Judge Holds One Domestic Violence Defendant During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held one domestic violence defendant during presentments on July 12. 

In total, 38 defendants were presented before the court. Six defendants were charged in domestic violence cases.

The one domestic violence defendant who was held is charged with simple assault, attempted possession of a prohibited weapon and attempted threats to do bodily harm. He is scheduled to return to court on July 27. 

Judge Judith Pipe released five domestic violence defendants, whose charges include simple assault, contempt, second-degree theft and destruction of property less than $1,000. One defendant was only given a no Harassment, Assault, Threaten or Stalk (HATS) order, three were only given stay away orders and one was given both.

The released defendants are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 1 and 22.