Criminal Defense
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Fighting Criminal Charges in Delaware

Serving Clients Throughout Delaware & the Eastern Shore of Maryland

When you face criminal charges, you need help from a Delaware criminal defense lawyer who can manage the details of your case and help you obtain a favorable outcome. At Whitehead Law, we offer over 15 years of experience to every client to help them better understand their situation and make the best use of their legal options. Prosecutors and law enforcement can make you doubt your future. Our team knows better. Let us help you work toward the outcome that will best serve your interests.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, schedule a case review and start building a defense with our Delaware defense attorney today!

Cases We Handle

While you are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors will do everything they can to ensure you receive the full punishment. At Whitehead Law, we take the time to help our clients get a better understanding of the charges and evidence filed against them so they can face legal proceedings with confidence. No matter how severe your charges may be, you can count on our team to stand by your side and fight for you.

With thousands of cases handled, we understand what it takes to help you question the evidence and protect your future. There are a number of different solutions you may have available that could help you prevent being convicted of a crime. These could include community service, reduction of your sentence, or probation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I'm facing aggravated assault charges in Delaware?

If you're facing aggravated assault charges in Delaware, it's crucial to consult with a Delaware criminal defense lawyer immediately. Legal representation can help you understand the charges against you, the potential consequences, and the legal strategies that may be available to you. A lawyer can work with you to challenge the evidence, negotiate with prosecutors, and aim for the best possible outcome, such as reduced charges or alternative sentencing like community service or probation.

How can Whitehead Law assist me with my criminal charges in Delaware?

Whitehead Law brings over 15 years of experience to assist clients with criminal charges in Delaware. The firm provides personalized attention, helping clients understand their legal situation and exploring all available options. With a strong track record of handling thousands of cases, Whitehead Law is prepared to question the evidence against you, negotiate with prosecutors, and stand by your side throughout the legal process to fight for your interests.

What are my legal options if I'm accused of a crime in Delaware?

When accused of a crime in Delaware, your legal options may include challenging the prosecution's evidence, seeking a reduction in charges, negotiating for alternative sentencing such as probation or community service, or going to trial to prove your innocence. A skilled Delaware criminal defense lawyer can guide you through these options and help you make informed decisions based on the specifics of your case.

Why is it important to have a Delaware defense attorney by my side?

Having a Delaware defense attorney by your side is important because they understand the local legal system and can provide the necessary guidance and representation to navigate your charges. An attorney can help protect your rights, offer a strong defense, and work towards minimizing the impact of the charges on your future. They can also manage interactions with prosecutors and law enforcement, ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process.

Cases We Handle 

Criminal Defense that Never Quits

Facing Criminal Charges?

  • High-Quality, Experienced Counsel & Representation

Criminal charges can have damaging effects on your future. Between misdemeanors and felony offenses, felonies carry much more severe penalties. In general, a felony offense will carry a minimum of 1 year in jail with the sentencing increasing with the severity of the crime committed. Class E felonies are the least severe with a maximum jail sentence of up to 3 years in jail.

Practice Your Rights During an Arrest

If a police officer asks for you to identify yourself, you do have to provide this. Usually, this can be done by simply handing the officer your ID or license and if you’ve been pulled over, your registration and insurance as well. You cannot decline to identify yourself if a police officer asks you to. You also may not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest was unlawful.

Police officers MUST mirandize you when you are being arrested or the arrest may become void later. One of the most recognizable phrases when being mirandized is the "right to remain silent". They want you to answer because your answers will likely help them build a case against you. For example, you may be asked where you came from, what you were doing while there, and where you are going. You may feel like you have to answer them. You don’t. You can simply say “No comment.”

The police are not looking for information in your answers that will exonerate you — they are looking for answers that can be used to trip you up. You can never harm yourself by remaining silent and it is usually in your best interest to do so. Remember to always remain polite when declining to answer questions asked by a police officer — there’s no need to be rude and doing so could hurt your case.

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Dedicated to Providing Personal Attention
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You Are Our Priority

We Will Fight For Your Freedom

Your freedom is our priority. Let us help you build a strong case that helps you tell your side of the story in a compelling way. We understand that your freedom and future are on the line and will do everything in our power to achieve the best results possible. Whitehead Law has a track record of success, helping many clients to obtain favorable outcomes even in the face of what might seem like damning evidence. Don’t risk your future. Call an experienced Delaware criminal defense lawyer today to get started on your case.

Take the first steps in protecting your future by scheduling a consultation now!

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