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Should the Court Be Allowed to Cull Jurors Based on Race?

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

A death penalty case (Flowers v. Mississippi) from Mississippi involved a prosecutor who appeared to use peremptory challenges to remove jurors from the pool based on race. The case involves murders that occurred in 1996 and has been tried six times with only one conviction resulting from it. That conviction was handed down from… Read More »

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Robert Kraft Says ‘No’ to Suspicious Plea Deal Offered by D.A.

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

Earlier this week, the D.A. prosecuting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa charges offered special pleas to all the johns who were charged with misdemeanor solicitation: If they admit that they would have been found guilty at trial, then the D.A. would drop all the charges. Kraft also would have been required to serve… Read More »

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Florida Man Receives New Trial on Appeal

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

Ashlyn Salomon was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his neighbor, Jonathan Maciel. The appellate court, however, found two major errors in the case that tainted the verdict. They have required that the case be retried. The details of the shooting are somewhat strange. Salomon was on break from his… Read More »

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Jacksonville Men Exonerated After 43 Years in Prison

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

Clifford Williams and his nephew Nathan Myers were set free after Florida’s conviction integrity unit recommended their case be reviewed. The men spent 43 years behind bars after being convicted in 1976 of the murder of Jeanette Williams. The unit recommended a review of the case after attorneys for Williams and Myers failed to… Read More »

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Kraft Demands “Nonjury” Trial in Solicitation Charge

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

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has opted for a nonjury or bench trial in his solicitation case presenting us with an interesting opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of forgoing a jury of your peers. Kraft has very likely done this on the advice of his counsel so, it will be interesting… Read More »

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Florida Officers Charged in Slapping Handcuffed Teen

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

Two Florida police officers have been charged in an assault carried out on a defenseless handcuffed teen. The one officer, Sgt. Manuel Regueiro, is charged with battery on the teen while the other officer, Alex Gonzalez, is charged with attempting to delete video surveillance evidence inside the house that caught the alleged battery. The… Read More »

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Robert Kraft Accused of Solicitation at Florida Massage Parlor

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

In what is perhaps the least happy ending one can experience in a massage parlor, Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots is being accused of attempting to solicit sexual favors in a Florida massage parlor. Kraft, who twice visited the Orchids of Asia day spa, was caught in a sting attempting to… Read More »

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Man who Runs Military School Charged with Forging Signatures of Dead People

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

Alan Weierman has had a rough go of it lately. He has been investigated by the Florida Department of Children and Families on 45 counts of child abuse. Furthermore, Weierman is being accused of forging the signatures of dead landowners in order to take possession of their property. According to authorities, they received a… Read More »

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Lawyer Accused of Cyberstalking and Extortion

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

A Gainesville lawyer is being accused of a host of crimes including cyberstalking in a dispute with an ex-girlfriend. Christian Michael Moser of Gainesville allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend after she reported him to police for harassment. Moser demanded that his ex retract statements she made to police. His ex filed a complaint with the… Read More »

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Jeff Bezos vs. The Original Fake News Tabloid

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

The National Enquirer has picked a fight with the newly crowned richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, the mastermind behind Amazon. Bezos dethroned Bill Gates as the wealthiest man in the world in 2018. According to Bezos, the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him into dropping a story that the Washington Post ran… Read More »

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