If you are charged with a crime in Washington, DC your case is either in DC Superior Court or in the federal court, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. You can most easily identify which court by the address on your charging document. DC Superior Court is 500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

United States Federal Court for the District of Columbia is 333 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Both courts have prosecutors from the District of Columbia United States Attorneys Office called Assistant United States Attorneys. In DC Superior Court you case may also be handled by the trial attorneys with the Attorney General's Office. Typically, the Public Safety Division of the OAG handles DC juvenile cases and will also prosecute selected adult misdemeanor cases.

Because these courts have similar terminology, it's important that you avoid any confusion and check clearly the identity of the charging district before appearing.

If your case is in DC Superior Court, click here for more information.

If your case is in DC Federal Court, click here for more information.

What Happens Now?

If you are incarcerated, we will contact you in the jail where you are held, and we will remain in contact throughout the pendency of your case. If you are able to come in to the office, we will ask you to come meet in person as soon as possible. Our approach to defense is zealous, organized, and fast-paced, and we look forward to helping you.


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