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Category Archives: assault

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When Battered Women Use Self Defense, and Go to Prison for it

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

A Boynton Beach, Florida woman was charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm when she allegedly shot her boyfriend in the groin as self defense, according to ABC 10 Local News. The boyfriend, who received charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant person, aggravated assault with a firearm, and possession of… Read More »

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Justifiable Use of Force

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

If you were charged with a violent crime, chances are that there was another party involved that was using violence. Were they the instigator of this event or were they about to or in the process of committing a crime against you or another? Using force, even deadly force, is entirely legal if used… Read More »

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South Florida Police Raids Lead to 13 Arrests

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

According to Miami-Dade Police Captain Shawn Browne, “We have an increase of violent crimes and gun violence here in our district and we are basically just trying to put an end to it.” The aftermath of multiple weeks of undercover police work meant that 13 people were arrested in targeted neighborhoods. Throughout “Operation Save… Read More »

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Abuse of an Elderly Person

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

In a recent investigation by CNN, the stories of rape and abuse that six elderly nursing home women experienced were revealed. One Waynesville, North Carolina woman was raped in her bathroom by a nursing assistant. After the nurse helped her into her bathroom one evening, “He pulled my nightgown up and proceeded to rape… Read More »

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Boca Raton Man Allegedly Stomped on Head of Victim, Caused Brain Bleed

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

A Boca Raton man was recently arrested in West Palm Beach for robbery and felony battery after he assaulted and robbed two victims on December 23rd, according to My Palm Beach Post. He allegedly punched, kicked, and stomped on the heads and faces of his two victims, one of which, aged 56, later suffered… Read More »

Understanding the Difference between Assault and Battery

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

When it comes to media coverage and general communication between people, assault and battery terms can sometimes be used interchangeably. While assault and battery are certainly similar in some ways, they are very different charges. It is important for people to be educated about the distinctions because the differences between the two crimes greatly… Read More »

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