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This page lists online resources for the Sussex County Justice of the Peace Court 17, online resources applicable to courts generally in Sussex County, Delaware, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Delaware.



 

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Administrative Office of the Courts
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Legal Information and Services
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware offers free legal information for civil matters. Resources including an online library of articles arranged by topic, a variety of downloadable forms, legal tips, and links to additional resources.
Community Legal Information
The Community Legal Aid Society offers downloadable pamphlets in the areas of disability, elder, poverty, and health care law, as well as links to additional information in the topic areas of tenant's rights, public benefits, domestic violence, immigration, and consumer issues.
Jurtice of the Peace Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic case procedures in Justice of the Peace Courts, including how to plead guilty and pay your ticket without going to court.
Electronic Filing
View information about electronic filing in Courts of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Courts. Filing cases and supporting documents by parties representing themselves is permitted but not required. Registration and training with the service provider is required before using electronic filing.
Civil Case Process Videos
View a series of short videos about the civil case process in Delaware courts, designed for parties representing themselves.
Justice of the Peace Court Procedure
View information about civil, traffic, and criminal procedure in Justice of the Peace Courts, with links to additional information about filing and defending civil cases, judgments, trafic tickets, answers to frequently asked questions, and a glossary of terms commonly used in Justice of the Peace Courts.
Probation Before Judgment
View information about the Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) program in Justice of the Peace Courts, which allows some first offenders to plead guilty and be placed on probation without having a record of conviction.
Justice of the Peace Courts Legal Information
View and download memoranda on a wide variety of legal topics related to Justice of the Peace Courts. Search by keyword, or sort the list of topics alphabetically or by revision date.
Delaware Expungement Information
View information for the expungement of criminal records in Delaware state courts, including instruction sheets and relevant code sections.
Delaware Code
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Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Legal Assistance and Legal Services
View information about self-representation, free legal services, and lawyer referral services. Links to organizations that provide free or low-cost civil and criminal legal services are included.
Find Help in Delaware
View Delaware Helpline's links to community resources and assistance including health care, financial, housing, food, government, utilities, legal services, child support, transportation, mental health, and family issues. Search for additional services. View a list of phone numbers for rape, domestic violence, suicide, and abuse and neglect crisis centers. Call 1-800-464-4357 to be connected with any state agency.
Lawyer Referral Service
View information about the Delaware State Bar Association's free Lawyer Referral Service, which refers callers to fee-based consultations with an attorney.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Delaware offers online access to records of discipline actions against attorneys since 1906. Records are organized alphabetically by attorney last name and search options include keyword, case type and year.
Public Defenders
View information about the Delaware Office of the Public Defender, which provides criminal defense services to low-income residents in cases that could result in loss of liberty. Descriptions, contact information, office locations, and answers to frequently asked criminal law questions are included.
Civil Legal Services
View information about Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, which provides free civil legal help to qualifying low-income residents. Links to additional legal service providers and self-help resources are included.
Volunteer Legal Services
View information about Delware Volunteer Legal Services, which provides free legal services for qualified low-income residents in the areas of domestic violence, housing, elderly or terminally ill, family law, and veterans.
Community Legal Services
View information about the Community Legal Aid Society, which provides free and low-cost civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the areas of poverty, elderly, benefits, disabilities, health care, mortgage foreclosure, housing, domestic violence, immigration, and consumer issues. Links to additional self-help resources are included.
Attorney Complaints
View information from the Delaware Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Conduct about filing complaints against lawyers and judges for misconduct, unauthorized practice of law, or fee disputes.
Delaware Consumer Protection
The Delaware Attorney General's Office provides information about consumer protection, identity theft, mortgage foreclosure, and various types of business, charity, and medical fraud. Instructions for filing a consumer complaint and a downloadable complaint form are included.

Forms and related information

Delaware Court Forms
View and download Delaware court forms. Search options include keyword and type of court.
Attorney Complaint Form
View and download a form to file a complaint about attorney conduct.
Consumer Complaint Forms and Information
View and download Delaware Attorney General online forms related to complaints against businesses and information about consumer protection law.

Online fine payments

Pay Red Light Traffic Fines
View and pay Department of Transportation red light traffic tickets online by citation number and license plate number.
Pay Justice of the Peace Criminal and Traffic Fines
Pay Justice of the Peace criminal and traffic fines online. A nominal fee may be applied by the participating court.


 
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