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Three Forms of Evidence in a Delaware DUI Case

By Michael W. Modica |

An arrest for drunk driving is just the beginning of a Delaware DUI case, since being charged is not the same as a conviction. Police only needed probable cause to make the arrest, but a prosecuting attorney needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were over the limit or impaired. At your… 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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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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Two Ignition Interlock Device Programs Under Delaware Drunk Driving Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

The majority of state in the US have enacted statute related to ignition interlock devices (IID) as a way to discourage motorists from violating drunk driving laws. An IID is essentially a type of breathalyzer machine that is electronically linked to your car’s engine. The device incorporates technology that prevents your vehicle from starting… Read More »

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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Sobriety Checkpoints in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware law enforcement officers implement different strategies to deter drunk driving, including sobriety checkpoints. If you check newspapers and online resources, you may see an article describing an upcoming stop. For example, on Delaware Online, there were five DUI checkpoints reported in the days before the Labor Day 2017 holiday. Police often use sobriety… Read More »

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DUI Charges, Other Consequences for Delaware Police Officer

By Michael W. Modica |

A DUI charge will carry more than just the typical criminal and administrative penalties for a Clayton, Delaware police chief who was charged with drunk driving on August 12, 2017. According to a report from Delaware Online, town officials voted to place the long-time police department head on administrative leave with pay, pending the… Read More »

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Drunk Driving: Accident Leads to Homicide Charges in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

On July 7, 2017, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced the sentencing of a man who pled guilty in February to a number of Drunk Driving related offenses, including first-degree vehicular homicide. According to Wilmington’s WDEL 101.7 FM radio news, the offender will spend five years in prison after causing a crash that killed… Read More »

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Tips to Follow When You Are Pulled Over for DUI in New Castle County, DE

By Michael W. Modica |

What  began  as an  enjoyable  night  out  with  friends  can  quickly turn  ugly when  you are  pulled  over for Drunk Driving in New Castle County,  Delaware. A conviction for DUI can have significant, long­ term effects on your life, so  your  actions  when  apprehended by law enforcement  will  be critical. You do not need… Read More »

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