Delaware Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers

delaware criminal defense attorneys

If you are facing criminal law issues, trust your case to an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. I am attorney Brian Chapman at the Law Office of Brian J. Chapman in Wilmington, Delaware. I am a lawyer who is dedicated to thoroughly examining the many aspects of your criminal case and helping you secure the best possible outcome. As a former prosecutor with the State of Delaware, I can help you level the playing field. My unique background allows me to view your criminal case from a multifaceted perspective. Our Delaware criminal defense attorneys are able to assess the state’s case against you very quickly and provide a straightforward evaluation of the possible outcomes and the best options to pursue.

Part of the criminal defense process is reviewing all of the evidence in the case. I strive to make any evidentiary holes apparent, which may provide grounds to seek the dismissal of your case. I also stay current on the latest criminal court decisions and any changes in Delaware and federal law that may apply to your case. I review the procedures taken against you during your initial arrest to make sure your civil rights have not been violated. Law enforcement officials may have violated state or federal search and seizure laws, which can impact the outcome of your case.

Crimes Handled by our Criminal Defense Attorneys

My firm confidently represents clients in a range of felony and misdemeanor matters, including:

Post-Conviction Representation

My criminal law practice is not limited to handling initial defense cases. I also provide my clients with aggressive post-conviction representation. Along with handling appeals, I represent clients in seeking the expungement of their criminal records, requesting pardons, or dealing with probation violations.

Contact a Wilmington criminal defense attorney who is committed to vigorously advocating for your rights. I work hard on behalf of my clients from the beginning to end of their cases A free initial consultation is available so you can speak with me about the possibilities for your case without cost or obligation.

Areas Served in Delaware

Milford

Milford, Delaware is located in southern Kent County, Delaware. A portion of Milford, Delaware also lies in the northern most part of Sussex County, Delaware. Milford, Delaware has many major roads such as Route 1, Route 13 and Route 113 running through its borders. Milford, Delaware is a very transient place with many travelers passing through going to the beaches, Dover, or the northern part of Delaware. In recent years Milford, Delaware has also grown immensely in terms of year round residents. While in Milford, Delaware it is not out of the realm of possibility that you may be involved in, a crime of some sort. Some of these crimes can be minor such as traffic violations and misdemeanors. Others are more serious crimes such as DUI or drug crimes. Being accused of a crime in Milford, Delaware is a very serious matter. Regardless of whether you are a Milford resident, Delaware resident visiting Milford or are an out of state visitor if you have been accused of, or charged with, a crime in Milford, Delaware it is behooves you to speak with a Milford Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a very popuar tourist destination. People come from neighboring states such as Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While you come to Rehoboth Beach for  vacation or shopping you do not expect to have any run ins with the law while here. However, sometimes a situation may arise and you may end up needing the help of a Rehoboth Beach Criminal Defense Attorney. If you have been charged with a crime in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware it may make sense to work with a Delaware Criminal Attorney who serves Rehoboth Beach.

Newark Delaware

Newark, Delaware has many residents as it is part of the Wilmington-Newark metropolitan area. Newark, Delaware is also where the main campus of the University of Delaware is located which adds thousands of residents to the Newark area when school is in session. A large portion of Newark residents are juveniles, or persons under the age of 18. While most kids and teenagers get through life in the Newark, Delaware area without any legal problems there are some that are not as fortunate. If you, or your child have been accused of, or charged with, a DUI, a serious traffic offense, a drug crime or any other type of crime in the Newark, Delaware area your life can be altered for years to come. Common crimes committed by underage persons may be minor such as traffic violations or misdemeanors. Other crimes are much more serious such as DUI, property crimes or drug related crimes. As a juvenile being accused of a crime in Newark, Delaware it is a very serious matter and should be treated as such. Regardless of whether you, or your child, reside in Newark, Delaware, are a Delaware resident visiting Newark or out of state visitor/student if you have been accused of, or charged with, a juvenile crime in Newark, Delaware it is a wise decision to enlist the help of a Newark Delaware Defense Attorney.

Many people live, work and go to school in the Newark, Delaware area. Unfortunately sometimes people may rush to work, to school or to another necessary appointment or destination. While doing so they may also attempt to multitask and drive without giving their full attention to the road and those they share the road with. Doing this is very dangerous and can result in getting pulled over for a traffic violation in Newark, Delaware. being charged with a traffic violation can impact your life on many levels. If your traffic offense is serious enough you may be at risk of losing your driving privileges, you may face increased insurance premiums and you may ultimately be looking at a jail sentence.

