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Amendment 6 Passes, but What Will it Mean?

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

Now that Amendment 6 has passed, many are wondering what it will mean. Of course victims of violent crimes should have a voice in the legal process. That’s why several states have passed laws notifying victims and families of victims when a convicted offender is released. They were on the books long before Amendment… Read More »

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Gamer Charged in “Swatting” Case

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

As if the world needed a new horrible crime that someone could commit against another person, “swatting” is beginning to see its fair share of headlines. Swatting involves making a fraudulent phone call to police or other emergency personnel in order to harass a victim. In at least one case, this turned deadly. California… Read More »

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Woman Charged after Five-Year-Old Falls From Window

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

West Palm Beach police are charging a woman after a 5-year-old boy in her care fell from a second-story window. Police say that when they arrived on the scene, they found the woman passed out and reeking of alcohol. The woman reported having drunk wine and taken Advil. Though the article does not state… Read More »

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Prosecutors Drop Case Against Cockfighting Ring

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

The members of a vigilante organization known as Animal Recovery Mission alerted police to an illegal cockfighting ring. Members of the organization surrounding the cockfighting facility dressed in black and wearing masks. TV reporters had already arrived at the scene. As police came, members of the cockfighting ring scattered. Members of the group attempted… Read More »

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Diabolical Scheme Involves Betrayal, Sword, and Disemboweling

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

Louis Nunez and his lover, Amanda Ramsey, are in custody after they botched a murder attempt on Ramsey’s husband. The husband remains in intensive care following the attack on Thanksgiving. According to police, the two carried out the brutal attack with a sword, but it was foiled by a neighbor who alerted police via… Read More »

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A Look at the Gay/Trans Panic Defense

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

Gay and trans “panic” defenses attempt to prove that a homicide was caused by a temporary loss of sanity or implied threat that impelled the defendant to murder. In so doing, second-degree and first-degree murder charges can be reduced to criminally negligent homicides, voluntary manslaughter, and other crimes that are not punished as seriously… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Amendment 6, Marsy’s Law

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

Marsy’s law is being pitched as a kind of “victim’s rights” legislation and while everyone can agree that victims of violent crimes deserve rights, no one is quite sure what that piece of legislation would entail. Proponents of the measure are seeking to get the legislation passed as constitutional amendments in all 50 states… Read More »

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Florida Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student

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

A New Smyrna Beach middle school teacher has accepted a plea deal for lewd and lascivious battery and the transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means. Lewd and lascivious battery is a crime that is set aside for consensual sex acts with a child. In most states, this is known as statutory… Read More »

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Fraternity Brothers Face Hazing Charges in Pledge Death

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

The trial of four fraternity brothers charged in the hazing death of pledge has hit a snag as the courts attempt to determine the scope of Florida’s hazing law. At issue is the direct relationship between the fraternity brothers’ actions and the young man’s death. According to the allegations, Andrew Coffey died after consuming… Read More »

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Man Accused of Dastardly Dine and Dash Plot

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

It’s not quite Lex Luthor quality diabolical, but a man is being accused of meeting women on dating sites, taking them out to dinner, and then skipping out leaving them with the tab. If you think this is funny, there are a lot of folks who aren’t laughing. One of them is Paul Guadalupe… Read More »

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