Delaware Police are Conducting Traffic Stops

“Before you hit any of the state’s major roadways this weekend, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink.” During the summer months, there is an extra police presence covering the entire State of Delaware. They conduct 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 Insurance and Inattentive Driving can result in a loss of your driving privileges. Should that […]

Legal Fireworks In Delaware

 Legal Fireworks In Delaware Are fireworks legal in Delaware? Well, yes and no. Although the State Fire Marshal’s Office doesn’t support the law change, (Title 16, Chapter 69, D) certain types of fireworks are legal to use on July 4 and December 31. They’re banned in the state at all other times. You can purchase fireworks in Delaware 30 days prior to July 4 and December 31. To keep it legal: Keep it ground based. Choose from spinners, fountains, jumping jacks, ground blooms, and handheld sparklers. Firecrackers are still illegal. Smoke bombs are legal, as are “crackle” type products that […]

Firefly at the Woodlands

Firefly Music Festival has been Delaware’s premier music festival since its inception in July 2012. This year Firefly is going back to the original 3-day festival schedule. The 2019 dates are Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd. People from all over the east coast and beyond will attend the festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware located behind Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Some of this year’s headliners are Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Zedd, Kygo and DJ Snake. For a complete list of artists and lineup, you can visit the official […]

Lowering the Delaware DUI Limit

Lowering the Delaware DUI Limit to .05 March 6, 2018 https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/06/bill-would-lower-delaware-dui-limit-05/396071002/ The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that Delaware and other states consider lowering the DUI BAC (blood alcohol content) limits from .08 to .05. To put this in perspective, under the current threshold, on average, a female weighing 140 pounds could have two drinks in an hour before reaching the threshold before reaching the Delaware DUI limit. Under the new threshold, she could have only one. Meanwhile, a 180 pound man could have slightly less than four drinks and still be under the current Delaware DUI limit, […]

Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay

The Law Offices of Murray Phillips & Gay now serving all of Kent and Sussex County, Delaware The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay a Delaware Criminal Defense law firm now serves all of Kent and Sussex County, 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, Murray had a general practice that included civil litigation, Real Estate, and […]

Supreme Court Changes law on Delaware DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court changes the law on DUI blood tests in Delaware DUI cases. The United States Supreme Court appears to have modified its position on whether a police officer needs to obtain a warrant before subjecting a Defendant to a blood test in DUI cases. Previously, the Supreme Court decided in Schmerber v. California, that it was permissible to obtain a DUI blood test without a warrant. Where an officer believed that he was facing an emergency situation and the delay caused by getting a warrant threatened the destruction of evidence, a police officer was permitted to take […]

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 causing […]

New Milford, Delaware Office

The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay are pleased to announce the relocation of their Kent County Office to downtown Milford, Delaware. We are located at 23b NW Front Street and can be reached at 302-422-9300. In our new convenient location, we have the ability to serve clients in Milford and the surrounding areas as well as the rest of Kent County. We will continue to offer representation for Criminal Defense and DUI, Estate Planning and Wills, Family Law and Real Estate matters. Julianne Murray practices in the areas of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives and […]

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 […]

Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days 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”. 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 […]

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