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Probable Cause 101: Your Rights In A Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

When you hear the term “probable cause” used in conjunction with a Delaware criminal case, you may have a basic understanding about what it means and its impact on your civil rights. The basis for the concept comes from the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and Section 6 of the Delaware Bill of… Read More »

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5 Things To Bring To Your First Meeting With A Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney

By Michael W. Modica |

You probably think the worst if you are arrested on criminal charges in Delaware, knowing that you face jail time, fines, probation, and other sanctions. What you may not realize is that being charged does not equal a conviction, and figures from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) demonstrate that your situation is… Read More »

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Your Guide to the Legal Process in a Federal Drug Crimes Case

By Michael W. Modica |

Possession, trafficking, manufacturing, and other drug-related activities are illegal under both US and Delaware law, but there are distinct implications under the two separate criminal justice systems. The stakes are higher in federal drug crimes cases, which are usually charged as felonies and carry severe penalties. These cases comprise a sizable proportion of all… Read More »

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Collateral Consequences of a Delaware DUI

By Michael W. Modica |

Even if you have never been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Delaware, you are probably aware of the potential penalties. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles describes a few of the criminal punishments for a conviction, including possible jail time and fines ranging from $500 to $1,5000. Plus, there are… Read More »

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A Little White Lie Can Lead to Serious Fraud Charges in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

For many people, the concept of Delaware fraud crimes generates thoughts of complex, comprehensive schemes to scam the government, investors, or general public for financial gain. You might be surprised to learn that even a seemingly innocent misstatement can lead to an arrest on fraud charges. The US Sentencing Commission reports that there were… Read More »

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