PDW In The News

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

Mo Wiltshire quoted in the Isaiah Crowell case on Scout.com and in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Posted by on July 9, 2012

Former Athens Solicitor General Mo Wiltshire says there is a good case to be made in Crowell’s defense. “I see some potential big problems,” said Wiltshire, who spent time as a prosecutor and now has a private practice. “I can see just looking at the police report in terms of potential defenses, there are some… Continue Reading

Bob Prior donates “invaluable legal expertise” to Extreme Makeover : Home Edition

Posted by on June 28, 2012

PDW is very pleased to report that partner Robert “Bob” Prior was specifically commended in connection with his donation of the construction lot and his outstanding legal service to Madison and Morgan County during the “Home Sweet Hero” week of the hit television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This project featured the construction of a… Continue Reading

Attorney Barrett Malone Graduates from L.E.A.D. Athens

Posted by on June 11, 2012

Prior, Daniel & Wilthsire is proud to announce the recent graduation of Attorney Barrett Malone from the 2011-2012 class of L.E.A.D. Athens.  Mr. Malone graduated in April after a year in the program and continues our firm’s commitment to give back to the community. Through a series of innovative and interactive monthly sessions held throughout the year, L.E.A.D…. Continue Reading

Ex-NFL Great Cleared of Ethics Charges

Posted by on June 5, 2012

An Athens legend and former NFL star found himself in the midst of controversy as a result of a business deal with what turned out to be a corrupt Atlanta legislator. We were able to represent the client through an FBI investigation and took the matter to a State Ethics Board hearing. We prevailed at… Continue Reading

State of Georgia v. O.B. (Athens)

Posted by on June 5, 2012

The Client was charged with DUI, Drug Possession, etc… Mo Wiltshire successfully challenged the stop of client’s car by police with a motion to suppress and got the DUI and drug charges dismissed.

Not Guilty Verdict: State of Georgia v. Antonio Bishop

Posted by on June 5, 2012

Jury Trial: Not Guilty Verdict This was the famous Athens Subway Murder Case …resulting from a shooting in a parking lot of the old Subway on Prince Avenue. Mo Wiltshire was appointed to this case by Judge Joseph Gaines and it was widely believed to be an unwinnable case for the defendant because several eye… Continue Reading

Supporters press case for principal

Posted by on May 23, 2012

Signs of support on North Oconee campus, at game Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 By: Ryan Blackburn North Oconee parents and students banded together Friday hoping to persuade school officials to keep Principal John Osborne, who was put on leave and replaced with an interim principal this week. “Obviously the (school) board is going to do… Continue Reading