TITLE 11

Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 27. JURISDICTION AND VENUE

Subchapter II. Venue


In any case of bigamy, prosecution may be had in the county where the bigamous marriage was contracted, where the offender resides or where the offender is apprehended.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 2731; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

In every case of murder and of manslaughter, if a person is poisoned or wounded in 1 county and dies thereof in another county, prosecution shall be had in the county wherein such person was poisoned or wounded. Whenever the cause producing the death of a person happens in a county and the death out of it, the offense shall be deemed complete in the county wherein the cause happens and shall there be inquired of, heard and determined.

Code 1852, § 2947; Code 1915, § 4818; Code 1935, § 5306; 11 Del. C. 1953, § 2732.;

Any prosecution involving liability for the conduct of another may be heard and determined in the county in which the principal crime was committed or in the county where the offense charged was committed.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 2733; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 2.;

A person charged with receiving stolen property may be prosecuted either in the county wherein the theft was committed or in the county where property was received.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 2734; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 2.;

If property is stolen in 1 county of this State and carried into another by the thief, the thief may be prosecuted in either county.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 2735; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 2.;

If any criminal offense is begun in this State and completed elsewhere, it shall be deemed to have been committed in this State, and may be dealt with, inquired of, tried, determined and punished in this State in the same manner as if it had been actually and wholly committed in this State.

21 Del. Laws, c. 307; Code 1915, § 4818; Code 1935, § 5306; 11 Del. C. 1953, § 2736.;

In any case of kidnapping, the prosecution may be had in the county where the crime was commenced or in any county through which the person kidnapped was transported.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 2737; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 2.;

A person charged with computer fraud or misuse may be prosecuted in the county where the act was committed, in the county where the violator had possession of any proceeds or materials used in such violation or in the county where the principal place of business of the owner or lessee of the computer or computer system is located.

63 Del. Laws, c. 422, § 2.;