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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


What Should I Do After Discovering a Crime in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

It is imperative that residents of Delaware take appropriate steps after witnessing a criminal offense or stumbling upon a crime scene. Your next steps are crucial, and a mistake could attract unwanted suspicion from the authorities. Often, it is difficult to think clearly after such a traumatic experience – and this may cause you… Read More »


How Do I Commute My Sentence in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

Although there are many ways in which defendants can mitigate legal consequences in Delaware, commutation is an especially popular choice. Whether you are dealing with criminal charges personally or you are a concerned family member, you may wish to explore this option in more detail. What exactly is commutation in Delaware? How does one… Read More »

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What Happens if You Commit Five DUIs in Delaware?

By Michael W. Modica |

Committing a single DUI in Delaware is bad enough, but what happens if you commit multiple offenses over the course of your life? As with other jurisdictions, Delaware becomes increasingly strict with those who commit repeated criminal offenses – and this certainly applies to DUIs. Penalties increase with each DUI offense, whether you have… Read More »


Recent Case Highlights the Consequences of Embezzlement in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

According to the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School, embezzlement is a white collar crime that involves misappropriation, theft, or inappropriate transfers of funds. The consequences of this offense can be tremendous in Delaware, and many defendants have experienced these consequences first hand over the past few years. If you have been accused… Read More »


I Am Being Accused of Cyberstalking in Delaware: What Happens Now?

By Michael W. Modica |

As with virtually all US states, Delaware has strict laws against cyberstalking – and these laws can lead to considerable sentences. Although it might seem unthinkable to spend time behind bars for online activities, this is a very real possibility. As past cases have shown, it is even possible to spend the rest of… Read More »

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