Washington DC Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Miguel A. Serrano offers premier criminal defense for persons charged with felonies or misdemeanors in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Please see below for links to specific offenses in DC. We will fight for your rights and persistently defend you in court. In addition, our law firm may be able to seal an arrest record or obtain an expungement under certain circumstances.

You will always be able to reach your lawyer directly by calling us at 202-330-6290

Miguel is a former prosecutor and a skilled and experienced trial lawyer who will not hesitate to take your case to trial.  We will establish a productive and respectful relationship with each client and you can be rest assured that our firm will aggressively defend you and seek to obtain the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

If you or someone you know has been arrested, you may find useful information on this website to help understand the criminal justice system and to answer some of your important questions.  Please visit our criminal resources pages for more information.

Many people contact our office with questions about their case to help understand whether certain evidence will be admissible in court.  A skilled and experienced Washington DC Criminal Lawyer can help explain and clarify the sometimes confusing nature of hearsay and other evidentiary rules to help you better understand the criminal justice process.

You may also visit our resources page for specific information on what happens after an arrest and leading up to when a case is resolved.  In some situations, a court will detain an individual who has been charged up to the day of trial.  A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer can provide you with more information.

Please see below for more information on specific felonies and misdemeanors in Washington, DC including links to the the D.C. Code providing the statutory language and the maximum penalties for each offense.  For information on fines in criminal cases for felonies and misdemeanors in D.C., please see D.C. Code 3571.01.

Felonies & Misdemeanors

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

D.C. Code 22-402

  • Assault with Intent to Kill

D.C. Code 22-401

  • Assault with Intent to Rob

D.C. Code 22-401

  • Burglary

D.C. Code 22-801

  • Carrying pistol without a license

D.C. Code 22-4504

  • Distribution of Drugs

D.C. Code 48-904.01

  • Felony Assault

D.C. Code 22-404

  • Firearms Control

D.C. Code 7-2502.01 to 7-2502.14

  • Manslaughter

D.C. Code 22-2105

  • Murder

D.C. Code 22-2101 to 22-2107

  • Obstruction of Justice

D.C.Code 22-722

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

D.C. Code 48-904.10

  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

D.C. Code 22-4514

  • Receiving stolen property

D.C. Code 22-3232

  • Robbery

D.C. Code 22-2801


The Law Office of Miguel A. Serrano has successfully obtained court orders to seal the arrest and criminal records of our eligible clients. For many individuals, this can be the difference that enables them to pursue educational, career or other goals. There are some specific requirements that must be met in order to clear your record and the option to seal an arrest record is not available to all persons.
Our firm has experience with sealing arrest records and we are ready to assist you.

  • Shoplifting

D.C. Code 22-3213

  • Simple Assault

D.C. Code 22-404

  • Solicitation for Prostitution

D.C. Code 22-2701

  • Tampering with Evidence

D.C. Code 22-723

  • Theft

D.C. Code 22-3211

D.C. Code 22-3212

  • Unauthorized use of motor vehicles

D.C. Code 22-3215

  • Unlawful Entry

D.C. Code 22-3302

  • Unlawful Possession of Drugs

D.C. Code 48-904.01(d)

  • Unlawful possession of firearm

D.C. Code 22-4503

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