Delaware Criminal Defense LawyersDelaware Criminal Defense Lawyers

Fifteen years. No other Delaware criminal defense lawyers can say that they have as much experience as a former prosecutor in the district attorney’s office. Today, I add that experience to many years of criminal defense representation as a solo practitioner to help my clients get the best possible outcome for their charges.

I am Delaware criminal defense lawyer John R. Garey. I left the Kent County Office of the District Attorney and opened the Law Office of John R. Garey in 2003 after more than 15 years as a prosecutor. Now, my only focus is using my experience and unique perspective on criminal law to protect the futures of people charged with juvenile crimesDUI/DWI, drug charges, assault, sex offenses, traffic violations all other criminal offenses. I offer free consultations to those facing criminal charges of all kinds in all of Delaware including Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Laurel, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Harrington and Millsboro, DE.

From our Dover, DE law office our Dover Delaware criminal defense lawyers serve all of Delaware including in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. In addition, they offer:

  • Foreign language interpreters are available
  • Free consults for those facing criminal, DUI and traffic charges in Delaware
  • Payment plans if needed

Call (302) 744-9290 24/7 to reach me. I will come to you if you can’t come to me.

Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyers Fighting For You

College Student Crimes

Our Newark Delaware criminal defense lawyers represent adults and college students in the criminal justice system, and I also work with minors facing juvenile delinquency allegations. We proudly represent college students facing criminal charges at the University of Delaware, Wilmington University, Goldey Beacom, Widener University and Wesley College.

Delaware Criminal Defense LawyersDUI Charges

I can help you with all legal matters relating to Delaware DUI defense, including protecting your driver’s license at the DMV hearing and related traffic violations such as speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended or driving without insurance. In addition to alcohol induced DUI charges our Delaware criminal defense lawyers also handle cocaine DUI charges, marijuana DUI charges and prescription drug DUI charges such as Ambien DUI.

Drug Charges

Local prosecutors fight hard to make sure that drug crimes convictions result in maximum penalties. I can help protect you against charges such as simple possession of cocaine, marijuana, heroin & prescription medications. Our Delaware criminal defense lawyers also handle possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, maintaining a drug residence and drug paraphernalia possession charges.

Sex Crimes & Sex Offenses

Keeping you off the Delaware sex offender registry is my primary focus. Whether you have been charged with internet child pornography, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, date rape, offensive touching or any other type of sex crime your future needs to be aggressively protected. Let our Wilmington Delaware criminal defense lawyers help you throughout this very trying time.

Traffic Violations

Call my Dover Delaware traffic ticket law office if you are facing serious traffic offenses such as speeding, reckless driving, driving without insurance, driving while suspended and inattentive driving. Losing your drivers license in Delaware can make a bad situation much worse. Contact our Delaware traffic ticket lawyers for a free consultation.

Violent Crimes

From robbery to murder to domestic violence and all types of assault charges, our Delaware criminal defense lawyers know the defense strategies that are often most effective to help you stay out of jail. Call our Dover, DE criminal attorneys immediately for a free consultation.

Weapons Charges

Weapons charges such as assault with a deadly weapon or armed robbery are felonies with serious penalties if convicted. Under Delaware weapons possession laws misdemeanor charges such as illegal possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon also need to be taken very seriously. A conviction for any weapons charge can mean jail time, a heavy fine and loss of your privilege to hunt or own a firearm. Do not go through this alone or ignore it hoping it will go away. Contact our Newark, Delaware criminal defense lawyers today to discuss your case, your rights and how to protect them.

Why Hire Our Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in New Castle County, Kent County or Sussex County, DE, you need the immediate help of our Delaware criminal defense lawyers. Our principal attorney John R. Garey will explain your rights in all stages of the criminal process and help make the difference between a reduced plea bargain or dismissal and a jail sentence.

Being charged with a crime, even a misdemeanor such as a traffic crime, DUI or misdemeanor drug charges, is a serious matter. When facing Delaware criminal charges you are at severe risk of getting hit with legal penalties, administrative, financial and personal consequences. These can be jail time, having a criminal record, and loss of relationships and future job prospects and loss of child custody rights. While some legal matters can be handled alone, a criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

If you’re facing criminal prosecution, our Georgetown Delaware criminal defense lawyers can help you understand (1) the nature of the charges filed; (2) any available defenses; (3) what plea bargains are likely to be offered; and (4) what is expected after trial or conviction.

Traits To Look For In A Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Middletown Delaware criminal defense lawyers handle a variety of criminal cases, including felonies, misdemeanors, drug charges, white collar crimes, sex offenses as well as other state and federal crimes. When looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you’ll want to find the best one for your case. As such, you should concentrate on the lawyer’s expertise, skill level, and knowledge. Our Dover, DE criminal attorneys possess a wealth of legal knowledge and are very skilled trial attorneys.

The Milford, DE criminal defense attorneys on our team will do everything necessary to (1) reduce your criminal charge to a lesser offense (for example, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor); (2) lessen the severity of the punishment for the crime; and (3) reduce or eliminate jail time (via probation, for example); and (4) help you develop a sound defense strategy.

Also, due to what is ultimately at stake, it’s important that the attorney you hire has the necessary skill level needed to defend the case, and is the one who actually conducts most of the work. For instance, you may need someone familiar with crime scene investigations, witness/victim/police interviewing, and/or extensive knowledge of polygraphs, sketches, photographs, and video. As our founding attorney John R. Garey was a prosecutor for 15 years in Delaware he will use his experience on both sides of the law to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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Contact Our Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

Contact me as soon as possible after you have been charged or when you are under investigation. I have the background to analyze what the prosecutor’s strategies are and how the state is going to prepare its case. You can also reach my office by phone, at 302-744-9290.

Our Delaware criminal defense lawyers serve all of Delaware including Wilmington, Newark, University of Delaware, Pike Creek, Hockessin, New Castle, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Magnolia, Felton, Harrington, Frederica, Camden, Hartly, Wyoming, Cheswold, Woodside, Dover Air Force Base (Dover AFB), Kenton, Wyoming, Farmington, Houston, Bowers, Leipsic, Little Creek, Milford, Laurel, Millsboro,, Seaford, Milton, Greenwood, Dagsboro, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island & Ocean View, DE.