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Florida Domestic Strangulation, Custodial Interference, and Domestic Violence

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

A man and woman wanted for custodial interference were finally apprehended recently by authorities with aide from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. The couple is being charged with first degree and second degree custodial interference, charges stemming from an October violation when they had illegally taken their seven-year-old daughter from the possession of… Read More »

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Synthetic Drug Laws in Florida

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

There are new drugs being created all the time and it has been hard for law enforcement to keep up with the different kinds of synthetic drugs that have come on the market. However, a law passed this year will apply to many different kinds of synthetic drugs and even drugs that have not… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Rules Unanimous Jury Needed for Death Penalty

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

A recent ruling came down from the Florida Supreme Court that overturned the current death penalty law in the state. This case was decided on remand from the United States Supreme Court. The Case This case was called Hurst v. Florida and the underlying case was about the sentence imposed on Timothy Hurst after… Read More »

Third Arrest Made in Fatal West Palm Beach Shooting

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

West Palm Beach Police recently arrested Latoj Michael Banks for first-degree murder and attempted murder. The Palm Beach Post reported that Banks and two others allegedly opened fire at a family gathering. Banks was the third man arrested for the shooting. Witnesses told police that they saw the three men driving around the block… Read More »

West Palm Beach Carjacking

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

A man was shot in the leg during a carjacking in West Palm Beach at the end of September. He was taken to the hospital and his car was later found abandoned. Gene Kish suffered non-life threatening injuries after his pick-up truck, a 2003 GMC, was stolen. The carjacking occurred a little after five… Read More »

New Florida Laws Went into Effect October 1

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

October 1, 2016 marks the beginning of several new laws going into effect in Florida. The over two dozen new laws were passed in the last legislative session and were signed by Governor Rick Scott in March. These new laws include: HB 387 – Carl’s Law HB 387, also known as “Carl’s Law”, was… Read More »

West Palm Beach Bank Robbed by Man Seeking Treatment

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

It may be the truth or it may be an attempt at a defense, but a man says his motivation for recently robbing a West Palm Beach bank was not for money, but in order to get the treatment that he needs for his alcohol addiction. Logan Bradley is currently being held in the… Read More »

Lowest Crime Rate in Florida in the Past 45 Years

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

If you live in or have visited Florida, you’ve probably felt like it was a pretty safe place to be. That’s not just the sunny skies and the fresh air talking—there is documented proof that Florida is safe. The Sunshine State has reason to celebrate since Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Florida’s crime… Read More »

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

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

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 »

Double Jeopardy in the State of Florida

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

Double jeopardy is somewhat of a buzz term that gets tossed around media and casual conversation. However, double jeopardy is a specific legal defense that is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and has been indoctrinated into state law. Here, we will dissect the meaning of this term and how it is actually used in… Read More »

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