Wilmington, Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer
Wilmington is the largest city in the State of Delaware. Wilmington is located in northern Delaware along Interstate I-95 and is home to about 75,000 residents. It is the county seat of New Castle County, Delaware. Unfortunately, Wilmington has recently acquired a reputation for violent crime and murders. Wilmington has nicknames such as the "Murder Capital of the United States" and "Murder Town USA." However, for those from Delaware, the term Wilmington does not just encompass only the City of Wilmington. Wilmington, Delaware is an expansive suburb that covers most of northern Delaware.Criminal Defense Lawyer located in Trolley Square, Wilmington, Delaware
Our office is located in the Trolley Square area of Wilmington. Trolley Square is on the west side of Wilmington, near little Italy. It is probably the safest and most desirable area in Wilmington. Not all of Wilmington is bad. Trolley Square is a place where many young professionals go to live when they graduate college. In Trolley, you can walk to many wonderful restaurants and bars and has a vibrant nightlife on the weekends. Trolley Square is also home to Rockford Park and the Delaware Art Museum.
Jason R. Antoine Attorney at Law PLLC is located 1702 Kirkwood Highway, Unit 2C, Wilmington, DE 19805. We are located in the heart of Trolley Square across from the Rodney Street Tennis Courts and next to Trolley Square Shopping Center. There is free street parking and a parking lot available in the back of the building. The office is just 8 minutes from the New Castle County Courthouse and central to all of Wilmington.
Jason frequently appears in the New Castle County Courthouse on King Street and represents clients with a wide range of criminal problems in Wilmington, Delaware including major felonies in Superior Court and many DUI cases in the Court of Common Pleas. The cases Jason takes in Superior Court range from drug related offenses, sex offenses, felony DUI cases to violent crime. In the Court of Common pleas Jason handles many misdemeanor DUI cases. Jason will also appear in Delaware Family Court for juvenile criminal matters, domestic disputes and Protection from Abuse matters.
If you or someone you know has a criminal case, contact our office at 302-482-4802 to schedule a free consultation.Defending Citizen in the New Castle County Courthouse
The New Castle County Courthouse is located at 500 North King Street Wilmington, DE 19801. A majority of the criminal cases in Delaware are heard in the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington. The following Courts for New Castle County are located in Wilmington, Delaware.
Court of Common Pleas
The Court of Common Pleas has jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes and holds preliminary hearings for felony cases. The Court of Common Pleas is located on the fifth floor of the courthouse. Court of Common Pleas judges are all lawyers. All misdemeanor DUI cases that are heard in the New Castle County Courthouse are heard in the Court of Common Pleas. My office frequently transfers DUI cases from Justice of the Peace Court to the Court of Common Pleas located in the New Castle County Courthouse. In my opinion, Common Pleas judges are fair and favorable to Defendants. My office usually would opt for a bench trial versus a jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas.
Family Court is located on the first floor of the New Castle County Courthouse. The Delaware Family Court's criminal jurisdiction extends to all juvenile matters, crimes against juveniles and domestic violence matters. In Family Court, a judge or commissioner will always hear your case; there are no jury trials.
The Superior Court is located in the New Castle County Courthouse on the fourth floor. The Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear all felonies and drug offenses. The Superior Court also hears appeals from the Court of Common Pleas. When you have a case in Superior Court your courtroom number will be posted on a bulletin board on the fourth floor.
Appearing at the New Castle County Courthouse for Your Criminal Case
Criminal cases are scheduled at various times throughout the day. Make sure you arrive on time and dress appropriately for Court. Give yourself ample time to park and go through security. My advice to clients is NOT to wear shorts, low cut tops, and make sure you minimize exposure of your tattoos. There is a parking garage attached to the New Castle County Courthouse. The courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The main phone number to the courthouse is 302-255-0900. The courthouse includes the Superior Court, Family Court, Court of Chancery, Court of Common Pleas, Adult Probation and many other occupants. When you walk in the main entrance there are televisions that have the calendars of the various courts in the building. However, the easy way to find out where you are going is to inquire at the information desk in front of security. The attendants are very helpful and will get you to the right place. For criminal cases, the Superior Court is located on the fourth floor and the Court of Common Pleas is on the fifth floor. Domestic Violence or protection from abuse cases are heard on the first floor.Contact a Wilmington Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer
Jason R. Antoine is a Wilmington, Delaware Criminal Defense lawyer. Jason is a former law clerk of the State of Delaware Department of Justice and a former Pennsylvania prosecutor. If you have a criminal case in the City of Wilmington or the suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware call (302) 482-4802. Jason offers free consultations at his Trolley Square Wilmington location.