§ 1201 Bribery; class E felony
§ 1202 Bribery; defense
§ 1203 Receiving a bribe; class E felony
§ 1204 Theft or coercion no defense to receiving a bribe
§ 1205 Giving unlawful gratuities; class A misdemeanor
§ 1206 Receiving unlawful gratuities; class A misdemeanor
§ 1207 Improper influence; class A misdemeanor
§ 1208 Defect in office no defense
§ 1209 Definitions relating to bribery and improper influence
§ 1211 Official misconduct; class A misdemeanor
§ 1212 Profiteering; class A misdemeanor
§ 1213 Definitions relating to abuse of office
§ 1221 Perjury in the third degree; class A misdemeanor
§ 1222 Perjury in the second degree; class F felony
§ 1223 Perjury in the first degree; class D felony
§ 1224 Definition of “swears falsely.”
§ 1225 Inconsistent statements under oath; no need to prove one false; ..
§ 1231 Retraction of false statement as affirmative defense
§ 1232 Perjury; no defense
§ 1233 Making a false written statement; class A misdemeanor
§ 1234 Corroboration of testimony of perjury or false written statement
§ 1235 Perjury and related offenses; definitions
§ 1239 Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony; class E felony
§ 1240 Terroristic threatening of public officials or public servants; class ..
§ 1241 Refusing to aid a police officer; class B misdemeanor
§ 1242 Limitation of civil liability for aiding a police officer
§ 1243 Obstructing fire-fighting operations; class A misdemeanor
§ 1244 Hindering prosecution; class A misdemeanor
§ 1245 Falsely reporting an incident; class A misdemeanor
§ 1245A Providing a false statement to law enforcement; class G felony; class ..
§ 1246 Compounding a crime; class A misdemeanor
§ 1247 Defense to compounding a crime
§ 1248 Obstructing the control and suppression of rabies
§ 1249 Abetting the violation of driver’s license restrictions.
§ 1250 Offenses against law-enforcement animals
§ 1251 Escape in the third degree; class A misdemeanor
§ 1252 Escape in the second degree; class G felony
§ 1253 Escape after conviction; class B felony; class C felony; class D ..
§ 1254 Assault in a detention facility; penalty; class B and class D felony
§ 1256 Promoting prison contraband; class F felony; class A misdemeanor
§ 1257 Resisting arrest with force or violence, class G felony; resisting ..
§ 1257A Use of an animal to avoid capture, class G felony; “class A …
§ 1258 Escape and offenses relating to custody; definitions
§ 1260 Misuse of prisoner mail; class A misdemeanor; class G felony
§ 1261 Bribing a witness; class E felony
§ 1262 Bribe receiving by a witness; class E felony
§ 1263 Tampering with a witness; class E felony
§ 1263A Interfering with child witness
§ 1264 Bribing a juror; class E felony
§ 1265 Bribe receiving by a juror; class E felony
§ 1266 Tampering with a juror; class A misdemeanor
§ 1267 Misconduct by a juror; class A misdemeanor
§ 1268 Communications between jurors not tampering or misconduct
§ 1269 Tampering with physical evidence; class G felony
§ 1271 Criminal contempt; class A misdemeanor; class B misdemeanor
§ 1271A Criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order or lethal ..
§ 1272 Criminal contempt; summary punishment
§ 1273 Unlawful grand jury disclosure; class B misdemeanor
§ 1274 Offenses relating to judicial and similar proceedings; definitions

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 11 > Chapter 5 > Subchapter VI - Application; requirements

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302