What are the consequences of a Firearms arrest in Delaware?

  • The problem is that additional penalties are associated with any crime involving a firearm, or any type of deadly weapon
  • The problem is that it will raise the penalties associated with the underlying crime
  • A firearm is any type of weapon capable of discharging a projectile, which includes pellet guns under Delaware law
  • Also, ANY type of weapon will increase penalties, including a knife with a blade longer than three inches, and which was open
  • Many people carry pen knives, and if the blade is longer than three inches, it is considered a deadly weapon; that would increase the penalties for the crime
  • Separate from the underlying crime, there is an additional mandatory three year crime for possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony
  • Anyone convicted of a felony is barred from possession of any type of deadly weapon