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Monthly Archives: August 2021

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Know Your Rights Under Delaware’s Two-Hour Detention Law

By Michael W. Modica |

You might think that there are no gray areas when it comes to being arrested for a crime, so it might come as a surprise to learn that the lines are quite blurry. This is especially true under Delaware’s statute on detentions, which is rather unique compared to similar laws in other US states…. Read More »

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Factors That Make Delaware White Collar Crimes Unique

By Michael W. Modica |

One of the most common misconceptions about white collar crimes stems from the name itself, and it is one that is easy to dispel. Corporate executives are not the only people arrested on such charges. Police will investigate and pursue anyone who violates Delaware’s theft statutes on fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, and related offenses, regardless… Read More »

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3 Facts You Did NOT Know About Delaware Child Abuse Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

To start with a point of which you are well-aware, Delaware authorities are extremely aggressive in investigating, pursuing, and bringing to justice those accused of child abuse. Under the state statute on child abuse, even minor offenses are classified as a Class A Misdemeanor, and the charges increase in severity from there. What is… Read More »

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Overview Of Defenses To Assault Charges In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

The basic meaning of assault is an intentional touching or causing injury to another person, but there are multiple types of assault defined under the Delaware criminal code. On the low end, these crimes range from Offensive Touching to Reckless Endangering in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a… Read More »

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