Sections
§ 2801 Declaration of policy 21
§ 2802 “Habitual offender” defined 21
§ 2803 Certification of record to Attorney General 21
§ 2804 Attorney General to initiate court proceeding; petition 21
§ 2805 Service of petition; order to show cause 21
§ 2806 Hearing; procedure 21
§ 2807 Court’s findings; judgment; prothonotary to submit copy 21
§ 2808 Appeals 21
§ 2809 Prohibition against issuance of driver’s license or operation of motor vehicle; restoration of privilege 21
§ 2810 Driving after judgment prohibited; penalty; jurisdiction 21
§ 2811 Determination by the Attorney General 21
§ 2812 No existing law modified 21
§ 2813 Computation of number of convictions 21
§ 2814 Additional penalty when convicted of an offense which would render an individual an habitual offender 21

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 21 > Chapter 28

  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307