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Monthly Archives: January 2019

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“Miss Florida” Charged with Marijuana Trafficking

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

Handerea Rolle, better known as the internet-famous “Miss Florida”, was caught with what police say is $1,700 worth of weed. They claim that her intention was to distribute the weed. They’re claiming that she is a drug trafficker. The trial is expected to begin in February of next year. The case revolves around a… Read More »

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Texas has a Conviction Integrity Unit that Gave a Man Back His Life

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

Texas, while known throughout the country for having a hard-line approach to criminal justice, has something else going for it that a lot of other states don’t: A Conviction Integrity Unit. In fact, Dallas County had the first Conviction Integrity Unit anywhere in the country. In addition, Texas has a “Junk Science” law that… Read More »

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Reality Star Punches Cop

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

For those wondering if it’s a good idea to punch a cop, the answer is most definitely ‘no’. Not only will they likely respond with force, but they will also charge you with several crimes at the same time. Below Deck reality star, Ross Inia learned this lesson in a fashion that many officers… Read More »

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Police Officer Charged with Misdemeanor Battery

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

A video shows a police officer kicking a handcuffed teen in the face and then lowering his knee on the teen’s neck. Sargent Gustavo De Los Rios has been charged with misdemeanor battery while the individual he assaulted stands charged with battery on a police officer. The boy was stopped with his mother. He… Read More »

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Widow Wants Fourth Trial

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

Authorities claim that Dalia Dippolito hired a hitman to whack her husband. She was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Thus far, she has served nine of those years. Dippolito’s second trial resulted in a mistrial, but her first trial returned a guilty verdict. However, that guilty verdict… Read More »

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Is Florida Trying Too Many Children as Adults?

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

Most people have a basic sense of what being “charged as an adult” means. It’s literally when a juvenile is charged in an adult court of law and faces adult sentencing. Adults themselves are charged in criminal courts for their crimes while children are usually charged in family court to answer for theirs. However,… Read More »

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Officers Sentenced for Role Pinning Crimes on Black Teenager

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

Officers Charlie Daboub and Raul Fernandez will see jail time for their role in pinning a string of burglaries on a black teenager. They had been offered reduced sentences for providing the FBI with information on their boss, Raimundo Atesiano, who pleaded guilty in September for his policy of keeping his department’s closure rate… Read More »

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Amendment 6 Passes, but What Will it Mean?

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

Now that Amendment 6 has passed, many are wondering what it will mean. Of course victims of violent crimes should have a voice in the legal process. That’s why several states have passed laws notifying victims and families of victims when a convicted offender is released. They were on the books long before Amendment… Read More »

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Gamer Charged in “Swatting” Case

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

As if the world needed a new horrible crime that someone could commit against another person, “swatting” is beginning to see its fair share of headlines. Swatting involves making a fraudulent phone call to police or other emergency personnel in order to harass a victim. In at least one case, this turned deadly. California… Read More »

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Florida Gators Gymnasts Latest to Allege Sexual Assault against Larry Nassar

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

Team USA doctor is the target of an ever-increasing cascade of sexual assault allegations. The most recent comes from Florida Gators gymnasts and alumni. The doctor, Larry Nassar, was sentenced to up to 125 years in prison for his role in the serial predation of women who were put under his care.  His list… Read More »

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