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Jason Antoine

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wilmington, DE

Jason R. Antoine, Attorney at Law, PLLC
1702 Kirkwood Highway, Unit 2C
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-482-4802
Fax: 888-317-7616
Email: Jason Antoine
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Delaware Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

I am a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney representing individuals accused of crimes within the State of Delaware and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. My office has secured major acquittals and dismissals in high stakes criminal cases in Delaware and Pennsylvania. I strive for trial excellence in the courtroom and superior representation of all criminal clients. 

About Jason Antoine

First Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • As a freshman prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I was promoted from the preliminary hearing circuit to trial team attorney in less than a month which was remarkable at that time. In my first year as a prosecutor on the trial team I received guilty verdicts in 9 out of 10 cases some of which involved serious felonies. Upon leaving the Berks County District Attorney's Office I received the dedicated service award. 

Educational Background

  • J.D. - West Virginia University College of Law, 2006
  • University of Delaware - History Education B.A. , 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Service Award - Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2009

Representative Clients

  • Past client's include: doctors, lawyers, law students pilots, executives and business owners., 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Supreme Court of Delaware - Admission, 2014
  • Admitted - Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Admitted - United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2016
  • Admitted - Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Delaware State Bar Association, 2014
  • Delaware County Bar Association, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture on the top secrets to being persuasive in debate and in life. , Speaker, The Secret to Being Persuasive, 2015


  • Ivy league adminstrator accused of raping a graduate student at a Delaware hotel room. Result - after meeting and extensive negotiations with the Delaware State Police, charges were never filed. , 2015
  • Nighmare nanny accused of taking picture of wealthy Dentist's children and posting children on adoption websites. Result - case pled down to Disorderly Conduct. Result - Defendant paid a $100 fine. All felony and conspiracy charges dropped., 2011
  • State v. Darmanin - Retail store manager charged with possessing and distributing thousands of images of child porn on a peer to peer network. The Defendant face 2 years mandatory jail time on each count. After retaining one of the top mitigation experts in the region, Defendant served only 1 year as part of a plea agreement with the State. , 2015
  • State v. Powell - Death Row inmate accussed of assaulting a prison guard. 4 Other prison guards witness the assault. Result - the Attorney General's Office entered a  nolle prosequi the night before trial. , 2016
  • State v. McCauley - DUI - Drugs. Strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Defendant admitted to smoking marijuana before driving. Result - Not guilty. , 2016
  • Commonewealth v. Kirksey - client charged with Burglary of a row home in Chester, PA. Defendant found several blocks away from victim's home in the middle of the night with a lighter and the items stolen from the home being burned in nearby dumpster. Two co-defendants standing nearby plead guilty to several years in jail. Mr. Kirksey was found NOT GUILTY of all charges. , 2012
  • Commonwealth v. Nguyen - Defendant was charged and accused of assaulting a neighbor after an argument in the City of Philadelphia. The case proceeded with a bench trial in Philadelphia Municipal Court. The Defendant was found NOT GUILTY of Simple Assault and related charges., 2014
  • State v. Weisnegger - DUI - drove down Newark Main Street (one way) the opposite direction and on to the sidewalk. Result - pled down to Reckless Driving - Alcohol Related. , 2015
  • State v. Richetti - 1st offense DUI - Blood Alcohol level over .08 - all evidence suppressed - case nolle prossed after suppression hearing., 2016
  • Commonwealth v. Bennett - 5th Offense DUI - client  could not stand on one leg, half empty bottle of alcohol in back seat, blood shot eyes, odor of alcohol. Result - Not Guilty, 2014
  • Ms. Dawson was charged with straw purchase of firearms for felons not to possess. Defendant's prison phone conversations were recorded wherein she talked about purchasing the firearms for her boyfriend, a convicted felon. This case was unique because she was the first person to be charged under the Brad Fox law, named for the fallen officer in Montgomery County. The Brad Fox law carries a mandatory penalty of 5 years if a defendant purchases 2 or more guns for felons. This case was highly publicized. Result - Hung Jury; Acquitted on 4 counts; subsequently convicted of 4 counts in retrial with other counsel, 2014
  • My office was retained for a custody relocation case.  My client's husband was a corporate attorney and retained one of the largest law firms in the country to represent him in all custody proceedings relating to the child. Although my client had a family law attorney at the time, the large sophisticated, law firm she felt was too much for her attorney to handle. This was a  David vs. Goliath situation. She interviewed with me because she heard I was a good trial attorney. Although I never handled a custody relocation case and explained to her that I am a criminal lawyer, she nevertheless retained our office because she needed to go to trial on this relocation issue. After hours of prepartion and motion practice and a grueling, hard fought trial, the mother was granted her Petition to Relocate the Child to her hometown., 2011
  • State v. Jones - 1st Offense DUI - all evidence suppressed. , 2016


  • Awarded a plaque for being a top lawyer., Top Lawyer, The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2015
  • Given an award by John T. Adams, District Attorney in recognition to my dedicated service to the citizens of Reading and Berks county, Pennsylvania. , Dedicated Service Award, Berks County District Attorney's Office, 2008
  • Selected as a "Top 100" trial lawyer in Pennsylvania. , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Awarded a 10 out of 10 on AVVO., 10 out of 10, AVVO, 2014
  • Recognized for excellence in client satisfaction pertaining to DUI cases., Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • Selected as a Top 100 trial lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2014, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Awarded a pro bono service award for representing indigent litigants in domestic matters in Delaware County, PA. , Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Criminal
  • DUI
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Office Location for Jason Antoine

1702 Kirkwood Highway
Unit 2C
Wilmington, DE 19805

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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