National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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 »
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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|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||7.00%|
|Criminal Appellate Law||7.00%|
|Seal or Expunge Criminal Record||7.00%|
|Firearm and Weapon Charges||7.00%|
|White Collar Crime||7.00%|
|District of Columbia||Member in Good Standing||1978|
|Yale Law School||J.D.||1977|
|Yale College||French literature||B.A.||1974|
|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
Published August 2011
Publisher: USA Today
An op-ed piece that argues that categorizing people by race perpetuates racial division and discrimination.
Publisher: Juris Publishing
Publisher: American Bar Association
Chapter 4 in "Careers in Criminal Law"
Published May 2009
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.
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.