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Category Archives: Criminal Defense

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Epstein Attorney had “Senior Moment”

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

Before his untimely death, everyone was watching the Jeffrey Epstein trial as it had the potential to take down two presidents one of whom is currently holding office. Epstein stands accused of sex trafficking, statutory rape, and a barrage of related crimes. Prosecutors say that Epstein trafficked in young prostitutes, some as young as… Read More »

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Jury Deliberating in Cold-Case Rape Trial

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

DNA led to the arrest of a California man after a sexual assault had gone cold for the past twenty years. DNA collected from the scene was matched to a Lenny Ray Friou who was subsequently arrested in San Francisco and then extradited to West Palm Beach where the rape allegedly occurred. No bail… Read More »

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Woman Accused of Leaving $5000 Tip with BF’s Credit Card

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

A woman from Buffalo left a waitress a $5,000 tip on her boyfriend’s credit card just to spite him. Twenty-four-year-old Serina Wolfe was allegedly upset that her boyfriend refused to pay for her return trip home after visiting him in Florida. According to the complaint, the boyfriend put a hold on his credit card… Read More »

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Identity Thief Released from Probation

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

Stephen Douglas Shaw pleaded no contest to defrauding numerous victims who all shared one thing in common with him: His name. His victims allegedly hail from all across the country. Stephen Frank Shaw learned this the hard way. Frank Shaw is from Boynton Beach and says that Douglas Shaw used his name to rent… Read More »

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Is “Battered Child Syndrome” a Defense to Murder?

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

In 1994, defendant David Welch stood accused of murdering his own father. He was charged with first-degree murder and convicted. During the trial, Welch was portrayed by prosecutors as a troubled young man. There were rumors that he had joined a cult of some kind. His father was portrayed as a concerned, but loving,… Read More »

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Charges Filed Against Marjory Stoneman Douglas Resource Officer

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

Marjory Stoneman Douglas resource officer, Scot Peterson, has been charged with several counts of child neglect, one count of culpable neglect, and perjury. These charges largely stem not from something he did do, but something he didn’t. As a civil servant on the state’s payroll, the Supreme Court has largely ruled in favor of… Read More »

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After Losing Kraft Lawsuit, Prosecutors Target Kraft’s Lawyers

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

Now that the criminal case against Robert Kraft is lost, prosecutors are targeting the attorneys who defended them. Prosecutors claim that Kraft’s attorneys, William Bruck and Alex Spiro attempted to “intimidate a witness” and lied. Bruck and Spiro actually used a tried and tested police strategy of telling the witness that they had evidence… Read More »

Attorney Scott Skier in the Palm Beach Post – Man guilty of lesser charge in fatal shooting of Jupiter High student

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

By Hannah Winston July 17, 2019 A 12-person jury found Shamar Lawrence guilty of second-degree murder in the June 9, 2016, death of 17-year-old Branden Jackson. WEST PALM BEACH — A 23-year-old Acreage man was convicted of lesser charges late Tuesday in the 2016 fatal shooting of a Jupiter High School student. A 12-person… Read More »

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Man Who Dismembered Father Gets 15 Years

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

The judge sentenced James Scandirito II in the dismemberment of his father. 15 years is the maximum penalty for abusing a human corpse, a second-degree felony. He was, however, acquitted of first-degree murder. Scandirito II was charged with both murdering and dismembering his father, retired judge James Scandirito Sr. Scandirito claimed that his father… Read More »

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Trial of Alleged Super Bowl Party Murderer Draws to a Close

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

Christopher Vasata is on trial for three murders, an attempted murder, and the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He also stole a car, according to police. On February 5th of 2017, Jupiter police responded to a call saying that shots had been fired in a Jupiter neighborhood. Police arrived to find… Read More »

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