There are many things to see and do in the Newark, Delaware area. It is a very popular part of Delaware to go to dine out, spend time with friends and enjoy the nightlife. Often times these activities may involve consuming alcoholic beverages. Provided you are above the legal drinking age of 21 there is nothing wrong with enjoying a drink with friends, family or business associates. However, if you overindulge and exceed the legal blood alcohol content of .08 and drive or operate a motor vehicle you may be charged with DUI in Newark, Delaware. If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence in the Newark, Delaware area or the University of Delaware campus you should speak to a Newark Delaware Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer immediately.

Smyrna Delaware

Smyrna, Delaware is located in the northern portion of Kent County, Delaware. Many major roads such as Route 1, Route 13 and Route 113 run directly through Smyrna, Delaware. Smyrna, Delaware is just a few miles north of Dover, Delaware and many Delaware residents, travelers and tourists spend time in Smyrna, Delaware for various reasons. Depending on what you are doing in Smyrna, Delaware you could possibly be arrested for committing, or being involved in, a crime there. Some of these crimes may be minor offenses such as traffic violations. Others may be significantly more serious such as driving under the influence or various drug crimes. Being charged with a crime in Smyrna, Delaware should be taken very seriously and warrants exploring the option of obtaining legal representation. Regardless of whether you are a Smyrna resident, Delaware resident visiting Smyrna or are an out of state visitor, if you have been accused, or charged with, a crime in Smyrna, Delaware it is in your best interest to consult with a Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Smyrna Delaware.

Harrington Delaware

Harrington, Delaware is located in Kent County, Delaware. It lies just southwest of Dover, Delaware and is home to Harrington Slots Casino and the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Route 113 also runs directly through Harrington, Delaware and can get very congested with traffic, especially during the summer months. Sometimes, during a moment of indiscretion or a lapse in judgment you may be arrested for committing, or being involved in, a criminal matter in Harrington, Delaware. Being arrested for a crime in Harrington, Delaware is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you have been accused of, or charged with, a crime in Harrington, Delaware it is a wise decision to speak with a Harrington, Delaware Criminal Attorney.

Kent County Delaware

Being arrested for a crime in Kent County, Delaware can change the course of your life forever. It can also compromise many areas of your life. Some crimes are more serious than others but all can complicate your life in the immediate future as well as for years to come. Whether you are a Kent County, Delaware resident, a Delaware resident visiting Kent County or an out of state visitor it makes sense to consult with a skilled and experienced, Kent County Criminal Defense Lawyer if you have been arrested or accused of a crime in Kent County, Delaware.

Dover Delaware

Dover, Delaware in the capital of Delaware is centrally located in Kent County, Delaware. Many major roads such as Route 1, Route 13 and Route 113 run directly through Dover, Delaware. Dover, Delaware is also home to the Dover Downs Racetrack and Casino.

You may be arrested for committing, or being involved in, a crime while in Delaware. Some of these crimes may be minor such as traffic violations or more serious such as DUI or drug crimes. Being charged with a crime in Delaware is a very serious matter. Regardless of whether you are a resident, or you are an out of state visitor, if you have been accused of, or charged with, a crime in Delaware it is behooves you to speak with a Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney.

Juvenile Crimes in Delaware

Dover, Delaware has many residents as it is the capital of Delaware. A large portion of these residents are juveniles, or persons under the age of 18. While most kids and teenagers get through life without any legal problems there are some that are not as fortunate. If you, or your child have been accused of, or charged with, a crime in the Dover, Delaware area your life can be altered for years to come. Common crimes committed by underage persons may be minor such as traffic violations or misdemeanors. Other crimes are much more serious such as DUI, property crimes or drug related crimes. As a juvenile being charged with a crime in Dover, Delaware it is a very serious matter and should be treated as such. Regardless of whether you, or your child, reside in Dover, Delaware, are a Delaware resident visiting Dover or out of state visitor if you have been accused of, or charged with, a juvenile crime in Dover, Delaware it is a wise decision to enlist the help of a Dover Delaware Juvenile Defense Attorney.

Common Areas where Legal Defense is Needed for Juveniles

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Law Office of Brian J. Chapman

300 Creek View Road, Suite 103
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 455-0505
Fax: (302) 455-1218
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The Law Office of Brian J. Chapman represents clients throughout the state of Delaware, including the communities of Wilmington, North Wilmington, New Castle, Newark, Elsmere, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Middletown, Newport, Dover, Christiana, Smyrna, Bear, Harrington, Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Sussex County, Kent County, and New Castle County.