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Juvenile Offenses While Being a Minority

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

Recently, a Lauderdale boy was charged with armed carjacking after his mother saw footage of him on the news and took him into the police department. The boy, who is just 14 years old, was allegedly part of a carjacking cohort. Another boy, who is only 12 years old, is being tried as an… Read More »


Child Neglect: Starvation and Malnourishment

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An Indiana woman on vacation in Florida starved her baby to death and was recently given life in prison as punishment, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The woman’s husband, who was not the father of the child, also received a life sentence for first degree murder. At birth, the child weighed six pounds and… Read More »


Kidnapping as a Federal vs. State Crime

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In 1998, a woman disguised as a nurse entered a hospital room and kidnapped a newborn baby from the mother. That woman then raised the girl as her own for 18 years, at which point the child realized that her birth certificate had been forged when she applied for a job. The woman who… Read More »


Sexual Harassment in Government Offices to Become Crime

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

The #MeToo movement has succeeded at many levels, including at the state level for government employees of Florida. Recently, a Florida Senate committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 1628, which would make sexual harassment that occurs in government offices a crime if it becomes law, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times. The bill is… Read More »


Law Enforcement Crackdown on Hit and Runs

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Hit and run crashes account for one in four of all collisions in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Hit and runs have been a major issue for law enforcement and policymakers for years now, as there have been around 100,000 hit and runs every year in Florida… Read More »


Texting and Driving Could Become a Primary Offense

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Cell phones are involved in 27 percent of all motor vehicle collisions, according to the National Safety Council. While talking on the phone, finding a contact, or even reaching for the phone to answer it greatly increase a driver’s chances of crashing, it is legal in Florida. Texting while driving, which is even more… Read More »


Methamphetamine Making Comeback

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As reported by the Miami Herald, methamphetamine, or “meth,” is currently being smuggled into Florida at a higher rate than in recent years, and the quality of the drug is more potent than ever. “Super labs” south of the U.S. border are producing high grade methamphetamine, which is being smuggled into Florida and sold… Read More »


Injuring a Police Officer

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Causing serious injury to a police officer is a serious offense in Florida, and felony charges will almost certainly be invoked. Oftentimes, an officer is injured during the arrest process because the suspect resisted or fled, or was driving a vehicle and caused injury to the officer who was either on foot or in… Read More »


Teen Crime on Slight Rise

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Teen crime is on the rise in South Florida according to NBC 2 News. Police say that during winter break there is generally a minor increase in teen crime because students are out of school. Typical crimes include petit and grand theft, auto theft, and other felonies and misdemeanors that can haunt a young… Read More »


Ecstasy Trafficking Charges

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Two brothers were arrested for attempting to traffic methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly referred to as MDMA, ecstasy, and Molly. According to Florida Today, the defendants were caught up in a sting operation aboard the Holy Ship! party cruise. After an undercover agent purchased $40 of ecstasy from one of the brothers, the detective learned that… Read More »

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