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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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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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