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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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Defense Attorney Argues Self-Defense in Prison Stabbing

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

Self-defense is very commonly argued in instances where one prisoner kills another prisoner. Hardly ever is it successful. It’s less likely to be successful when there is video footage of one prisoner chasing down the other prisoner for the purpose of stabbing him to death. Such was the case of 27-year-old Robert Hunt. His… Read More »

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Florida Crime on Decline, Rape on Rise

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

Despite the overall crime rate dropping across Florida, rape is still on the rise, according to the first half of the state crime data compiled on 2017. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found that 6,000 fewer crimes had been reported across Florida in the first half of 2017 than in 2016, which represents… Read More »

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Lawmakers Consider Changes to Florida’s Drug-Free-Zone Laws

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

Drug-free-zones, though arguably filled with good intentions, have shown themselves to have unintended consequences. One of those consequences is that folks who otherwise pose no threat to anyone find themselves the victim of mandatory minimum sentences and escalations to infractions that would otherwise only result in light sentences or even fines. For instance, in… Read More »

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Prosecutors Seek to Charge Former Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

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

Florida, which is famous for the “stand your ground” case involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, made headlines again when a former police officer shot and killed Corey Jones. The “stand your ground” defense itself has come under fire ever since the Zimmerman case came under public scrutiny. Now another stand your ground case… Read More »

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Cyberstalking Landlord Sentenced to Prison

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

Landlords can be difficult to deal with at times, but this case highlights a scenario on an extreme end of the spectrum. When a 24-year-old woman began seeing strange men show up at her home and work, she had no idea why they were there. They were there because they believed that she had… Read More »

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What Happens if I Accidentally Committed a More Serious Offense During Another Crime?

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

A Florida man recently stole what he must have assumed was an unoccupied car that was running with the keys in it. However, there was a baby inside of the Kia Rio, and while the suspect was fleeing from police, he stopped and dropped the baby off at a store before continuing to flee… Read More »

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Being an Accomplice Means Knowing About the Crime

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

An accomplice to a crime, even if they were at home during the illegal act, can be charged with the same felony offenses that the person who actually committed the crime is. This means that if your spouse, acquaintance, friend, or family member commits a murder, and law enforcement not only believes that you… Read More »

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