Blog

4 Ways to Beat a Drug Trafficking Charge

Drug trafficking charges are fairly common in the state of Florida, but the penalties are steep. If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you may be facing years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines — not to mention the damage these charges can do to your reputation, family, and future livelihood. If […]

Read more

Common Types of Medicaid & Medicare Fraud

Medicare and Medicaid fraud accounts for a major financial burden on the government, and as such there has been a crackdown on offenders accused of defrauding the system. In fact, in 2019 alone, improper Medicare and Medicaid payments accounted for a loss of over $105 billion, according to CMS.gov. Of course, this number is not […]

Read more

Here’s What You Can Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Robbery

Being falsely accused of any crime is frustrating and challenging. If you have been accused of robbery, you might feel like there is no way to defend yourself from the “he-said, she-said.” But, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself if you have been falsely and wrongfully accused of robbery in […]

Read more

How to Win the DUI Formal Review Hearing

When you have been arrested for a DUI, there are several aspects beyond the criminal court hearings and trial that you must deal with. As if the situation is not stressful enough for you, you may face administrative suspension of your driver’s licence. Administrative suspension occurs following a DUI arrest wherein you either refused a […]

Read more

Understanding the Difference Between Sexual Battery, Sexual Assault, & Rape

With the rise of the #MeToo movement and increased allegations of sexual assault, many people have found themselves wondering what the difference is between sexual battery, sexual assault, and rape. These are often incorrectly used interchangeably, but there are important distinctions between them, especially if you are facing accusations in the state of Florida. If […]

Read more

3 Crimes You Might Be Surprised to Learn Are Felonies in Florida

Committing a felony in Florida can come with steep consequences, often resulting in jail time and fines. However, avoiding felony charges may be difficult when there are some that are hiding in plain sight. In this article, a felony defense lawyer in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm shares three crimes you may be surprised […]

Read more

Accused of Being Involved in a Ponzi Scheme? Here’s What to Do Next.

Ponzi schemes, also called pyramid schemes, are often the punchline of the joke. You may think of timeshare salespeople, investing schemes, or multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, and, in many cases, you might be correct. But what you might not know about Ponzi schemes is that they are a federal crime. In this article, a federal […]

Read more

Common Federal Cybercrimes

Cybercrime impacts people across state lines, and, as such, they are under federal jurisdiction. The term “cybercrime” encompasses a great number of crimes, but there are a few that are more common than others. In this article, a federal defense attorney in St. Petersburg with The Rickman Law Firm shares the four most common federal […]

Read more

How Domestic Violence Charges Can Impact Future Custody Arrangements

In 2019, 105,298 crimes of domestic violence were reported to Florida law enforcement agencies resulting in 66,069 arrests, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. This number has only increased during COVID-19 lockdowns due to increased stress and isolation. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it can be incredibly frustrating and, […]

Read more

How Victim Resistance Can Impact Robbery Charges

Robbery charges are complicated enough, but the charges can become even more complex when you add in victim resistance. In this brief article, a robbery defense attorney in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm shares a few basics about robbery charges and what to do in the case of victim resistance. Related: Everything You Need […]

Read more

Case Results

DUI over .15 BAL-Dropped

The Defendant was charged with DUI after his vehicle was found crashed into a fence. After his arrest, the Defendant consented to a blood draw which revealed his BAL to be over a .15. The
Show More

NO CHARGES FILED BY STATE FOR FELONY ROBBERY ARREST

The Client was arrested for Robbery, which is a second-degree felony, after an incident where the client allegedly took another individual’s phone during an altercation. Attorney Anthony Rickman immediately contacted the State and took proactive
Show More

Pinellas County DUI Dropped by the State

The defendant was arrested and charged with DUI. After her arrest she submitted to a breath test which showed that she did not have a blood alcohol level. Despite law enforcements assertion that she was
Show More