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Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black Men

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In a suburb just north of Miami, former police chief Raimundo Atesiano had a perfect clearance rate for burglaries. In order to secure that perfect clearance rate, however, Atesiano instructed his officers to pin crimes on black men. For far too long the ploy worked all too well and now the city of Miami,… Read More »

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Florida Judge’s Impartiality Questioned after Endorsements

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An appeals court announced that it would bar Florida judge Brian Iten from presiding over four criminal trials. The announcement was made as reports came out that Iten had received endorsements from county sheriffs, chiefs of police, state attorneys, and others on the prosecutorial side of the criminal justice system. It’s difficult to tell… Read More »

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Amendment 6: What it is and Why it Matters

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Recently, the Supreme Court took over the jurisdiction of a dispute centering around a victim’s rights referendum known as “Amendment 6.” Controversy erupted around whether or not the bill belongs on the ballot. Tallahassee Circuit Court Judge, Karen Gievers, yanked the bill from the ballot rendering a 12-page decision that basically accused the bill… Read More »

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Stand Your Ground Under Fire after Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

We’ve spoken a lot about stand-your-ground defenses on our blog and how the State of Florida employs stand your ground. A recent court ruling shifted the burden of proof to the prosecution in these cases. For many, this heralds a troubling era in which Floridians will be shooting one another over petty squabbles. After… Read More »

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Parking Lot Shooter Charged in Stand Your Ground Case

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Michael Drejka, who drew national headlines last month when he shot another man in a Florida parking lot, has been charged by the state’s Attorney General with voluntary manslaughter. This is a reversal of the local PD who abstained from filing charges against Drejka. The altercation occurred in a parking lot after he and… Read More »

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Woman Who Shook Baby to Death Attempts to Revive Plea Deal in Prison

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Stephanie King is serving life in prison for the murder of her two-and-a-half-year-old stepson, Michael Cox. According to the prosecution, King shook the child repeatedly to make him stop crying and then hit his head against a toilet seat. The child died. As a result, King was sentenced to life in prison. Let’s backtrack… Read More »

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Defense for Boca Raton Mayor Seeks Clarification for Charges

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While it’s true that defense attorneys are paid to ensure that defendants receive a fair trial in a court of law, sometimes there’s not much more that we can do other than keep the prosecution honest. The truth is that some clients are just plain guilty and did precisely what the prosecution is saying… Read More »

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Defense Attorneys Seek to Block Release of Parkland Shooter’s Confession

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Defense attorneys for Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, are attempting to have key parts of what police are calling “his confession” tossed out of court. The defense is arguing that parts of Cruz’s confession will cause “significant trauma” to an already traumatized community. In addition, attorneys are arguing that it may prejudice potential jurors against… Read More »

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Procedural Error Gives Man Convicted of “Decapitating” Friend a New Trial

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Greg Senser of Boynton Beach was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of his drinking buddy. According to reports, Senser had nearly decapitated the man. The conviction, however, was overturned on appeal due to the fact that the judge allowed testimony of Senser’s statements that were… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Anti-Gay Bias Tainted Sentencing Hearing

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Juror misconduct is one of the best defenses an attorney can raise in order to overturn a verdict. According to the U.S. Constitution, every citizen is guaranteed due process under the law and a fair trial. When it eventually comes out that a juror may have tainted the proceeding by allowing their own prejudice… Read More »

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