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Cheryl Stein

202-388-4682
Cheryl  Stein
Cheryl D. Stein, Attorney at Law
1201 4th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
cdstein.com
Phone: 202-388-4682
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About Cheryl Stein

Since 1982, Cheryl D. Stein has been a criminal defense lawyer with a solo practice in the District of Columbia.  She has handled over 100 jury trials, non-jury trials, and motions hearings in both state and federal court, as well as dozens of appeals and habeas corpus cases in federal courts all around the country. She is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, ... read more »

Biography

Since 1982, Cheryl D. Stein has been a criminal defense lawyer with a solo practice in the District of Columbia.  She has handled over 100 jury trials, non-jury trials, and motions hearings in both state and federal court, as well as dozens of appeals and habeas corpus cases in federal courts all around the country.

She is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, its listserve and its Committee on Rules and Procedure.  She is also an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches Evidence, and an instructor at Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Ms. Stein believes that communication is one of the keys to a criminal defense practice.  She prides herself on being able to explain complex legal issues in a way that is comprehensible to anyone.

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Cheryl Stein -
Cheryl D. Stein, Attorney at Law
1201 4th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
cdstein.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 202-388-4682

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense8.00%
Federal Crimes8.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving7.00%
Drug Crimes7.00%
Marijuana Defense7.00%
Juvenile Defense7.00%
Domestic Violence7.00%
Criminal Appellate Law7.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record7.00%
Firearm and Weapon Charges7.00%
Theft Crimes7.00%
White Collar Crime7.00%
Probation Violations7.00%
Sex Crimes7.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
District of Columbia Member in Good Standing 1978

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Yale Law School J.D. 1977
Yale College French literature B.A. 1974

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2015 – present
Member of Committee on Rules and Procedure National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys 1995 – present

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Publications and Articles

"In MLK's Honor, Let's Drop Race Labels"

Published August 2011

Publisher: USA Today

An op-ed piece that argues that categorizing people by race perpetuates racial division and discrimination.

"Selective Prosecution" -- Chapter 12 in "Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, 3rd ed."

Published 2010

Publisher: Juris Publishing

"Fighting the Good Fight and Flying Solo"

Published 2010

Publisher: American Bar Association

Chapter 4 in "Careers in Criminal Law"

"Strip Search Reveals the Need for Another Female Justice"

Published May 2009

Publisher: law.com

Written at a time when there was only one female Justice, the article argues that the Court desperately needed more female members in order to reflect the experiences of all Americans. It was written following argument in a case concerning the strip search of a female middle school student. Some of the male Justices -- as well as male reporters covering the story -- seemed to find it amusing and frivolous.

"The Exclusionary Rule's Crucial Role"

Published October 2008

Publisher: Washington Times

An op-ed piece in anticipation of the Supreme Court's decision in Herring v. United States, in which the Court expanded the good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule. The article argues for retention of the rule and its vital function in trying to deter illegal police searches and seizures.