Criminal Defense

When charged with a crime, the confusion and stress you experience can be overwhelming. Because criminal law is so complex, the expertise of Delaware criminal lawyers is invaluable. Your attorney can help you better understand what to expect from the arraignment, the possibility of submitting a plea bargain, or other crucial elements involved in your defense.

Having a reliable and experienced criminal defense attorney in Delaware who stands by you navigate through your legal circumstances is paramount at this difficult time.

One size does not fit all when it comes to the defense of criminal charges. Depending on the facts of your case, you may need to go to trial to defend yourself. However, there are times when people need a lawyer who can minimize their exposure to the system by negotiating a plea bargain. It is best to get the best Criminal Defense Attorney in Delaware to defend your case. 

At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, we offer a free initial consultation to meet with you in person to discuss your case. We have offices in Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington, Delaware to better serve all of Delaware including Sussex County, Kent County, and New Castle County.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. and Julianne E. Murray are experienced in handling all types of criminal cases, including:

  • DUI defense and related drivers license suspension hearings before the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Traffic tickets such as speeding, driving under suspension, driving without insurance and reckless driving
  • Domestic violence allegations
  • Assault and assault with a deadly weapon
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Burglary and robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud charges
  • Drug charges, including possession and possession with intent to deliver
  • Crimes involving juveniles
  • Expungements and pardons of past criminal arrests and convictions

As your lawyers,  we will treat you with respect. However, we will also give you a straightforward assessment of your case and your options. We are familiar with the prosecutors, which can be useful for negotiating plea deals or attempting to get charges reduced.

Driving and Traffic Offenses

When a person faces the possibility of driver’s license suspension, it can be difficult to get to work, shop for groceries, or perform many of the tasks necessary in a daily routine. In Delaware, a first conviction for an individual operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license includes a jail term that can range from 30 days to six months, so it is important to find a trusted criminal defense attorney in Delaware who can represent the accused.

The penalties involved with leaving the scene of an accident are sobering. Depending on the circumstances, an individual can experience hefty fines, a suspended license, one year in jail, or up to five years in prison. It is wise for a person in this circumstance to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for legal representation and to learn about civil implications that may arise from the incident.

Drug Charges

Receiving a drug charge in Delaware can be confusing for an accused person because the state has its own DEA task force, and the penalties for possession of drugs in Delaware are frequently adjusted. Because of this, a person charged with drug possession may be unsure of the legal implications of the charge. The top Delaware criminal lawyers can explain the possible penalties the accused may face by examining which types and amounts of drugs are involved in the individual’s specific case and developing a legal plan.

DUI and DWI Offenses

The penalties involved in DUI/DWI convictions in Delaware depend on how many offenses a person has had. A First Offense DUI carries the possibility of jail time and heavy fines. It is important to contact a criminal defense attorney for advice on how to address a DUI/DWI charge.     

Juvenile Charges

Some of the most common juvenile offenses in Delaware include vandalism and underage drinking. When a person under 18 years old is convicted of a crime, the conviction may follow them for their entire life. Depending on the charges, it may even impact their ability to get a job. It is crucial for a juvenile and the child’s parents to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Learn about the implications of a juvenile conviction and work with an attorney on a sound defense to protect your child.

Assault

Assault is a violent crime that occurs when a person attacks another with the intent to cause bodily harm or physical injury. The different types of assault classifications in Delaware include battery, domestic assault, and child abuse. The type of assault that allegedly occurred determines if it is a misdemeanor or a felony. A criminal defense attorney can provide advice on how to address your charges and help in your defense.

Free Attorney Consultation

For excellent legal advice and criminal defense representation in Delaware, contact an experienced criminal lawyer in Delaware. If you face criminal charges in Delaware, you should meet with a lawyer ASAP. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 302-855-9300 or fill out the contact form on this site. 

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