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David Hohvannes Akulian

DUI and DWI Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   3 reviews

also known as David Akulian

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    California - CA 23 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%
    This firm accepts DUI and DWI cases in D.C. I take pride in continuously studying the science and knowing alcohol intoxication science better than the police who testify about it. This includes nystagmus, gait analysis, and other FST issues as well as issues with the breath, blood and urine tests.

    18 years

  3. Violent crime
    15%
    When you need someone to represent your interests in a case where your future is on the line, this firm should be your first phone call.

    18 years

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    When a person is scapegoated or set up by their company or when the Government catches someone in a paper type sting, I offer aggressive strategic defense. I have tried these cases as a prosecutor and know how to defend you and get the best possible outcome for you.

    18 years

I have been an attorney since 2000.  I began practicing as a prosecutor in a jurisdiction where Jury trials are required for any amount of time in jail.  That is where I learned to litigate cases in detail. 

 

Since 2011 I have been in Washington D.C. and am now owner of the law practice Not Guilty In DC; Law Offices of David Akulian.

 

As a criminal defense attorney I help people in many different types of cases.  From a simple suspended license case all the way to a serious white collar or even homicide case; I vigorously represent my clients' interests.

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Location

Law Office of David Akulian
840 First St. NE 3rd Floor
Washington, DC, 20002

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Posted by Robert | May 20, 2014
Exceptional Attorney
I was arrested and charged with unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition in Washington DC. This occurred in a federal building. It was a nightmare and I thought I was doomed. David Akulian ‘Not Guilty in DC’ was one of my three final choices for a lawyer. I ultimately went with David because in person he displayed what his bio stated. He asked many questions during the consult and looked up things as we spoke. He left the impression that he was very experienced, there was hope and that he was going to fight for me. It was pretty scary writing the check for the retainer, not knowing how good your lawyer really is. My case went on for seven months and there were many court appearances that I had to go to. You spend a lot of time in the courtroom waiting before your case is called. During that time you can listen to various US prosecutors and other people’s lawyers. David seemed to present himself in court better than any of the other lawyers I heard. The US prosecutors were out for blood, so my case ended up in front of a jury. It was during the actual trail that it became apparent just how effective David was. He had more tricks up his sleeve than the prosecutor. David was very good with the jury to. The jury’s verdicts were the same as the sign on David’s office door! I would not hesitate to use David Akulian ‘Not Guilty in DC’. I felt David Akulian gave me his absolute best effort.
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Posted by Ist Timer (DUI/DWI) | April 23, 2013
Great Lawyer
After receiving a DUI, I was very nervous and uninformed about the process. Mr. Akulian did a great job of setting my expectations, explaining the entire process, and was an overall solid support through a confusing process. Mr. Akulian was extremely responsive, taking less than 4-6 hours to respond to any email communication. Even after my initial court appearances, Mr. Akulian has been as helpful and responsive as he was at the onset of my case. Mr. Akulian's pricing is extremely fair and he does not push you into anything you don't need or don't want. I would recommend his services to others with alcohol related infractions.
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Posted by Mr. G | April 21, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Mr. David Akulian is a very good lawyer. I am very satisfied with the job he has done for me - if I had another case I would like to have him in my corner.

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Not Guilty In DC, Law Offices of David Akulian
  • 2012 - Present
  • Justice Advisor
  • U.S. Department Of State
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pacific McGeorge School Of Law
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Yolo County
  • 2000 - 2007
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Education

  • Georgetown University
  • Certificate of Forensic Accounting
  • 2016
  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Univ of California San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Wilson
  • Jury hung 10-2 for acquittal. Ultimately dismissed.
  • District of Columbia v. R.
  • Not guilty.

Associations

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Glove
  • Yolo County District Attorney
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Moot Court
  • Judge - Moot Court, George Mason University
  • 2012
  • Various Community Roundtables
  • Elder Abuse
  • 2007
  • Speaking at Davis Senior High School
  • Death Penalty Debate
  • 2006
  • Annual Prosecutor of the Year Award
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Akulian is a fine attorney who aggressively defends his clients and is fully prepared to take cases to trial and fight to win. His hard work and determination are well known throughout the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the great pleasure to work with David on a case. David is an excellent attorney whose primary focus is serving his clients. His great strength is in a court room in front of a jury. I highly recommend David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a tireless advocate for his clients, a skilled negotiator, and an aggressive trial attorney. His knowledge of the law and willingness to fight make him a formidable opponent. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor with a law degree from the University of California at Davis, Mr. Akulian is highly respected in D.C. Superior Court. He is prepared. He knows the law and his way around a courtroom. And he fights for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one of the best criminal advocates in D.C. I have seen in him in action several occasions and he goes into the courtroom ready to fight every time. This is type of advocacy that you can depend on when you go to court. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly!! He is a shark as a litigator but is a very good person as well. I would have no reservations recommending his services to anyone who was facing a criminal issue in the DC area. David cares for his clients and is personally invested in helping them to get the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David does a fantastic job for his clients. He particularly excels in DUI defense. He is very accessible to his clients and provides outstanding representation for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an aggressive, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. He has a well deserved reputation as an excellent criminal defense and DUI lawyer who works tirelessly to provide the best representation for his clients. I endorse his work and recommend David to anyone seeking a top-notch criminal defense attorney in the District of Columbia."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very talented and experienced lawyer who is known for his aggressive criminal defense. I often go to Mr. Akulian for advice and inspiration. You can be sure that Mr. Akulian will not roll over for the government."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Akulian is a very talented attorney. He knows his stuff! I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Very good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without reservation, I endorse David Akulian. I have seen him in court many times. He is a true fighter! He is respected in the criminal defense bar and a strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David's prior experience as a prosecutor makes him an excellent advocate for his clients. He understands what limitations the prosecutors have and DON'T have. He knows how to get a good plea for his client and he presents extremely well in court. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Akulian is well versed in the law. He gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone who is charged with a crime."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Akulian is a well trained and highly skilled criminal defense attorney. His compassion for his clients is only matched by his tenacity in the courtroom. I highly recommend Mr. Akulian for anyone in need of a world class criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen David in court many times. You can tell he really puts in the time to get the best results possible for his clients. I highly recommend him if you are ever need of a criminal defense attorney."
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