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Monthly Archives: April 2020


Supreme Court Opens the Door for States to Prosecute Illegal Immigrants, While Florida Fails to Address Issue of Inmates Serving Outdated Sentences for Drug Crimes

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Unfortunately, the beginning of March has already dealt a significant blow to criminal justice, both at the federal level and here in Florida: While the U.S. Supreme Court increased the ability for states to criminally prosecute illegal immigrants over work authorization fraud, overriding existing federal law in doing so, Florida lawmakers entered the final… Read More »

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Controversial Alimony & Custody Bill Again Under Consideration in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Florida legislators have once again introduced legislation (HB 843), which would end permanent alimony and create an automatic presumption that equal time-sharing is in the best interests of children in child custody cases; amongst making a number of other noteworthy changes in the area of family law. In the past, Governor Rick Scott vetoed… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Important Fourth Amendment Seizure Case Involving Excessive Force & Police Shootings

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Torres v. Madrid, an important Fourth Amendment search and seizure case for which there is currently a split amongst the U.S. Court of Appeals, including the 11th Circuit (which covers Florida) and one that is very important to what is considered a “seizure” in criminal cases…. Read More »

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