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Delaware Drug Charges for Vape Pens

By Michael W. Modica |

For multiple reasons, vaping has become a popular way of consuming marijuana by eligible medical patients and users in states where recreational pot is legal. It is convenient to take anywhere, there is less strong aroma, and the equipment is both reasonably priced and readily available. However, regardless of the benefits, cannabis in any… Read More »

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FAQs About Title IX Investigations at Delaware Colleges and Universities

By Michael W. Modica |

The Civil Rights Act and amendments enacted thereafter were passed to make discrimination unlawful in the context of employment and education; Title IX is the provision that applies to educational institutions, from colleges and universities down to grade schools – public and private. The language states that an individual cannot be excluded from participating… Read More »

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What to do When Falsely Accused of Child Abuse in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Child abuse carries horrific physical and emotional consequences for young victims, and statistics from the National Children’s Alliance indicate the tragic scope of the problem. Almost 700,000 children are abused in the US every year, around 1,700 of whom suffer fatal injuries. Plus, child welfare authorities receive around 3.5 million abuse reports that generate… Read More »

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4 Myths About Drug Crimes and Punishment in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

These days, anyone with a computer, smartphone, and access to the internet can get a wealth of information, on almost any topic, with a quick Google search. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of regulations regarding the accuracy and details of what turns up when you rely on the World Wide Web for some types… Read More »

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Follow This Checklist During Encounters with Delaware Police

By Michael W. Modica |

Though the specifics will vary, there are generally three types of encounters in which you may need to interact with law enforcement:  Police approach you in a public place; Officers seek you out in your home, your place of employment, or your private business; or, They pull you over in your car while driving…. Read More »

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4 Mistakes That Can Take a Delaware DUI Case from Bad to Worse

By Michael W. Modica |

Drunk driving remains a top cause of accidents throughout the US, which is why police take their duty to protect the public very seriously. According to the Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS), law enforcement officers made more than 4,000 arrests for DUI in 2018. These individuals face serious penalties for a conviction, including… Read More »

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Why You Need a Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney at Every Stage of Your Case

By Michael W. Modica |

Police, prosecutors, and other members of the criminal justice community take their duties seriously, and statistics reveal the efforts of state officials in fighting crime. According to a report on Crime in Delaware published by the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, law enforcement officers make almost 27,000 arrests every year for various types of criminal… Read More »

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How Discovery Can Lead to a Dismissal in a Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

Before proceeding to trial in a criminal case, the prosecution and defense may engage in an exchange of information known as discovery, which is governed by Rule 16 of the Delaware Rules of Criminal Procedure. The point is to assess the facts and evidence that may be introduced at trial, and to ensure fairness… Read More »

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What Issues Can I Appeal in a Delaware Criminal Case?

By Michael W. Modica |

A conviction and sentencing may seem to bring an end to your Delaware criminal case, but you have additional legal options by appealing one or more findings by the trial court. Many people in your position do request that an appellate court review legal errors that may have affected the outcome: The US Bureau… Read More »

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Four Important Facts to Note if You Were Arrested for Internet Crimes in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

In its recently released 2019 Internet Crime Report, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) revealed that criminal activities in cyberspace show no signs of diminishing. Data collected for the last calendar year indicates the highest number of complaints to IC3 at 1,300 per day AND the highest amount of losses at $3.5 billion…. Read More »

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