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What to do if You’re Falsely Accused of Rape in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

The US criminal justice system presumes every individual is innocent until proven guilty, but that does not necessarily stop someone from being falsely accused of a crime. When that crime involves Delaware’s rape statute, you know the stakes are high. You be convicted based upon another person’s dishonesty, but there are consequences for your… Read More »

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Prototype for Pot Breathalyzer Revealed: Implications for Delaware Drug and DUI Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

For decades, Delaware’s criminal justice community has relied up breathalyzer devices to chemically test the blood alcohol concentration of a person suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Soon, officials may have access to additional technology to assist with drugged driving. According to a September 5, 2019 published by NPR News affiliate Delaware… Read More »

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FAQs About the Federal First Step Act

By Michael W. Modica |

After years of debate and multiple variations on a bill for federal criminal justice reform, lawmakers passed a law entitled the “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person.” Familiarly known as the FIRST STEP Act, the measure offers legal relief for certain inmates who are currently serving time for violations of federal… Read More »

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R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Charges: FAQs About Indictments

By Michael W. Modica |

Though his case may not be getting the same attention as Jeffrey Epstein, singer R. Kelly is facing serious sex crimes charges of his own. According to a July 12, 2019 article published by Wilmington’s WDEL News Radio, the five-count federal indictment described various charges involving sex trafficking of minors and young women. The… Read More »

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5 Things to Know About Sex Trafficking in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

It is important to realize that most states also have laws regarding sex trafficking and related crimes. There are subtle differences, however, which is why you should trust a Delaware sex crimes defense lawyer to protect your rights. It may also be useful to review five things to know about these cases. Delaware only… Read More »

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Delaware AG Implements Checkpoint StrikeForce to Nab Drunk Drivers

By Michael W. Modica |

In connection with Delaware’s Checkpoint StrikeForce (CPSF) initiative, the state’s Attorney General recently swore in 53 law enforcement officers to serve New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. According to a June 24, 2019 article published by Delaware.gov, CPSF will encompass five DUI sobriety checkpoints throughout the state at multiple times during the year. These… Read More »

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What are the Non-Criminal, Collateral Consequences of a Conviction in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

An internet search on the sanctions for a criminal conviction will turn up such results as Delaware’s statute on classification of offenses and sentencing, but information on the other ramifications is harder to come by. Like many others who have served jail time and paid fines, you could be surprised to learn that there… Read More »

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How to Get Evidence Suppressed in a Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

If you were charged with a crime and the evidence against you seems overwhelming, it is always important to remember that you still have rights. A violation of your civil liberties under the US Bill of Rights and parallel provisions of the Delaware Constitution could lead the information to be inadmissible in court. However,… Read More »

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Top 5 Crimes That Require Registration as a Sex Offender in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

You are no doubt aware that a conviction for various sex crimes carries significant penalties, including hefty fines and long periods of incarceration. However, Delaware, like many other US, takes things a step further. The statute requires convicted individuals to register as a sex offender once they have served their prison sentences. With some… Read More »

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Racketeering Charges for 16 People Arrested in Delaware Drug Bust

By Michael W. Modica |

When a criminal investigation is given a name like Operation Royal Flush, you can probably expect that the resulting charges will be extremely serious. Such was the case in a recent drug bust that involved 11 government agencies, 16 arrests, and 800 grams of heroin, according to a May 24, 2019 article in Delaware… Read More »

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