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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gathering Evidence at a Traffic Accident in Delaware

You may try your best to be a careful driver, but sometimes accidents occur. If you’re in a traffic accident in Delaware and are accused of reckless driving that has caused the accident, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself. There are several ways you can gather evidence at the accident scene that can later help you and your criminal defense attorney build the best defense against the charges that may face you.

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 […]

What to Do If You Are Pulled Over

It’s a moment we all dread: seeing flashing lights from a police car behind us when driving. How you respond when in this situation has a great impact on any legal ramifications that follow. Below are some tips to keep in mind so you can interact with police officers during a traffic stop without forfeiting your constitutional rights.If you see a police car behind you sounding its siren or flashing emergency lights, slow down and pull over to the right side of the road as soon as you are at a safe place to do so. Remember to use your […]

Misinformation about DE Traffic Tickets

                                   Delaware Traffic Tickets can impact you more than you think. I recently was approached by a client who received a traffic ticket for speeding. She was charged with driving 17 mile per hour over the speed limit. When the officer issued her the ticket, he informed her if she just paid the ticket, there would be no points assessed against her license. Based on that information, the client made some assumptions. She assumed the officer provided her accurate information and that if she […]

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