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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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Suspect Held in XXXTentacion Murder

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Dedrick Williams, the 22-year-old man suspected for the murder of rapper XXXTentacion, is being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge. Williams was brought in by the Broward County Sheriff’s office on the 20th of June. Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. The rapper was said to be ambushed by two… Read More »

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Just Because You Didn’t Kill Someone Doesn’t Mean You’re Not a Murderer

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If you read that headline and scratched your head, then you’re like many onlookers of the U.S. criminal justice system to whom concepts like “felony murder” seem unnecessarily aggressive. Roughly speaking, felony murder can occur when the intent of an individual is not to commit murder, but a person dies as the result of… Read More »

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Jupiter Man Found Guilty of Murder

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We’ve been following the case of one Jupiter man who was accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime as his defense attorneys alleged that another young man involved with the fatal attack of a Guatemalan man was responsible for delivering the killing blow. This case is instructive for a number of reasons, and… Read More »

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Murder for Hire and Homicide Narcotics Charges

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Recently, a Florida woman was kidnapped and murdered when she was mistaken for the target of a murder for hire hit, according to NBC News. The woman was reported missing by her husband from their Osceola County, Florida home. Law enforcement later learned that a plot to kill another woman went wrong when the… Read More »

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First Degree Murder Charge Requires Proof of Premeditation

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There is a vast difference between the charges of first degree and second degree murder in Florida. A charge of first degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison without parole, or even the death penalty, while in contrast, second degree murder is usually punishable by a sentence not exceeding  30 years… Read More »

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Attempted Murder in West Palm Beach

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A former pro mixed martial arts fighter was recently convicted of two counts of attempted murder just north of Palm Bay in Viera, according to Florida Today. The crimes took place in 2013 when the man opened fire into a home that paralyzed one and came close to killing another. Attempted murder can take… Read More »

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First Degree Murder: Not Always Intentional or Premeditated

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Two teenagers and a 20-year-old were arrested in Wellington and Greenacres after they allegedly murdered three other teenages with a firearm, according to the Palm Beach Post. All three defendants are being charged with first degree murder. Police responded to a burglary call at a local yacht club before being fired upon with the… Read More »

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

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Manslaughter is a complicated area of the law, to say the least. It’s essentially the charge that prosecutors can dole out if a homicide does not meet Florida’s legal definition of murder. This can be a murky area for all people involved, but it can get even more complex once the charge is classified… Read More »

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Charged with Murder – Understanding the Law

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If you kill another human being, you will likely be arrested and charged with homicide. Homicide is routinely used interchangeably with murder. However, there are different types of homicide charges. In fact, there are shades of grey that may mitigate the type of homicide charges filed against you. For example, if you kill someone… Read More »

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