Violent Crimes

West Palm Beach Violent Crime Attorneys

Defending Clients Accused Of Violent Crimes in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County courts take crimes against the person very seriously. As this is a tourist center, the authorities are rightly concerned with projecting an image of safety. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to overcharging incidents and overzealous prosecution. If you find yourself snared in an investigation or prosecution for a violent crime, including aggravated assault, rape, attempted murder, or homicide, you can trust our criminal defense lawyers at The Skier Law Firm to deliver a staunch, professional defense.

Why Hire The Skier Law Firm

We have successfully defended the following major violent crimes at trial:

  • First-degree murder with a firearm
  • Second-degree attempted murder with a firearm
  • Aggravated battery with a firearm 
  • Burglary with an assault or battery

We have obtained a dismissal of charges regarding the following major crimes:

We cannot promise these sorts of resolutions in every matter that we handle. However, what we can promise is that our effort in your case will be exactly the same as it was in the above-referenced cases. 

Should you retain us as your attorneys, we will use all our local resources to ensure you get the best possible outcome, regardless of the charge. We are practicing West Palm Beach violent crime attorneys with a reputation for winning. 

Florida’s 10-20-Life Law

The 10-20-Life law is a mandatory minimum sentencing law in the state of Florida that was enacted in 1999. It requires a minimum sentence of 10 years for certain crimes involving the use of a firearm, 20 years for the discharge of a firearm, and a 25-year to life sentence if someone is shot and injured or killed.

The law applies to a variety of violent crimes, including murder, aggravated assault, and armed robbery. It also applies to certain drug trafficking offenses involving firearms.

The purpose of the 10-20-Life law is to impose harsher sentences on offenders who use guns in the commission of crimes, in order to deter them and others from using firearms to commit crimes. It has been controversial, with some critics arguing that mandatory minimum sentences can be overly harsh and do not allow for judicial discretion in sentencing. However, supporters of the law argue that it has been effective in reducing gun-related crime in Florida.

Have you been accused of a violent crime in Florida? Call The Skier Law Firm at (561) 220-3355 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our West Palm beach violent crime attorneys

  • Attempted Second Degree Murder State vs Mckenley Dismissed
  • Burglary With A Battery State vs. Santos Not Guilty
  • DUI (3rd) State vs. Williams Not Guilty
  • First Degree Murder

    State vs. Bruny

    Not Guilty
  • First Degree Murder State vs. Duncan Dismissed
  • “Scott is a busy man, but he always took the time to answer all questions and express himself when something wasn't clear to me.”

Well-Known & Respected Local Attorneys Committed to Helping Clients

Scott Skier is an attorney who has been successfully defending major crime cases for over 10 years in Florida’s state and federal courts. As a native of Florida and second-generation legal professional, he literally grew up in and around these courthouses. He is well-known and respected by all members of the legal community. 

Given the above successes, we have no hesitation to defend the most serious cases. We excel when the most is on the line, and we have a reputation and track record to support that contention. If you have been accused of aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, or homicide, we have the experience necessary to mount an aggressive defense. If the crime is of a sexual nature, such as forcible rape, sexual battery, statutory rape, or indecent conduct with a minor, we can manage your defense professionally and discreetly.

Contact Our Violent Crime Lawyers Today

We work tirelessly to build the best defense possible. Each case is unique because, regardless of the charge, the facts are going to be different. However, some things remain the same, regardless of the severity of the charges. In each and every case, we review all documentation provided by the state. These materials are collectively referred to as “discovery.” 

These documents include all police reports generated in your case, a list of witnesses, a check list of physical evidence, and any statements that were provided to law enforcement. Once our violent crime attorneys have a full understanding of the details of the case, we work with you to determine a course of action. Sometimes we go to trial, and sometimes we work toward a deal with the prosecution. Regardless of the manner in which your case resolves, you will know that you are receiving the benefit of a prepared and thorough defense.

To reach our office, you can call The Skier Law Firm at (561) 220-3355 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our violent crime lawyers in West Palm Beach. 


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