Delaware Police are Conducting Traffic Stops

“Before you hit any of the state’s major roadways on Saturday, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink.” Delware105.9 new link   According to Delaware105.9 FM Newstalk Radio, there will be extra police presence covering the entire State of Delaware  Saturday, July 18, and July 28, 2018. 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. Serious traffic offenses such as DUI, Driving Without […]

Summer Traffic = Summer Tickets

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 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 summer vacation 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 the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay. 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 […]

MurrayPhillips P.A.

MurrayPhillips P.A. now serving all of Delaware MurrayPhillips, a Delaware Criminal Defense law firm now serves all of 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 with a little family law, Murray had a general practice that included civil litigation, real estate and Wills and Estates. Phillips has practiced extensively in Kent and Sussex County while Murray focused her […]

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 […]

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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