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We fight relentlessly on behalf of anyone in trouble who cares about their future. Scrofano Law PC is a premiere criminal, DUI, and cannabis defense firm located in the District of Columbia practicing in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

At Scrofano Law PC, we are trial lawyers not plea lawyers.If charged with a DUI or other criminal offense in DC, Northern Virginia, or Maryland, Scrofano Law PC will fight for your rights and get you the best result based on the facts of your situation. Some ask who the best criminal defense lawyers are in Washington, DC. The reality is no one attorney or firm is the best. However, you want a firm that will fight to protect your rights and is not afraid to go to trial. We handle all types of criminal cases including, but not limited to, cannabis offenses, hit and run and traffic crimes, gun charges, DUI, assaults, misdemeanors and felonies. If you have been arrested or are under investigation and care about your future, contact Scrofano Law PC today for a full case evaluation.

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The Best Washington, DC Criminal Lawyer - Scrofano Law, PC

Don't face criminal charges alone. Scrofano Law is here to represent YOU in the courtroom! Contact us today!

scrofanolaw.com A DC criminal lawyer at Scrofano Law will fight to restore your freedom when facing criminal charges in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.

D.C. Recent Reforms

As part of the recent emergency reform bill, Washington D.C. recently made significant changes in response to the protests across the nation. Learn more details about the latest change here with expert Morgan Leigh of Scrofano Law PC

DC City Council Criminalizes Use of Neck Restraints by Officers

Looking to learn more about the recent reforms passed in DC? Joseph Scrofano of Scrofano Law PC shares details in this video and on the blog: https://blog.scrofanolaw.com/first-step-dc-city-council-passes-police-reform https://youtu.be/eq_GICAzwYI

Criminal defense attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses another provision of the DC City Council's unanimously passed the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Refo...

Dealing with assault charges? The criminal defense attorneys at Scrofano Law PC have the skills and experience to protect your rights. Get the help you need today.

https://www.scrofanolaw.com/practice-areas/assault/

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Jay Mykytiuk on Latest Reforms

Learn more about the recent reforms and changes made in Washington D.C., in response to the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis with expert Jay Mykytiuk of Scrofano Law PC For more information, please visit our latest blog posting at https://blog.scrofanolaw.com/first-step-dc-city-council-passes-police-reform/.

Being charged with an assault offense can be stressful, but it doesn't have to impact your future. Learn more about how Scrofano Law PC can help.

https://www.scrofanolaw.com/practice-areas/assault/

Morgan Leigh on the DC Temporary Reform Amendment

Get an understanding of the latest reforms coming for policing in Washington DC from the experts at Scrofano Law PC. For more information, please visit our latest blog at https://blog.scrofanolaw.com/first-step-dc-city-council-passes-police-reform/.

Attorney Mykytiuk on DC City Council's Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act

Attorney Mykytiuk discusses a provision in the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act passed unanimously by the DC City Council in response to the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

There are several exciting provisions for advocates of criminal justice reform. Attorney Mykytiuk discusses the provision that requires police to gain consent before searching an individual. In addition, the Act requires that the consent be captured on the officer's body worn camera.

For more information about the law, please visit our latest blog posting at https://blog.scrofanolaw.com/first-step-dc-city-council-passes-police-reform/. We'll also be posting additional videos explaining the new law.

Ask a Lawyer: Montgomery County Phase 2

Free Q&A w/Attorney Morgan E. Leigh on Montgomery County entering its phase 2 of reopening tomorrow.

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Hundreds of DUI Arrests in DC Area During Stay-at-Home Orders

DUI charges are still in effect during the current pandemic. If you find yourself charged with a DUI, contact Scrofano Law today to get the help you need.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/hundreds-of-dui-arrests-in-dc-area-during-stay-at-home-orders/2281121/

nbcwashington.com Despite stay-at-home orders and the closure of restaurants and bars regionwide, police have arrested hundreds of people in the D.C. area for driving drunk in the past month, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team. Though DUI arrests have dropped from the same time period in 2019, drunken....

