Offenses Involving Property In Delaware

Offenses involving property include vandalism, theft, burglary, and robbery. The penalties can range from fines to incarceration depending upon the severity of the crime. If you have been accused of an offense involving property in Delaware and need legal advice, contact us today for a free consultation.

Criminal Mischief: A person is guilty of Criminal Mischief when he intentionally or recklessly damages tangible property of another, tampers with tangible property of another so as to endanger person or property or tampers or makes connection with tangible property of a utility.

Criminal Trespassing: A person is guilty of Criminal Trespassing when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully upon real property.


Burglary First Degree: A person is guilty of Burglary First Degree when he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling at night with the intent to commit a crime therein and when effecting entry or when in the dwelling or fleeing from he or an accomplice is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon or causes physical injury to any non- participant.

Burglary Second Degree: A person is guilty of Burglary Second Degree when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime therein, in a building and when in effecting entry or when in the building or in immediate flight therefrom he or an accomplice is armed with a deadly weapon or causes physical injury to a non-participant.

Burglary Third Degree: A person is guilty of Burglary Third Degree when he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein.


Robbery Second Degree: A person is guilty of Robbery Second Degree when in the course of committing theft, he uses or threatens immediate use of force upon another with intent to prevent or overcome resistance to the taking of property or the retention thereof immediately after taking or compels the owner or another to deliver up property or engage in other conduct aiding in the commission of theft.
Robbery First Degree: A person is guilty of Robbery First Degree with he or she commits Robbery in the Second Degree and during the crime or when fleeing from it he or an accomplice causes physical injury to a non-participant, displays what appears to be a deadly weapon or represents by word or conduct that they are in possession or control of a deadly weapon, is armed with and threatens use of a dangerous instrument or commits said crime against a person who is 62 years of age or older.

Theft Offenses

Theft: A person may be guilty of Theft when defines as a person who takes, exercises control over or obtains property of another intending to deprive the owner of it or to appropriate it.

Forgery: A person is guilty of Forgery when he intending to defraud, deceive or injure another he alters any written instrument or another without his authority; makes, completes, executes, authenticates or transfers and written instrument which purports to be the act of another person, whether real or fictitious, who did not authorize that act; or possesses a written instrument, knowing that it was made, completed or altered under circumstances constituting forgery. Forgery in punished in different degrees depending upon the type of instrument forged.


The Delaware DUI law allows only 15 days from the time of your arrest to request a hearing with the Delaware DMV. If you do not request a hearing within 15 days, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended.

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