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Unlawful Entry: It Might Not Mean What You Think It Means

One of the first things that a new client charged with Unlawful Entry in Washington, D.C. often says to me is: I didn’t enter unlawfully, I was a paying customer! While that may be true, there is a lot more to the charge of Unlawful Entry that most people think. Washington, D.C. does not have a crime called “Trespassing.” Instead, crimes involving a person being on someone else’s property without permission are charged under the Unlawful Entry statute

One of the most common ways to incur this charge, is to be in a place of business, and fail to leave when asked. And nine out of ten times that place is a bar or a club, and the person charged has, in the estimation of the management, been over-served. 

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Halloween Night in Washington, DC Ends with Multiple Reports of Robbery

Georgetown is not one of the areas in which we typically hear about crimes such as robbery and assault; however, according to a recent news article from WJLA Washington, DC, a student was walking home Halloween night when a group as large as 20 teenagers and young adults allegedly approached him.   He was allegedly beaten badly, robbed, and then watched as attackers took his laptop computer from him and smashed it on the sidewalk.  

A spokesperson for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), says there were homophobic slurs used during the attack, which is why they are considering this alleged offense to be a possible hate crime.

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