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Defamation, Libel, and Threatening Letters

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the New York Times (NYT) recently filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a University of Florida professor, who alleged that his reputation had been damaged when he claimed that the NYT made him out to be a “covertly paid operative of one of the largest… Read More »

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Operation of a Chop Shop

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Jacksonville teenager is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot while he stumbled through a chop shop in the woods with his friends, according to Action News Jax. The teen says that he was shot by the people conducting the chop shop, who are currently on the run. A “chop shop” is… Read More »

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Florida Charges Minors as Adults More Than Any Other State

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A 17-year-old Florida minor allegedly fatally shot a man as he withdrew money from an ATM, as reported by Miami Herald. The defendant was charged with second degree murder. The youth had previously been arrested at least 13 times before, with the first arrest occurring when he was 11 years old. Previous charges included… Read More »

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DUI: Horse, Bike, and Other Modes of Transportation

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A woman in Polk County, Florida was recently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), but not while driving a car, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. She was riding a horse down a road when police encountered her. She smelled of alcohol, seemed confused, and her blood alcohol level was more than twice… Read More »

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Child Abuse vs. Neglect in Florida

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Child abuse and child neglect often go hand in hand. However, there is a vast difference between the two. Both are serious offenses, and defendants who have been wrongly charged with either one, or both, need to contact a West Palm Beach attorney as soon as possible to not only protect their own rights,… Read More »

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Charges in Multiple States

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A Missouri woman was recently sentenced to 20 years in Florida state prison for her part in a series of crimes with her now-deceased boyfriend. The woman was found guilty of robbing a store, holding a family hostage at gunpoint, stealing a vehicle, and having a standoff shooting with police. She pled no contest… Read More »

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Unlawful Killing and Possession of Alligators and Eggs

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida wildlife enjoys protections against unlawful hunting and possession, also called poaching. Depending on the species and the quantity of animals taken, the charges that go with these offenses can carry severe penalties. If you have been charged with a criminal act of killing, possession, or unlawful harvesting of any animal in Florida, it… Read More »

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The 10-20-Life Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2004, a Florida man was convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm when he shot at the ground to intimidate someone and the bullet ricocheted into the victim’s ankle. The man was recently let go on appeal, and then taken back to prison because of the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines set by the… Read More »

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Arrested as White Nationalist Protester or Counter-Protester

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Three white men have been arrested for attempted homicide, after allegedly firing a gun into a group of anti-Nazi protesters at the University of Florida, according to the Chicago Tribune. White nationalists, Nazis, and the “alt-right” gathered in Gainesville over a recent weekend to either support or denounce white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was… Read More »

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Firearms in Pharmacies

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In a 2016 report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Florida pharmacies filled 265,554,110 prescription drugs in 2016. These drugs are expensive and many are highly addictive controlled substances that can be hard to obtain without a serious injury. This puts pharmacists at risk every time they work a shift. With such high stakes, Florida… Read More »

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