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Monthly Archives: September 2023


4 Facts About Your Right to Remain Silent

By Michael W. Modica |

For most people, the very familiar phase is something you never want a Delaware law enforcement officer to say to you. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law.” This language means you are under arrest because police have probable… Read More »


Is Money Laundering a White Collar Crime in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

White collar crimes are not mentioned in Delaware’s criminal laws, so many people are confused about what offenses are included in the definition. Fortunately, the state statutes are clear on what constitutes money laundering, and the terminology makes sense. When funds are derived through illegal means, they are “dirty” because of the connection to… Read More »


Things Out-of-State Drivers Need to Know About Delaware DUIs

By Michael W. Modica |

First, the good news to know is that drunk driving laws in Delaware are similar to your home state in many respects. Under Delaware’s DUI statute, like all US states, the legal limit is .08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Another similarity across jurisdictions is that you could be arrested for impairment or being… Read More »


Can I Modify My Level of Probation in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

If you were convicted of a crime in Delaware, probation may be part of your sentence after you serve time or in lieu of incarceration. The Delaware probation system establishes different levels of monitoring, starting at Level I where the person is low risk and has minimal need for supervision. Levels II and III… Read More »


What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

For many Americans, knowledge of the legal system comes from watching some of the amazingly realistic crime dramas on TV and in film. Therefore, when you hear the term “assault,” you might expect it to be followed by “battery.” In many US states, assault and battery are either separate crimes or combined offenses. However,… Read More »

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