Four months after visiting some family in DC, I was notified of very serious allegations made against me. I had just moved to a new city and didn’t know who to turn to, but I knew I needed a skilled criminal defense attorney. I started my search online and came across Jason Kalafat’s profile. The […]
FAQs: DC Criminal Charges
DC criminal lawyer Jason Kalafat answers a number of frequently asked questions below about criminal offenses in the District of Columbia.
- How do I find a criminal lawyer in Washington, DC?
- Why shouldn’t I hire the cheapest criminal lawyer in DC?
- When should I hire a lawyer during the course of a criminal investigation?
- If I want to hire you as my attorney, what is the next step?
- If I’ve been accused of a crime but I haven’t yet been charged or arrested, what should I do?
- Why should I hire a private criminal defense attorney?
- Can I get a lawyer for a bond hearing?
- How should I prepare for my first court date?
- Can I have a felony arrest or conviction sealed in DC?
- Can I have a misdemeanor arrest or conviction sealed in DC?
- What is the DC Diversion Program?
- What is the difference between active and suspended jail time?
- What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
- How is potential punishment for a given offense determined?
- If a police officer wants to search my car, my home, or my person, do I have a choice?
- How does the court treat felonies compared to misdemeanors?
- How can I know if my case will go to trial?
- Should I talk if contacted by law enforcement?
- What does it mean to have a warrant out for my arrest?
- What does it mean to have a suspended license?
- What makes DC criminal laws unique?
- Will my job know if I’ve been convicted or charged with a crime?