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What Are Index Crimes In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

In addition to investigating crime, the FBI is also charged with tracking criminal activity for purposes of predicting trends and assessing the effectiveness of crime fighting efforts. The agency created the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program to assist with these efforts, and the regulations create a classification system for Part I and Part II… Read More »

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How Delaware Officials Investigate Computer Crimes

By Michael W. Modica |

There was a time when law enforcement lacked the knowledge, tools, and experience to effectively pursue computer crimes, but the resources available to investigators are now quite robust. Despite the efforts and innovations used by hackers, police are making more arrests than ever for violations of Delaware statutes on Computer-Related Offenses. Officers are developing… Read More »

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What Is “Occupational” Fraud Under Delaware Criminal Laws?

By Michael W. Modica |

Fraud is an umbrella term that covers many different types of schemes in which a perpetrator misappropriated the property of another through use of false statements or deception. One specific type that is on the rise in the US is occupational fraud, which the Association of Certified Fraud (ACFE) defines as knowing misrepresentation of… Read More »

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Penalties For Cocaine Possession In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware’s drug laws are some of the toughest in the US, but not all controlled substances are treated the same. The statute classifies drugs according to their potential for abuse and accepted usage by the medical community, and cocaine is considered among the most dangerous. Aside from the type of drug, the Delaware’s Uniform… Read More »

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Defenses To Weapons Charges In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Violations of Delaware weapons laws may not constitute a large percentage of the arrests police make every year, but the statistics show that law enforcement is diligent about apprehending suspects. According to a report on Crime in Delaware, officers charge around 2,100 people with weapons law violations. The counts range from possession by prohibited… Read More »

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Can A Juvenile Be Charged As An Adult For Using A Fake ID In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

It seems like all kids are in a hurry to grow up, but there can be big problems when they break the law to fake their way into adulthood. It is a crime in Delaware to engage in acts involving unlawful use of a license or identification card, and you might be surprised to… Read More »

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Do I Need A Lawyer To Defend Student Crime Allegations In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

You might not expect student crime to be a significant problem in the US, but data indicates that law enforcement does not hesitate to pursue offenders. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, around 29,000 criminal incidents on university and college campuses are reported to police and security agencies every year. A whopping… Read More »

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Summer Travel: Facts About Out-Of-State DUI In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

After two years of COVID lockdowns and limitations, Americans are excited to travel for short trips, long adventures, and abroad destinations. A recent HomeToGo consumer survey reveals that people are eager to get out, with 82 percent of respondents indicating that they intend to travel more in 2022 compared to 2021. Summer remains the… Read More »

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Comparing Various Forms Of Robbery In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

In layman’s terms, theft is taking something that belongs to someone else and misappropriating it for your own use. However, people often lump together many related offenses, such as robbery, shoplifting, and burglary, when they are actually very different. Taking the basic crime of robbery in Delaware, there are two elements the prosecutor must… Read More »

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Collateral Consequences For A Conviction On Delaware Child Abuse Charges

By Michael W. Modica |

It is no secret that Delaware law enforcement takes swift, aggressive action to pursue child abuse charges. According to the Delaware child abuse statute, you could find yourself facing a Class A Misdemeanor for causing physical injury through a single act or pattern of misconduct. The judge could order you to a year in… Read More »

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