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, […]

Alcohol and Drug Use on Prom Night

Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for young people aged 12 to 19. Prom night can be a dangerous time with so many teens on the road late at night. Approximately 1,000 youth under age 21 die each year in preventable tragedies while celebrating their high school proms and graduations (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While spring is the hallmark of many teen celebrations (graduation and prom), it can also be a very dangerous time in a teen’s life. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the months of April through June are some of […]

Delaware’s Courts and Legislators Review Heroin Deaths

The availability of heroin is responsible for many overdoses and deaths in Delaware in recent years and has prompted a number of changes in laws. Police, paramedics, and mental health officials have all seen a steady increase in heroin use among the population, and the Drug Enforcement Administration named it as Delaware’s largest drug threat. The state’s legislature has been taking proactive steps to fight the heroin epidemic, and federal authorities recently indicted an alleged Delaware heroin supplier, charging that the individual’s supply of drugs resulted in the overdose death of a woman in Pennsylvania.

DRE – Drug Recognition Experts being used in Delaware DUI Cases

DRE – Drug recognition experts are being used in Delaware DUI cases. 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 […]

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 “Came […]

Delaware Criminal Law Reforms

Delaware Criminal Law has historically been an area of contradiction when it comes to its politics and how it treats criminal offenders. Delaware has traditionally been a State dominated by the Democratic Party, which typically aligns itself with rehabilitating criminal behavior and attempts to keep incarceration rates low. The effect of politics on Delaware criminal law however, has seemed to be the opposite of what one would expect from a blue state. Delaware has often been home to draconian laws which limits the authority of judges and puts shackles on an offender who desires to build a productive life after […]

Traffic Stop Leads To Narcotics Arrest Delaware

A car stop Friday night in Smryna lead to the arrests of two men on drug charges, police said today. Homer D. Cooper IV, 20, of Washington Place in Dover, and 21-year-old Bremonte R. Palmer, of Cherry Drive in Magnolia, were each charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, Lt. Norman Wood said.

Delaware Heroin Possession Laws

A Dover man was arrested Saturday morning on heroin charges after leading state police on a vehicle chase near Dover, police say. Terrance A. Oliver, 29, was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, tampering with physical evidence, criminal impersonation, disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 19 assorted other traffic offenses, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.

Delaware Forged Prescription Laws

Two men have been charged after being involved in a fraudulent prescription incident, Middletown police said today. It happened Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m. at the Rite Aid at 455 W. Main St. Middletown police were sent to the business on a report of a person passing a forged prescription to the pharmacy.

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