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Monthly Archives: January 2022

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Legal Representation Is Critical When Fighting Delaware Habitual Offender Status

By Michael W. Modica |

Major reforms to Delaware’s habitual offender laws eased the implications for those charged with certain felonies a few years back. In 2016, the governor signed legislation that eliminated the mandatory minimums for some offenses and mandatory life sentences for individuals convicted of drug crimes. However, many people with multiple convictions in their past will… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Delaware Law On Online Solicitation Of A Child

By Michael W. Modica |

You do not need a legal background to know that sex crimes carry harsh consequences in all US states, and the implications can be extreme when the misconduct involves a minor. What you may now realize is that some acts are prohibited even when you do not have any sexual or physical contact with… Read More »

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What To Do When Being Investigated By Delaware Police

By Michael W. Modica |

Not every Delaware criminal case starts with a police encounter, putting a person in handcuffs, and reading of Miranda rights. In fact, law enforcement work behind the scenes in many cases, often conducting investigations for several months to accumulate enough evidence. They are not just gathering sufficient proof to make an arrest: Police are… Read More »

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Collateral Consequences Of Juvenile Offenses In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Just as in other US states, Delaware criminal laws apply differently to adults as compared to juveniles under 18 years old. Cases involving children proceed in Delaware Family Court, where the focus is on rehabilitating the alleged offender instead of punishment. A finding that the minor engaged in criminal activity does not result in… Read More »

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