Rollins and Chan Law Firm

Rollins and Chan Law Firm Owned by Washington, D.C. lawyers Mark Rollins and Ada Chan, we specialize in criminal law and have been practicing for over 23 years. Superior Court. Ms.
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Both partners are rated excellent by AVVO. The Rollins and Chan Law Firm is a criminal defense firm in Washington, D.C. and in the State of Maryland. Our law firm is centrally located a few blocks from D.C. Our practice has an emphasis on criminal, traffic, DUI, and personal injury. Aside from that our office also handles criminal defense ranging from juvenile charges, felonies, and misdemeanors.

We are members of the National College of DUI Defense. Prior to entering private practice, Mark Rollins was a Covington and Burling Westwood fellow for Neighborhood Legal Services. Mark is a native of New York but his formative years were spent growing up in the District of Columbia and attending D.C. public schools. Mark has been a criminal defense lawyer since January 1997 and understands how to effectively defend serious charges. Mark has both the legal knowledge to understand the complexities of any type of criminal case and trial experience to aggressively defend the rights of the accused. He loves advocating for the underdog which is why Mark loves being a criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Ada Chan represents people from all walks of life facing a wide range of serious criminal charges. Ada is a native of Hong Kong. She spent her formative years in England and Germany. Chan attended Oregon State University, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and received her Juris Doctor from the District of Columbia School of Law. Ada is fluent in Chinese. She has been admitted to practice law in Maryland and D.C. She began her legal career as an immigration attorney in 1996 and handled a variety of cases, including H-1B visas, Labor Certification, Political Asylum, Adjustment of Status, K visas, removal of conditional status, petition for relatives, and naturalization petitions. Chan joined the partnership with Mark M. Rollins, Esq. to form Rollins and Chan Law Firm. If you are facing criminal charges, you stand to lose your liberty, life-time criminal record, and personal assets. Protect your freedom and reputation by hiring the best criminal lawyers in the District of Columbia. Hire a criminal attorney to safeguard your rights. At Rollins and Chan Law Firm we have been providing dedicated legal counsel for decades. Our law firm is licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland and Federal Courts (DC and Maryland). For over 23 years we have represented our clients in all matters of criminal law services. We take time and dedication to explain the legal process to achieve your desired results. Whether you are facing charges for white-collar or violent crime, our firm's criminal defense attorneys have the skills, experience, and judgment needed to help you avoid the experience of facing a guilty verdict and an extensive prison sentence. Call or send us a message to start your free consultation. There is essentially no criminal case our D.C. Attorneys Mark Rollins and Ada Chan can’t help with.

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The Intrafamily offense Act "Act" is a law that authorizes DC Superior Court Judges to issue Civil Protection Orders (CPOs). The Act is designed to give protection of the Court to persons harmed....

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202-455-5610 Washington DC & MD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYERS Can Domestic Violence Charges be Dropped? Can Domestic Violence Charges be Dropped? Domestic violence is defined as a crime committed against someone you are related by blood, adoption, legal custody, marriage, or domestic partnership, or with whom the offender has a child in common. The criminal charges are usually filed in the District of Columbia pursuant to many different statutes....

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So, there are a number of factors to determine whether a prosecutor will drop domestic violence charges. The Prosecutor is required to review the domestic violence situation and the history of the parties. The prosecutor will look at past police reports as well as how many times 911 has been called....

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What is aiding and abetting pursuant to 18 U.S. Code § 2? Aiding and abetting is individual that assist other(s) in its commission of a crime

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A jury trial for a DUI in the District of Columbia is a minimum of $4000.00 - $8000.00 dollars, depending on the facts. ...
01/12/2021

A jury trial for a DUI in the District of Columbia is a minimum of $4000.00 - $8000.00 dollars, depending on the facts. Jury trials usually take one or 2 days, not including waiting for the verdict.

Be wary of any lawyer who gives guarantees. In fact, there are no guarantees. The only guarantee a lawyer should give you if you are charged with a DUI – is that he zealously advocates within the bounds of the law.

Remember if an expert is used at trial, the cost could be higher because the client is usually responsible for all expert fees. This also does not include representation before DMV. Representation before DMV is usually a “stay of the proceeding” until the outcome of DC Superior Court proceedings. The typical cost for DMV representation is $300.00 to $500.00 dollars.

At Rollins and Chan Law Firm we know a DUI is not something you planned for and so we try to make it affordable. We offer payment plans to make it affordable.

