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Delaware Moves to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware once again came one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as lawmakers revealed a measure that could make it the 11th US state to allow consumption of pot in various forms. According to an article appearing in the Delaware State News, the General Assembly introduced House Bill 110 on May 16, 2019, almost… Read More »

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Wilmington, DE Woman Faces Charges for Resisting Arrest After Beach Fight

By Michael W. Modica |

A 21-year-old Wilmington, DE woman is facing multiple charges after she attacked police officers who were attempting to break up a fight outside a beachfront bar. A May 20, 2019 article in Delaware Online reported that police who were called to the scene observed the woman fighting upon their arrival. As one officer was… Read More »

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Biggest Mistakes When Arrested on Delaware Criminal Charges

By Michael W. Modica |

Even people who think they know their rights under the Delaware Constitution make mistakes when under arrest. The heat of the moment, frustration, anger, and confusion take over, clouding your judgment about what to do – and not do. While the biggest error you can make is not hiring a Delaware criminal defense attorney… Read More »

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How Delaware’s Drug Court Program Works

By Michael W. Modica |

Since its inception in New Castle County, DE in 1997, the Delaware Drug Court Program has demonstrated clear benefits for those charged with various non-violent drug crimes. Lawmakers behind the initiative recognized that offenders often suffer from substance abuse. They are less likely to become repeat offenders by getting the treatment they need, instead… Read More »

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Three Forms of Evidence in a Delaware DUI Case

By Michael W. Modica |

An arrest for drunk driving is just the beginning of a Delaware DUI case, since being charged is not the same as a conviction. Police only needed probable cause to make the arrest, but a prosecuting attorney needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were over the limit or impaired. At your… Read More »

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Watch Out for Interrogation Tricks Used by Delaware Police

By Michael W. Modica |

Investigators, detectives, and other law enforcement officers receive considerable training on how to perform their jobs effectively. They are specifically educated on the ways to question individuals of suspected criminal activity, even before arrest. Police do their best to get a confession during interrogations, even when their tactics may violate your right against self-incrimination… Read More »

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Classifications of Assault Crimes in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

There are multiple types of assault crimes under Delaware law, ranging from lower-degree misdemeanors up to much more serious felonies. It can be difficult to understand the differences among them, but you do need to be familiar if you were arrested for assault. It is important to know the charges you face, the potential… Read More »

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Top 4 Benefits of Resolving a Delaware Criminal Case Through Plea Bargaining

By Michael W. Modica |

If you are considering a plea bargain in a Delaware criminal case, you are not alone. Though the US Department of Justice admits there are no exact figures available, it is estimated that between 90 and 95 percent of cases are resolved through plea bargains. These numbers include misdemeanors and felonies, and both federal… Read More »

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University of Delaware Among Top College Party Schools

By Michael W. Modica |

The University of Delaware may rank high among other public universities in terms of scholastics, the school recently earned an accolade of a somewhat dubious nature: In an August 14, 2018, WTOP named the home of the Blue Hens as the number one party college in the nation, where students are more likely to… Read More »

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How a Delaware DUI Conviction Affects Your Career

By Michael W. Modica |

If you have been charged with drunk driving in Delaware, your mind will first turn to the criminal and administrative sanctions that you face. Upon your arrest, law enforcement will confiscate your driver’s license and your driving privileges may be suspended by the Division of Motor Vehicles for a minimum of three months. There… Read More »

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