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The Impact Of A DUI On CDL Licenses In Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A DUI has serious consequences for anyone, but this especially so for people that drive for a living. Whether you are a rideshare driver or a commercial truck driver, it is important to understand the implications a DUI can have on your license restrictions, insurance premiums and coverage, and future employment opportunities. In Florida,… Read More »

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Defending Disorderly Intoxication Charges in Florida

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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What is Criminal Identity Theft?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Cybercrimes & Domestic Violence

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Suspected Child Abuse Post-Divorce

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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What is Stalking and How Do I Protect Myself From a Stalker?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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What is an Inchoate Crime?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Florida House Bill 675: Indecent Exposure Definitions

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Criminal Cases and Diversion Eligibility

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Were you recently arrested for a misdemeanor offense, and not sure what your next step should be? Were you arrested for driving while suspended, or is your child facing criminal charges? If so, you may be eligible for entry into a diversion program. Florida Pretrial Diversion programs are designed to route defendants to a… Read More »

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The Confusion Over When Discipline & Spanking Turn into Child Abuse Accusations

By William Wallshein P.A. |

There is no question that parenting during the pandemic has been difficult for many, especially divorced or otherwise separated parents who disagree with each other about issues related to raising their child, such as corporal punishment. Even though 65 to 80 percent of US parents spank their children, sometimes disagreements between parents over issues… Read More »

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