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Delaware Defendant Gets 106 Years in Prison on Charges of Torturing Her Stepsons

By Michael W. Modica |

A Delaware woman was sentenced to 106 years behind bars on charges that she abused and tortured her stepsons. The defense stipulated that the woman choked, punched, and kicked the boys in addition to often withholding food from them. She was accused of forcing the boys to eat their own feces among other unspeakable… Read More »


University of Delaware Student Charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware police have charged a University of Delaware student with numerous offenses after he was caught illegally carrying a concealed weapon while riding his motorcycle near campus. The arrest occurred around 8 p.m. when an officer spotted the student operating his motorcycle in a designated bike lane on North College Avenue. When the officer… Read More »


Woman Charged with Hate Crime, Terroristic Threatening After Food Order Goes Bad

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware state police announced the arrest of a 21-year-old woman from Laurel, Delaware for a Hate Crime and Making Terroristic Threats. According to police, the defendant placed an order over the phone for food at a local ethnic restaurant. A 43-year-old family member went to pick up the order and, according to police, was… Read More »


Important Definitions to Know for a Delaware Domestic Violence Case

By Michael W. Modica |

If you have been served with paperwork regarding a restraining order and allegations of domestic violence, it is critical to take action right away. One of the first tasks is to understand the basics of the laws, starting with a key term. Delaware defines domestic violence as certain acts listed in the statute, which… Read More »


Bad Reasons People Do Not Hire a Lawyer for a Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

You know that it is human to make mistakes, but there is one critical error you could make when you have been arrested and face charges in a criminal case. Trying to go it alone and represent yourself is not a wise move, even if you do have a legal background. One of your… Read More »


What if the Victim Will Not Testify in a Delaware Assault Case?

By Michael W. Modica |

If you were arrested for assault in Delaware, you probably already know that every shred of evidence could make or break your case. The same is true for the government, since evidence is critical for the prosecution to meet its burden. The Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution requires… Read More »


Will I Have to Go to Jail for a White Collar Crime in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

Though they may not go by the familiar term you know as white collar crimes in Delaware, these offenses are still serious and carry hefty penalties. The details will vary, as a white collar crime may be classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances. Additional factors also affect the punishment if… Read More »


Will I Be Deposed in a Delaware Criminal Case?

By Michael W. Modica |

If you recall from civics classes in school and possibly in your professional life, your constitutional rights are among the most important protections in a criminal case. One that arises often is the right against self-incrimination. The Delaware Constitution Bill of Rights, which parallels the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, states that no… Read More »


Dual Penalties Under Delaware DUI Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

Many motorists are aware that Delaware law enforcement is aggressive in pursuing those they suspect of drunk driving, and officers will make arrests when a driver violates the law. According to official DUI statistics from the State of Delaware, there are more than 4,000 people arrested every year for driving while impaired. Police will… Read More »


What Decisions are Up to Me in a Delaware Criminal Case?

By Michael W. Modica |

When you know that you could face jail time, fines, and harsh collateral consequences if convicted of a crime in Delaware, you realize that it is critical to retain legal counsel to assist with your case. A criminal defense attorney will have the years of education, training, and experience that you lack. Plus, to… Read More »

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