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What Is Construction Fraud In West Palm Beach?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Felix and his friends have a small pickup truck and consider themselves to be handymen. They decide it would be a great idea to go door to door in a senior living community and advertise basic handy services such as drywall, carpeting, painting, patching concrete and landscaping work. They manage to sign up over… Read More »

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Divorce And Concealed Assets: What You Should Know

By William Wallshein P.A. |

When spouses file for divorce in South Florida, the divorce process that follows has many components and can be quite complex. Even in divorce cases where there are no minor children from the marriage, the court will need to classify marital and separate property, and will need to distribute that property between the spouses… Read More »

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How Does Florida House Bill 19 Affect Victims Of Domestic Violence?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Florida House Bill 19, proposed by Representative Gottlieb, enhances scrutiny over the purchase of firearms by the proposed construction of a database. The database would contain information about a purchaser’s criminal arrest history or prior status as a respondent in a domestic violence action. If positive, it would bar a potential purchaser from buying… Read More »

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License Suspension After DUI In West Palm Beach

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Jamie and his friends from college got too carried away this past New Year’s Eve. They were trying to make up for lost time because of COVID-19. They decide to go bar hopping in Boynton Beach but instead of taking an Uber, all hop into Jamie’s car. By the end of the night everyone… Read More »

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How Could Someone Be Charged With Healthcare Fraud In South Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Several weeks ago, two South Florida brothers were convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, eight counts of healthcare fraud, and wire fraud, in addition to two counts of paying and receiving kickbacks. The brothers orchestrated an elaborate scheme where they would submit false bills to Medicare and private insurers for patients who were… Read More »

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What Is Criminal Mischief In Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Recently a Florida woman was arrested for criminal mischief after she and her friend engaged in intimate relations in a restaurant bathroom, causing the bathroom sink to detach from the wall. The restaurant owner pressed charges but it is not clear if the friend was also charged with a crime. What exactly is criminal… Read More »

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What Is A Medical Fraud Kickback?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In the previous blog entry, our authors discussed the definition of healthcare fraud, how someone could be charged with healthcare fraud, and reviewed the scheme that criminal defendants were charged with in Florida. In this blog entry, we will discuss kickbacks, what they are, how common they are, and why they are in violation… Read More »

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Broward County Sheriff Seeks Asset Forfeiture Of Illegal Gambling Profits

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A recent case out of Broward County finds a sheriff requesting a judge’s permission to seize multiple assets from an illegal gambling ring in excess of $2 million dollars. Even though no one has been charged, 4 people have been notified via target letter that they are the subject of a criminal investigation into… Read More »

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Three Teens Charged As Adults In Alleged Murder Of Classmate

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In Miramar, Florida, three teenagers ranging in ages 16-17 have been charged as adults with murder, in the death of their classmate, 18-year-old Dwight Grant. The grand jury must return a murder indictment for the three minors for the case to be transferred. If a murder indictment is returned, the defendants will face first… Read More »

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Can Spending Joint Marital Assets Affect The Outcome Of A Divorce In South Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

It is a sobering reality for some couples considering divorce. One spouse informs the other that it is not working out and that they might speak to a lawyer. Suddenly the other spouse takes it upon themselves to start spending money like it is going out of style, moving joint funds to offshore accounts,… Read More »

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