Criminal Defense

Palm Beach Gardens Criminal Defense Lawyer

My name is William Wallshein and I am a Palm Beach Gardens criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor with the state attorney’s office, I have the experience and familiarity with the Florida criminal justice system to provide you with skilled representation no matter what charges you are facing. Over the course of my 29 years practicing criminal law, I have seen it all and I have what it takes to aggressively defend you against the charges you face, no matter how serious they are.

Whether the alleged offense is a misdemeanor or a felony, I will give your case the personalized attention it deserves and requires. I take on all types of criminal cases in state and federal court, including:

DUI Defense: Driving under the influence is taken very seriously by prosecutors and judges. However, in some cases an experienced attorney can help you reach a favorable resolution without jail time and without your case going to trial. In more serious DUI cases involving injury or death, I will help you develop an effective defense strategy, and make sure that the evidence the state relies on is thoroughly tested and questioned.

Drug crimes: Depending on the amount of the substance at issue and the surrounding circumstances, a drug offense may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The potential penalties may vary depending on whether the alleged offense involves prescription drugs, drug trafficking, or drug possession. In some cases, prosecutors may offer favorable plea bargains to defendants that can result in probation rather than jail time.

Firearms, Burglary, and Theft: If you have been previously convicted of a felony, even the mere possession of a gun may result in serious felony charges. I can help you devise a defense strategy if you find yourself facing charges related to firearms, or property crimes such as burglary.

Domestic Violence: A domestic violence conviction can tear a family apart. I can help you aggressively fight to keep the repercussions of a domestic violence charge to a minimum.

Sex crimes: Whether you are charged with possession of child pornography, internet sex crimes, or some other sex offense, I will fully investigate the allegations, interview all witnesses, and work to hold the state to the highest burden of proving every element of the alleged offense.

Juvenile Crimes: If you have a child who has been charged with a juvenile offense, I can provide the guidance and personalized services that juvenile cases require, so that your child’s future is protected.

Federal Cases: Many drug, firearm, and property crimes can be charged as federal offenses. I am admitted to practice in the federal court system, and am prepared to effectively defend you against any charges you may face in that forum, whether through negotiation or at trial.

One thing to keep in mind as you begin the criminal defense process is that you don’t need to go it alone. Having an attorney by your side who knows the ins and outs of the Florida criminal justice system can give you priceless peace of mind during a frightening and stressful time in your life.

Contact an Experienced, Aggressive Palm Beach Gardens Criminal Defense Attorney Today

As a 29-year veteran of criminal law, including 5 years with the state prosecutor’s office, I know that the most important thing to do when charged with a criminal offense is to speak to a dependable and zealous criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The more time an attorney has to work on your case, the better your chances for getting the charges reduced or dismissed before the case even reaches trial.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of any kind, consider retaining my services. I am William Wallshein, an experienced South Florida criminal defense lawyer, and I have the dedication and passion required to represent you in all kinds of criminal cases. I understand that good people can end up in bad situations, and I never judge a client based on any crime that they have been accused of. I can meet with you in my Palm Beach Gardens office, or in West Palm Beach. Call 561-533-1221 today, or contact my firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. I accept credit cards.