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Suspect Held in XXXTentacion Murder

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

Dedrick Williams, the 22-year-old man suspected for the murder of rapper XXXTentacion, is being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge. Williams was brought in by the Broward County Sheriff’s office on the 20th of June. Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. The rapper was said to be ambushed by two… Read More »

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First Degree Murder: Not Always Intentional or Premeditated

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

Two teenagers and a 20-year-old were arrested in Wellington and Greenacres after they allegedly murdered three other teenages with a firearm, according to the Palm Beach Post. All three defendants are being charged with first degree murder. Police responded to a burglary call at a local yacht club before being fired upon with the… 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 »

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 »

Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter

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

Manslaughter is a complicated area of the law, to say the least. It’s essentially the charge that prosecutors can dole out if a homicide does not meet Florida’s legal definition of murder. This can be a murky area for all people involved, but it can get even more complex once the charge is classified… 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 »

First, Second and Third Degree Murder

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

Murder is one of the most serious criminal offenses that anybody can be charged with. However, not all Florida murder cases are the same, nor are they sentenced the same. There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration and those factors will greatly impact the potential outcome in court. First Degree… Read More »

Charged with Murder – Understanding the Law

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

If you kill another human being, you will likely be arrested and charged with homicide. Homicide is routinely used interchangeably with murder. However, there are different types of homicide charges. In fact, there are shades of grey that may mitigate the type of homicide charges filed against you. For example, if you kill someone… Read More »

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