PDW In The News

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

“Hiring Mo Wiltshire will be the best decision you could make for yourself! Mo is the best at what he does, he has the knowledge, skill set, and most importantly the intent to help people in need. I highly recommend him!” -2013 Defense Client

Posted by on December 12, 2013

“Hiring Mo Wiltshire will be the best decision you could make for yourself! Mo started reviewing my case and talking to me about it over the weekend of the incident. Mo believed in me and gave me hope from our first conversation. He is supportive, empathetic and a tremendous advocate as well as a very… Continue Reading

“Mo Wiltshire is truly the best at what he does! After my first consultation with him I immediately felt that my case was in great hands. Mo is very empathetic and I felt that he truly cared about me as a person and my well being. Mo is also a respectable man and it is obvious in the courtroom.” -2013 Felony Client

Posted by on December 12, 2013

“Mo Wiltshire is truly the best at what he does! After my first consultation with him I immediately felt that my case was in great hands, and that he was going to work diligently to help me. He was so knowledgeable about the case and the process we would have to go through to achieve… Continue Reading

Undeserved DUI charges dropped.

Posted by on October 15, 2013

A case of misunderstanding of fact led to the improper arrest of a 24 year old graduate student on charges of DUI. As a result of the efforts of PDW partner Mo Wiltshire those errant charges were dropped today! Another success for PDW and our clients.

Your website and facebook entries are spot on…If anyone ever needs help in Athens, I know where to send them. -Liz Edwards, Augusta, GA Paralegal

Posted by on August 6, 2013

From: Liz Edwards Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 11:15 AM To: Mo Wiltshire Subject: RE: Legal Issues for a family member Dear Mo Thank you for talking with me on Wednesday.You provided such comfort and confirmed some of what we suspected. Unfortunately, my parents secured the assistance of an attorney friend (a son of one… Continue Reading

PDW selected to receive Historic Preservation Award

Posted by on May 28, 2013

PDW is very pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a 2013 Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Award. The foundation’s award program has been recognizing Athenians for excellence in historic preservation since it was founded in 1967. We invite you to join us at the 44th Annual Preservation Awards on Monday, June 3 at… Continue Reading

Charges reduced…another undeserved DUI avoided.

Posted by on February 23, 2013

PDW is glad to report that yet another client has been able to avoid a DUI on their record as a result of the efforts of our partner Mo Wiltshire. An Athens-Clarke County man was arrested for a right turn on red and DUI following a near collision. Our investigation and the representation we provided… Continue Reading

Not Guilty Verdict to start the New Year!

Posted by on February 5, 2013

Another client wrongfully accused of DUI was acquitted by an Athens jury following a trial the week of January 14, 2013. At PDW we are starting the new year off exactly the way we concluded 2012…with more big wins for our clients! This very nice lady was stopped for making a right turn on red… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire interviewed by the Red & Black re: Fake I.D. Charges

Posted by on December 4, 2012

The Red & Black recently featured an interview with Mo Wiltshire in a story about the potential financial and legal impact of Fake ID charges. “Mo Wiltshire, a defense attorney in Athens, said the cost for taking a fake ID charge to court can vary on a case-by-case basis. He said there are different types… Continue Reading

DUI Charges reduced…even with an open drink in the cupholder!

Posted by on November 17, 2012

DUI, Open Container and Speeding charges brought by the Georgia State Patrol landed a PDW client in big trouble in Putnam County State Court. Over a year and roughly one dozens trips to court for ALS hearings and State Court appearances later a big win was achieved as the DUI charges were reduced to reckless… Continue Reading

Felony Drug charges dropped in a Hart County case.

Posted by on October 18, 2012

In a case just resolved today we were able to get the DA to drop serious felony charges including VGCSA (Possession with Intent) Cocaine, Possession of Scales-Drug Related Items, and numerous other charges. This case arose from a traffic stop and proceeded into a search of a nearby home. We challenged the quality and nature… Continue Reading

Another DUI Jury Trial….another aquittal

Posted by on August 29, 2012

Mo Wiltshire is happy to report yet another DUI Jury Trial win for our clients. Our client was charged with DUI here in Athens after being stopped while driving on College Station Road near Research Drive. He was stopped, removed from his car and put through a battery of Field Sobriety Tests. The ACCPD officer conducting… Continue Reading

Mo Wiltshire discusses crime and punishment in Flagpole Magazine

Posted by on August 15, 2012

“Athens is, hands down, the best college town in the country.” says criminal defense attorney Morris “Mo” Wiltshire.  Despite the town’s generally easygoing air, Athens isn’t Savannah or New Orleans. Carrying open bottles, cans and cups filled with alcohol along Athens’ sidewalks is illegal under the city’s open-container law. It should not be confused with… Continue Reading