Disabled Teen ARRESTED At School For Not Wearing Mask, Mother Plans To Sue

The Rivas Law Firm has been retained to represent the teenage son of Mrs. Alex Rodriguez, AP, a 16 year old young man who was wrongfully arrested for not wearing a mask. On September 17, 2020 AP was attending school at Winter Springs High School in Seminole County, Florida. AP has difficulty breathing due to […]

Defendant was charged with felony level driving with a suspended license

Case: STATE V. K.P. Charges: The defendant was stopped while driving for having a license tag where the registration date was obscured.  The officer ran his driver license information, and defendant was charged with felony level driving with a suspended license. Summary: Prior to trial, the defense successfully suppressed all evidence of the suspended license […]

Charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Case: STATE V.  J.W. Charges: The defendant collided with a shopping center column while driving and was injured.  He managed to walk to his nearby home to call 911.   The defendant was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Summary: The defense argued to the state that the defendant has to […]

Charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Case: STATE V. T.M. Charges: Law enforcement pulled the defendant over for failing to stop his vehicle before a stop bar at an intersection.  The defendant gave permission to search his car and his person.  A baggie of marijuana was found.  The defendant was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Summary: […]

Charged with cultivating marijuana in a grow house.

Case: STATE V.  O.R. Charges: The defendant was charged with cultivating marijuana in a grow house.  The house was under surveillance, and a search warrant revealed evidence creating a solid case for the state.  The  defendant faced up to five years in prison and an adjudication of guilt. Summary: Due to effective representation by the […]

Charged with felony level stalking and multiple violations of domestic injunction.

Case: STATE V. H.C. Charges: The defendant was charged with felony level stalking and multiple violations of domestic injunction.  The defendant faced mandatory prison time. Summary: After extensive pre-trial investigation of case and persistent negotiations, the State dismissed the felony charge, and defendant received no prison or jail time.

Charged with felony level grand theft and faced up to five years prison time.

Case: STATE V.  L.P. Charges: The defendant was charged with felony level grand theft and faced up to five years prison time. Summary: After successful  negotiation with the prosecutor,  the defendant was referred to a diversion of prosecution program, upon completion of  which the charges will be dropped.

Charged with misdemeanor battery of his former girlfriend.

Case: STATE V.  J.A. Charges: The defendant was charged with misdemeanor battery of his former girlfriend.   The defendant faced up to a year in jail. Summary: After communicating with alleged victim and assisting her in declining to press charges, the State dismissed the case, and defendant face no further prosecution or consequences.