Judge Releases All But One Domestic Violence Defendant During Initial Hearings

On June 5, 22 defendants were brought before DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee for initial hearings. 

Three domestic violence defendants are charged with simple assault. Two of them were released on their promise to return to court and given stay away orders from the alleged victims. 

One defendant was also brought in on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court for a probation hearing in a closed domestic violence case. Judge Lee released the defendant in his new case but held him on the bench warrant so he could be brought before the calendar judge.

The defendants’ next hearings are scheduled for Dec. 10 for all new cases while the held defendant was scheduled to be seen on June 8 for his probation hearing.