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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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Watch Out for Interrogation Tricks Used by Delaware Police

By Michael W. Modica |

Investigators, detectives, and other law enforcement officers receive considerable training on how to perform their jobs effectively. They are specifically educated on the ways to question individuals of suspected criminal activity, even before arrest. Police do their best to get a confession during interrogations, even when their tactics may violate your right against self-incrimination… Read More »

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Top 4 Benefits of Resolving a Delaware Criminal Case Through Plea Bargaining

By Michael W. Modica |

If you are considering a plea bargain in a Delaware criminal case, you are not alone. Though the US Department of Justice admits there are no exact figures available, it is estimated that between 90 and 95 percent of cases are resolved through plea bargains. These numbers include misdemeanors and felonies, and both federal… Read More »

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University of Delaware Among Top College Party Schools

By Michael W. Modica |

The University of Delaware may rank high among other public universities in terms of scholastics, the school recently earned an accolade of a somewhat dubious nature: In an August 14, 2018, WTOP named the home of the Blue Hens as the number one party college in the nation, where students are more likely to… Read More »

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How a Delaware DUI Conviction Affects Your Career

By Michael W. Modica |

If you have been charged with drunk driving in Delaware, your mind will first turn to the criminal and administrative sanctions that you face. Upon your arrest, law enforcement will confiscate your driver’s license and your driving privileges may be suspended by the Division of Motor Vehicles for a minimum of three months. There… Read More »

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Types of Defenses in a Delaware Criminal Case

By Michael W. Modica |

In general, it is the job of your Delaware criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and defend your interests when charged with a crime. However, there are multiple legal options and strategies for your defense. The top priorities will always include fighting for your civil rights and challenging the prosecutor’s burden of proof… Read More »

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Delaware DUI Laws for Out-of-State Drivers

By Michael W. Modica |

Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Delaware is a taxing, stressful experience for anyone, but it can be even more overwhelming if you live out-of-state. There are implications for your driving privileges in Delaware, and potentially for your driver’s license in the state that issued it. Plus, various aspects of a… Read More »

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What to do if You’re Accused of Domestic Violence in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Domestic violence is a serious accusation that carries harsh penalties for a conviction. Therefore, you are in an extremely tough predicament if the allegations are untrue or misleading due to improper motives. Your situation may become even worse if you act on the emotions you experience when charged with abuse, which may include anger… Read More »

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Delaware Men Extradited After Pennsylvania Arrest

By Michael W. Modica |

After being held for several months for crimes in Pennsylvania, two men suspected in a June 2017 robbery were extradited back to Delaware to face charges related to the same incident. According to a March 6, 2018 article from Internet news source Delaware Online, Delaware State Police were pursuing the pair after they allegedly… Read More »

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