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Why You Need Tampa Defense Lawyer Anthony Rickman on Your Side

You don’t want to show up unprepared to court when you are facing a criminal charge or being accused of a crime. Ignorance of rights, legal nuances, and proper court procedures often leads most people to losing their case. When you have to appear in court, there are also numerous standard procedures to be followed. […]

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3 Types of Sex Crimes You May Not Have Heard Of

You are likely to be familiar with most of Florida’s more prevalent sex crimes, including prostitution and rape. However, these are not the only punishable sex offenses in the state. Numerous less well-known sex offenses not only have the same severe, lifelong repercussions as more well-known ones, but are occasionally even committed accidentally because of […]

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Fighting Back Against Assault and Battery Charges in Florida

One or both parties may be detained for assault and battery if an argument or disagreement gets out of hand and one party turns violent or threatens someone. A conviction for assault and battery in Florida results in a lifelong criminal record, fines, and jail time due to its severe character. Consider enlisting the assistance […]

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What is Capital Sexual Battery in Florida?

Sexual battery, also known as rape, is one of the most vigorously pursued offenses in Florida and carries some of the most severe and long-lasting consequences of any criminal violation. Besides, most rape trials typically come down to the accuser’s word versus the accused’s, complicating the defense of Sexual Battery claims. The definition of sexual […]

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What To Do If You’re Facing Drug Trafficking Charges in Florida

Being accused of drug trafficking in Florida is equivalent to facing the most serious offense the state has to offer. Consequences of conviction can be terrible and life-altering. Florida is a little behind the times compared to other states that have begun to create a fairer system for penalizing those found guilty of nonviolent drug […]

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5 Potential Defenses to Possession of Child Pornography Charges

As per state and federal law, possessing child pornography is a serious felony that could result in heavy punishments. Such accusations frequently result from a federal investigation that identifies numerous instances of unlawful behaviour. Charges of child pornography in Tampa can have severe repercussions, including jail time, sex offender’s registry with the state, and steep […]

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What Makes a Sex Crime a Federal Charge?

Typically, sex crimes are charged and prosecuted at the state level. However, there are certain sex crimes that rise to the level of being federal charges. Federal sex crimes cover a wide range of circumstances, and often involve minors or federally owned and protected locations. In this brief article, sex crimes defense attorneys in Tampa […]

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What Is Human Trafficking?

Florida is third in the country and one of the top places in the world for human trafficking. In fact, the cities of Tampa, Orlando, and Miami are in the top areas of Florida where human trafficking is most prevalent. But what exactly is human trafficking and how does it occur? In this brief article, […]

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Sexual Battery Vs. Rape: What’s the Difference?

Accusations of rape are among the most serious in the state of Florida. If you’ve been charged with rape, you might be surprised to learn that you’re actually being charged with sexual battery. So what does that mean? In this brief article, a sexual battery attorney in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm has shared the […]

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How to Protect Yourself From Rape Allegations From a Former Lover

It’s a situation nobody ever wants to find themselves in: a “he-said she-said” argument with a former lover or significant other that snowballs into a rape allegation. These allegations can seriously impact your life, family, and your livelihood, and in the moment you may feel that you have no recourse to protect yourself from these […]

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Case Results

Domestic Violence and Tampering Charges Dropped

Our Client was accused of striking his girlfriend and preventing her from calling 911 during an argument. The Defense was able to get the misdemeanor battery and felony tampering charges COMPLETELY DROPPED.
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BATTERY AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Battery and Criminal Mischief after allegedly having an altercation with a friend and damaging a stovetop during the altercation. Attorney Anthony Rickman provided evidence that the alleged victim
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INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL BATTERY ALLEGATIONS CLOSED PRIOR TO ANY ARREST OR CHARGES MADE BY THE STATE

The Client was accused of Sexual Battery and was under investigation by the police. Attorney Anthony Rickman immediately contacted detectives and presented evidence that the alleged victim has a history of making false allegations and
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