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Tag Archives: Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Statutes of Limitations in Florida

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

Statutes of limitations are an important part of our criminal justice system. There are statutes of limitations for both civil and criminal court, though this article solely focuses on criminal statutes of limitations. Criminal statutes of limitations refer to the time that the prosecutor has to file charges after the commission of the crime…. 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 »

Misdemeanors in Florida

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Misdemeanors are crimes and can come with harsh penalties. In Florida, there are only two kinds of misdemeanors. Though misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, it is still extremely important to take the charges seriously and hire a skilled misdemeanor defense attorney. There are immediate penalties for misdemeanors, but they can also come… 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 »

Theft by Receiving in Florida

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

In the state of Florida theft by receiving, or dealing with stolen property is a serious crime. You could receive considerable prison time for dealing with stolen goods even if you didn’t actually commit theft. Under Florida law, it is indicated that if you sell, traffic, distribute, or move property that you know, or… Read More »

The Top 5 Crimes Committed in Florida

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Each year, information is collected to understand crime statistics for each state. It is important for people to be aware of the crimes that are most prominent in their area so they can steer clear of any connection to such activity. Here we will discuss the top five crimes committed in Florida and the… Read More »

Should You Post Bail?

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Naturally, when someone is arrested, one the first things they want to do is figure out how they can get out of jail. Once you are arrested you are given an amount of bail that is based on the charges you were given during your arrest. This can range anywhere from a few hundred… Read More »

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 »

Belle Glade man acquitted in 2014 South Bay shooting

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

February 15, 2016 | Filed in: 15th Circuit, Criminal, Uncategorized. -Daphne Duret Testimony from a perfect stranger last week could have saved 23-year-old Taide Asencio from attempted murder convictions and possible life sentences in a case where he argued he was acting in self-defense when he shot at a group of men in South… Read More »

Vehicular Manslaughter Charges – Understanding the Law

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

When it comes to vehicular manslaughter charges, the unfortunate irony is that the conduct involved in these tragic incidences would typically only result in a traffic citation (e.g., speeding, running a red light, following too closely, etc.), however the charges suddenly escalate to vehicular manslaughter because a death resulted from the accident. You will… Read More »

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