Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Scott Skier

Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney at Law Magazine’s Palm Beach Criminal Defense Local Legal Authority.

Scott Skier

Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Scott Skier

Scott Skier is a native of West Palm Beach. Growing up the son of a Palm Beach County Judicial Assistant to the Honorable James Stewart and the Honorable Fred Hazouri, Scott was immersed in the Palm Beach County court culture from a very early age. He is a recipient of the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma, which he earned at Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach. Following his graduation from high school, Scott attended the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude a year early in 1997. Upon graduation, Scott went on to complete coursework for a graduate degree in Religious Studies at UF. Scott was admitted to the University of Maryland School of Law in 1999 and graduated in 2002. Following graduation, Scott returned home to West Palm Beach and was admitted to the Florida Bar in January of 2003.

Upon returning home, Scott accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County. While employed at the Public Defender’s Office he handled more than 50 jury trials within a three-year period. Scott used this time to hone his litigation skills and establish a strong rapport with his colleagues within the criminal justice system. In 2006, he founded his own law firm as a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense.

As a criminal attorney, Scott routinely practices in both the state and federal courthouses. His areas of practice include the defense of individuals charged with federal offenses, homicide, racketeering, drug trafficking, violent crimes and all misdemeanor criminal offenses. Career highlights include the dismissal of homicide charges on the eve of trial and numerous not-guilty verdicts in matters as diverse as first-degree murder with a firearm to driving under the influence. However, it is the daily courtroom successes that Scott points to as evidence of the benefit of his counsel.

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About Palm Beach Criminal Defense Law

If you or your loved one is facing a criminal charge, it can be a nerve-wracking and intimidating time.  Given the complexity of criminal laws and the potentially severe consequences, an experienced Palm Beach criminal lawyer is essential to navigating through this uncertain time.

Below we have provided some basic information about Palm Beach criminal law, including when and how a Palm Beach criminal defense attorney in can be most useful.

What Are Criminal Charges?

At its simplest, an individual is facing criminal charges when they have committed a crime.  A crime is any act committed or omitted that violates a public law.  The laws of Florida will define these forbidden acts.  All crimes will generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Felony: Felonies are the most severe level of crime, generally punishable by imprisonment for more than a year, in addition to any fines.  Examples of crimes that are considered felonies include murder, arson, and rape.
  • Misdemeanor: Misdemeanors are lesser crimes, generally resulting in prison sentences of less than a year and lesser fines.  Examples of misdemeanors include trespassing and vandalism.
  • Infraction: Infractions are minor or petty crimes that normally do not result in jail time.  Examples include speeding or running a red light.

While each of the above categories of crimes come with different punishments, each can have a significant impact on an individual’s life.

How a Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

If you are facing criminal charges, you should contact a Criminal Defense attorney in Palm Beach as soon as possible.  Regardless of whether you have committed some wrongdoing or if you are completely innocent, a licensed legal practitioner will be an invaluable resource throughout the criminal process.

A criminal lawyer in Palm Beach can assist in all facets of the criminal process, including:

  • Ensure Your Rights are Protected. You may have heard the recitation of Miranda rights in movies or TV shows – including the right to an attorney.  This is considered an essential right to those facing criminal charges because an attorney can ensure a charged individual receives all the rights they are due under the law.
  • Understand the Legal Process. Criminal attorneys know the ins and outs of the legal process for criminal cases.  They can assist you in any preliminary hearings, ensure your bail is set at a reasonable amount, and confirm that all legal procedures are being properly followed by the police and the prosecutor.
  • Create Defense Strategy. Lawyers who work in Palm Beach criminal law have significant experience strategizing the most effective way to handle a case.  This often includes striking deals with the prosecution and securing lesser sentences.
  • Understand Case Precedent. One important tool in a successful criminal case is past case law.  If there are past cases where a similarly situated defendant overcame criminal charges, an attorney can use this to persuade a judge or jury that you should see the same result.

As you or your loved one determines next steps for handling criminal charges, an Palm Beach Criminal Defense attorney will be an invaluable asset.  The criminal legal process can present unexpectedly complicated twists and turns, where a wrong step could result in serious limitations on your personal liberty.

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The Skier Law Firm, P.A.
Based on 120 reviews
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. As soon as I met Shaun Rosenberg, I knew right away that I was in great hands. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. [My attorney] fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Thanks Shaun! You have no idea how grateful I am to you!
Josie Morera
Josie Morera
01:26 16 Dec 19
Sean Rosenberg for the win! This guy went above and beyond to make sure that I was confident and comfortable moving forward in my case. He honestly got me the best option available for my case and I have never had a better experience in court ever and I hope to never have to have another experience in court but if I did I would definitely use Sean Rosenberg again!🤩
Jacquline RS
Jacquline RS
21:13 14 Dec 19
This guy is the real deal. Ive never been in trouble with the law. When I met Scott he immediately made me feel as if my nightmare would end. Hire this guy. You wont be disappointed. The dude is real and his record is lit.
Emma Sanchez
Emma Sanchez
04:42 15 Nov 19
I want to thank everyone who decided to leave a review for this incredible law team as this is how I made the decision to hire them based on the incredible reviews from their previous clients. I was new to this entire experience and did not know where to turn or who to choose. After going through multiple law firms I noticed this law firm had the best reviews and the highest rating which is why I chose them and I can truly say they are absolutely the best! From the initial phone call, they took their time listening to me and understood what I was going through. Shaun guided me through the process and helped me to understand what to expect in the future. Each time I called they were available, they never delayed or postpone my call, I received an immediate response. I live in a different state but the incident took place in Florida; therefore, I was uneasy choosing a law firm and not ever meeting them since I was out of the state. I can honestly say, this is truly the best law firm and their customer service is amazing! They were understanding, patient, and extremely helpful. This was a felony charge that was potentially looking at 5-10 years, but I contacted this attorney a few days after the incident took place and Shaun said getting ahead of it was the best thing I could have done. He was not wrong! He communicated with prosecutors and fought for me as if I was his family. After five weeks of going through an incredible amount of stress worrying about serving time in jail he called me and told me the wonderful news that the case was closed and no charges will be filed. In addition, he is also working on having the file expunged. If you are wavering on choosing an attorney, I ensure you choosing this law team you will not go wrong! They are everything each review says they are committed, devoted and diligent! Their knowledge and customer service is absolutely unmatched! Hopefully, I will not be in need of an attorney in the future, but if I do, it would be this law firm and I hope after reading this review it confirms your difficult decision in choosing them. You will not regret it and they will not stop fighting for you. Remember, it is vital to obtain an attorney early as it is easier to stay ahead of the problem before it becomes a larger problem. Shaun, I personally want to thank you and tell you how appreciative me and my family are for you! I wish there were more individuals like you in this world fighting for the people and helping them get through this long insane ordeal. We entrusted you and you never faulted or wavered. Thank you!!
Brittany Sevener
Brittany Sevener
22:51 04 Nov 19
Attorney Shaun Rosenberg from the company was exceptional at his work. His punctual, professional representation gave me the winning hand in my matter. I personally know that no lawyer can boast a guarantee outcome in any situation, however, the legal team at Skier Law profoundly did their due diligence which ultimately led to me being vindicated swiftly. I would highly recommend Shaun Rosenberg to any friend or family in need of legal aid.
Dezmond Poitier
Dezmond Poitier
01:31 18 Oct 19

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Scott Skier

Previously an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender

Founded The Skier Law Firm, P.A. in 2006

He handled more than 50 jury trials within a three-year period at the Public Defenders Office

Has been practicing law for over 17 years


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