CHAPTER 143

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 181

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CRIMES & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Title 11, Section 2109 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

"(c) If the accused is committed in lieu of bail, and knowingly breaches any conditions imposed in connection with that bail, each such failure or breach shall be a separate crime, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as follows:

(1) If the person was held in connection with 1 or more charges of a felony prior to trial, or while awaiting sentence or pending appeal or certiorari after conviction of 1 or more felonies or misdemeanors, the person shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment of not to exceed 5 years or a fine of $5,000, or both;

(2) If the person was held in connection with 1 or more charges of misdemeanor prior to trial, the person shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both."

Approved July 08, 2009