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Attorney Scott Skier in the news: Charges dropped against two in Lake Worth attempted murder

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By Daphne Duret – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Monday, July 25, 2016 One man accepted a plea and prosecutors dropped charges against another Monday in a Lake Worth attempted murder and robbery case from February. Two women say they played dead to survive the attack. Assistant State Attorney Adriana Lopez told Circuit Judge… Read More »

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Hit and Run in the State of Florida

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Accidents happen. They can be terrifying, costly, and have legal ramifications. However, the absolute worst thing you can ever do after a crash is leave the scene of the accident. No matter how much legal trouble you may be in because of the crash itself, it will only be multiplied if you choose to… Read More »

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Characteristics of a Good Defense Attorney

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When you are faced with legal issues in the state of Florida, the last thing you want to do is make a poor decision in representation. There are some factors that a person should consider when they are trying to determine whether or not an attorney is a good fit for them. Certain important… Read More »

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The Insanity Defense in the State of Florida

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From time to time, criminal defense attorneys are faced with the reality that their client should plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Television shows and movies glorify this type of plea, but it’s not exactly a simply solution in the courtroom. This is not a Band-Aid defense strategy that will help clients get… Read More »

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Criminal Mischief in the State of Florida

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Criminal mischief is a term that is not uncommon, but seems to hold a very unclear definition. The truth is, the law behind a criminal mischief charge is, in fact, vague. Generally speaking, criminal mischief includes property damage without any form of communication between people. Typical acts of criminal mischief include vandalism and graffiti…. Read More »

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Miranda Rights and Arrests

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Miranda Rights are the basic rights that a person has once they are arrested. While the term is familiar, some people may be unaware of what the Miranda Rights are and how they impact the court proceedings. It is important that people understand the Miranda Rights and how they can impact your criminal defense…. Read More »

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Wellington man arrested in decades-old sexual battery case

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Updated: 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016  |  Posted: 1:16 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 By Lulu Ramadan – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer LAKE CLARKE SHORES Nearly 40 years had passed, but a Lake Clarke Shores woman who claims her uncle sexually battered her in the summer of 1975 wanted justice. So in February 2013,… Read More »

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Prescription Drug Charges: A Serious Offense in the State of Florida

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Many people associate drug charges as being related to drugs ranging from marijuana to cocaine. However, prescription drug charges in the state of Florida are on the rise. Because of issues associated with illegal distribution and fraudulent prescriptions, Florida is tightening the loopholes and handing down harsher punishments in order to curb the issues… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law”

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As gun control becomes a more widely discussed topic, many people are focusing their attention on existing law and how it impacts their rights. In many ways, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has acted as a blueprint for other states to follow since it was signed into statute by Governor Jeb Bush in 2005…. Read More »

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Understanding Florida Stop and Frisk Law

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You are walking down Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard headed to a local restaurant. Can a police officer stop and frisk you? The answer is no. What if you had a few drinks and are stumbling or appear intoxicated? Under that scenario, an officer may have a basis to stop you and perform a search,… Read More »

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