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Monthly Archives: June 2022

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Can I Face Delaware Assault Charges For A Bar Fight?

By Michael W. Modica |

In short, yes you can be arrested for getting into a bar fight and probably will when owners call police. These scenarios are usually covered by Delaware’s statute on Assault in the Third Degree, i.e., intentionally or recklessly causing physical injury to another person. The offense is a Class A Misdemeanor, so you could… Read More »

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Is Delaware A Constitutional Carry State For Firearms?

By Michael W. Modica |

Though the topic has been in the news frequently in recent weeks with regards to other US states, the answer is NO: Delaware is not a constitutional carry state for purposes of firearms. The issue was before lawmakers not long ago, according to an article published by Delaware Live. However, the measure failed to… Read More »

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How Delaware Habitual Offender Status Applies To Drug Crimes

By Michael W. Modica |

Even though a few years have passed since Delaware made significant changes to its habitual offender laws in 2016, there is still considerable confusion about how the statutes apply to drug crimes. The good news is that the current version of the statute eliminates the mandatory life sentences for certain drug offenses; the downside… Read More »

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Marijuana Legalization Fails To Pass In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Even as other US states decriminalize and legalize marijuana for recreational or medical purposes, Delaware lawmakers have still not taken action to modify drug laws in the state. The most recent effort was covered by WDEL.com Delaware’s News Now, which reported that the measure to legalize pot was voted down by the Delaware House… Read More »

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