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Burglary

Definition of Burglary- Washington DC The definition of burglary of a dwelling. structure, or conveyance is contained in Section 810.02, Washington DC Statutes. Under the law, a burglary can occur where: The defendant enters a dwelling, structure, or conveyance owned by or in possession of another person and, at the time of entering, the defendant had…

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Contempt of Court

Definition of Contempt of Court Contempt has been defined by the Washington DC Supreme Court as “Any act which is calculated to embarrass, hinder, or obstruct the court in the administration of justice, or which is calculated to lessen its authority or its dignity.” The test is not the physical propinquity of the act to…

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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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