West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer
I am attorney William Wallshein and my Palm Beach County law firm is committed to providing excellent legal representation. I have more than 38 years of experience, including five years as a prosecutor in Palm Beach County, and I am fully committed to protecting my clients rights.
It is essential that you speak with a West Palm Beach criminal lawyer as soon as you know you are under investigation or immediately after an arrest. Handling matters on your own may negatively impact the outcome of your situation. Call me today at 561-533-1221 or contact my Palm Beach County law firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.
West Palm Beach Criminal Defense
Florida has some of the most serious penalties for criminal offenses in the country. From violent crimes to weapons charges, thousands of Floridians are charged and convicted without having any real chance at defending themselves. The courts are incredibly overloaded, making it impossible for every defendant’s case to be tried before their peers. In order to keep defendants from taking their cases to trial and allowing them to prove their innocence, prosecutors pile on the charges, knowing that the defendants will most likely buckle and take a plea deal for a reduced sentence. Here at the law offices of William Wallshein, we believe that everyone deserves a fair shot, and a right to tell their side of the story. While we do attempt to keep our clients out of lengthy, stressful trials, we are prepared to defend your rights in court if necessary. We defend clients in all of the following types of offenses.
Types of Criminal Cases We Take On
- White Collar Crime—White collar crimes encompass all nonviolent offenses perpetrated for monetary gain. Embezzlement, fraud, identity theft, and extortion, and ponzi schemes are just a few examples of white collar crime, which has been on the rise since 2004, according to the Huffington Post.
- Violent Crime/Murder—Violent crime is any crime that involves causing physical harm, or the threat of physical harm, to another person. Prime examples include battery, assault, sexual assault, aggravated battery, and murder.
- Gun/Weapon Crimes—Roughly one third of Floridians own guns, according to the World Population Review. Weapons charges, therefore, are quite common in Florida. Common weapons offenses include concealed carry without a permit, owning a firearm as a convicted felon, flashing a gun or discharging a gun in public, and carrying a firearm in a private or public institution where firearms are banned, such as a school or place of work.
- Child Pornography—Owning, creating, or helping to create child pornography is a federal felony when it crosses state lines, and is a state felony if not. Child pornography convictions usually carry lengthy prison sentences and a reputation that may follow you for life.
- Entrapment—If law enforcement pushed you into committing a crime that you would not have otherwise committed, the charges should be dropped. This is called entrapment, and it is illegal.
- Expungement—In some cases, it is possible to have your criminal record expunged from the public record. We can help you with this process so that you can get on with your life and put the past behind you.
- Grand Jury Proceedings—Grand jury proceedings are used in certain criminal cases to determine whether a crime has been committed. It is important to have legal representation at this time.
- Criminal Appeals—All convictions can be appealed. It is a normal part of the criminal justice system, and can give you a second chance at clearing your name, but you need an experienced attorney in order for the appeals court to take your side.
- Asset Forfeiture—Law enforcement has the authority to seize assets that they believe may be procured illegally. However, asset forfeiture is often abused, leaving the defendant with nothing to pay the bills, their mortgage, or their attorney.
If you are looking for a highly aggressive and committed attorney — I am your lawyer. I am a West Palm Beach criminal lawyer with more than 38 years of experience handling cases in the justice system. I represent clients in state and federal courts in Palm Beach County and throughout Florida.
William Wallshein Can Help With Your Criminal Defense
In order to beat the charges against you and clear your name, or have the penalties reduced, you need to have an experienced criminal defense attorney who will aggressively advocate for you in and out of the courtroom. Call William Wallshein today at 561-533-1221 to schedule a free consultation.