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What’s the Difference Between a Ponzi Scheme or Pyramid Scheme and MLM?

Ponzi schemes, also called pyramid schemes, are on the rise. In fact, state and federal authorities uncovered 60 alleged types of Ponzi schemes in 2020, totaling more than $3.25 billion in investor funds. This constitutes the largest amount of money unearthed in these scams since 2010 and more than double the amount from 2018, according […]

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Tips to De-Escalate Before an Assault or Battery Charge

Assault and battery are serious charges that can come with jail time and steep fines. Although it might not seem like a big deal, threatening or physically harming someone can impact your job prospects and family for years to come. If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing a physical or verbal […]

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Difference between Stalking & Harassment

If you stand accused of stalking or harassment, you may feel incredibly frustrated. These terms are often used interchangeably and are sometimes difficult to separate because of their similarities. People often jokingly call former friends or romantic partners a stalker, but this accusation can carry some important weight in the eyes of the law, which […]

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How to Avoid Aggravated Assault in Self-Defense Situations

When someone else has thrown the first punch, the natural reaction is to defend yourself. However, there are instances when this can create additional trouble for you. In this brief article, we spoke with an aggravated assault lawyer in St. Petersburg who is on our team with The Rickman Law Firm to learn a few […]

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Types of Vehicular Homicide

Fatal car crashes are, unfortunately, anything but rare. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA), there were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2019 resulting in 36,096 deaths. This resulted in 11.0 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. […]

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How to Avoid Self-Incrimination

During an investigation of any kind, but especially a homicide in which you may be a suspect, you may have concerns about how you can cooperate with police without putting yourself at risk. In fact, Miranda Rights specifically state that “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” […]

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3 Ways Aggravated Assault Charges Can Impact Your Future

Aggravated assault charges can impact your future in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. If convicted, you might risk losing custody of your children, losing jobs or job prospects, and even losing your freedom. Florida statutes define aggravated assault as the intent to commit a felony with the use of or […]

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How to Reduce Assault and Battery Charges

Each year, out of every 1,000 assault and battery cases, 627 are reported to police and 255 reports lead to arrest. If you find yourself in the 255 per 1,000 people who have been arrested, you may be wondering if there is a way to reduce the charges of assault and battery being leveraged against […]

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What to do if Wrongfully Accused of Stalking

In many cases, accusations of stalking result from a simple misunderstanding. Perhaps you are often in the same place at the same time as another person and it is misconstrued, or someone from a former relationship thinks you are following them. No matter the case, stalking is a serious problem and as many as 12% […]

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Can Manslaughter Charges be Reduced?

When someone is killed, charges may fall under the term “homicide” under Florida Statutes Chapter 748. However, despite what television shows would have you believe, not every homicide is a murder. The death or killing of any person is a tragedy, but the fact is that in many cases, it is actually manslaughter charges that […]

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Case Results

POSSESSION OF CANNABIS CHARGE NOLLE PROSSED/DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Driving Under the Influence as well as a Traffic Infraction. Attorney Anthony Rickman succeeding in getting the State to Nolle Prosse the Possession of Cannabis charge
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BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was charged with Boating Under the Influence. Attorney Anthony Rickman worked with the State and the State agreed to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving.
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DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

The Client was charged with Driving Under the Influence in Hillsborough County, FL. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to get the DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving.
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