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Fifth DUI Charges for Delaware Woman

By Michael W. Modica |

A simple traffic violation led to an arrest on multiple offenses for a Lewes, DE woman, but among the most serious charges is a fifth offense for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. Delaware Online reported on the January 2, 2018 incident, as the woman ran a red light at an intersection and was… Read More »

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Carjacking, Other Serious Charges for Wilmington, DE Man

By Michael W. Modica |

A Wilmington, Delaware man faces multiple charges after stealing a car and driving on the wrong side of the road in an incident that resulted in the deaths of two people. Online news source Delaware Online reported on December 27, 2017 that the man had carjacked the vehicle earlier in the day and there… Read More »

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Delaware Paramedic Arrested on Charges of Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

By Michael W. Modica |

Police in Dover, Delaware arrested a Kent County Department of Public Safety paramedic on stalking charges after a confrontation at his ex-girlfriend’s home on December 18, 2017. According to an article in The News Journal, the man pulled into the woman’s driveway in a Mercedes convertible, wearing his work uniform. A neighbor saw him… Read More »

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Modica Appointed to Delaware Jurisdiction Improvement Committee

By Michael W. Modica |

One of the most important moves recently made by the Delaware Supreme Court did not occur in a courtroom, but it will affect many residents of The First State: On November 7, 2017, the Justices formed the Jurisdiction Improvement Committee (JIC) to conduct an in-depth review of the jurisdictional authority of Delaware’s five trial… Read More »

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US Marshals in Delaware Cracking Down on Fraud Crimes

By Michael W. Modica |

The U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware recently issued an alert warning consumers about different fraud schemes that are expected to increase in frequency around the holidays. According to a November 21, 2017 report from online news source Delaware Online, the perpetrators call unsuspecting individuals and claim to be law enforcement officers. A… Read More »

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Firearms and Domestic Violence in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Topics related to domestic violence and firearms in Delaware have been controversial for years, but the recent shooting at a Texas church has put these issues back in the headlines. Delaware Online provided local coverage and reported on the man’s history, specifically a domestic violence matter dating back to 2012. While serving with the… Read More »

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Delaware Man Faces Charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact

By Michael W. Modica |

New allegations of sex crimes involving a child have surfaced for a man already accused of related offenses in Delaware, according to a November 28, 2017 report in The News Journal. In June, police began investigating claims that the individual, a ballet instructor at the Dance Conservatory in Dover, DE, had engaged in sexual… Read More »

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How Does Arraignment Work in Delaware Criminal Cases?

By Michael W. Modica |

If you are like many people, you are probably familiar with the term “arraignment” from watching television crime shows or hearing about it from others. However, if you are facing criminal charges, you need to know a lot more about how this proceeding works than what you may have learned indirectly. Your arraignment hearing… Read More »

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Delaware Man Arrested for Child Rape After Three-Year Investigation

By Michael W. Modica |

On November 20, 2017, after a three-year investigation involving multiple law enforcement departments, U.S. Marshals arrested a Milford, Delaware man accused of sexually abusing a female child. According to a report from WBOC News Channel 16, the delay in apprehending the suspect was due to the fact that the man fled the state and… Read More »

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Drugged Driving Still a Crime After Marijuana Decriminalized in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Many states in the US have decriminalized the use of marijuana in recent years; in 2015, Delaware enacted legislation making the possession and personal use of up to an ounce of pot a $100 civil fine. Under the previous law, an offender could face a huge fine and maximum six months in jail. However,… Read More »

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