On Friday, June 19, 2020, Montgomery County, Maryland will enter into phase two of the state's opening up plan. Tune in Thursday at 4:30 pm Thursday (June 18, 2020) for an interview with attorney Morgan E. Leigh for a free Q&A about the new laws.

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Pro Bono Alliance for Protesters Launches as Small Firms Look to Provide Direct Support | The Recorder

We are so proud of the work our firm did supporting protesters who are fighting for change and justice. As a team of dedicated criminal defense lawyers, we have seen first hand the cruelty and racism entrenched in the criminal justice system. Black Lives Matter!

law.com A small Los Angeles law firm has helped launch an alliance with about 100 lawyers behind it, while a D.C. attorney offered his firm's office as a break area for protesters.

Ask a Lawyer: Northern VA enters phase II

Jay P. Mykytiuk taking questions on Northern Virginia entering phase 2 reopening.

On June 12, 2020, areas of VA are entering into phase two of the state's opening up plan. Tune in at 4pm tomorrow (June 11, 2020) to chat with our attorneys regarding the plan.

The First Step to Police Reform in DC Passes Unanimously

Attorney Joseph Scrofano discusses a provision in the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act passed unanimously by the DC City Council in response to the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. There are several exciting provisions for advocates of criminal justice reform. Attorney Scrofano discusses the provision that expands the right to a jury trial. For more information about the law, please visit our latest blog posting at https://blog.scrofanolaw.com/first-step-dc-city-council-passes-police-reform/. We'll also be posting additional videos explaining the new law.

The DC City Council unanimously passed the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act on June 9, 2020 in response to the protests surr...

We out here y'all. 5th and Indiana NW.

Friends, we will be opening up our office to protesters tomorrow to the extent space and social distancing permits. We do not have a huge amount of space but we do have a restroom available and will provide water and snacks and phone charging stations. We will require masks and social distancing to enter so please be respectful of that.

Scrofano Law PC has four criminal defense lawyers with extensive experience defending criminal cases in D.C. Superior Court. Collectively, we have defended thousands of criminal cases in this city. We have also sued officers who have engaged in excessive force and police brutality. We understand all too well how the criminal justice system works in this city and have borne witness to gross abuses and mistreatment of African American citizens that is so pervasive in the “system,” it is treated as normal. We publicly stand with those protesting police brutality, racism, and structural injustice in our society.

After the events of the last few days, we believe that the First Amendment of the Constitution is under attack. The current federal and local government response to the overwhelmingly peaceful protests in this city have been grossly disproportionate to the initial acts of vandalism and other illegal activity. In our view, the deployment of active duty military forces, deputization of prison riot guards and myriad additional federal agents, along with the constant low flying military helicopters throughout the night appears to be an attempt by the federal government to terrorize the citizens of this community into submission.

In our view, such a disproportionate response seeks to bully this community into abandoning support for peaceful protesters exercising their constitutional rights. These actions on the part of the federal and local government have had the opposite effect on us as a law firm and have only strengthened our resolve to support those protesting the murder of African American citizens under color of law. In addition, residents of the District of Columbia are uniquely vulnerable to federal government overreach due to our status as a federal district rather than a State or Commonwealth.

Going forward, we seek to provide our knowledge, resources, and energy as lawyers and citizens to supporting those who protest, including through acts of peaceful disobedience. To organizers, activists, and protesters, please contact us. We stand with you and are willing to help in any way we can.

We encourage other lawyers and law firms to join us in supporting those who protest racism, injustice, and police brutality.

Black Lives Matter.

