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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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What Rights Do Convicted Felons Lose?

It goes without saying that being accused of a federal crime is a serious accusation. If convicted, offenders can face exorbitant fines and be imprisoned for the majority of their lives. However, a felony conviction can impact a person’s life long after they’ve left prison. Below, we discuss the rights that are forfeited when a […]

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Where Do You Turn When Accused of a White-Collar Crime?

Financially motivated, nonviolent crimes often fall under the umbrella of being classified as “white-collar crimes.” Typically, white-collar crimes are committed by businesses or government entities and can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the charges. Naturally, the penalty for these crimes can also be as minor as a slap on the wrist or as […]

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Attorney Anthony Rickman Honored as Super Lawyer Rising Star

Tampa, FL, (June 21, 2018) – Attorney Anthony Rickman has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2018. Every year, no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Florida are named as Rising Stars. To qualify, a candidate must be either 40 years or younger, or in practice for 10 years or […]

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Anthony Rickman Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star

Attorney Anthony Rickman has been selected to the 2017 Florida Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than […]

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Attorney Anthony Rickman argues that his client’s murder charges should be dismissed under Florida’s stand your ground law

Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law provides a criminal defendant immunity from prosecution in circumstances where the individual uses deadly force in protecting themselves, their families, or others from attackers. Under Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, a person is justified in using force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that […]

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Case Results

MISDEMEANOR CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was charged with Resisting an Officer Without Violence, Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to convince the State to not file charges for the Disorderly Conduct charge and the case
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DUI WITH BAC of 0.215 REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO PROSECUTION FOR FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR DRUG CHARGES

The Client was arrest for Driving Under the Influence over .150 BAC, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and two misdemeanor charges of Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Attorney Anthony Rickman was
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Dollar Tax Fraud Case

The defendant owned a tax preparation service that was accused of filing millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. An agreement was reached through the efforts of counsel which greatly limited the client’s financial exposure, and
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