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Category Archives: burglary


Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black Men

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

In a suburb just north of Miami, former police chief Raimundo Atesiano had a perfect clearance rate for burglaries. In order to secure that perfect clearance rate, however, Atesiano instructed his officers to pin crimes on black men. For far too long the ploy worked all too well and now the city of Miami,… Read More »


The Petty Burglary that Led to a Life Sentence

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

In 2005, Christopher Dean was a man who had just been released on parole. He and a friend, Eric Flint, botched a burglary of a Florida home. The man whose home they burglarized ran down Flint with his SUV. By Florida statute, that counts as felony murder. Because Dean had been released on parole… Read More »


Attempted Burglary, Loitering and Prowling

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

An unmarked police car in Trinity Oaks, with police officers inside, was recently broken into by a man who those very police had been tasked with arresting, according to NY Daily News. Police had responded to complaints from a previous-night’s attempted auto burglary. After trying and failing to break into a number of other… Read More »

Joyrides Lead to Serious Charges for Florida Teens

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

Joyriding may seem like a good time until the charges start adding up. That is the cold, hard truth that three Palm Beach County teens are facing. According to police reports, Benjamin David Goldberg and two underage accomplices are looking at some serious consequences after admitting to stealing three luxury cars in the area…. Read More »

Burglary and Robbery: What’s the Difference?

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

Burglary and robbery are both serious offenses that carry steep punishment. While both terms describe various types of property crimes, there are distinguishing differences that set them apart. If you find yourself in any type of legal trouble, it is certainly helpful to understand what charges mean in order to better prepare yourself for… Read More »

Understanding the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary in Florida

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

Although robbery and burglary are terms that are typically used interchangeably, legally speaking, there is a slight difference between the two offenses, both in terms of elements and in terms of the applicable penalty. Robbery Defined According to Florida Statute 812.13, a robbery is a crime of taking of money or other property that… Read More »

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