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Monthly Archives: July 2023


Floridians May Get A Chance To Vote For Statewide Recreational Cannabis In 2024

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

The laws about cannabis in Florida have gradually become more lenient over the past few years, to the point that, if you are graduating from high school this year, you have probably seen people smoke weed on benches near the beach plenty of times, and you probably have never seen anyone get arrested for… Read More »

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If You Are In Florida, You Are Probably In A Drug-Free Zone

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses account for many of the cases where defendants are serving long prison sentences for nonviolent crimes.  While sentencing reform and cannabis decriminalization have decreased the number of new cases that result in long prison sentences for drug crime convictions, Florida law imposes a three-year mandatory minimum prison sentence… Read More »

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Bill Regulating The Sale And Manufacture Of Kratom Awaits Governor’s Signature

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

One of the scariest moments in a drug crimes case is when the forensics lab reveals the contents of the substance it confiscated from your property.  In some cases, this is your best hope for acquittal; powders that appeared to be cocaine when tested with field tests at traffic stops have turned out, upon… Read More »

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Representing Yourself In Criminal Court Is A Terrible Idea

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Like any true Floridian worthy of the name, you do not trust the government.  Why, then, would you place the fate of your criminal case in the hands of a public defender assigned to your case by the court, one whose meager salary is paid by taxpayers?  Isn’t a court battle between two public… Read More »

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