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Disturbing Religious Assemblies

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A Florida man recently pled guilty to obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs, according to Huffington Post, in addition to a hate crime. The man allegedly left a voicemail at a local mosque saying, “I hate you Muslims, you Muslims are terrible. l hate you people. l’m gonna go down to your center,… Read More »

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Social Media Comments Can Result in Arrest

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Using social media irresponsibly can get a student or adult in a lot of trouble outside of the law. An employee who writes inflammatory material about their boss can face a demotion or firing. A student that posts test questions before the day of the test could face a suspension or an expulsion. On… Read More »

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Attorney Scott Skier Featured in Today’s SunSentinel

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By Marc Freeman Dec. 8, 2017 Can a Cadillac be used as a weapon? What seems like common sense — a car turns into a deadly weapon if used to run someone down — isn’t always true under the law in Florida. The state’s appellate courts are split. The question: Should cars be considered… Read More »

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Potential New Hate Crime Laws

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Hate crimes add years to sentences that would otherwise not involve any jail or prison time at all. Under Florida statute 775.085, a misdemeanor or felony is upgraded to the next level if it is found by the court that the act was committed against a person because of their race, religion, sexual orientation,… Read More »

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How are Drugs Classified Under Florida’s Schedule of Substances?

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There were 7,333 drug arrests made in Palm Beach County in 2016, which was more than any other category according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Drug arrests should never be taken lightly, as mandatory minimum sentencing can put a first time offender away in prison for many years. Multiple time offenders stand… Read More »

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Repeated Traffic Offenses Are Recorded on Your Driver’s License

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Driving laws are some of the most commonly broken rules and regulations within our society. They often incur significant penalties, such as loss of a driver’s license, large fines, and even jail or prison time. However, just because you were given a ticket or charged with a criminal violation does not mean that those… Read More »

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Post-Disaster Fraud

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After Hurricane Katrina, the United States Justice Department created the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) because insurance fraud often increases after catastrophes. Now, after Hurricane Irma, the NCDF announced they are working in collaboration with U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida… Read More »

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Community Watch Mistakes

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People that participate in community watch groups need to protect themselves from legal ramifications by knowing the law and understanding where the line is crossed when it comes to serving their community. If you were charged with a crime while serving your community as a neighborhood patrol volunteer, you need an experienced criminal defense… Read More »

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Racial Profiling

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Unfortunately, the criminal justice system has been set up to unfairly punish minorities. This tragedy is seen in the number of African Americans in prison and jail, compared to the number of white people who commit crimes at the same rate as African Americans and make up the largest racial percentage of citizens. Racism… Read More »

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Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property

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Two men in Jacksonville, Florida were arrested recently on charges of grand theft, according to newser.com. They were not caught stealing cash, jewelry, or any other cliche’ valuables; they were pulled over because they had a large steel utility pole, roughly five car-lengths long, tied to the top of their Kia. The pole had… Read More »

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