Has COVID-19 impacted the court system in Sussex County, Delaware? It is an unquestionable fact that the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has had an impact on the day to day lives of U.S. citizens. Dealing with DUI charges in a normal year is a lengthy, complicated, and often stressful process to go through. Our clients are usually scared, embarrassed, and want it to go away as quickly as possible. The daily COVID updates and new restrictions put in place, have caused our clients to wonder how will this affect my DUI case? Anyone with a conviction of Driving Under the […]
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.
Labor Day Weekend is the end of the summer tourist season. Even though it won’t be the same this year because of the Covid-19 restrictions, Labor Day weekend still comes with thoughts of the sand, sunburns, the boardwalk, social distancing, wearing a mask, the smell of the ocean, and amazing foods. 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 […]
How do I get the most out of my consultation? Bring all documents that pertain to your case. This will help the attorney know exactly what you have been charged with and what is happening in your case. Before your consultation, write down notes that outline your legal problem and any questions you may have. It is easy to forget details while you are talking with an attorney. Also, the attorney must have all relevant details to know what is important and determine how to move forward on your behalf. It is important that you are honest concerning all your […]
Delaware comes alive with celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day, which March 17. One of the most popular Sussex county events is the Milford Pub Crawl. The date for this year’s pub crawl is Saturday, March 14, 2020. For more information on the 10th annual Milford 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 […]
Delaware is cracking down on drivers who talk or text on their handheld cellphones while driving. The “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other” driving campaign aims to reduce distracted driving, said Alison Kirk, spokeswoman for the state Office of Highway Safety.
According to WBOC Channel 16, Delaware State Police are conducting DUI checkpoints on Labor Day Weekend. Before you hit any of the state’s major roadways this weekend, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink. During the Labor Day Weekend, 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. There is also an increase in DUI Checkpoints. A traffic violation conviction in the State of Delaware can alter your everyday life in […]
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 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, […]
A June 13, 2016 ruling in Delaware’s Court of Common Pleas can have wide implications in future DUI arrests. Judge Carl C. Danberg ruled that the “exceptionally broad” definitions of drugs allows Delaware police officers to establish probable cause for a driving under the influence arrest without identifying the specific substance a person may have used. The ruling followed a defendant’s motion to suppress evidence from a June 2015 arrest. The defendant argued that the arresting Delaware State Police officer could not determine a crime had occurred after the defendant hit another vehicle at an Instate 95 toll.