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Monthly Archives: May 2020

After Rape Conviction Overturned, Former Uber Driver Granted Bond

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A former Uber driver whose conviction was overturned this year for allegedly raping a woman he picked up at SunFest in 2017 was granted bond Tuesday morning. Scott Skier, who took over the case this year from the Public Defender’s Office, said while he is glad the judge granted his client bond after he… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Courthouses Hold Limited Hearings

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Florida is now among the states that have imposed quarantine restrictions on businesses and travel. Courthouses, which are typically always a busy place to be, are now functioning at reduced capacity to limit the spread of the virus. Only essential court hearings will be held until the quarantine is lifted. What does that mean?… Read More »

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Twenty-Year-Old Arrested After Injuring 86-Year-Old in Purse Snatching

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A twenty-year-old Palm Springs woman is facing criminal charges after she injured an 86-year-old woman during a robbery. The robbery occurred outside of a Walmart in the suburban town of Lake Worth Beach. Diana Sosa has been charged with robbery by sudden snatching, battery on a person 65 years of age or older, and… Read More »

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Is Coronavirus Turning Every Arrest into a Death Sentence?

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Those in prison or in PBC jails right now are typically vectors for infectious disease, but in the age of the coronavirus, is this cause for concern? Defense attorneys are the only possible way for those who are currently incarcerated to voice their concerns. Yet folks who are arrested during the virus outbreak are… Read More »

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Despite Coronavirus Fears, Jury Kept Deliberating

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While courthouses are mostly closed now as West Palm Beach residents navigate the confusion brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic, one West Palm Beach courtroom kept a trial alive while others were being asked to remain indoors. While all new trials have been postponed, some trials that had already begun before the coronavirus… Read More »

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces I. Scott Skier as One of Its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

For Immediate Release The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that I. Scott Skier of The Skier Law Firm, P.A. in West Palm Beach has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills… Read More »

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Two Men Facing Charges Related to Child Sex Crimes

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Police reported arresting two men in separate incidents involving sex crimes against children. Bond hearings were scheduled on April 11. Case Number One Ronald Delroy Elliot was charged with five counts of lewd and lascivious behavior and one count of sexual battery against a child under the age of 12. The police report stated… Read More »

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Teen Breaks into Ex’s Home, Beats and Rapes Her

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A West Palm Beach teen is facing multiple charges including sexual battery and burglary after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and physically and sexually assaulted her. The unnamed teen was at home doing schoolwork when she heard a knock at the back door. She went to see who was there and found… Read More »

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Palm Beach Teens Accused of Burgling Vehicles

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Authorities say they have broken up a burglary ring targeting high-end vehicles. The three teens who are implicated in the burglaries all face enhanced penalties for committing the crimes while Florida is in a state of quarantine. One defendant, who is 18 years old so his name is allowed to be printed in the… Read More »

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PBSO Accuses Wrestler of Selling Steroids

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

John Lopez was hired by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office after being a wrestling standout in high school. Now, that same sheriff’s department that hired Lopez has fired him after accusing the man of selling and using steroids. Lopez has since been terminated by the PBSO. There is no indication whether or not Lopez… Read More »

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