A felony case in Delaware generally takes approximately six months from the date of arrest to resolution of the matter. Today we consider the topic of a plea by appointment involving an incarcerated defendant under the newly enacted Superior Court policies and procedures during the COVID-19 lockdown.
In a previous blog post, /blog/2014/09/how-to-remove-criminal-charges-on-your-record.shtml, we discussed Expungements in the State of Delaware as a means to keep your criminal record clean. Expungements in Delaware only available for individuals who had a positive outcome for their case such as a dismissal, successfully completed probation before judgment, or an acquittal. Expungements are not available for individuals who were found guilty or plead guilty to a charge.
One major concern for individuals facing criminal charges in Delaware is the effect the charges will have on their record. Any criminal charge on an individual's record can have a negative impact - even if the charge is dismissed. Potential employers, licensing agencies, non-profits, and many other organizations require background checks and clean records as a condition of employment or licensing. As a result it is important to maintain a clean criminal record.
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