What’s important to know about getting arrested for drugs in Delaware?

  • Anytime you involved in a drug arrest, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Here’s why:
  • Delaware has a rather complicated statutory scheme that is used to determine potential penalties
  • Also, the state recently revamped the office of Medical Examiner, which does all drug testing
  • The state has created Drug Task Forces, so there is a heavy focus on drug offences
  • Right now, there has been a tendency to reduce penalties for simple possession of marijuana.
  • The opposite is true for heroin, cocaine and abuse of prescription drugs; there is an increasing tendency toward imposing stiffer penalties for even small amounts being sold or distributed
  • There is an attempt to reduce penalties for simple possession