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Daniel Gross

Daniel Gross

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • District of Columbia, Massachusetts, South Carolina
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  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
South Carolina
New England Law | Boston
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's List
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (2001) | International Politics
Honors: Dean's List
CALI - Clinical Evidence - Highest Grade
New England Law|Boston
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
- Current
DC Bar Association
- Current
American Inns of Court
- Current
South Carolina State Bar
- Current
NHTSA Certificate of Training in DWI Detection and Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
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16 Questions Answered

Q. How does the news media affect a defendant's right to an impartial jury?
A: There is no doubt that people tend to believe much of what they hear in the media. In the case of a high-profile case, it is very important to find out of prospective jurors have heard anything about the case, or formed any opinions. This is part of the voir dire process which basically means to speak the truth.
Q. Can the police pull me over for making a u-turn when I am in line for a checkpoint?
A: I assume that you are talking about a sobriety checkpoint, and not the police looking for a suspect. Generally speaking, choosing not to enter a checkpoint should not give the police sufficient probable to stop you if the u-turn is a legal maneuver. However, in reality, you will probably be stopped. The police may follow you until to you commit some minor moving violation, of which there are many, and pull you over for that. It is best not to drink and drive. However, if you have been stopped for making a U turn, contact an attorney immediately.
Q. Can an inmate receive statutory good time on a probation service
A: If you are referring to probation as a sentence in a criminal case, probation is generally treated as a contract that the defendant agrees to in order to avoid going to jail. For this reason, you are basically asked to live up to the terms agreed upon.
Q. Do I have a right to defend my property using deadly force?
A: The law will generally not allow one to assert the defense of self defense when deadly force is involved to protect property. In Washington, there are several elements to self defense. The most important to your question is that deadly force can only be used to defend yourself or another if there is an immediate threat of serious bodily harm from the attacker. If you are only protected property, it would be hard to show such threat. Please note that this is only general information and should not be relied upon as legal advice in any way.
Q. Does the Supreme Court publish what it on its current docket?
A: There are two sites that people use to find the Court's docket or recent opinions. and
Q. Was there a Conspiracy Law set in place in 1865
A: Much of the law in the United States including Washington, DC is based on British common law. This is law from cases and judicial opinions which may never get made into an actual statute. The concept of conspiracy and the common law basis for a conspiracy charge predated 1865. I believe that Congress codified a conspiracy law in the 1867 draft of the US Code.
Q. Is there any chance at the probable cause hearing that the parolee will be released to return for the local hearing?
A: It appears that you and your husband are dealing with a real situation that has real consequences, and this is not a hypothetical question. I recommend you contact a Washington, DC criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so you can be provided actual legal advice rather than general information.
Q. How to you make complaints about unfair prison treatment??
A: The specific policy would depend on the jail, detention center, or prison where the inmate is being housed. As a general rule in the US, a prisoner may file an official grievance with the agency designated by federal or local law. The inmate is required to be made aware of these procedures. The grievance or complaint should be kept confidential and the corrections officials who are the subject of the complaint should not be allowed to retaliate because the prisoner has filed a formal grievance. If the complaint is dismissed there is a further review process which can eventually lead to review by a court. A prisoner may also file a Habeas Corpus motion asking to be brought before the court so that they may be heard. It is generally best to follow the official grievance process before going to the court. If you would like a more specific answer, please provide the name and location of the facility.
Q. What does media concludendi mean?
A: This term is a little-used Latin phrase which looks at all steps in an argument to see if they are logical. When an appeal court is reviewing a fining, the court can look to see if the judgment is conclusive in all parts of the arguments.
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