If you need help in your DUI case, we offer a free consultation by telephone. We will be more than happy to discuss your case fully and go over different options you may have!

Like most urban courthouses, the dockets are crowded and so a lawyer spends more time waiting for cases to be called whi...
01/11/2021

Like most urban courthouses, the dockets are crowded and so a lawyer spends more time waiting for cases to be called which is why the cost of a DUI in DC cost more than say in suburbs and rural courthouses in Maryland.

In the District of Columbia, there is a bare minimum of 2 court appearances for DUI cases. All DUI in Maryland start off in district court and the first court date is usually the trial date. The case can be “bumped up” to circuit court for a jury trial which can increase the cost of the case.

The cost for a DUI lawyer for a non-jury trial first offense cost is usually between $2800 to $5000 dollars. If you pay a DUI lawyer less than $1500 you are probably getting what is referred to as a “dump truck” lawyer. He just pleads you out at the first opportunity.

Remember, a lawyer has a duty to investigate, consult, and prepare the case regardless of whether the case goes to trial. Trials generally take a day or less but can be spread out based on the court’s schedule.

If you need help in your DUI case, we offer a free consultation by telephone. We will be more than happy to discuss your case fully and go over different options you may have!

When we speak of training we're not referring to law school. All lawyers have to pass the bar and so we're not talking a...
01/07/2021

When we speak of training we're not referring to law school. All lawyers have to pass the bar and so we're not talking about the bar.

DUI law is an area of law that requires additional training beyond law school and taking the bar. Continuing legal education of the lawyer is important because the laws change and the DUI lawyer needs to be aware of the changes.

For example, DUI lawyers should be trained or “qualified” by National Highway Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Course. This course is usually 25-40 hours of in-class instruction. It’s the same class police officers need to take to give citizens the Standardized field sobriety test on the streets.

Another example, DUI lawyers may take to advance their knowledge by going to the annual National training in Las Vegas once a year put on by the National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense. Here some of the best DUI lawyers in the country share their knowledge with other DUI lawyers.

Generally, the more training your lawyer has the more you will pay. Here at Rollins and Chan, we do a minimum of 8 continuing legal education classes a year.

If you need help in your DUI case, we offer a free consultation by telephone. We will be more than happy to discuss your case fully and go over different options you may have!

Our philosophy is simple, each client deserves vigorous representation with a personal touch.If you or a loved one is fa...
01/05/2021

Our philosophy is simple, each client deserves vigorous representation with a personal touch.

If you or a loved one is facing either a criminal investigation or charges, it is very stressful and often a confusing situation. As criminal defense lawyers in Washington, DC we will strive on your behalf to aggressively defend your case and devote the time necessary to resolve the case.

We perform a detailed analysis of your case by speaking with you, investigate your situation, and review the prosecutor’s evidence in order to thoroughly analyze your case compared to the law.

We have dedicated our law practice to criminal defense and have over twenty-two years of experience. If you need help, send us a message or visit our website for a free consultation!

Today we celebrate National Trivia Day! Here are a few fun facts about law and law firms:🧠 Apparently, there is a surpri...
01/04/2021

Today we celebrate National Trivia Day! Here are a few fun facts about law and law firms:

🧠 Apparently, there is a surprising number of celebrities that have law degrees. Notable mentions are Jerry Springer, Gerard Butler, and Monty Python's John Cleese. Being defended by them will be awesome!

🧠 The more doesn't always mean the merrier. Most lawyers don't work at big law firms. According to the National Association of Law Placement, around 83% of all attorneys who work in private practice are employed by relatively small firms comprised of 50 or fewer attorneys.

🧠 The First Lady of the US was a lawyer. Arabella Mansfield was the first female lawyer to become the first lady of the US. Born in 1844, Ms. Mansfield passed the bar exam and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1869. She paved the way for a lot of women who were interested in studying law.

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01/01/2021

The best time for new beginnings is now. Happy new year everyone!

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Have you finalized your Q1 plans for 2021?As we approach the end of the year, we need to evaluate what worked and didn't...
12/30/2020

Have you finalized your Q1 plans for 2021?

As we approach the end of the year, we need to evaluate what worked and didn't this year. Especially when the pandemic started it changed the game for a lot of industries, and a lot fight for their survival.

This coming 2021, our Q1 must have a concrete plan so that we can roll out our roadmaps and goals effectively. Whether it's marketing, social, client acquisition, budgeting, or quality assurance — these plans can help us improve our success this year.

So what are your Q1 plans? Share your thoughts and let's support each other!

