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Can Your License Be Suspended For Too Many Speeding Tickets In Florida?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Andrew has gotten a few speeding tickets in the last few years. He was cited for going 10 or 15 mph over the speed limit on the highway. Another ticket was for running a red light. He also has three violations for driving while talking on a cell phone. Recently he was involved in… Read More »

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Grand Jury Or Regular Jury: What’s The Difference?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Often in popular media and crime tv shows, a scene will cut to a grand jury after a defendant is charged with a crime. That jury is composed of more than 12 jurors, but what exactly does a grand jury do? Do all defendants in a criminal case face a grand jury? Do you… Read More »

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces Bryant Scriven As One Of Its Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers In Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Bryant Scriven of Scriven Law, P.A. in Tampa has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Area of Practice Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in… Read More »

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JailCellOpen

Road Rage Equals Jail Time

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

2 people are dead and 2 people are in the hospital after an apparent road rage incident in Riverview this past week. Hillsborough County deputies are investigating a shooting between a group of cyclists and people driving in a vehicle. Apparently the driver of the vehicle fatally shot two juvenile cyclists. Road rage incidents… Read More »

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How Is A Defendant Convicted Of Battery With Prejudice In Florida?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

A Miami doctor is accused of a hate crime, and Florida prosecutors have charged her with battery with prejudice, criminal mischief with prejudice, and tampering with a victim. The doctor allegedly became visibly angered after another shopper in a Hialeah supermarket asked her in Spanish to keep her distance. When the shopper repeated his… Read More »

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LadyJustice

Can You Be Arrested For Defamation Or Slander In Florida?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Alyssa checked her social media accounts to find someone tagged her in an offense post and claimed she illegally obtained her job through coercion and bribery. The post was shared and reposted multiple times and has gone viral, even reaching her employer. Even though it’s not true, Alyssa is worried about her professional future… Read More »

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FedCrime

Florida Businessman Sentenced To Prison For PPP Fraud

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

As part of COVID-19 federal relief assistance, small business owners applied for PPP (Paycheck Protection Program ) loans with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Over 800 billion dollars in loan assistance was distributed since April of 2020. Unfortunately, some people have been accused of applying for loan assistance under false pretenses or fraud, and… Read More »

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CrimRecord

Expungement Of Criminal Convictions In Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

You made a mistake as a teenager that you paid for dearly. You spent a year in jail, paid fines, attended drug and alcohol abuse education courses and participated in more than 100 hours of community service. Since then you have not gotten so much as a parking ticket, yet your criminal record is… Read More »

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What Is A Scheme To Defraud In Florida?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Last week in Pinellas County, the ex-treasurer of a high school athletic booster club was arrested for a scheme to defraud after she removed more than 40,000 dollars from the club for her own benefit over a 2 year period. The defendant used the club’s debit card for personal charges and attempted to deposit… Read More »

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Charged With Shoplifting or Petit Theft? You Have Options

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In a hypothetical story, Susan is standing in line to checkout at a local department store with her toddler. She completes her purchase with the cashier, bags her items and pushes the cart out the front doors, only for the security alarm to trigger. Unbeknownst to her, her toddler has shoved several items (candy,… Read More »

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