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Monthly Archives: October 2023


Tips for Parents if Your Child was Arrested in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware lawmakers have established a system of juvenile justice for offenders under 18 years old, recognizing that minors can benefit from rehabilitation instead of punishment. Many juveniles are processed through the system every year, as the State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council reports that around 3,000 minors are arrested annually. The advantages of rehabilitation… Read More »


What are the Penalties for Possessing a Destructive Weapon in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

When you think of weapons charges, you probably assume the laws are directed at possession, illegal sales, and other unlawful activities involving firearms. However, Delaware has a statute on Possessing a Destructive Weapon, which includes items that are not guns. Violations of the law can lead to serious felony charges, which carry long prison… Read More »


Common Drug Charges on Delaware College Campuses

By Michael W. Modica |

For many young people headed away to University of Delaware or other colleges this fall, it is their first time away from home and exercising independence. Unfortunately, these freedoms can often lead to poor judgment and serious drug charges. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are around 14,100 arrests for… Read More »


What Does the State Have to Prove for Fourth Degree Rape in Maryland?

By Michael W. Modica |

Sex crimes in Delaware involve strict laws and extremely harsh penalties, especially for the four offenses classified as rape. First Degree is the most serious, but the Delaware criminal statute on Fourth Degree Rape still carries long prison sentences and hefty fines. For many people convicted of the offense, some of the most damaging,… Read More »

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