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Monthly Archives: March 2023


Can Delaware Police Search My College Dorm Room?

By Michael W. Modica |

Leaving home for college is the first time many students will be living on their own, and a good percentage of them will live in dorms or other on-campus housing. In fact, some institutions – including the University of Delaware and Delaware State University – require first-year students to reside in dormitories. The college… Read More »


Why Most Delaware White Collar Crimes Proceed In Federal Court

By Michael W. Modica |

White collar crime is a term that is used to refer to a category rather than a single offense, so there is no definition established by US or Delaware statute. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has developed a working definition to assist law enforcement with apprehending offenders. This classification covers crimes that… Read More »


Tips If You Were Served With A Delaware Domestic Violence Protective Order

By Michael W. Modica |

You know that assault is a crime in Delaware, but there are some laws and protections that apply when an altercation involves a member of the family or household. Domestic violence laws provide a process by which a person can petition for and obtain a protective order in Delaware, directing someone else to refrain… Read More »


Can A Store Owner Hold Me For Suspected Shoplifting In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

Shoplifting charges in Delaware depend upon the value of the property stolen, and the penalties increase accordingly. You could be arrested for a misdemeanor or felony based upon the dollar amount as described in Delaware’s shoplifting law, with penalties including long prison sentences and steep fines. However, the circumstances of an arrest for shoplifting… Read More »


How To Prepare For A Probation Violation Hearing In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Every US state has some version of probation for criminal activity, and Delaware’s laws allow a person to take advantage of the benefits for a wide range of offenses. The Delaware Bureau of Community Corrections describes the different levels of probation available, from Level 1 low supervision to Level IV home confinement. While on… Read More »

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