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FAQs About Embezzlement White Collar Crimes In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Embezzlement may not rank high when it comes to the total arrests for serious criminal offenses in Delaware, accounting for just over 1 percent statewide. However, the numbers really stand out when you take a closer look at this particular white collar crime at a local level. According to a publication on Crime in… Read More »

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What Are The Main Categories Of Criminal Defenses In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

There are literally thousands of pages of laws covering the hundreds of crimes defined in Delaware criminal laws. This revelation can be quite daunting when you realize the vast range of misconduct that could lead to an arrest. However, an arrest is not the equivalent of a conviction, so some other information might be… Read More »

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Your Rights During Encounters With University Of Delaware Police

By Michael W. Modica |

For many students, heading off to college is the first time they are out from under their parent’s roof and responsible for their own actions. Unfortunately, judgment can sometimes lag behind in young adults, potentially leading to criminal charges. Students spend a considerable amount of time on campus, even more when they live in… Read More »

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Probation In Delaware: Comparing Diversion Versus Sentencing

By Michael W. Modica |

When you consider your options for resolving criminal charges in Delaware, there is no doubt you will aim for ways to stay out of jail. Ideally, you have a solid defense and could beat the charges through a dismissal or acquittal. However, it is more likely that you will be looking at some form… Read More »

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Reasons To Appeal In A Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

You might be able to overlook certain mistakes that affect your life, but you should not have to pay the price when legal errors affect the outcome in a Delaware criminal case. Judges are only human, which is why the laws allow a defendant to appeal certain findings. The appellate court serves as a… Read More »

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Defending Delaware DUI Charges Based Upon Impairment

By Michael W. Modica |

Many motorists focus on how their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) could be used against them in a Delaware drunk driving case, knowing the legal limit is .08 percent. This point is what leads some drivers to refuse to blow or submit to another chemical test, due to the misconception that BAC is the only… Read More »

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Comparing Indictment V. Arrest In Delaware Computer Crimes

By Michael W. Modica |

Computer crimes like identity theft, phishing, and internet fraud were a serious problem throughout the US before the pandemic, and the statistics show that these offenses have spiked over the last 24 months. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were 4.8 million computer-related crimes reported to federal, state and local officials –… Read More »

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4 Facts About Driving With A Suspended License In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Getting a driver’s license is a right of passage for many American teens, but it is most certainly not a right in the sense that many people expect. The Delaware Code includes numerous provisions on driver’s licenses, all of which focus on a key point: Driving is a privilege granted to motorists. You earn… Read More »

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Extreme Range Of Penalties For Drug Possession In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Drug possession is often viewed as the least serious of all drug crimes in Delaware, and it is true that personal use amounts of certain substances may not even lead to jail time. However, the penalties for a conviction can also be much more severe based upon how the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, organizes… Read More »

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Jury Trials In Delaware DUI Cases: Things To Know

By Michael W. Modica |

One of the most fundamental concepts of US constitutional law is that someone arrested for a crime has a right to a jury trial, and it was incorporated into the Delaware Constitution when signed in December 1787. However, there can be some confusion over whether this right carries over to DUI cases because many… Read More »

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