Ruth Bader Gindsburg was a trailblazer and inspiration to generations of women across this country. Through her fight for gender equality, landmark decisions, and spirited dissents, her impact on our justice system will be forever changed. Because of her tenacity and wit, women will continue on t...

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Domestic violence Rises during Pandemic - Washington, D.C. - Bruckheim and Patel:
DC law enforcement has spoken about the fear of a rise in DV during the lockdown since March, and national trends seem to affirm that concern.

If you have questions about DC’s domestic violence laws or require leg...

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Police will be out in force over the holiday weekend! A DC DUI arrest is a serious offense. Don't fight it alone. Bruckheim & Patel - Washington DC, are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With extensive experience in Criminal defense, the attorneys at Bruckheim & Patel know what it...

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Civil Protective Orders

Aug 26, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020

With the stress of the Pandemic and many families basically on "lock-down", tempers and domestic abuse is on the rise.

If a family member or partner is threatening you, TAKE ACTION! Civil Protective Orders (CPOs) are a tool used to protect you from someone you live with making threats against y...

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There is no doubt that with the recent pandemic, divorce is on the rise. Of course everyone thinks about custody of the children and how marital assets will be divided up, but, what about the family pets? Who gets custody of the pets during a divorce? The Attorneys at Bruckheim & Patel cover t...

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Congratulations to Attorney Kelsey Penna on her recent victory of a civil protective hearing where a DC Superior Court Judge denied petitioner's request for an extension based on credibility of the witnesses and no good cause being shown by the petitioner. Ms. Penna was able to zealously represen...

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4 months ago
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- Justin M
a year ago
I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Bruckheim several years ago when he was practicing on his own before he and his partner formed Bruckheim & Patel - Washington DC. Every time I speak with Michael and we get into a legal discussion about DUI in Washington DC, or specific criminal cases in DC, I am always blown away with his knowledge and expertise. He is truly at the top of his game. Michael introduced me to Sweta several years later and can see why he was so anxious to partner with her. She is one tough criminal attorney. If you find yourself in need of a dui lawyer in Washington DC, or need a criminal attorney for any other issue in the District, this is the one law firm you need to call.
- Tim M
a year ago
Having Mr. Bruckheim represent me in my case was a pleasure. He was straightforward about the case, had multiple planned courses of action depending on what circumstances arose and explained every step of the process. In the end, I was able to get a very favorable result that I wouldn't have received on my own. I highly recommend his services.
- Alex W

Washington, DC DUI Lawyers

Bruckheim & Patel - Washington, DC is focused on delivering results for clients charged with a criminal offense. We have offices in Washington, DC and Rockville, MD, and we will ensure that your rights under the constitution are protected. As seasoned DC and MD criminal defense lawyers, we realize that a criminal prosecution threatens your future. You have a lot to lose, if you are imprisoned or fined for a large amount, because you will always have a criminal record. Bruckheim & Patel - Washington, DC pulls out all the stops to safeguard your interests and achieve a favorable case outcome. As a top legal firm, your future is safe in our hands. 

Our expertise and track record is acknowledged by the well-known legal marketplace AVVO. We understand that there are numerous ways to successfully challenge a DUI charge. With penalties like prison time, a criminal record, and a driving ban at stake because of your arrest, you need your lawyer to look at all possible angles to contest your DUI/DWI charges. At Bruckheim & Patel - Washington, DC, we are familiar with every approach to criminal defense and have a broad range of practice areas. We can give you the benefit of our experience and offer you sound legal guidance. If you require a Washington DC lawyer to fight a DWI criminal charge anywhere in the DC Metro Area, rely on the knowledge of Bruckheim & Patel.

Our firm adopts a forthright and efficient strategy with all cases. Every case is meticulously analyzed and a customized approach is developed to get a favorable result for the client. If the authorities refuse to resolve cases fairly, Bruckheim & Patel will fight your corner in court. Make no mistake, our years of experience will give you the best possible chance of a successful trial outcome. 

Bruckheim & Patel - Washington, DC boasts more than quarter of a century of experience in criminal litigation and defense. Our lawyers have dealt with thousands of clients, who have been charged with offenses like dangerous driving, traffic violations, sexual assault, attempted murder and drug trafficking. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of those accused of such crimes, and our record of successfully doing this speaks for itself. Bruckheim & Patel will always keep you up to date with your case, and explain the often complicated legal processes involved. We will advise you about all the options available. This way, your decisions about the future will be properly informed. If you require a DC DWI attorney, get in touch with us immediately!

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