Category Archives: Criminal Law
Unruly And Uncooperative Airline Passengers In Florida & Elsewhere Continue To Plague U.S. Flights
The Federal Aviation Administration has requested airports provide more support for dealing with uncooperative passengers, including curbing the sale of alcohol in airports. This request comes after a deluge of increased reports of mid-air violence and assault from crazed passengers towards other guests, flight attendants and staff. Most recently, Frontier airlines flight attendants were… Read More »
Understanding Florida Trespassing Laws
Dan and Brandon are goofing around on school grounds the weekend before senior graduation. They decide it would be funny to spray paint the gymnasium and break the awards display case in the principal’s office. A silent alarm is triggered and both students are arrested for trespassing on school grounds, vandalism and criminal mischief…. Read More »
Dealing With An Absentee Co-Parent? You Have Options.
You and your ex share two tweens, an 11-year-old and 13-year-old. You got divorced two years ago, and you were awarded primary physical custody, with your ex getting visitation weekly from Saturday mornings to Sunday evenings. Over the last year, your ex has shown up for visitation three times. Your kids have come to… Read More »
Defending Disorderly Intoxication Charges in Florida
If you were charged with a crime and are confused about your next steps, call Attorney William Wallshein for guidance. What is Disorderly Intoxication? Florida statute defines disorderly intoxication as drunkenness in public that endangers the life and safety of another person or property. Disorderly intoxication also includes the imbibing of alcoholic beverages in… Read More »
What is Criminal Identity Theft?
The owners of a telemarketing company based out of Boca Raton are facing criminal identity theft and money laundering charges. The defendants allegedly referred patients contacted in a telemarketing scam for unnecessary genetic testing to a predetermined list of phlebotomy labs, who in turn paid kickbacks to the owners. The scam specifically worked to… Read More »
Cybercrimes & Domestic Violence
An Ohio man was recently sentenced for placing a bomb at the Maryland home of a woman he had met online in 2020. Apparently the location of the bomb placement was the “love rival” of a mutual friend they all had met online during a virtual reality game. Cybercrimes and cyber dating violence are… Read More »
Suspected Child Abuse Post-Divorce
Recently in West Palm Beach, a mother of three children was arrested and charged with child abandonment after she forcibly removed her daughter from the family vehicle at a gas station at 5 am, and then abandoned her 3 year old son at a Publix grocery store several hours later. Police released an APB… Read More »
What is Stalking and How Do I Protect Myself From a Stalker?
Engaging in threatening, violent or abusive behavior repeatedly after the victim has asked the perpetrator to cease contact is stalking. In Florida, a defendant determined to be stalking a victim can be charged with a third degree felony and face prison time. It is a serious charge and serious criminal behavior, that in the… Read More »
What is an Inchoate Crime?
In Florida, an inchoate crime is another term for the crime of criminal attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a crime. Even though the bad act, or actus reus, was not committed, the defendant can still be charged with an inchoate crime because he or she had the malevolent intent(mens rea) and was planning… Read More »
Florida House Bill 675: Indecent Exposure Definitions
Florida House Bill 675, introduced by Representative Amy Mercado, is an update to Florida indecent exposure laws. It expands the definition to encompass any display of nudity in a public setting. HB 675 also makes certain acts of exposure a felony and allows the police to arrest a suspect without a warrant and without… Read More »