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Christopher J. Mutimer

Christopher Mutimer of Scrofano Law PC with important information about the DC curfew. For more info or assistance, visit scrofanolaw.com #blacklivesmatter

Christopher J. Mutimer

Christopher Mutimer of Scrofano Law PC with important information about the DC curfew. For more info or assistance, visit scrofanolaw.com #blacklivesmatter

Ask a Lawyer

Free Q&A Session with two lawyers on DC's new Phase One Order that goes into effect tomorrow, May 29, 2020.

Tomorrow DC begins its Phase 1 Reopening and the Mayor's Stay-at-Home Order will be lifted. DC folks: tune in TONIGHT at 6:00 pm when attorneys Christopher J. Mutimer and Joe Scrofano will be discussing and taking questions regarding the new order. Find out what's happening in the community and how to stay legal out there!

What Is Fraud? Joe Scrofano Explains the Basics.

Attorney Joseph Scrofano, founder of Scrofano Law PC, reviews what fraud is, what the punishments for it may be, and what some typical activities that lead to fraud arrests are in Washington DC. To learn more or get help if you're facing a fraud charge, check out https://www.scrofanolaw.com/practice-areas/fraud/

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Social Distancing in the D.C. Area

Working to keep DC, MD and VA informed and safe.

24-7pressrelease.com May 18, 2020 -- Attorneys at Scrofano Law, PC, in Washington, DC, created free resources explaining Stay-at-Home orders in detail

Christopher J. Mutimer

Attorney Mutimer provides advice on what to do if being investigated for a Robbery in Washington, D.C.

If you're arrested for robbery in Washington DC, what are the penalties? What happens next? What should you do? In this video, attorney Chris Mutimer of Scrofano Law PC explains everything you need to know. Learn more at https://www.scrofanolaw.com/practice-areas/dc-robbery/

Morgan E. Leigh

Today at 5pm, (May 15, 2020) Maryland is changing its Stay-at-Home Order to a Safer-at-Home Order. What does that mean? Check out Morgan Leigh's video as she provides some clarity. Stay informed and stay healthy!

Attorney Morgan Leigh of Scrofano Law PC discusses the implications of Maryland changing its Stay-at-Home Order to a Safer-at-Home Order. Stay safe and stay informed. To learn more, visit https://www.scrofanolaw.com/social-distancing-law #socialdistancinglaw #socialdistancinglawyer

Jay P. Mykytiuk

Law Partner, Jay Mykytiuk provides helpful insight into Virginia Law and the implications of getting arrested for a Hit and Run.

Attorney Jay P. Mykytiuk of Scrofano Law PC explains everything you need to know about hit and run law in the state of VA. Head to https://www.jpmlawyer.com/practice-areas/hit-and-run/ for more information

Morgan E. Leigh

Take a minute and listen to my colleague, Morgan Leigh as she breaks down Maryland Law regarding Reckless Driving. Stay informed and stay healthy.

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh of Scrofano Law PC explains the penalties for reckless driving for individual and commercial drivers as well as how an attorney can help. Check out https://www.mdcrimlawyer.com/reckless-driving-maryland/ for more information

Morgan E. Leigh

In this COVID-19 world, challenges arise every day. If you reside in Maryland and have questions involving a simple assault charge or a matter related to domestic violence, give Scrofano Law PC a call. We’re here for you. Click on the link for any additional questions you may have. https://www.mdcrimlawyer.com/domestic-violence-lawyer/

Attorney Chris Mutimer with the Facts on SBA PPP Loans

Let Scrofano Law PC help you get ready for when the next round of money is released for the SBA PPP loans. Being on probation can prevent your PPP loan application from being accepted. We have experience helping our clients get off probation so they can apply. Let us help you. https://www.scrofanolaw.com/social-distancing-law/ #socialdistancinglaw #socialdistancinglawyer

Attorney Morgan Leigh on D.C. Civil Protection Orders during COVID-19

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh shares information on getting a civil protection order in Washington, D.C. during the COVID-19 shutdown. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, don't be silent and don't give up. Give us a call and we can help.

