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Degrees of Child Abuse Offenses in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Child abuse is intolerable, which is why the federal government and US states have enacted tough laws to punish those who cause harm to vulnerable children. Delaware’s child abuse statute is no exception. If convicted, a person faces jail time and fines, and there may be requirements to register with the state child abuse… Read More »


4 Reasons To Hire A Delaware Defense Attorney After A Child Abuse Arrest

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware criminal laws come down hard on child abuse, yet it is unfortunately far too easy for someone to get caught up in allegations that may or may not be true. If you are facing charges, you might already be aware that many child abuse cases are classified as violent felonies under Delaware criminal… Read More »


Defenses To Child Abuse Charges In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Child abuse charges are among the most serious criminal allegations a person can face, and it may seem like the deck is stacked against you if you were arrested. The Delaware Criminal Code includes multiple sections on child abuse and crimes against children, and the penalties for a conviction are extremely severe. At minimum,… Read More »


Collateral Consequences For A Conviction On Delaware Child Abuse Charges

By Michael W. Modica |

It is no secret that Delaware law enforcement takes swift, aggressive action to pursue child abuse charges. According to the Delaware child abuse statute, you could find yourself facing a Class A Misdemeanor for causing physical injury through a single act or pattern of misconduct. The judge could order you to a year in… Read More »


What To Do If You Are Accused Of Child Abuse In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Whether child abuse charges stem from false allegations or a momentary lapse in judgment, your actions after being arrested are critical to how your case unfolds in court. Under the Delaware criminal code on offenses against children, even lesser charges are treated as a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail. However,… Read More »


3 Facts You Did NOT Know About Delaware Child Abuse Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

To start with a point of which you are well-aware, Delaware authorities are extremely aggressive in investigating, pursuing, and bringing to justice those accused of child abuse. Under the state statute on child abuse, even minor offenses are classified as a Class A Misdemeanor, and the charges increase in severity from there. What is… Read More »


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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