Legal Information: Delaware

Delaware Crimes

Laws current as of
September 13, 2023

Crimes

Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection from abuse, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have an order of protection from abuse, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Delaware?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Delaware?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Delaware?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Delaware that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of the crime in our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Delaware?

The Delaware State Police offer victim assistance on their website. They also offer a 24-hour Crisis Emergency hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1.

For more information on the availability of victim compensation, visit the Delaware Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program or call them at 302-255-1770.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

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