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The National Trial Lawyers Announces I. Scott Skier as One of Its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida

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For Immediate Release The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that I. Scott Skier of The Skier Law Firm, P.A. in West Palm Beach has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills… Read More »

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Skier Law Firm Client Testimonial – Steven A.

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The last thing you ever want, is to receive a frantic call from your 18 year old son, 1500 miles away stating that he was being accused of a serious crime by another student from the university he had attended for 3 months. Immediately after that call I made inquiries of attorneys that could… Read More »

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Do Breathalyzer Tests Accurately Measure Intoxication?

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There is only one way to accurately determine an individual’s Blood Alcohol Level (BAC). Unsurprisingly, it’s a blood test. Even there, the blood test must be administered correctly with a precise amount of blood taken and then stored correctly in order to avoid the blood fermenting before it can be tested. The alcohol is… Read More »

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The True Cost of a DUI

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National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Study Supports Lowering BAC Threshold to Save Lives Roughly 10,000 Americans are killed in DUI collisions every year, more than three times the number killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In fact, nearly one third of all traffic fatalities are caused by intoxicated drivers, and 40 percent… Read More »

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Multiple Charges Force Defendants into Plea Deals

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As reported by Bay News 9, a Citrus County woman was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash, driving while intoxicated (DUI), resisting arrest with violence, child endangerment, and battery on a law enforcement officer, all in one drive. According to reports, the woman allegedly crashed her vehicle while driving under… Read More »

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DUI: Horse, Bike, and Other Modes of Transportation

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A woman in Polk County, Florida was recently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), but not while driving a car, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. She was riding a horse down a road when police encountered her. She smelled of alcohol, seemed confused, and her blood alcohol level was more than twice… Read More »

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Vehicular Homicide

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While the difference between murder and homicide is vast in terms of the level of felony, homicide charges can easily result in years behind bars for a convicted person–all for a death that they did not intend to cause. The main difference between homicide and murder is intent. A plot to kill or an… Read More »

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Driving While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

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In recent news, a Boca Raton woman was given a 10-year prison sentence for killing a 31-year-old man in 2014 with her car. She was driving while high on cocaine and also drunk with a blood alcohol content of more than three times the level deemed to impair a person’s driving ability, according to… Read More »

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Felony DUI in Florida

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious crime in Florida and therefore comes with harsh penalties. Generally, a DUI will be a misdemeanor, but sometimes a DUI will be a felony. DUI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above, or driving while under… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Police Charge Woman with DUI After Accident

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Florinda Santana Mejia was driving home from her niece’s birthday party when she stopped late at a red light and collided with another driver. The other driver was seriously injured and was found bleeding near his car. He was taken to the hospital. Santana Mejia and her husband, who was a passenger in the… Read More »

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