Can Trick or Treat lead to Criminal Charges?

Police records have indicated that on October 31, crime rates tend to spike, more so than any other holiday. No matter if you are after Tricks or Treats, no one wants to have their Halloween ruined by an arrest and criminal charges. Our Delaware criminal defense attorneys share some ways that you can avoid getting into trouble this Halloween. HOW CAN YOU PREVENT GETTING CRIMINAL CHARGES ON HALLOWEEN? Don’t Wear a Mask. Halloween is the best time of the year to throw on a costume and fake identity for a night of fun. But that can come to a quick stop if […]

Delaware Police are Conducting Traffic Stops

“Before you hit any of the state’s major roadways on Friday or Saturday, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink.” Delaware online news story   According to the Delaware News Journal article dated October 16, 2017, there will be extra police presence covering the entire State of Delaware on Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20. They will be conducting traffic stops focused on aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt use, pedestrian safety, as well as motorcycle and commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.    A traffic violation conviction in the State of Delaware can alter your everyday life in several ways. […]

Traffic Tickets in Delaware

Each summer, Sussex County becomes a seashore destination for people from New York to Virginia. According to a recent New Journal article,  even though Delaware Department of Transportation has invested millions of dollars rebuilding highways and transit centers in the area, gridlock is expected to remain on the largely-rural highways leading to the coast during peak beach driving times. With the increased traffic comes increased chances of traffic tickets such as speeding or DUI’s.  Delaware Traffic Tickets can impact you more than you think. We recently were approached by a client who received a traffic ticket for speeding. She was […]

Memorial Day 2017

 Memorial Day Weekend is the start of the tourist season. This year is no exception. According to the New Journal, “Throngs of people will hit the various beach areas, and most nightclubs will stick to disc jockeys and Top-40 cover bands to entertain the masses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.”  Unfortunately, along with all the pleasant experiences there are also some things we hope to avoid on Memorial day weekend at the beach; traffic tickets, noise complaints, DUI, disorderly conduct and drunk in public are some of the more unpleasant that many will experience this weekend. Far too many have learned the […]

What is terroristic threatening?

A terroristic threat is a threat to commit a crime of violence or a threat to cause bodily injury to another person and terrorization as the result of that conduct. In Delaware, if you, or your child, threaten someone with bodily harm you can ultimately face criminal charges. This is true regardless of whether or not you meant it, or carried out any of the threats or ultimately assaulted someone. If all you did was threaten to harm, hurt, injure or kill someone you may face terroristic threatening charges. This is a very serious charge and you should not hesitate […]

Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware

Memorial Day weekend is a little more than a month away. The boardwalk, the beach, the smell of the ocean and Thrasher’s French fries, crowds, sunburns are what many love about Southern Delaware.   However, if you love the beach but want to avoid the enormous summer crowds there are 8 Delaware beaches that tend to stay quiet, even in the middle of tourist season. Read this article from “Only In Your State” by clicking here. Unfortunately, along with all the pleasant experiences, there are also some things we hope to avoid on Memorial day weekend at the beach; traffic tickets, […]

Felony Crimes in Delaware

Some crimes are more serious than others, particularly in the eyes of the law. In Delaware, a felony is the most serious type of criminal charge. It is for activity that is considered especially harmful or violent. However if someone is not properly defended by a Felony Lawyer from Georgetown, DE he or she may end up charged with a more serious crime than they deserve. What is a felony in Delaware? In Delaware, a felony offense is considered more serious than a misdemeanor offense and carries a harsher sentence, typically a minimum of one year to be served in […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Delaware

Delaware comes alive with celebration for St. Patrick’s Day, which is this Friday, March 17. One of the most popular Sussex county events is the Milford Pub Crawl.  For more information on Milford’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl click here. Unfortunately, that means police will be making plenty of DUI arrests, too. There have already been a number of St. Patrick’s Day drinking events in Delaware, and there will be even more this weekend. Police generally have increased patrols for DUIs around all the holidays—not just St. Patrick’s Day. But what happens if you’re one of the people […]

Delaware DUI Explained

The holiday season brings a crackdown by Delaware State Police and local law enforcement that is aimed at fighting impaired driving and the dreaded Delaware DUI. Find out more from Delaware DUI lawyers at MurrayPhillips, P.A. We have lawyers in Georgetown, DE as well as Camden and Wilmington. Drinking and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a very serious criminal offense that is completely avoidable in Delaware. Yet, people do it all the time. Why? Because they overestimate their ability to drive and underestimate the possibility of impairment. Too often we hear, “I thought I was fine to drive,” but they are […]

Felony Classifications in Delaware

In Delaware, a felony offense is considered more serious than a misdemeanor offense and carries a harsher sentence, typically a minimum of one year to be served in a state prison (though jail time can be much longer, depending on the crime’s felony classification and whether the crime was violent or nonviolent.)

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