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True Costs Of Driving With A Suspended License May Shock You

By Michael W. Modica |

Whether it was a DUI, repeat violations of traffic laws, or failure to carry insurance that led to a loss of your driving privileges, you face harsh consequences if you are later pulled over by police. Delaware’s statute on driving with a suspended license is far more serious than a mere traffic citation: The… Read More »

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How To Make SURE You Get Arrested For DUI In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

The vast majority of people want to avoid being charged with a crime for obvious reasons, but there are some situations where you really wonder if an offender was trying to get caught. The Delaware State Police website covered a recent story regarding a drunk driver who seemed particularly motivated to get arrested for… Read More »

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Key Evidence To Defend Theft Crimes In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

The basics of any criminal case boil down to evidence, whether it is the proof the prosecutor must present to get a conviction or the information a defendant can use to fight the charges. When it comes to theft charges, the prosecution’s focus will be on the essential elements listed in Delaware theft statutes…. Read More »

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Sentencing Levels And Probation In Delaware Criminal Cases

By Michael W. Modica |

The details will certainly vary based upon the case, but punishment options after being convicted of a crime generally boil down to fines, jail time, and probation. The Delaware criminal sentencing laws provide for the presumptive sentences, starting with a Class A Felony up to life imprisonment down to the Class B Misdemeanor which… Read More »

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Unexpected Consequences Of Student Crimes In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

There are the implications you expect after being arrested for a crime, but you might be surprised about what happens when you are a student at a Delaware college or university. In addition to the state’s classification of offenses and designation of punishment for felonies and misdemeanors, the regulatory environment at a higher education… Read More »

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What Happens If I Refuse A DUI Breathalyzer Test In Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

Every US state has a statute on the books stating that a motorist agrees to be tested for the presence of alcohol if requested by police, an agreement which arises out of that person’s driving privileges. The specifics of Delaware’s implied consent statute provide that anyone driving on roads within the state is deemed… Read More »

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4 Facts You Did NOT Know About Prescription Drug Charges In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

When you think about the most serious drug crimes in Delaware, your mind probably turns to unlawful activities involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, or other illegal drugs. It is easy to overlook prescription drug offenses because they are closely associated with a respected profession like health care. However, the Delaware Controlled Substances Act (CSA)… Read More »

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Key Rights You Lose When Convicted Of A Crime In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Certain municipalities in Delaware are well-known as being high crime areas, and statistics on criminal activity reveal that police are doing their part to change this reputation. According to a publication on Crime in Delaware that compiles data from multiple law enforcement agencies, there has been a gradual decline in crime in New Castle… Read More »

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4 Myths About Field Sobriety Tests In Delaware DUI Cases

By Michael W. Modica |

Until the number of drunk driving accidents reaches zero, you can expect that law enforcement will continue to pursue motorists who violate laws on driving under the influence of alcohol. Statistics from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) show that police take their responsibilities for public safety very seriously, as officers arrest more… Read More »

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6 Mistakes That Could Make A Delaware Criminal Case Worse

By Michael W. Modica |

When you are placed under arrest in a Delaware criminal case, your brain will probably be focused on two critical points: How you can help your situation and how to NOT make things worse. You may not realize the significant impact your actions before, during, and after the encounter may have on your case,… Read More »

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