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Post-Conviction Relief: How And Why

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Only a tiny fraction of defendants in criminal cases make it their goal to have the last word; most of them just want to put their criminal cases behind them.  The vast majority of cases result in guilty pleas; defendants want their sentences to start and end as quickly as possible, so that they… Read More »

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Affirmative Defenses: Do You Dare To Confess While Maintaining Your Innocence?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In civics class, your teachers make it sound like the answer to any question about whether you did what the police are accusing you of doing is a simple “yes” or “no.”  You begin your adult life thinking that, if the answer is, “yes, I did it,” then your criminal defense lawyer helps you… Read More »

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Mistrials And Florida Criminal Law

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Due process of law requires that, in order to ensure a fair trial with a fair outcome, all parties must do everything right.  Prosecutors must disclose the evidence that they plan to present at trial, so that the judge can decide whether it is admissible in court, and the defendant can come up with… Read More »

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Does Simple Refusal To Snitch Count As Obstruction Of Justice?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

The term “obstruction of justice” refers to a wide variety of actions, as well as some instances of lack of action.  You can be charged with obstruction of justice if you attempt to interfere with any aspect of the criminal process, from the initial arrest all the way to the trial.  Furthermore, not only… Read More »

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If You Got Acquitted At Trial, Thank The Sixth Amendment

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Remember that scene in various film adaptations of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass where, one minute, Alice is casually exploring the strange world in which she finds herself, and the next minute she is on trial?  Before she can even find out what crime she is being accused of, the… Read More »

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Driving An Oldsmobile In The 80s Is Not A Crime

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In the summer of 1988, Anissia Johnson and Vincent Wright were robbed at gunpoint by two men.  After the robbery, the robbers got into an Oldsmobile that quickly sped away.  The driver of the Oldsmobile never got out of the car, and the victims did not see him from up close.  Several weeks later,… Read More »

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Unruly And Uncooperative Airline Passengers In Florida & Elsewhere Continue To Plague U.S. Flights

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Understanding Florida Trespassing Laws

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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Dealing With An Absentee Co-Parent? You Have Options.

By William Wallshein P.A. |

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 »

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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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