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  • Arrest

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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 ...

    Court of Common Pleas and Felony

    The latest posts for Court of Common Pleas and Felony are listed below.
    • Delaware Preliminary Hearings in the Court of Common Pleas

      People often ask what is the point of a preliminary hearing? Well, a preliminary hearing occurs after an arrest for a felony or a narcotic drug misdemeanor. These hearings typically occur between 3 and 10 days after arrest in the court of common pleas. There are two main components of the preliminary hearing process, the main purpose is to insure that there is probable cause to charge the ...

    Criminal Defense

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    • Ocean Pines Police Report Spike in Blood Alcohol Level in DUI Arrests

      Ocean Pines Police have issued a warning to drivers in the area after seeing a noticeable increase in the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). According to OP Police Chief David Massey, of three recent individuals arrested, one registered a BAC two-and-a-half times the legal limit, the second yielded a BAC two-times the legal limit, and the ...

    DUI

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    • Ocean Pines Police Report Spike in Blood Alcohol Level in DUI Arrests

      Ocean Pines Police have issued a warning to drivers in the area after seeing a noticeable increase in the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). According to OP Police Chief David Massey, of three recent individuals arrested, one registered a BAC two-and-a-half times the legal limit, the second yielded a BAC two-times the legal limit, and the ...
    • More DUI Accidents Means More DUI Checkpoints This Thanksgiving

      Year after year, law enforcement agencies all around the country see a considerable spike in driving under influence ( DUI ) arrests starting around Thanksgiving and ending after New Year’s Day. To coincide with this information, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that each national holiday sees an increase in car accidents and ...

    Felony

    The latest posts for Felony are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Firearm and Supreme Court

    The latest posts for Firearm and Supreme Court are listed below.
    • Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

      Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court . This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he rented, and he allowed his girlfriend, cousin, and sister to reside there. His sister lawfully owned a firearm that she kept at the residence. Mr. Eley is ...

    Posted in: Arrest

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    • 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 ...
    • Delaware Preliminary Hearings in the Court of Common Pleas

      People often ask what is the point of a preliminary hearing? Well, a preliminary hearing occurs after an arrest for a felony or a narcotic drug misdemeanor. These hearings typically occur between 3 and 10 days after arrest in the court of common pleas. There are two main components of the preliminary hearing process, the main purpose is to insure that there is probable cause to charge the ...

    Posted in: Arrest and Immigration

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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 ...

    Posted in: Children

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    • Committing an Imaginary Crime

      Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is that the child didn’t exist. The circumstances alleged in the warrant involved in this case are essentially that Mr. Kiser was speaking to Delaware State Police ...

    Posted in: Consultations

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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 ...

    Posted in: DUI

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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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Posted in: Felony

    The latest posts for Posted in: Felony are listed below.
    • Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

      Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court . This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he rented, and he allowed his girlfriend, cousin, and sister to reside there. His sister lawfully owned a firearm that she kept at the residence. Mr. Eley is ...

    Preliminary Hearing and Robbery

    The latest posts for Preliminary Hearing and Robbery are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Robbery and Seizure

    The latest posts for Robbery and Seizure are listed below.
    • 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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