PDW In The News

This Family’s Worst Nightmare Becomes Reality

Posted by on August 29, 2014

When you hire someone to care for your elderly parent, the last thing you expect is that they will steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from your father’s bank account. Susan Lewis, one of the family members, said that her dad died alone, and he has six children. Lewis continued in saying that her 91-year-old… Continue Reading

Georgia Ex-Cop Convicted of Sexual Assault has Gun Rights Restored

Posted by on August 26, 2014

In December of 1999, former police officer Dennis Krauss responded to a domestic abuse call. Instead of arresting the husband, however, he requested that the victim take a ride in his vehicle. According to ThinkProgress, a liberal American political blog, Krauss told her that she could have sex with him at the motel or be… Continue Reading

Avvo Superb Rating Again 2012-2013-2014

Posted by on August 26, 2014

Once again, for the third year running PDW members have achieved the highest Avvo.com rating possible. In 2014 both Michael Daniel and Mo Wiltshire have received “Superior” ratings scoring a perfect “10″ in their respective practice areas. We are very excited to learn of these ratings. Both Michael and Mo enjoy the fact that these… Continue Reading

Federal finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades

Posted by on August 22, 2014

The Washington Post reports….. “Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said. The findings troubled the bureau, and it stopped the review of convictions last… Continue Reading

Aurora Shooting Ruled Forseeable: Potential Liability for Business Owners

Posted by on August 21, 2014

As reported by the Denver Post, the owner of the Aurora movie theater that was the site of a deadly 2012 attack could have reasonably enough foreseen the danger of such an attack to be held liable for it, a federal judge ruled Friday. Noting “the grim history of mass shootings and mass killings that… Continue Reading

PSA: Be aware and take care when you travel. Frauds and creeps are out there.

Posted by on August 20, 2014

Unauthorized "pat downs" for female travellers A 53-year-old man wearing khaki pants, a blue shirt, and latex gloves allegedly posed as a security officer at San Francisco International Airport last month and took two women into a private screening room for patdowns, The New York Times reported. Eric Slighton was arrested at the airport at… Continue Reading

Another Five Star review of Mo Wiltshire. “If you need someone who is personable, reliable, and helpful, Mo is your guy!”

Posted by on August 18, 2014

“Mo was an outstanding attorney! He was a very informative and respectful guy. He understood that I made a mistake and made every effort to help me out based on my character rather than my charges. I would recommend anyone to Mo because he will do anything in his power to help you in court…. Continue Reading

Police Make Arrests in the Brookhaven Fatal Shooting

Posted by on August 15, 2014

According to the Brookhaven police in Atlanta, Carlos Ramirez, 18, has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Justin Acevedo. In addition to the murder charges, police charged him with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and the possession of a firearm. During the arrest of Ramirez, police issued a search warrant for… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire just had a.148 BAC DUI reduced for a Milledgeville client who had no prior record.

Posted by on August 14, 2014

High BAC does not always mean no options. Mo Wiltshire was able to negotiate a very favorable reduction of a DUI to reckless driving for a young man with no record. The fact that he had never been in trouble before helped buttress a sound strategy to resolve this DUI charge with a reduced plea… Continue Reading

An end of Summer DUI can ruin your fall football season.

Posted by on August 11, 2014

“…alongside the BBQs, pool parties, outdoor adventures, and other awesome summer activities comes something a little less pleasant: the risk of getting cited for DUI. A DUI arrest won’t just ruin your night (or day, depending on how early that pool party got started…). In many cases, it could also put a serious damper on… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire nominated for a “10 Best” Attorney Award for 2014 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

Posted by on August 4, 2014

PDW is pleased to announced that partner Mo Wiltshire has been nominated by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys for a 2014 “10 Best” Award in the area of Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is an impartial third-party attorney rating service recognizing excellence of practitioners in the field. We compile… Continue Reading

Tim McGraw Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by on August 1, 2014

On July 13th, Tim McGraw sang Truck Yeah in Atlanta as a fan, Jesslyn Taylor, latched onto his leg. The fan did not release her grip, so McGraw made a swat at her. Security removed the woman, but McGraw’s pants were ripped from the incident. Billboard magazine said the fan wants to start a personal… Continue Reading

Film Producers Charged With Manslaughter

Posted by on July 25, 2014

Aside from the personal injury lawsuits, Randall Miller, director of Midnight Rider, and Jody Savin, producer of Midnight Rider, surrendered to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on involuntary manslaughter charges associated with the death of 27-year-old Sarah Jones. Authorities charged those responsible for her death after it was discovered that the filmmakers had not acquired… Continue Reading

Former Pierce County Deputy Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Posted by on July 18, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge sentenced Randy Strickland, a former Pierce County Deputy Sheriff, to 7 years, nine months in a federal prison for protecting drug traffickers. Randy Strickland, 55, plead guilty and gave a testimonial that he agreed to provide security for individuals dealing meth. Strickland’s illicit activities occurred in police uniform and while driving… Continue Reading

Georgia Father Faces Murder Charges

Posted by on July 11, 2014

On June 18, 2014, Justin Ross Harris parked his car at an Atlanta suburban office for work to discover seven hours later that he had left his 22-month-old son in the car. The temperature in Atlanta soared to 92 degrees that day, meaning the inside of the car reached approximately 140 degrees. Harris faces both… Continue Reading

Melton Family Lawsuit Causes Continued Trouble for GM

Posted by on July 5, 2014

Brooke Melton’s family filed a lawsuit that has caused continued difficulty for GM. The case over the 29-year-old nurse’s death had reached a $5 million settlement last October, but the situation did not stop there. When the settlement finished, it revealed that the company let millions of cars drive on the road a decade after… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire is priviledged to be back teaching at the Georgia Trial Skills Clinic again this year.

