Wilmington Habitual Offender Defense Lawyer
Under Delaware law, people with prior felony convictions may be subject to enhanced sentencing — up to life in prison. The habitual offender statute triggers minimum sentences for those who are considered a danger to society. You need experienced and aggressive legal representation to fight this.
If you are facing a “three strikes” situation, the quality of your defense can literally mean the difference between freedom and years in prison. I am Michael Modica, a Wilmington habitual offender defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in the Delaware criminal justice system. Contact me today if you or a loved one is subject to prosecution as a habitual offender.
Charged As A Habitual Offender In Delaware?
Under the habitual offender law:
- A fourth felony conviction of any kind can result in a life sentence. The minimum sentence must be equal to the maximum sentence allowed by law for the latest offense.
- A third conviction for a violent felony also counts as a habitual offender crime, and requires the court to impose a life sentence.
As your attorney, I will vigorously defend you if you stand to be imprisoned as a habitual criminal. I explore every opportunity to get the charges dismissed or reduced to a non-felony offense. If your case goes to trial, I will fight to get a not-guilty verdict. If you are convicted, I can explore grounds to appeal the current conviction or any of the previous felony convictions.
Experienced And Aggressive Representation
You have rights, but this may be your only opportunity to stay out of prison if you have multiple felonies on your record. If you face habitual offender status, call my Wilmington law firm at 302-600-1262 or contact me online for a free consultation from a Wilmington habitual offender defense lawyer.