Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq.

Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq.

The Law Office of Quentin D. Driskell, LLC
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Employment Law
  • District of Columbia, New Jersey
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Summary

I received my B.A. from the S.U.N.Y Binghamton, and J.D. from Howard University School of Law. I am an experienced litigator, with over 25 years experience as a Public Defender, Defense Attorney, and Assistant Attorney General with the Virgin Islands Department of Justice.
I am a member of the National Lawyer's Guild, the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • International Business Transactions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
New Jersey
Professional Experience
Assistant Attorney General - Director White Collar Crime
Virgin Islands Department of Justice
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Prosecuted White Collar offenses in Federal District and Virgin Islands Territorial Court. Represented employer; Government of Virgin Islands in employment arbitration and other Civil matters
Education
Howard University School of Law
J.D. (1976)
State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. / Political Science
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Honors: Scholarship to study in West Africa summer of 1971
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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National Lawyers Guild
Local Board
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American Civil Liberties Union
Board Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. can i get barred from an apartment complex by false accusations
A: I had a case where my client was barred from a senior citizen residence because he had a history of not signing in. If an order barring you from an apartment complex was issued by a court with the proper jurisdiction and in compliance with procedure ( you were aware of the order and had an opportunity to defend yourself. Then you should comply with the order. After the order is issued you must comply until the order is vacated, even if the accusation on which the order was based was a lie.
Q. do release conditions ordered by court apply if you were never let out of custody?
A: Context is important to answer this question. I can see a situation where someone was being released on one charge, but was being held on another charge. If that were the case the release conditions would apply whenever the person was finally released.
Q. Can I choose who to charge in a breaking and entering case? (Washington DC)
A: If three people used force to enter your house they committed a burglary, a criminal offense. If you reported the incident to the police an investigation should be conducted. Ultimately the government will determine who is charged, and what crimes they may have committed.
Q. I was recently arrested in Delaware. I live in DC and cant make it on my court date. Is there a way to extend my date?
A: That would depend on what you were arrested for, and the reason you can't make the court date. You, most probably, will not be able to get a new court date. You should obtain counsel in Delaware immediately and inform him/her of the reason you want a new date. The more serious to offense, the less likely it is the court would agree to a continuance.
Q. Do you know of cases where the conviction was vacated because probable cause to pursue a trial was not done properly?
A: Probable cause hearing is to determine if there is sufficient reason to hold the defendant in custody pending trial. If the defendant was charged with 6 counts he was indicted. The indictment is the charging document. The conviction would not be vacated because of a probable cause hearing.
Q. What is a charge of C-279-2A?
A: Citation may be mistaken I looked at the criminal code and the last entry is 2C:66-10. Chapters 67 through 97 are reserved for future sections of the code.
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United States v. Johnson
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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