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Blog Posts in September, 2010

  • Delaware Police Seizures

    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime that is alleged to have occurred. Typically these seizures will occur concurrently with an arrest of someone selling drugs. While it is possible that the money ...
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  • Delaware Robbery Really?

    Frequent readers of the newspaper in Delaware will notice a shocking amount of robberies at local stores. A robbery in the second degree per Delaware law is essentially a theft with the use or threat of force. So who is using force to rob all of these stores in Delaware? Well honestly, not many people. While a headline with the accompanying felony charge might make good news, it oftens blurs the ...
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  • Which Delaware lawyer that is right for me

    Many people find themselves in need of a lawyer for the first time and do not know who to turn to. Interestingly many people may find an attorney by the phone book, or word of mouth, or the internet, and hire the first attorney they meet. This is not a wise way to hire someone who may have a profound effect on their lives. While word of mouth is better then a blind call to a phone number located ...
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  • Delaware criminal charges and immigration consequences

    The Federal Government has recently cracked down on immigrants, legal and otherwise, who are convicted of a crime. The consequences of a conviction can lead to deportation and long term incarceration at a federal prison while awaiting results of an immigration hearing. Based on a recent United States Supreme Court decision, Padilla v. Kentucky , it is now essential that every non-citizen be ...
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  • Delaware Dui Civil Hearings

    Many people are not aware after an arrest in Delaware for driving under the influence that there are actually two proceedings that commence, the criminal, as well as a civil proceeding. While the criminal proceeding can result in fines, points on your license, and potentially jail time, the civil proceeding can only cost you your driving privileges. It begins when an arrest is made and the officer ...
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