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 Saturday, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink.” Delware105.9 new link   According to Delaware105.9 FM Newstalk Radio, there will be extra police presence covering the entire State of Delaware  Saturday, July 18, and July 28, 2018. 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. Serious traffic offenses such as DUI, Driving Without […]

Labor Day 2018

Labor Day Weekend is the end of the summer tourist season. This year is no exception. Unfortunately, along with all the pleasant experiences, there are also some things we hope to avoid on Labor 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 hard way about the Delaware saying “Came down on vacation, left on probation”. Most Delaware lawyers who work in the criminal and traffic courts, particularly in eastern Sussex County, receive a spike in […]

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, […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Delaware

Delaware comes alive with celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day, which is Saturday, March 17. One of the most popular Sussex county events is the Milford Pub Crawl.  For more information on Milford’s 8th 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 arrested […]

Successful Attempted Murder Defense

Ronald Phillips and Julianne Murray successfully defended a Dover Delaware man facing counts of attempted murder with first-degree assault and lesser charges including offense and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  They gained an acquittal on all counts.   Read the article here: http://delawarestatenews.net/news/strickland-acquitted-alleged-dover-shooting/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=destatenews

DRE being used in Delaware DUI Cases

DRE = Drug Recognition Experts There is a new trend in prosecuting drug related DUI cases. That is the Drug Recognition Expert. The State of Delaware is now occasionally using Drug Recognition Experts in DUI cases. As of the writing of this article, it is unclear what Delaware’s approach to Drug Recognition Experts will be. The purpose of a Drug Recognition Expert is to a) determine whether a suspect is impaired b) determine whether the suspect is impaired because of a medical condition or the use of drugs, and c) If impaired because of drugs, what type of drugs are […]

MurrayPhillips P.A.

MurrayPhillips P.A. now serving all of Delaware MurrayPhillips, a Delaware Criminal Defense law firm now serves all of Delaware. Julie Murray and Ron Phillips started their law firm on January 1, 2015. Prior to joining forces, the two lawyers each had their own law firm, Murray Law and The Law Office of Ronald D. Phillips Jr. respectively. While Phillips concentrated his efforts on criminal law and DUI with a little family law, Murray had a general practice that included civil litigation, real estate and Wills and Estates. Phillips has practiced extensively in Kent and Sussex County while Murray focused her […]

The Myth of the Presumption of Innocence

               The Myth of the Presumption of Innocence     The Constitutional principle that everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt is often misunderstood and is often the subject of conversation with. I often get questioned as to how someone could be charged with a crime for which there appears to be little evidence or why they need to post bail to stay out of jail pending trial if they are presumed innocent. The constitution does not specifically say that an individual is entitled to the […]

Memorial Day for Delaware Lawyers

  Memorial Day weekend is just a few short days away. The boardwalk, the beach, the smell of the ocean and Thrasher’s French fries, crowds, sunburns and all those things we associate with the first weekend of summer will be upon us. 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 hard way about the Delaware saying […]

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