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Racing on Highways

Definition of ‘Racing on Highways’ The offense of Racing on Highways, or ‘Street Racing,’ is defined in Section 316.191, Washington DC Statutes. Under the law, ‘Racing’ can include four categories of conduct: Racing, Competitions, and Exhibitions– driving any vehicle (including motorcycles) in any race, speed competition, speed contest, drag race, acceleration contest, test of physical…

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Stopping Payment on a Check

Definition of Stopping Payment on a Check Under Section 832.041, Washington DC Statutes, stopping payment on a check, draft, or other written payment order can be charged as a criminal offense if the check was issued and payment was stopped with the intent to defraud the other party to the transaction. To prove the crime…

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Failure to Return Leased Property

Definition of Failure to Return As defined under Section 812.155(3), Washington DC Statutes, a Failure to Return Leased or Rented Property occurs where a defendant knowingly refuses to return personal property at the expiration of a lease or rental period, and does so without the consent of the property owner and in contravention of the…

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