former Baltimore Police Department Detective At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our Washington criminal defense attorneys represent and protect the rights of our clients in Washington D.C. and throughout the State of Maryland when they have been charged with a crime. Unfortunately, we have had our share of cases where the arresting […]

Understanding Federal Grand Jury Cases

- Lotze Mosley

Understanding Federal Grand Jury Cases At Lotze Mosley, our criminal defense attorneys have been representing clients for more than 25 years, inside and outside of Washington D.C. and Maryland courtrooms. When those cases include federal investigations, the U.S. Attorney’s office may seek the compilation of a grand jury. The United States Courts outline a grand […]

Top DUI/DWI Mistakes Made by Law Enforcement

- Lotze Mosley

Being accused of driving under the influence is a serious charge here in Washington, DC and it can lead to significant short term and long term consequences such as costly fines, license suspensions, and even jail time. While some individuals may be justly charged with a DUI, there are common errors made by law enforcement […]

I’ve Been Charged with a Violent Crime — Can I Claim Self-Defense?

- Lotze Mosley

Dealing with criminal charges is no small matter. With any crime, there is never a guaranteed end result. That is especially true with complex and violent charges, such as murder or conspiracy to commit murder. When dealing with these types of charges, there are a number of options available to your legal defense. Depending on […]

Arrested for Drug Possession?

- Lotze Mosley

If you have been accused of drug possession in Maryland or Washington, D.C., it’s not a charge to be taken lightly. Each year, thousands of Americans are arrested and charged with drug possession. More often than not, these charges are related to small amounts of narcotics, found in someone’s car or on their person. Due to the […]

Understanding the Different Types of Gun Crimes

- Lotze Mosley

Although the United States Constitution grants citizens the right to keep and bear arms, there are a number of legal regulations that govern when and how firearms may be used. Generally, these laws are established on a state-by-state basis, although there are a number of federal statutes specific to the sale or ownership of guns […]

Decriminalized Marijuana Possession Not Criminal Defense Against Search in Maryland

- Lotze Mosley

Maryland is one of the jurisdictions in the U.S. that have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. This means that under Maryland law, possession of less than ten grams of marijuana is no longer punishable by imprisonment, but only by a fine. Does decriminalization of marijuana possession in small amounts automatically make its possession […]

Defective Search Warrant Can Be a Strong Fraud Defense

- Lotze Mosley

Fraud investigators often rely on evidence obtained through search warrants in order to establish fraud cases and other charges of white collar crimes. But a Manhattan court warns that not all evidence seized on the basis of a warrant is necessarily admissible in court, particularly when the search goes beyond the bounds of a reasonable […]