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Holidays, Divorce, Separation and Parenting

Posted by Daniel Feldman | Dec 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

The holidays can be stressful for everyone, but for divorcing or separated parents, the holidays can be especially difficult.  They are a reminder that from now on, important days may often require a compromise that threatens to take some of the joy out of the holiday.  Having a skilled family la...

Labor Day dangers: Avoid an OUI with these tips

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Aug 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Labor day is almost here, and with it comes plenty of parties and events. Drinking and driving during Labor Day is an ongoing problem in the United States. In fact, Labor Day weekend is included in the deadliest 100 days for drivers. While Labor Day isnt the deadliest day -- thats a title rese...

Tom Hallett is Elected to Best Lawyers in America

Posted by Unknown | Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

HZW Senior Partner Thomas F. Hallett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in White Collar Criminal Defense.  Congratulations to Tom Hallett on this well-deserved achievement.  

A quick primer on your Miranda rights

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

You have probably heard the whole spiel that occurs when someone is arrested by the police. The officer might grab a card from his or her pocket and start reading, You have the right to remain silent and several other statements. These statements are known as your Miranda rights. There are man...

HWW Wins 1st Circuit Appeal In Civil Rights Case

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The First Circuit denied an appeal today, brought by Mary Kellett in the case of Vladek Filler vs. Mary Kellett, et. al.  Valdek Filler is represented by Tom Hallett, Tim Zerillo and David Weyrens of HZW.  Congratulations to Mr. Filler.  The First Circuit opinion can be found by

Attorney General Memo Will Jail More Federal Inmates

Posted by Unknown | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Below is the Attorney Generals Memo issued this week that will result in a change in the way that federal cases are prosecuted and sentenced.  This not good news for those who believe that the federal criminal justice system is harsh and unforgiving already.  The AGs Memo is attached below. AG...

7 ways to stay safe on your bicycle

Posted by Unknown | Apr 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring is here and summer is soon to follow. That means its time to dust off your bicycle helmet, oil up the chain and go outside for a bike ride in the fresh air. It also means its time to review the most important elements of bicycle safety. Most personal injury lawyers will agree: Its bett...

Tips for asking your wife for a divorce

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you come to the conclusion that you need to ask your wife for a divorce? Do you have reason to believe that this is the best way to improve your life? This is a tough decision, but its one that you may have to make at some point. If you find yourself in this position, the first thing you s...

Federal Computer Crimes Sentence Deviated Down To 12 Months

Posted by Unknown | Mar 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week in the United States District Court for the District of Portland, HZW Managing Partner Tim Zerillo represented a Client in a child pornography possesssion sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guideline range for the charge was between 78 and 97 months.  Through extensive briefing, researc...

Are you ready for motorcycle season?

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Mar 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although its only February, it looks like spring is coming early this year. You can tell because the birds are coming back, mushrooms are popping up as quickly as the ground can thaw, and motorcycles are again sharing the roads. If youre looking forward to getting your bike out of storage and ...

Watch For Winter Driving Hazards

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jan 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Historically, January is Maines snowiest month but that doesnt mean were in the clear yet. There is still plenty of winter left just waiting to make our roads treacherous for even the smallest vehicle trip. Whether you live in Portland or communities far afield, it is critical that you take ev...

Can I refuse a breathalyzer test?

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Jan 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

The simple answer: You can refuse to take a breathalyzer test. The better answer: You can refuse, but you shouldnt. One night a man decides to take a risky drive home after one too many drinks. He believes that he is in control, even if he might be a little over the legal limit. When he gets p...

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