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12/25/2020

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May this holiday season sparkle and shine and may all your wishes and dreams come true. Merry Christmas from Rollins and Chan Law Firm!

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One more day to go! Have yourself a merry Christmas.

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄A good conscience is a continual Christmas.- Benjamin FranklinWe hope you are doing good wherever you are. Happy ho...
12/23/2020

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A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
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We hope you are doing good wherever you are. Happy holidays!

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12/22/2020

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'Tis the season for ribbons and bows! Reconnect with your loved ones and give them gifts this Christmas. Happy holidays!

12/18/2020

▶️ If I am convicted of can I seal or expunge the record? Watch this video to find out!

Most lawyers do not put their legal fees online. The reason they don’t is that generally each case is different and ther...
12/16/2020

Most lawyers do not put their legal fees online. The reason they don’t is that generally each case is different and there may be a fluctuation in prices between clients. However, you should have a starting point for DUI lawyers' cost in Washington, DC., and the State of Maryland.

DUI lawyer cost is primarily driven by the experience of the lawyer and the amount of training the lawyer has had in DUI law. There are some other reasons cost may fluctuate between lawyers such as the overhead of the lawyer. Tune in on this post series as we tackle these factors that affect a DUI lawyer's pricing.

If you need help in your DUI case, we offer a free consultation by telephone. We have been doing this for over 22 years and we know what we are doing. We will be more than happy to discuss your case fully and go over different options you may have!

12/15/2020

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You are asked if they could search for your vehicle. Admittedly, it is intimidating to get pulled over. Sure you would l...
12/12/2020

You are asked if they could search for your vehicle. Admittedly, it is intimidating to get pulled over. Sure you would like to know why you were stopped by the police and hopefully be sent on your way soon. But oftentimes, police use a variety of tactics to get you to give up your rights.

So this time, learn to say no to the following:

🚗 Can I search your vehicle?
🚗 I see your backpack in the backseat, can I take a look?
🚗 Do you mind if I take a quick look at your trunk?
🚗 Can you stop out of the vehicle and perform the field sobriety test?
🚗 What’s in that glove compartment? Can you open it?

When you are stopped by the police for minor traffic offenses, you should be free to go once the traffic stop is concluded. However, it doesn’t always happen this way in real life.

Police often try to get you to consent to search you or your vehicle. Don’t give into that. Ask if you are free to go. Don’t answer any questions. “Did you have anything to drink this evening? How many?” — You don’t have to answer those questions.

When there is no probable cause, the police are trying to see if you have committed any crimes. Don’t talk your way into a jail cell.

12/09/2020

▶️ What does DUI means in the District of Columbia? Watch this video to find out!

I have sure you have seen it on TV or heard it a million times: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say c...
12/08/2020

I have sure you have seen it on TV or heard it a million times: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you..” — yet people still give up their rights.

Say for instance in a routine traffic stop, the police stopped you for running a red light. The officer will ask you some basic questions now but your answers are not protected under Miranda warning because you are not under arrest. Remember there is a huge difference between an arrest and a brief stop.

🚗 Have you been drinking?
🚗 Have you used illegal drugs?
🚗 Where are you coming from?

It's not easy to answer these questions. REMEMBER: Be polite and don't be aggressive. Try your best not to be a smart ass.

Why Should I Attend A Victim Impact Panel?Victim impact panels may be court-ordered or voluntary. Depending on the parti...
12/07/2020

Why Should I Attend A Victim Impact Panel?

Victim impact panels may be court-ordered or voluntary. Depending on the particular laws in your state, there is a chance you may be required to attend a victim impact panel as part of your plea agreement or DUI conviction. DUI defense attorneys often advise clients accused of DUI to voluntarily attend a panel during the pendency of his/her case to help obtain a plea agreement to a lesser charge (though others may see it as an indication of guilt).

The theory is that going to the panels shows the prosecutors and judge that you are taking the DUI charges seriously and that you are willing to cooperate to reduce your sentence.

To attend a victim impact panel, you typically must pay a fee depending on your state. Check your local laws for applicability, and be sure to consult with an experienced attorney in your state if you have more questions.

Due to the pandemic, MADD's Victim Impact Panel is now offered online. If classes are not offered in your area, you may be eligible to fulfill this requirement of your sentence online. This option is smartphone compatible and you will receive your certificate of attendance immediately upon completion.

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419 7th Street , NW Suite 405
Washington D.C., DC
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Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6pm
Friday 8:30am - 6pm

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