Alcohol and Vape Sales to Minors

Alcohol and Vape Sales to Minors

A recent crackdown on convenience stores that make alcohol and vape sales to minors has led to charges for several Central Florida residents. Police in Lake County made multiple arrests during an undercover operation that targeted more than 70 stores. Police say that clerks at most convenience stores did not ask for ID, or went […]

Hiring a Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Are you facing domestic violence charges and feeling overwhelmed? The experienced and aggressive Orlando domestic violence defense lawyers at the Rivas Law Firm are here to stand by your side and provide the robust defense you deserve. Time is of the essence in domestic violence cases, so take immediate action and get a confidential, free […]

The Art of Jury Selection in Florida

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If you turn down a plea bargain and the prosecutor takes your case to trial, the small group of strangers who make up the jury will decide your fate after listening to the prosecutor and your criminal defense attorney battle it out in the courtroom. So you’ll want a defense attorney who understands the art […]

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and Florida maintains one of the highest rates of incarceration in the United States. One in every seven people behind bars in Florida is serving a life sentence, and mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses have resulted in large numbers of non-violent […]

Domestic Violence Arrest: Know Your Rights

Domestic Violence Arrest

After a domestic violence arrest in Florida, it’s natural to feel anxious and unsure about what comes next. At the Rivas Law Firm, we believe that knowledge is power. Understanding your rights after a domestic violence arrest can be the first step toward building a strong defense. If you’re facing domestic violence charges in Florida, […]

The Impact of Domestic Violence Charges on Child Custody in Florida

Domestic Violence Charges on Child Custody

Domestic violence charges can have a huge impact on child custody decisions when a marriage is breaking up. There are times when a vengeful spouse will make unfounded accusations to get leverage in custody negotiations. When you’re in a child custody battle and domestic violence charges come up, it’s important to have a skilled and […]