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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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Florida Supreme Court Asked to Review Case Involving Synthetic Marijuana Manufacturer Assigned Partial Fault for Homicide

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In late August, family members of three people who were killed in an accident by a driver who was allegedly high on synthetic marijuana (known as “spice”) and was speeding, asked that the Florida Supreme Court review an appeal of a case that could have significant consequences for criminal defendants who end up committing… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Police Exhibit “Persistent Racial Bias” In Traffic Stops, Searches & Seizures, Which Has Significant Implications for Drug Arrests & Charges

By William Wallshein P.A. |

According to a new study, regardless of whether a police officer is from a municipal police department, or state patrol agency, the decisions that they make to pull over and search motorists are often affected by “persistent racial bias,” whereby not only are Black drivers more frequently pulled over due to their race, but… Read More »

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Public Defenders Lack Access to The Resources Necessary to Keep Innocent People Out of Jail

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Although in America, citizens who are accused of crimes are supposed to have an advantage because the burden of proof is on the state of prosecution, in practice, this is not the case, and the government often has the edge because they cannot only issue subpoenas, compel testimony, and pressure defendants to enter into… Read More »

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