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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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Common Federal Sex Crimes and Penalties in Florida Part 2

Federal sex crimes are uncommon, but they do happen. Federal sex crimes cover a wide range of circumstances, and are punished with harsher penalties than those crimes convicted solely at the state level.    In this brief article, the best federal defense attorney in St. Petersburg with The Rickman Law Firm has shared three of the […]

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Wrong Place at the Wrong Time? Defending Yourself Against Sexual Assault Allegations

During this time of year, the Tampa area has no shortage of celebrations. Events like Gasparilla can be exciting, but when alcohol or drugs are involved, dangerous situations can occur. Sometimes the victim’s memory is clouded by anxiety and stress mixed with alcohol, and you might find yourself being accused of sexual assault just because […]

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Why You Should Consult a Criminal Defense Law Firm if Accused of a Sex Crime

If you have been falsely accused of a sex crime, you may be worried that hiring criminal defense attorneys in Tampa is an admission of guilt. However, if you are facing accusations of a sex crime, no matter how false, you should not let the stigma of hiring an attorney inhibit your ability to protect […]

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What to Do if Accused of Sexual Assault While Vacationing in Florida

Unfortunately, no matter how lovely a vacation we plan, unexpected problems can arise. For example, you may find yourself accused of sexual assault while on your vacation. This might be an accusation from a fellow traveler or an accusation of someone who lives in the area. No matter who the accuser is, you may find […]

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Can You Be Charged in Florida for Traveling to Meet a Minor?

Picture this scenario: you’ve been talking with someone online for a few months and have decided to travel to a different county or state to meet them. However, when you get there, you discover that you’ve been catfished and have actually been speaking with a minor. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re likely […]

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Do I Need to Worry About a False Allegation of a Sex Crime in Florida?

If you’ve been falsely accused of a sex crime, your inclination may be to simply ignore it. After all, if you didn’t do it you have nothing to be worried about, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  Because of Florida’s punishment of sex crimes, it’s important to properly defend yourself from the start. In […]

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Case Results

AGGRAVATED BATTERY GREAT BODILY HARM AND DEADLY WEAPON CHARGE DISMISSED

The Client was involved in an incident which resulted in the shooting of a family member and was being investigated by law enforcement. Attorney Anthony Rickman was with the Client immediately after the incident occurred
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AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Mischief after an incident where the Client was involved in a car accident with the Client’s girlfriend, causing damage to
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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON CHARGE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGE

The Client was involved in an incident which resulted in the shooting of a family member and was being investigated by law enforcement. Attorney Anthony Rickman was with the Client immediately after the incident occurred
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