Defendant’s Participation in Rehab Program Delays His Arraignment

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A shooting defendant’s arraignment was delayed due to his participation in a rehabilitation program in Maryland in front of DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz on July 9. 

Juaval Huff, 29, is charged with carrying a pistol without a license and unlawful possession of a firearm for his alleged involvement in a non-fatal shooting incident on March 26 on the 1300 block of Okie Street, NE. 

During the hearing, Judge Leibovitz planned to arraign Huff on his charges, but Huff’s defense attorney, Greg Baron, informed Judge Leibovitz that the defendant is currently in a rehabilitation service for alcohol and drug misuse.

According to court documents, Huff allegedly fired two shots at three victims. One of the victims was shot in the back of the head and was transported to the hospital where he received treatment. The two other victims left the scene unharmed.

Documents also stated, when they arrested Huff on April 22, that he admitted to possessing drugs and alcohol at the time. 

Baron requested a continuance for the arraignment, explaining that Huff gets out of rehabilitation on Aug. 13.

Parties are scheduled to reconvene on Aug. 26 for Huff’s arraignment.

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