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Michael W. Modica Law Your Cause Is My Purpose.
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Former Prosecutor

With Over 30 years of experience in criminal law

Wilmington Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Former Prosecutor With More Than 30 Years In Criminal Law

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Delaware, you cannot afford just any lawyer for your defense. You need an attorney who has the experience to effectively assert your rights and achieve the best possible outcome. My name is Michael W. Modica, and I regularly handle a wide array of criminal cases, from DUI and misdemeanor crimes to the most serious felony charges, including drug crimes, weapon offenses, sex crimes and fraud. I am in court almost every day and have substantial experience defending clients at every level of the Delaware criminal justice system, including trials, appeals and post-conviction relief.

For more than 30 years, I have been representing individuals who face criminal charges and traffic offenses. I have worked to achieve justice for thousands of clients — one case at a time. Contact an experienced Wilmington criminal defense lawyer to handle your case, we can arrange a free, confidential consultation today.

“Your Cause Is My Purpose.”

  • 10 Best 2017
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Avvo Clients Choice DUI
  • Avvo Top Constributor 2016 (DUI)
  • Avvo Client's Choice 2014-2016
  • Avvo Top Contributor 2016 (Criminal Defense)
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award 2020
  • Expertise 2021
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2021
  • Top Lawyer 2022 Delaware Today
  • Top Lawyer 2023 Delaware Today

An Experienced Delaware Trial Lawyer Who Will Fight For You

Experience matters when your freedom, your job, your license and your future are in jeopardy, contact an experienced Wilmington criminal defense lawyer today. Serving New Castle County, I have been representing people in Superior Court, the Court of Common Pleas, Family Court, Newark Alderman’s Court and Justice of the Peace Courts for over 30 years.

Why Choose Me?

I believe that each client’s case should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with the presumption that every client is innocent until proven guilty. My guiding principal is to imagine that I am the client as I prepare a defense. I understand that being charged with a criminal offense is an emotional time for my client and his or her family. My staff and I strive to be compassionate and understanding as we guide you through this trying time. I always keep in mind what my client has at stake.

As a former prosecutor and a seasoned trial attorney, I have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. I have longstanding professional relationships with local police departments, prosecutors, court staff and judges throughout Delaware, which I leverage to get the best resolution for my clients, in or out of court.

I am rated BV-Distinguished (very high rating in both legal ability and ethical standards)* through Martindale-Hubbell and I have achieved consistently high Avvo ratings for DUI and criminal defense.

Your Cause Is My Purpose!

I provide comprehensive criminal defense representation for whatever charges you are facing. I stay by my clients every step of the way — from the initial charge all the way through appeals, pardons and sentence modifications. If you need a Wilmington criminal defense lawyer, call me today at 302-600-1262 or use the contact us page to arrange a free, confidential consultation.

*BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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  • Mr. Monica represented me with compassion belief in me and with respect. As a retired Philadelphia Police Officer, I will let my Faternal Order Lodge ...Read more

    — Joanne
  • The outcome of the case was very favorable considering the mountain of evidence that was against me. I was able to keep my driving privileges and not ...Read more

    — Anonymous
  • I found myself in a situation, with the law, that was really scary and something I would never have expected in my life. I contacted Mike for a consul...Read more

    — Anonymous
  • On Point. This man got the job done in just a few days! In the middle of a chrisis! Confident in his work and that made me feel a lot better because a...Read more

    — Cassandra
  • Michael Modica resolved a mixed bag of charges for me in family court, court of common pleas and superior court. Hands down best experience with a law...Read more

    — Jordan
  • He saved my life. 5 stars do not do justice to what Mr Modica can provide. My case was a out of state DUI, as I live in another state and got DUI in D...Read more

    — Anonymous
  • Best Lawyer I have talked to. Michael was very helpful in helping me understanding my case and the outcomes and alternatives of it. I highly recommen...Read more

    — Jacob
  • After reading so many reviews of lawyers, trying to pick the one that would give us the best counsel, we hired Mr. Modica. From the first phone call, ...Read more

    — Melissa
  • DUI Assistance. Mike gave me great legal advice. He negotiated a fair plea agreement. I was kept informed. I hope never to need is services as an att...Read more

    — Kate
  • Mr. Modica saved me. I got into big trouble, and was unfortunately charged two felonies and one domestic violence . One of them is mandatory three ye...Read more

    — Anonymous
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