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What To Do If You Missed A Probation Appointment In Washington D.C. or Maryland

- Lotze Mosley

If you have been charged with a crime and received probation as part of your agreement, it is incredibly important that you fulfill your probation obligations completely. The first requirement of your probation is appearing for each of the scheduled appointments or running the risk of your probation officer reporting a violation to the conditions […]

Evaluating Your Legal Defense Options: Plea Bargain, Bench Trial, or Jury Trial

- Lotze Mosley

At Lotze Mosley, our criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. have tried over one hundred cases in Washington D.C. and throughout the State of Maryland. Each of those cases was unique — and so are the ones we handle going forward — which means the defendant’s legal defense options are going to be equally unique when […]

Can Text Messages Be Used Against You In Criminal Court?

- Lotze Mosley

Earlier this year we discussed how social media is fortifying prosecutor’s cases, as more and more people continue to post potentially incriminating evidence online for the world to see. At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. work tirelessly to ensure our clients do not fall victim to their online personas inside […]

What Are The Consequences of Probation Violation In Washington D.C.?

- Lotze Mosley

Often, individuals may be found guilty of a crime — either through pleading guilty during an agreement with the prosecutor or as a result of a judge’s order — and receive probation as an alternative to jail time. Other times, individuals who have served jail time may be placed on probation as a part of […]

Why Should I Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney Over A Court-Appointed Defense Lawyer?

- Lotze Mosley

The American Bar Association suggests that defense attorneys handle no more than 150 felony cases in one year, which is significantly fewer than the 590 cases that the Bureau of Justice Statistics report that public defenders handle over a single year. The difference between the two is that court-appointed defense lawyers, or public defenders, as overworked, underpaid, […]

Social Media is Fortifying Prosecutors’ Cases Throughout the United States

- Lotze Mosley

As criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and throughout the State of Maryland, we see the incriminating effects of social media use every day. Whether the information obtained through these accounts surfaces during an investigation or are directly presented as evidence in a case — prosecutors’ offices throughout the United States are using social media […]

Am I Required By Law to Submit to a Sobriety Test During a DUI Checkpoint?

- Lotze Mosley

Weekends, holidays, and celebratory occasions throughout Washington D.C. and the State of Maryland often bring DUI checkpoints to the areas, in an attempt to ensnare potentially intoxicated drivers in larger numbers. Whether it is the Metropolitan Police Department, or local authorities throughout Maryland, law enforcement officials are legally allowed to investigate drivers for driving under […]

ACLU Sues Metropolitan Police Department for Warrantless Search of Home

- Lotze Mosley

In March, our Lotze Mosley, LLP criminal defense attorneys wrote about how the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us from illegal search and seizure procedures. And just this week, the news of these allegations has landed squarely in our Washington D.C. community and is making national headlines. The Washington, D.C. chapter of the […]

The Presumption of Innocence and Its Importance to Your Criminal Defense

- Lotze Mosley

If 2019 has taught us anything, it is that the court of public opinion has only grown stronger through the popularity of social media. While rumors and assertions of falsehoods spread wildly over the internet, the larger issue is not contained to the online world — it is stretching into courtrooms across the country. The […]

Fourth Amendment Protection From Illegal Search And Seizure

- Lotze Mosley

At Lotze Mosley LLP, our criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and in the State of Maryland want our clients to understand how the Constitution of the United States and its Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures by federal or state law enforcement authorities. The protective rights require police officers to abide […]

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