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Prosecutors Drop Case Against Cockfighting Ring

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

The members of a vigilante organization known as Animal Recovery Mission alerted police to an illegal cockfighting ring. Members of the organization surrounding the cockfighting facility dressed in black and wearing masks. TV reporters had already arrived at the scene. As police came, members of the cockfighting ring scattered. Members of the group attempted… Read More »

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Diabolical Scheme Involves Betrayal, Sword, and Disemboweling

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

Louis Nunez and his lover, Amanda Ramsey, are in custody after they botched a murder attempt on Ramsey’s husband. The husband remains in intensive care following the attack on Thanksgiving. According to police, the two carried out the brutal attack with a sword, but it was foiled by a neighbor who alerted police via… Read More »

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Epstein Victims File Civil Case Amid Weak Prosecution

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

Jeffrey Epstein, the hedge fund manager who rubbed elbows with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was accused of soliciting underage prostitutes to entertain him and his guests. Due in large part to enlisting the aid of criminal heavyweights like Alan Dershowitz, federal prosecutors offered him a sweetheart deal in which he pleaded guilty to… Read More »

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Stand Your Ground Clears Killer in Barbershop Shooting

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

Two men walk into a barbershop. No—this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke. Unfortunately, only one of them walked out. What happened? Robinson Furtelein had just finished getting his hair cut and went to the bathroom. Garry Garcon had just walked in. Without warning, gunshot fire erupted in the street causing those within… Read More »

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A Look at the Gay/Trans Panic Defense

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

Gay and trans “panic” defenses attempt to prove that a homicide was caused by a temporary loss of sanity or implied threat that impelled the defendant to murder. In so doing, second-degree and first-degree murder charges can be reduced to criminally negligent homicides, voluntary manslaughter, and other crimes that are not punished as seriously… Read More »

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Woman Arrested in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

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

A West Palm Beach woman has been arrested after being charged by the State of Florida with insurance fraud. Authorities say that the woman intentionally misrepresented her business’s payroll in order to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums. The woman claimed that she made less than $50,000 in order to avoid paying $51,000 in workers’… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Amendment 6, Marsy’s Law

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

Marsy’s law is being pitched as a kind of “victim’s rights” legislation and while everyone can agree that victims of violent crimes deserve rights, no one is quite sure what that piece of legislation would entail. Proponents of the measure are seeking to get the legislation passed as constitutional amendments in all 50 states… Read More »

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Florida Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student

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

A New Smyrna Beach middle school teacher has accepted a plea deal for lewd and lascivious battery and the transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means. Lewd and lascivious battery is a crime that is set aside for consensual sex acts with a child. In most states, this is known as statutory… Read More »

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What Happens to Kids who Kill?

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

You’ve likely heard the phrase: “tried as an adult”. This happens often to teenagers who commit heinous crimes against either their parents or other children. As it happens, the youngest person ever to be sentenced to life in prison was Lionel Tate at the age of 13. He was convicted right here in Florida… Read More »

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Marlins Pitcher Goes Down in Sober House Fraud

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

Former Marlins pitcher, Justin Wayne, and his brother were charged with multiple counts of insurance fraud for their part in an insurance fraud scheme that involved sober living apartments. The pair were forced to repay insurance companies $3.8 million. While the brothers were not themselves the masterminds behind the scheme, their part was sufficient… Read More »

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