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US Marshals in Delaware Cracking Down on Fraud Crimes

By Michael W. Modica |

The U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware recently issued an alert warning consumers about different fraud schemes that are expected to increase in frequency around the holidays. According to a November 21, 2017 report from online news source Delaware Online, the perpetrators call unsuspecting individuals and claim to be law enforcement officers. A… Read More »

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Firearms and Domestic Violence in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Topics related to domestic violence and firearms in Delaware have been controversial for years, but the recent shooting at a Texas church has put these issues back in the headlines. Delaware Online provided local coverage and reported on the man’s history, specifically a domestic violence matter dating back to 2012. While serving with the… Read More »

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Delaware Man Faces Charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact

By Michael W. Modica |

New allegations of sex crimes involving a child have surfaced for a man already accused of related offenses in Delaware, according to a November 28, 2017 report in The News Journal. In June, police began investigating claims that the individual, a ballet instructor at the Dance Conservatory in Dover, DE, had engaged in sexual… Read More »

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How Does Arraignment Work in Delaware Criminal Cases?

By Michael W. Modica |

If you are like many people, you are probably familiar with the term “arraignment” from watching television crime shows or hearing about it from others. However, if you are facing criminal charges, you need to know a lot more about how this proceeding works than what you may have learned indirectly. Your arraignment hearing… Read More »

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Delaware Man Arrested for Child Rape After Three-Year Investigation

By Michael W. Modica |

On November 20, 2017, after a three-year investigation involving multiple law enforcement departments, U.S. Marshals arrested a Milford, Delaware man accused of sexually abusing a female child. According to a report from WBOC News Channel 16, the delay in apprehending the suspect was due to the fact that the man fled the state and… Read More »

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Drugged Driving Still a Crime After Marijuana Decriminalized in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Many states in the US have decriminalized the use of marijuana in recent years; in 2015, Delaware enacted legislation making the possession and personal use of up to an ounce of pot a $100 civil fine. Under the previous law, an offender could face a huge fine and maximum six months in jail. However,… Read More »

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Attempted Murder Charges for Delaware Man

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware man under arrest for drug crimes will face additional, more serious charges after he rammed his car into the two police officers that were apprehending him. WTOP reported that the incident took place on September 30, 2017 as a deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was checking on a suspicious vehicle… Read More »

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Driving on a Suspended License Charges for Newark, DE Man

By Michael W. Modica |

A simple traffic violation turned into a major ordeal on September 19, 2017, leading to multiple charges for a Newark man who led Harrington Police on a short chase on South DuPont Highway. According to Channel 47 WMDT, the accused drove off as he was being detained by police for using a cell phone… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sobriety Checkpoints in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware law enforcement officers implement different strategies to deter drunk driving, including sobriety checkpoints. If you check newspapers and online resources, you may see an article describing an upcoming stop. For example, on Delaware Online, there were five DUI checkpoints reported in the days before the Labor Day 2017 holiday. Police often use sobriety… Read More »

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Eligibility for Expungement in Delaware Criminal Cases

By Michael W. Modica |

It is human to make mistakes, but the consequences can be severe if a lapse in judgment leads to your arrest and conviction in a criminal case. The implications go beyond any jail time, fines, or probation that may be included in your sentence. You could have trouble getting a job if your employer… Read More »

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