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False Domestic Violence Accusations: What to Do When You’re the Real Victim

Actor Johnny Depp has endured a legal hailstorm the past couple of years following his $7 million divorce from Amber Heard. As the Washington Post reported, “Court documents detailed, among others, an instance of domestic violence that Heard said took place two days before she filed for divorce.” Since the divorce, Depp has had to […]

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Does Aggravated Assault Carry a Mandatory Prison Sentence?

10-20-Life. Named after the three minimum sentences it sets out, this law is designed to elicit fear in anyone considering committing a felony with the use of a firearm. And while this law has certainly curbed crime in the past, there will always be situations that don’t call for minimum sentencing. One such offense is […]

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Does Double Jeopardy Apply to My Case?

Along with providing for other basic rights, the Fifth Amendment asserts that no person shall be “subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” This provision is known as “double jeopardy.” Essentially, you are protected from being prosecuted twice for the same crime. However, as with numerous laws, […]

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The Gray Area of Drug Trafficking Laws

The process that law enforcement undergoes to enforce a penalty for a drug-related crime is pretty straight forward. Honestly, most penalties for drug crimes come down to obtaining a controlled substance from the suspect or their property and the total weight of the illicit substance. To be charged with drug trafficking, the accused is required […]

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Accused of a Crime? Here’s Some Advice from a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, if you’ve been charged with a crime, you need to be prepared for what comes next. In this brief article, a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa will offer some advice to defendants on how to prepare for the legal process. Remember, the first rule is that you should […]

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Credit Card Fraud: How One Swipe Can Lead to a Felony

Credit is an almost universally accepted form of payment — many people even refuse to carry cash anymore. When a person hands over their credit card, it’s often to someone who takes their card out of sight to process their payment. During that time, it’s all too easy for an individual to steal someone’s valuable […]

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8 Ways You Can Be Accused of Fraud

Have you been accused of committing fraud? In this article, a federal criminal defense lawyer in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm will discuss eight of the most common crimes associated with fraud. Even if you are completely innocent of a crime, it’s important to know about the different types of fraud. If you have […]

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Accused of Domestic Violence? Consider the Role of the Prosecution

If you have been accused of a crime like domestic violence, you should know that the burden is on the prosecution to prove that you were guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Considering that most domestic violence cases occur in the privacy of a home, these cases are challenging for prosecutors to prove. In this brief […]

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Aggravated Assault: What Could Be Considered a Deadly Weapon?

Florida law defines aggravated assault as a threat to do violence to another “with a deadly weapon without intent to kill” or “with an intent to commit a felony.” We’ve already covered assault with the intent to commit a felony in a previous article. Below, we discuss what can be considered a “deadly weapon” under […]

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Understanding the Legal Restrictions for Telemarketers in Florida

Telemarketing crimes are a common form of fraud. Typically, this type of fraud involves a solicitor calling a potential client and requesting that they act fast on an amazing once-in-a-lifetime offer. Of course, the offer is a way to deceive the consumer into providing their payment information over the phone. Florida has instituted several laws […]

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Case Results

Motion to Dismiss DUI Granted

The Defendant was arrested and charged with DUI after an officer observed him walking around the parking lot looking “drunk”. After seeing the Defendant get in the car he was stopped by the officer. The
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FELONY DRUG CHARGE DROPPED, DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO CONVICTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL DRUG CHARGES IN PINELLAS COUNTY

The Client was arrested and charged with three felonies: Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana as well as Driving Under the Influence in Pinellas County. Attorney Anthony Rickman
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NO CONVICTION FOR FELONY BURGLARY CHARGE IN PASCO COUNTY

The Client was arrested and charged with Burglary in Pasco County. The Client was not convicted.
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