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New Data Indicates That Only Two Percent of Federal Criminal Defendants Go to Trial, And Most Are Found Guilty

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Recent data collected by the federal judiciary and analyzed by the Pew Research Center paints a bleak picture of a system that arguably denies justice to criminal defendants, especially when it comes to federal cases, in particular. According to the data, approximately 80,000 people were federal criminal defendants during the 2018 fiscal year, but… Read More »

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Florida Makes It a Crime to Own, Distribute, Etc. “Childlike Sex Dolls”

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late May, Florida banned (i.e. makes it a crime to engage in) owning, distributing, and engaging in a number of other activities with respect to childlike sex dolls. Amongst other activities, the law prohibits someone from “knowingly having in their possession, custody, or control an obscene childlike sex doll” under the justification that… Read More »

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What Judges Specifically Consider in Calculating Alimony & Child Support

By William Wallshein P.A. |

We have briefly touched on how alimony and child support are calculated, but as attorneys who practice family law here in Florida, we regularly receive a number of questions about what kind of income the court specifically takes into account in determining these payments. Judges do have some leeway in making these decisions (in… Read More »

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Facial Recognition Programs—Although Never Mentioned in Court—Have Become a Routine Policing Tool

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Every year, more and more police departments around the country purchase and rely on facial recognition software in arresting people and accusing them of committing  crimes; in and outside of Florida. This market, which includes law-enforcement at local state and federal levels, is expected to reach $375 million by 2025. In a nutshell, facial… Read More »

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During Divorce, You Want to Ensure That You Do Not Neglect These Two Insurance Accounts

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Divorce can be an extremely difficult process for people and their families. During this time, it can be easy to overlook important bureaucratic items that need to be taken care of. However, when it comes to insurance policies, this is one area you do not want to neglect. Below, we discuss the primary types… Read More »

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A Look at Current White Collar Crime Prosecutions

By William Wallshein P.A. |

According to the latest statistics, the administration is now increasingly prosecuting white-collar crime. However, these prosecution numbers are still far below those seen during the 2008-2009 financial crisis. For example, no one at Wells Fargo faced any criminal charges thus far for creating deposit and credit card accounts for customers without their knowledge or… Read More »

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What Absolutely Must Be Done After Divorce?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Divorce is already traumatic enough, and can end up leaving you completely exhausted, such that it can be difficult to think about what needs to be done, even once the divorce decree has been signed. However, it is crucial that you and your attorney complete simple tasks in order to make sure that assets… Read More »

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In Florida, Criminal Defendants Can Be Convicted Without First Being Able to Challenge Computer Programs That Falsely Identified Them

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court was recently petitioned to address an issue that has long violated the constitutional, due process rights of criminal defendants here in Florida. While in most states, defendants have the right to challenge the accuracy of a face recognition system that leads to criminal charges, in Florida, that has never been… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Assumable Mortgages in Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Given that a couple’s marital home is often their most valuable asset, one of the most important issues we counsel our Florida clients going through divorce on is whether or not they want to, and can afford to, hold onto that home. If an individual decides that they plan to hold onto the family… Read More »

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Florida Authorities Cracking Down On Sex Crimes Since Robert Kraft Incident

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Florida is cracking down on sex crimes in massage parlors after the Robert Kraft scandal. In the month of February, Florida authorities shut down at least 10 spas, and charged a number of men with purchasing sex. While authorities once only provided minor charges and punishments for the owners of these facilities, those days… Read More »

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