For more information on how Scrofano Law, PC can help you, take a look at this link and contact us if you have any questions. https://www.scrofanolaw.com/social-distancing-law/

#socialdistancinglawyer #socialdistancinglaw #covid19

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh on Maryland's Prohibition of Gatherings of 10+

Attorney Morgan E. Leigh with all the info you need on the enforcement of Maryland's law prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. Yes, you can be arrested for this! Learn more at https://www.scrofanolaw.com/social-distancing-law/

#socialdistancing #socialdistancinglaw #covid19 #socialdistancinglawyer #stayhomeMD #weareinthistogether
https://youtu.be/3U4XkwyfIRo

In Maryland, officers are arresting individuals for having gatherings of more than 10 people on public and private property. Get the facts from our expert at...

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DC Shuts Down the Fish Market. What About My Constitutional Rights? | Washingtonian (DC)

Our message as a criminal defense firm: Follow the Mayor's order. Let's get through this together. If these laws don't go away when its all over, we've got your back. Until we beat this pandemic, stay home and practice social distancing.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/04/07/dc-shuts-down-the-fish-market-what-about-my-constitutional-rights/

washingtonian.com DC mayor Muriel Bowser used her emergency authority to close down the Municipal Fish Market in Southwest DC, in response to the large crowds of seafood

Social Distancing Law Resources

If you have questions about the emergency Stay-at-Home Orders issued in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, contact us with questions. We hope to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by keeping people informed on what activities are legal and not during this difficult time. We are excited to announce the launch of our new resource page on our website https://www.scrofanolaw.com/social-distancing-law/

#socialdistancinglaw #socialdistancinglawyer #dc #stayhomeDC #stayhomeMD #stayhomeVA #weareinthistogether

Christopher J. Mutimer

Attorney Mutimer is here answering some questions he has received! Hopefully your answers are here. If not, please leave your question on the comment section and we’ll do our best to answer it when we can! Stay tuned and stay safe!
#socialdistancinglaw #socialdistancinglawyer #socialdistancinglawfirm #scrofanolaw #covid19 #covid_19 #wfh #stayinghome #wecare #washingtondc #criminaldefensedc #criminaldefenselawyer

Providing some clarity on the District’s Stay at Home Orders in relation to essential travel. Also, what is an essential business? And do you need or have an essential travel letter? #scrofanolawpc #socialdistancelaw #socialdistancinglawyer
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[04/03/20]   Attorney Morgan Leigh sharing some info about what it means to be an essential business in Maryland. We know this is a hard time, and we want everyone to be as informed as possible! More videos to come! We encourage everyone to stay at home, stay healthy and safe, and keep social distancing. #mdcovid19 #covid #covid2020 #covid_19 #maryland #md #marylandcriminaldefense

Attorney Morgan Leigh

COVID 19 MARYLAND- Attorney Leigh here! Bringing you more information about the social distancing law in Maryland! More to come! Stay safe and stay home! #covid2020 #covid_19 #maryland #md #marylandcriminaldefense #marylandcriminalattorney #marylandlawyer #socialdistancinglawyer #socialdistancinglawfirm

Attorney Morgan Leigh's Full Video

Here is Attorney Morgan Leigh 's full video sharing some info about Maryland’s current Stay at Home Order. We know this is a hard time, and we want everyone to be as informed as possible! There will be more videos to come! We encourage everyone to stay at home, stay healthy and safe, and keep social distancing.#mdcovid19 #covid #covid2020 #covid_19 #maryland #md #marylandcriminaldefense #marylandcriminalattorney #marylandlawyer #socialdistancinglawyer #socialdistancinglawfirm

Our Story

In 2011, founding attorney Joseph Scrofano started Scrofano Law PC with a desire to fight to protect individuals facing an oppressive criminal justice system. For the first few years of Mr. Scrofano’s career he represented indigent clients as a member of the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act Panel. Mr. Scrofano quickly gained a reputation as an aggressive advocate. During this time, he worked from home and typically did client meetings by doing home visits. He litigated hundreds of cases for crimes like DUI’s, hit and runs, solicitation, drugs, guns, assault, and violent felonies.

