Motor Vehicle Offenses

Dealing with traffic offenses can lead to missed work, stiff fines, lost driving privileges, increased insurance rates, and even prison time for repeat offenders. If you've been charged with a serious traffic violation, treat it with the seriousness it deserves and contact an experienced traffic law attorney at once. 

John Deckers routinely represents individuals with serious traffic violations, traffic citations or license suspensions in Delaware.

Areas of expertise

  • Driving Without Insurance

  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

  • DUI

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit and Run

  • Reckless Driving

  • Vehicular Assault

  • Vehicular Homicide

“A traffic violation can have lasting consequences on many aspects of your life. Whether you have been charged with aggressive, reckless, careless or inattentive driving, or whether you have been ticketed for stop sign, red light, speed or turning violations, you might want to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who understands the complexities of Delaware traffic law. I’ll be very direct and candid about the cost-benefit analysis of hiring an attorney. I’m not going to take your case if the costs of hiring me outweigh the benefits. However, if you’ve accumulated enough points, or are already a suspended driver, I’ll work with you to analyze your record and the pending traffic ticket. We’ll identify the most promising strategies for resolving your immediate traffic court case, and we'll focus on the broader goals of protecting your driving privileges and keeping your insurance rates to a minimum.

I also routinely represent out-of-state drivers who have received a moving violation while passing through Delaware. In most cases, we'll be able to resolve your problem on a remote basis without the need for you to return to Delaware. In the ideal situation, we’ll attempt to resolve your case without your home state ever knowing.”

In Delaware, a traffic conviction stays on a person's driving record for life, with few exceptions.  Most traffic violations carry points on your license, and each point can increase your insurance rates. A summary of the DMV Point System and Driver Improvement Information is available for your on-line review.  While the points remain on a person’s record for a minimum of three years, the record of the traffic offense can never be expunged.  Your insurance rates can be impacted long after the points are removed from your record.  Repeat offenders of the motor vehicle laws are exposed to severe penalties including fines, loss of driving privileges and even prison sentences. 

If you or someone you know is facing serious traffic charges, call Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer John Deckers at (302) 656-9850.