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Important Definitions to Know for a Delaware Domestic Violence Case

By Michael W. Modica |

If you have been served with paperwork regarding a restraining order and allegations of domestic violence, it is critical to take action right away. One of the first tasks is to understand the basics of the laws, starting with a key term. Delaware defines domestic violence as certain acts listed in the statute, which… Read More »


Criminal Penalties For Domestic Violence In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

Every US state has domestic violence laws that provide protections for victims of abuse, enabling them to obtain a restraining order to prevent continued misconduct. Delaware defines domestic violence as committing acts of abuse against family, former spouses, a co-parent, former or current romantic partners, and other individuals who are protected. However, this definition… Read More »


Tips If You Were Served With A Delaware Domestic Violence Protective Order

By Michael W. Modica |

You know that assault is a crime in Delaware, but there are some laws and protections that apply when an altercation involves a member of the family or household. Domestic violence laws provide a process by which a person can petition for and obtain a protective order in Delaware, directing someone else to refrain… Read More »


911 Call As Evidence In Delaware Domestic Violence Cases

By Michael W. Modica |

Americans have been relying on 911 since 1968 as the standard emergency code to dial in the event of an emergency, and authorities record all communications between the caller and dispatch. When the caller is an alleged victim of domestic violence, there can be tricky civil rights issues with using transcripts of these 911… Read More »


4 Things To Know About Technology And Delaware Domestic Violence Charges

By Michael W. Modica |

On any given day, you probably interact with multiple devices, electronics, and telecommunications networks for both personal and professional reasons. Statistics indicate that a whopping 97 percent of Americans have cell phones, and roughly 75 percent possess a desktop or laptop. Plus, around half have a notebook or tablet. Though some activities are more… Read More »


How A Delaware Protective Order Can Affect Your Rights In Other Cases

By Michael W. Modica |

It is always a crime to assault or physically attack someone, but Delaware’s statutes on domestic violence have a very specific application when the abuse occurs between individuals having a personal relationship. If the violence involves current or ex-spouses, parent and child, dating partners, certain relatives, and other persons designated by law, it is… Read More »


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 »


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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