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What is Spousal Privilege & How Does it Apply to Criminal Cases?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Spousal privilege is a unique device that is exclusive to married couples. In Florida, a spouse cannot be asked to testify against her spouse in a criminal proceeding, but there are exceptions to the rule. If you are facing criminal charges at the federal or state level and your spouse was not an accomplice… Read More »

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Covid-19 Vaccines: Wait Your Turn or Face Criminal Charges

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Recently in Tampa, Florida, an emergency medical technician recently honored as “paramedic of the year”  was arrested and charged with forgery, uttering a false instrument, falsifying a public record, creating a fictitious person, and criminal use of personal identification. Those are all felony crimes, and the defendant  lied about spoiled Covid-19 vaccines when he… Read More »

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Is it a Crime to Receive Stolen Goods?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Receiving stolen goods is a criminal offense in the State of Florida. To be prosecuted for receiving stolen goods, the defendant must  have knowledge that the goods were stolen or illegally obtained when he or she purchased or received the items in their possession.. If you have been charged with a property crime, even… Read More »

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Tampa Bay Streaker Incident : Indecent Exposure is Criminal Behavior

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Tampa Bay residents and sports-lovers know that the Buccaneers won their first Super Bowl since 2003 last Sunday. They expected a great game, and the players delivered. Unfortunately, an unrelenting and shameless fan also took in the celebration but forgot his clothes in the process. The Tampa Bay Streaker was arrested in a pink… Read More »

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Property Crimes: Burglary & Aggravated Burglary

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Recently in Tampa a defendant was apprehended for multiple counts of burglary. The Polk County Sheriff deemed his offenses especially heinous, because the defendant would target the homes of grieving loved ones attending a viewing or funeral. In total, the defendant is accused of burglarizing over ten homes, and his activity went unsuspected as… Read More »

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Criminal Penalties for Narcotics Possession

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In Florida, narcotics possession or possession with intent to distribute is treated very seriously. Penalties range from probation to mandatory minimum prison sentences. If you or a loved one were recently arrested for possession of a controlled substance or narcotic, contact an attorney for immediate help. Classifying Illegal & Prescription Narcotics The United States… Read More »

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License Suspension after a DUI Arrest

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

After a DUI arrest in Florida, you have two serious issues to contend with, criminal charges and driver’s license suspension. After you are taken into custody, the arresting officer will destroy your license and issue a temporary one. The temporary license is only valid for ten days and can only be used for commuting… Read More »

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Grand Theft Felonies

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Florida classifies theft, larceny, robbery, and burglary distinctively. Grand theft is a specific intent crime, not a general intent crime. It means that a defendant allegedly stole property from another with the intent to permanently deprive the other person of their property. Grand theft is a felony, and the property illegally taken must be… Read More »

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Hit & Run Offenses in Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Just last week, a woman was tragically struck and killed in a hit and run accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In Florida, a hit and run charge, or leaving the scene of an accident, can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal. Leaving the scene… Read More »

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Accessory or Accomplice: What is the Difference?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

If you were recently charged with the offense of accessory after the fact of a crime, or as an accomplice to a crime, you may be confused about what this means, or how serious the penalties may be. A criminal accessory is not the same offense or definition as a criminal accomplice. The distinction… Read More »

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