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Charged With Possession Of Methamphetamine?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Tampa police arrested two suspects this past week in a major drug bust. A street value exceeding $750,000 of meth, heroin and cocaine were also seized. Throughout the Florida Panhandle, police have reported an uptick in drug activity and gang violence. The suspects apprehended in this case are charged with multiple offenses such as… Read More »

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Understanding Habitual Offender Laws & Impact On Criminal Sentencing

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Your co-worker, whom you have known for years, previously lived in another state. You do not know much about his past other than he had a rough childhood. Months later, he is arrested for embezzlement, fraud, and extortion. Facts of the crime make local news headlines, and you learn he was always a Florida… Read More »

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Is It Illegal To Sell Or Use Fireworks In Florida?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Last year Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 140 into law, granting Florida residents permissive use of fireworks on July 4, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Florida Statute 791.08 indicates the exception to consumer use of fireworks on those days only. What happens if a person tries to light fireworks in the week… Read More »

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Charged With Cocaine Possession In Florida: What’s Next?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

While fentanyl and the opioid epidemic continue to plague much of the country, many criminal charges are still brought in the State of Florida for possession of cocaine. In Florida, prosecutors can charge defendants in possession of small quantities of cocaine with a third-degree felony. If you were charged with possession or distribution of… Read More »

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Unexpected Consequences From A DUI Conviction

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Everyone knows that driving while under the influence is illegal. And most people know if arrested for a DUI, the defendant can expect to pay hefty fines, the cost of bail after detainment, costs to retain a defense attorney, and possibly serve time in jail. The defendant might also have to bear costs for… Read More »

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What Is Money Laundering And Wire Fraud?

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Last week in California, a federal jury found a former Netflix Vice President guilty of money laundering and fraud. Defendant Michael Kail allegedly secured lucrative contracts for stock options, kickbacks and additional monies from tech start-up companies in exchange for deals with Neftlix. Kail accepted bribes in excess of $500,000 for over two years,… Read More »

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Florida Windshield Obstruction Laws: Know Your Rights In A Traffic Stop

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

In a tragic turn of events, police in Minnesota fatally shot Daunte Wright only weeks ago, during the George Floyd trial. Officers state a traffic stop was made because of air fresheners hanging in his rearview mirror and because of expired license tags. After reviewing his name, police learned of his misdemeanor warrant and… Read More »

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Consequences For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms In Florida

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

A previously convicted felon is released on parole after serving ten years hard labor in prison. Upon release, he is invited to go sport hunting with friends. On the way home from their excursion, police make a traffic stop for speeding. He is asked to show identification, and police determine he is a convicted… Read More »

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Mother Charged With Cyber Crimes After Altering Homecoming Results

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Yesterday in Escambia County, police arrested a mother and her teenage daughter for hacking into a student and school accounts with authorization to do so, in an attempt to alter homecoming results in her daughter’s favor. After initial research, police who remanded the suspect to county jail determined she is a school employee at… Read More »

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Don’t Risk Driving Without A License Or Insurance In The Sunshine State

By Scriven Law, P.A. |

Car insurance is expensive. Every time a driver receives a parking ticket, speeding citation or is involved in a collision, it’s possible that rates increase substantially. Florida drivers are also notorious for aggressive driving. Some people are tempted to drive without insurance, because what’s the worst that can happen? Driving on a suspended license,… Read More »

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