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West Palm Beach Police Charge Woman with DUI After Accident

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

Florinda Santana Mejia was driving home from her niece’s birthday party when she stopped late at a red light and collided with another driver. The other driver was seriously injured and was found bleeding near his car. He was taken to the hospital. Santana Mejia and her husband, who was a passenger in the… Read More »

Credit Card Fraud in Florida

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

The growth of technology has also resulted in new ways for crimes to be committed. Credit card fraud is one of these areas. The Sun-Sentinel reported on the increase in credit card fraud in Florida and the rise of black market credit cards. These counterfeit cards are becoming increasingly common as hackers are finding… Read More »

Florida Embezzlement Basics

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

Embezzlement is a white collar crime involving a specific kind of theft. Many states have different rules for embezzlement than for larceny or other kinds of theft, though under Florida law, embezzlement is charged under the same statute as general theft and the penalty is based on the value of the property embezzled. Federal… Read More »

New Florida Law About Police Body Cams

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

You’ve heard it before—a police officer being accused of unnecessary force or even murder of suspected individuals. We’ve seen it play out in the news where sometimes the accusation is right; the cop did cross the line while other times the officer was just doing his or her job. He truth is, we need… Read More »

What is Considered a Deadly Weapon in Florida?

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

This question may seem pretty cut and dry. However, some people assume that a deadly weapon is only a gun or something else that is designed to protect someone. While it is true that the Florida law indicates that a deadly weapon includes obvious objects, the law is intentionally broad. Actually, a number of… Read More »

Joyrides Lead to Serious Charges for Florida Teens

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

Joyriding may seem like a good time until the charges start adding up. That is the cold, hard truth that three Palm Beach County teens are facing. According to police reports, Benjamin David Goldberg and two underage accomplices are looking at some serious consequences after admitting to stealing three luxury cars in the area…. Read More »

Video Voyeurism Charges In Florida

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

Many people have heard stories buzzing around social media and other news sources about people taking video or pictures of people without their consent. Where does the law fall in line with this type of crime? Video voyeurism is a punishable crime in the state of Florida. To put it simply, video voyeurism is… Read More »

What Does it Mean to Expunge Your Record?

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

People make mistakes that can lead straight to a criminal record. For many, it was one bad day that led to lifelong consequences. Those consequences can potentially haunt you for the rest of your life and impact things you may have never thought possible. Luckily, there is a legal remedy that is worth exploring…. Read More »

Changes in Florida’s Death Penalty Law

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

The death penalty is often a hot topic button for debate. It is a lofty sentence that is the ultimate punishment for any crime. The State of Florida has recently made changes to their long standing death penalty law on grounds that many people believe that the current law is unconstitutional. Many inmates were… Read More »

What ‘Making a Murderer” Really Teaches Us

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

At this point, many people have tuned into Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ and most likely, you have already established an opinion on guilt or innocence. There are certainly more questions than answers when it comes to the investigation and defense of the defendant. However, no matter which side of the fence you are on… Read More »

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