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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Sussex County Justice of the Peace Court 17 as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Sussex County, Delaware, and resources applicable to all courts in Delaware.
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Court Case and Judgment Information
Search Delaware court case and judgment information by name, date, court, case type, judgment status, or case ID. Case information includes case description, related cases, event schedule, case parties, and docket entries. Judgment information includes party name, address, type of liability, and judgment amount, status, and date.
Published opinions and orders
Court Opinions and Orders
Search court opinions and orders by keyword, year, court, and case type. Sort search results by date, party name, case number, court, judicial officer, or description.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Delaware Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 - current.
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.
Online fine payments
Pay Delaware Court Fines, Costs, Restitution, and Surcharges
Pay Delaware Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Family Court, Justice of the Peace Court and Department of Corrections criminal and traffic fines, costs, restitution, and surcharges online. Justice of the Peace criminal and traffic fines online. A nominal fee may be applied by the participating court.
Pay Red Light Camera Violations
View and pay Department of Transportation red light camera violations online by citation/violation number and license plate number.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
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.
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.
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 Procedures
View instructional videos, in English or Spanish, about civil case procedures in Delaware courts.
Delaware Expungement Information
View information for the expungement of criminal records in Delaware state courts, including instruction sheets and relevant code sections.
View Court Rules for all Delaware courts by court and case type. View rule amendments by amending order and date.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Delaware, including local housing counseling agencies, state programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
The Delaware Attorney General provides information about filing a consumer complaint against a business, including an overview of the process, a complaint form, and a consumer fraud brochure.
Court Community Resources
View information about community programs including Family Court Resource Centers, landlord-tenant seminars, and divorce seminars; educational resources for educators and students; Courthouse tours, and links to additional online 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.
Legal Information and Research Resources
View the Online Citizen Help Center, which offers information about a variety of topics including civil law, family law, criminal law, traffic tickets, and appeals. Additional information is offered about legal assistance, court proceedings, fees, transcripts, records access, court hours and locations, and other topics.
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, interactive Justice of the Peace Court forms, legal tips, and links to additional resources.
Search the Delaware Code (statutes) by keyword in the index of titles online, or drill down by title to chapter to subchapter statute.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
The Delaware Office of the Public Defender provides legal services to indigent and incarcerated adult and juvenile offenders. Descriptions, contact information, office locations, and answers to frequently asked criminal law questions 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, including crisis center phone numbers for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, juvenile and elder abuse and neglect, and suicide prevention. Call 1-800-464-4357 to be connected with any state agency.
Community Legal Services
View information about the Community Legal Aid Society, which provides free and low-cost civil legal assistance to indigent 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.
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.
Civil Legal Services
View information about Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, which provides free civil (non-criminal) legal help to qualifying low-income residents. Links to additional legal service providers and self-help resources are included.
Free Legal Services and Lawyer Referral
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services provides free civil legal services for income-eligible residents, and a Lawyer Referral Service by telephone that charges a nominal fee and includes an initial consultation. Click the "Legal Help" link at the top of the page for more detailed information, and click the "Click Here to Learn More" link at the bottom of the page for a downloadable flyer.
Legal Assistance and Legal Services
View information from the Delaware State Courts 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.
Legal Information for Seniors
A handbook offering legal information for seniors is available in a downloadable or printable format as well as an interactive web page. The information is available in English and Spanish.
Attorney and Judge 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.