Michael R. Abram

Mike@abramdefense.com
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Phone: (302) 856-4944
Fax: (302) 856-4946

115 South Bedford St.
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

My practice is 100% litigation. I accept only criminal cases, and I have handled and tried cases ranging from traffic to first degree murder. I have previously handled family court matters although now I will only accept Protection From Abuse cases because they are quick litigation that I feel someone in a criminal practice is equipped to handle. Mostly my practice consists of felony charges and DUI cases. Dui defense includes handling the administrative DMV hearing that accompanies those charges. My office also handles municipal charges from the towns of Dewey Beach, and Rehoboth Beach, and is often capable of resolving charges without the client having to return to Delaware.

Education

J.D., Tulane University, 2003
Criminal Law Clinic

B.A. Sociology, Hofstra, 2000

B.A. Sociology, Hofstra, 2000

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Delaware, 2003
U.S. District Court Delaware, 2003

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Delaware State Bar
Member Since: 2003

Sussex County Bar
Member Since: 2003

Sussex County Defense Bar
Member Since: 2003
President

Featured Cases and Matters

State v. Martin Dudley
2004

The Defendant was charged with 8 counts of Possession of a deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, including a firearm. All of the evidence was suppressed after a hearing determined that the probation officer violated protocols and was not authorized to make the search. All charges were subsequently dismissed.

State v. Herbert Satarin
2009

Superior Court jury trial where the defendant was accused of staging a car accident and fleeing the scene to collect insurance money. Following testimony by the police and an eye witness to the events, the jury spent less then an hour returning a verdict of not guilty.

Town of Henlopen Acres v. Mary Busnigham & Ronald Jones
2009

The small municipality of Henlopen Acres attempted to charge the defendants with 67 separate criminal counts. After a trial on the Merits all 67 charges were dismissed as the Judge ruled that the entire code for the town was unenforceable after comments from counsel. In his ruling the Judge stated “Mr. Abram must have been reading my mind.”

State v. Linwood Eley
2010

Upon appeal from the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the convictions in this case based upon the fact that the prosecutors comments were inappropriate and that the Judge failed to fix the issue event though defense counsel made repeated objections.