In 2013, he moved into full time office space and started marketing his practice through his “No Papered” Blog where he writes with a client-centered approach seeking to reverse roles with potential clients and giving valuable information through blog posts.

This approach was successful and Mr. Scrofano would go on to build a robust private criminal defense practice. In 2014, he moved into larger office space and began focusing almost exclusive on representing private clients.

Mr. Scrofano met another defense attorney who shared his values in fighting hard for clients against seemingly impossible odds. Jay Mykytiuk, a former Arlington County Public Defender, started to practice in criminal court in the District of Columbia while working as an associate in a DC law firm. Mr. Mykytiuk quit his firm to start his own practice--JPM Legal. Instead of competing against each other, Mr. Scrofano and Mr. Mykytiuk collaborated. In fact, Jay became Of Counsel to Scrofano Law PC in 2015 and represented clients in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax criminal cases. Mr. Scrofano saw up close the dedication Jay gave his cases and knew immediately Jay was someone Joseph wanted to work with.

Also, in 2014, a relatively new criminal defense attorney was causing waves and gaining a representation in the criminal defense bar as a tenacious advocate. Mr. Mutimer won his first 11 bench trials in the District of Columbia Superior Court, including a trial over a Bail Reform Act Violation, which was significant because many defense lawyers do not take these types of cases to trial because the government usually has an easy burden in proving a defendant intentionally failed to appear in court. With creative lawyering, Mr. Mutimer successfully obtained a not guilty for a client charged with a BRA in one of his first trials.

In 2014, Mr. Mutimer co-chaired a jury trial with Mr. Scrofano in case where the government had charged the client with unlawfully possessing a firearm. Despite multiple police officers who testified the client threw off a coat that contained a gun as he fled on foot, the jury hung and the prosecutor did not to re-file the charges.

In January of 2016, Joseph, Jay, and Christopher merged practices into Scrofano Law PC. All three got that, in any criminal charge, the government has vastly more resources than the defense. The law and the public are usually on their side. Together, they believed they could join their efforts and build a flourishing law firm.

The three chose to join together because they share the same values in representing the accused: honestly, commitment, and creativity. They chose to join forces together to build a firm that can level the playing field for those accused of crimes. They chose to work together to build a criminal defense law firm they can all be proud of—not an assembly line to walk clients through plea negotiations.

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How to Find Someone Arrested in DC
What does it mean if a case is "no papered"?
D.C. Recent Reforms
Jay Mykytiuk on Latest Reforms
Morgan Leigh on the DC Temporary Reform Amendment
Attorney Mykytiuk on DC City Council's Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Temporary Amendment Act
Ask a Lawyer: Montgomery County Phase 2
Ask a Lawyer: Northern VA enters phase II
Ask a Lawyer
What Is Fraud? Joe Scrofano Explains the Basics.
Attorney Chris Mutimer with the Facts on SBA PPP Loans
Attorney Morgan Leigh on D.C. Civil Protection Orders during COVID-19

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Raised in Texas where I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with Special Honors, I moved to Washington, DC in 2005 to attend American University's Washington College of Law. I graduated from American University's dual JD/MA program in 2008. I spent two years clerking for the Honorable Natalia Combs Greene in the DC Superior Court where I worked on hundreds of complex civil and criminal cases. That experience gave me unique insight on how judges make decisions and respond to legal arguments. In 2010, in a tough economy, with a desire to fight for those in need, I took a chance and started Scrofano Law. Since that time, I have represented over 300 clients in DC Superior Court with an overwhelming majority of cases resulting in dismissals, not guilty verdicts, or probationary sentences. For more information, check out www.blog.scrofanolaw.com

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