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The Strange Case of Gary Kitchings

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

Gary Kitchings is the Uber driver who was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison for the rape of one his passengers. At 58 years of age, Kitchings had no prior record and had worked many of those years as a foster parent to some of Florida’s most vulnerable children. That image is difficult… Read More »

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Firefighters on Trial for Running a Pill Mill

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

Two Florida firefighters are being charged with drug distribution after their trial was sidelined temporarily as defense lawyers tried to toss a warrant. An appeals court ruled that police can – in some cases – step outside their jurisdiction in order to get a search warrant. If the warrant had been tossed. along with… Read More »

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High Stakes Real Estate Agents Involved in Extortion Scandal

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

Extortion is one of those crimes that happen every day in a myriad of different ways. Essentially, extortion is when one individual coerces another individual to do something “or else”. Well, anyone who has ever had a job knows that their boss says, “do your work or else you get fired.” The government says,… Read More »

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Just Because You Didn’t Kill Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re Not a Murderer

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

If you read that headline and scratched your head, then you’re like many onlookers of the U.S. criminal justice system to whom concepts like “felony murder” seem unnecessarily aggressive. Roughly speaking, felony murder can occur when the intent of an individual is not to commit murder, but a person dies as the result of… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Stand Your Ground: A New Look at a Controversial Law

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

“Stand your ground” is in the news again as the courts have enacted changes to the controversial law that shifts the burden of proof from the defense to the prosecution. In other words, if the defense asserts that their client was “standing their ground”, the prosecution must prove that this is merely a pretense…. Read More »

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Florida Mother Accused of Smoking Meth with Her Two-Year-Old Child

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

Public fury comes down hardest on those who abuse their children. To be sure, there is something vitally human inside of us that condemns such actions with unrivaled passion. Hence the reason why when it happens, it tends to make national headlines. Such is the case of one 20-year-old mother who was found to… Read More »

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Attempted Burglary, Loitering and Prowling

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

An unmarked police car in Trinity Oaks, with police officers inside, was recently broken into by a man who those very police had been tasked with arresting, according to NY Daily News. Police had responded to complaints from a previous-night’s attempted auto burglary. After trying and failing to break into a number of other… Read More »

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Jupiter Man Found Guilty of Murder

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

We’ve been following the case of one Jupiter man who was accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime as his defense attorneys alleged that another young man involved with the fatal attack of a Guatemalan man was responsible for delivering the killing blow. This case is instructive for a number of reasons, and… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Man Sentenced for Impersonating a Police Officer

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

A West Palm Beach man has been sentenced to two years in prison for impersonating a police officer and demanding that a stripper show him her breasts. The man was tried twice. The first attempt to convict him for impersonating a police officer in an unrelated incident resulted in a hung the jury. He… Read More »

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April Was a Bad Month for Personal Injury Attorneys

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

Personal injury attorneys were in the news in April, but not for high profile litigation. They were in the news for committing high profile crimes. In early April, one personal injury attorney was charged with DWI manslaughter, failure to render aid, leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, and tampering with evidence…. Read More »

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