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 […]

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 […]

Delaware DUI Arrests

The Delaware State News reported that according to the Delaware State Police, 13 percent of all DUI stops statewide between Jan. 1, 2016 and April 19 involved a driver’s alleged third offense or more. The breakdown of Delaware DUI arrests included: Third offense – 256 arrests. Fourth offense – 108 arrests. Fifth offense – 52 arrests. Sixth offense – 17 arrests. Seventh offense – 12 arrests 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 […]

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 High School Proms and DUI’s

The High School Prom season has started in Delaware. Statistics show roughly a third of alcohol-related teen traffic fatalities occur between April and June, which is considered the peak of prom season. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, over 35,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. Teen drivers and passengers account for 25 percent of those deaths every year.  If you have a teenager that has been arrested for driving under the influence, it can be a life-changing event. We at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay strive to keep the consequences from making a negative […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Role of Delaware DUI Lawyers

Being charged with DUI in Delaware can have serious consequences that affect individuals’ personal and professional lives in a devastating way. Understanding the Delaware DUI laws is crucial when planning a defense. It is important to be familiar with the penalties involved with such a charge and to contact an experienced Delaware DUI lawyer for customized representation. Our lawyers in Georgetown, DE are ready to take your case.

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