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What Does It Mean When Your Case Ends In Nolle Prosequi?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Is getting acquitted the best possible outcome in a criminal case?  Yes and no.  If you plead not guilty to criminal charges, and the jury returns a verdict of not guilty at trial, then you are cleared of the charges forever.  Even if investigators later find incriminating evidence that the prosecution did not present… Read More »

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How To Get Post-Conviction Relief In Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

You don’t have to be a criminal justice reform activist to know that some of the people who receive criminal penalties have been wrongfully convicted.  Almost anyone who has served time in prison has met numerous inmates who complain that some aspect of their trial or sentence was unfair, even though, as the stereotype… Read More »

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Are You Obstructing Justice If You Just Go About Your Business Until Your Trial?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In some comedy sketches, authority figures seem determined to punish the common man for any and every little thing, and when the everyman character dares to ask why, the tyrant keeps issuing more and more demerits until a ridiculous number of them pile up.  The likes of Franz Kafka also wrote about similar situations,… Read More »

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The Lack Of Criminal Intent Defense

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

When it is obvious that no one will believe you that you didn’t do it, can you talk your way out of trouble by saying, “I didn’t do it on purpose?”  It depends on the context.  Your grandparents will probably still be mad that you knocked over the ceramic lamp, even though it was… Read More »

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Be Careful With That Alibi

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

The alibi defense is only one of many defenses that defendants can use in criminal court.  It is a factual defense, which means that you are saying, “I didn’t do X.”  In other words, it is not an affirmative defense, where you say, “I did X, but the X that I did doesn’t fit… Read More »

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Is It Good Or Bad If Your Criminal Case Ends In A Mistrial?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

If you go to a sufficiently populated place in Florida, such as a beach, theme park, or shopping mall, there is a good chance that someone there has been convicted of a crime.  Maybe someone is currently on probation or will never complain about overpriced mall food court food since it is such an… Read More »

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Affirmative Defenses And Florida Criminal Law

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Proving that you did not commit a crime is a tall order, indeed.  This is why courts do not require defendants to prove their innocence in order to secure a verdict of not guilty in a criminal case.  Instead, they must only show that there is reasonable doubt about the veracity of the accusations… Read More »

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What Does It Mean If You Get A Federal Target Letter?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

When a piece of official correspondence arrives in the mail unexpectedly, it is usually not a pleasant surprise.  For every pandemic stimulus check, there are piles of red light camera tickets, property tax bills, and notices from the IRS saying that you owe more taxes than what you already paid.  The most worrisome notices… Read More »

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Jury Acquits Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Patient

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In most cases, the extent to which you believe someone depends on the context and on your pre-existing relationship, if any, with the speaker.  You trust your closest friends enough that you believe everything they tell you, even when it is upsetting or surprising; if something does not add up, you ask for more… Read More »

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Does The Entrapment Defense Really Work?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

To be acquitted of a crime, you do not always have to prove that you didn’t do it.  In fact, you never have to prove this.  All you have to do is show that the jury cannot be sure whether you committed the crime.  Of course, even when there is little room for doubt… Read More »

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