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Paul A Meissner Jr.

Paul Meissner’s Legal Cases

2 total

  • Leniency Sought

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Outcome:
    Won
    Description:
    Tampa Tribune - Tampa, Fla. Author: Carlos Moncada Section: Pinellas Abstract (Document Summary) SUMMARY: The attorney for Bruce Tyndall asked for leniency, noting the humiliation the former official endured after his arrest. CLEARWATER - Former Pinellas County Commissioner Bruce Tyndall was sentenced Monday to two years of probation in connection with a December drug arrest that sank his political career. Moments before the sentencing, Tyndall's lead defense attorney, Paul Meissner, asked the judge for leniency "and allow Mr. Tyndall to get on with his life."
  • Fire set to home

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Outcome:
    Won
    Description:
    Deborah Lyons, wife of the fallen minister, is released early from her probation for setting fire to a Tierra Verde home. By WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE © St. Petersburg Times, published August 25, 2000 LARGO -- Deborah Lyons expected a sea of media cameras on Thursday as a friend drove her to the courthouse. Upon her arrival, just one greeted her. The usual crowd of reporters was missing, too. It was then, Mrs. Lyons said, that she realized her long legal ordeal was really finished. "God has been good and gracious to me," said the wife of fallen Baptist leader Henry J. Lyons. "Finally, it's over, isn't it?" For her, it is. Without fanfare or attention, a Pinellas circuit judge ordered an early end to the five years' probation Mrs. Lyons received for setting fire in 1997 to the $700,000 Tierra Verde home her husband bought with another woman. Mrs. Lyons, 52, who still had just over two years of probation to complete, smiled broadly as the judge made his decision. She clasped the hands of three friends sitting with her in court. Afterward, she hugged them all, and then she hugged her attorney, Paul Meissner. In the elevator ride to the courthouse lobby, she wiped tears from her eyes.