Posted by on July 3, 2014

Happy to be back at the UGA Law School for the weekend teaching at the 2014 Gary Christy Memorial Trial Skills Clinic for the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education. I am honored to be asked to mentor other lawyers and help them develop their trial skills. -Mo Wiltshire

Attorney Admits to Stealing From Clients

Posted by on June 28, 2014

An attorney from Marietta, Georgia, acknowledged stealing money from clients during two separate civil cases. Romin Vincent Alavi was sentenced to 10 years, but he will only serve two years of the 10-year sentence while the rest will be served on probation; he is 38 years old. Alavi plead guilty to three counts of forgery… Continue Reading

Big win for privacy rights as SCOTUS strikes down warrantless searches of cell phones.

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Unanimous Supreme Court holds….police cannot snoop through citizens cell phones without first demonstrating probable cause and obtaining a warrant. The Obama Administration and the State of California both lined up against liberty in the urging the court to allow the warrantless cell phone searches….they lost and liberty won a small but significant victory. The chief… Continue Reading

Midnight Rider in Legal Trouble over Deadly Train Incident

Posted by on June 20, 2014

The Jones family has taken legal action against the Midnight Rider producers, film director and the companies who owned the railroad tracks. Sarah Jones, a camera assistant, was killed while filming the movie and others were injured. The personal injury suit includes charges of negligence, and it seeks payment for the pain and suffering of… Continue Reading

Driver Crashes Into CNN Center

Posted by on June 14, 2014

Early Friday morning a motorist crashed into the lobby of the CNN Center in Atlanta, reports say. The driver is facing DUI charges after reportedly crashing a Mercedes Benz into the glass windows of the front lobby about 4 a.m. June 13, 2014, just yards away from CNN headquarters’ offices. According to officials, Gerlmy Javon… Continue Reading

Coroner’s Inquest Fails To Determine Cause Of Death

Posted by on June 6, 2014

The case in which a Clarke County inmate was found dead in his cell in December was recently overseen by Special Prosecutor Mo Wiltshire. A coroner’s inquest was held in Clarke County Superior Court in May, which failed to determine why Marcus Sanchez Cooper, 22, died. Wiltshire said jurors returned a unanimous verdict: Cooper suffered… Continue Reading

Choosing The Right Attorney For Your Needs

Posted by on May 23, 2014

When in a situation that requires legal help, it is all about the niche or specialty. Going to a “friend” who just happens to be a lawyer may seem like a good idea, but not if their specialty is outside the scope or experience of the need that you’re facing. The accident that you’ve just… Continue Reading

8 Questions to Ask When Hiring a DUI Attorney

Posted by on May 16, 2014

DUI lawyers specialize in defending clients charged with drunk driving. They have specialized training and expertise that other types of lawyers do not have. DUI defenses in court can be complicated and depend upon a range of factors, so it is important you hire a qualified and experienced attorney to handle your case.
To help you… Continue Reading

More wins for clients! Unjust weapons charges dismissed in one case and a DUI dropped for a deserving client in another.

Posted by on March 24, 2014

March 2014 has yielded more great results for PDW clients. A Georgia citizen wrongfully accused of unlawful firearms possession and related charges walked out of court a completely free man as Mo Wiltshire secured a dismissal of all the charges against him. In an unrelated matter a client arrested for DUI in an Athens parking… Continue Reading

UGA students arrested for hazing have decision on formal charges put off as investigation continues.

Posted by on March 11, 2014

.Link to the Athens-Banner Herald Story March 10, 2014 Athens defense attorney Mo Wiltshire, who is representing many of the fraternity members, said an arraignment scheduled for last Thursday was postponed because prosecutors needed additional information before deciding whether to file formal accusations in court. “I have been in discussions with the solicitor general, who… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire fights for accused UGA Students.

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Mo Wiltshire in the news defending the 11 members of Kappa Alpha Psi at UGA from allegations of Hazing. Each of these links is to a news story referencing comments Mo Wiltshire made in defense of his clients. “Athens attorney Mo Wiltshire states that the arrests of the fraternity members were unwarranted, and he plans… Continue Reading

“Mr. Wiltshire, I wanted to send you a Big Thank You for representing … my friend… he was extremely pleased with your services as an attorney.” -Wiley Griffin, Sheriff of Decatur County, Georgia

Posted by on December 24, 2013

“Mr. Wiltshire, I wanted to send you a Big Thank You for representing one of our Decatur County citizens in court in Oconee County recently. I talked recently with my friend and your client and he was extremely pleased with your services as an attorney. Thanks for a professional job!” -Sheriff Wiley Griffin, Decatur County,… Continue Reading

“Mr. Wiltshire, You have been just what the doctor ordered. Because of your ability and your advice my daughter will have a chance to correct her mistakes and move forward with her life.” Paschal W. (2013)

Posted by on December 24, 2013

“Mr. Wiltshire, You have been just what the doctor or a higher power ordered. Because of your ability and your advice my daughter will have a chance to correct her mistakes and move forward with her life. You have my respect, my admiration and my gratitude. Please feel free to call on me should the… Continue Reading

“…once again thank you for everything you did…look at his picture and see the face of a life saved…it will never be forgotten. -Julie N. (client’s mom)

Posted by on December 24, 2013

“I wanted to take the time to once again thank you for everything you did…(several years ago)…I hope you look at his (recent) picture and see the face of a life saved. There is no way he would be where he is today without you….it will never be forgotten. You are a good man Mo… Continue Reading