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Remaining Silent

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

Two Texas teenagers, both 18 years of age and therefore considered adults under Florida law, drove from The Woodlands, Texas to Panama City Beach, Florida during an alleged two-day crime spree, according to WEARTV.com. Included in their alleged crimes was a hit and run traffic collision. The victim was able to identify their make… Read More »

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Aggravated Manslaughter

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

Recently, a 25-year-old Florida man left his eight-month-old son alone in a trailer home without air conditioning, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. The trailer reached a temperature of 109 degrees inside, which killed the baby, who had a temperature of 105.6 degrees by the time law enforcement showed up. The man’s two-year-old daughter… Read More »

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Does Florida Have a Law Regarding Failure to Render Aid?

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

In recent news, five Florida teenagers recorded a man drowning to death in a pond, according to CNN. They used a phone to capture his death on Facebook live, and could be heard laughing about it and jeering him as he bobbed in the water, struggling for air. No Florida Statute for Failure to… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Theft of Cargo

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

Five men, who are allegedly connected with a statewide cargo theft ring, were recently arrested on theft charges, according to News 4 Jax. They allegedly stole more than $1.2 million worth of merchandise throughout Florida during eight separate semi-truck thefts. Goods stolen include tires worth $100,000 and sugar worth $50,000. Their criminal charges, which… Read More »

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Unlawful House Parties in West Palm Beach

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

Who does not enjoy a fun party? While we have all most likely partaken in house parties from time to time, there are certain Florida and West Palm Beach laws and ordinances that must be abided by. For example, a homeowner may face fines or charges for excessive noise, alcohol being served to minors,… Read More »

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Workplace Theft

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

According to Fortune Magazine, a Global Retail Theft Barometer study analyzed countries across the globe to determine that the U.S. has one of the highest rates of employee retail theft. Shrinkage is the term used to describe merchandise that, for lack of a better phrase, mysteriously vanishes. Some shrinkage may be due to lost… Read More »

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Evidence Used in Vehicular Homicide

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

If you accidentally kill another person while operating a motor vehicle, you could be charged with vehicular homicide if it is found that you were operating in a reckless manner. While most traffic collisions are caused by human error, this error is usually described by the law as carelessness, not recklessness. But what is… Read More »

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Federal Offenses in Airports or Airlines

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

A Florida man on a flight from Seattle to Beijing was recently arrested on charges of interfering with flight crew members and attendants, as reported by The Seattle Times. According to witnesses, he allegedly lunged for the emergency door latch and attempted to open the door while in flight. Fortunately, the door did not… Read More »

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When is Pepper Spray Legal to Use?

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

A 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged for five counts of battery for her alleged use of pepper spray, according to the Miami Herald. She allegedly used pepper spray to flee the scenes of multiple department stores after shoplifting and being pursued by security guards. She allegedly sprayed multiple security guards on separate occasions… Read More »

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Entrapment

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

Not everyone commits an offense willingly or even knowingly. Police officers have been known to entice and even coerce citizens into committing offenses–individuals who otherwise would not have committed an offense in the first place. If you fell victim to a law enforcement agent’s illegal tactics, it is in your best interest to contact… Read More »

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