Boca Raton middle school teacher, former lawyer, released from prison overnight
William Abramson arrested by Delray Beach police after a hit-and-run.
RESPIRATORY ALCOHOL: .279 and .274. The legal limit is 0.08.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – William Abramson, an attorney who was ordered to stop practicing law and then later agreed to stop practicing law until at least 2025, was arrested by Delray Beach Police on Sunday night. He claims to be currently teaching at Boca Raton Middle School, although that claim could not be verified as of early Tuesday.
Abramson is charged with one count of impaired driving and two counts of “hit-and-run”, one of causing bodily harm and the other of causing property damage. He was eventually arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail around 10 p.m. He was released on $3,000 bail just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Once a top lawyer in Palm Beach County, Abramson lost his ability to practice law in what he called a series of politically motivated incidents and events. After being elected a judge in 2008, Abramson’s law license was suspended due to a courtroom outburst years earlier. With the license reinstated, he then ran for public defender in Palm Beach County, but lost. He voluntarily gave up his license in 2019 until at least 2025, when he faced additional complaints that could have resulted in permanent disbarment.
Abramson then sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when early COVID restrictions he says barred him from earning money as a substitute teacher in the Palm Beach County school district and then as a server in a restaurant in the area. He told police he currently teaches at Boca Raton Middle School.
The alleged crash and DUI incident happened Sunday in the area of 6th Avenue Southeast and 10th Street SE in Delray Beach. Arriving police say they found Abramson’s black Volkswagen in a crash with a white Toyota Camry. The driver of the VW – Abramson – was reportedly found driving away from the crash site. According to the report, the police arrested, interrogated and arrested him. He then provided breath samples registering .279 and .274 – both more than three times the legal limit of .08.
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