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What to Do If Accused of Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud was already skyrocketing in popularity in recent years, and the pandemic sent that number even higher. In fact, credit card fraud increased from 17,236 reports in the first quarter of 2015 to 45,120 reports in the same quarter of 2020, according to research conducted by Atlas VPN. That’s an increase of 161.7 […]

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What to Do if Accused of Tax Evasion

Individuals, corporations, and trusts have a certain tax liability or amount required to pay. Failure to pay or illegal underpayment of those taxes as well as the misrepresentation of assets to lower expected payment amounts constitutes tax evasion, which is a very serious federal crime.  In this brief article, a federal criminal defense attorney in […]

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What To Do If You are Accused of Having Child Pornography

The accusation of having or distributing child pornography is among the most serious a person may face. There are laws against child pornography at both the state and federal level, and punishment is severe. In this brief article, a child pornography attorney in Tampa discusses what child pornography is and what to do if you […]

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When Intoxication Leads to Aggravated Assault

Intoxication, especially in public, may lead you to do things you might not otherwise do. For this reason, intoxication is a common cause of aggravated assault. According to Florida Statutes, an aggravated assault is “an assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or with intent to commit a felony.” Aggravated assault is a […]

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When is Medical Marijuana Use Illegal in Florida?

With the passage of Amendment 2 in the state of Florida in 2016, the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes became legal for people with qualifying conditions for specific uses. However, despite the legalization of medical marijuana, you can still be arrested for possession and unauthorized distribution of marijuana, even if you or the person […]

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When Sales Tactics Constitute Fraud

In 2019, over 1.7 million cases of fraud were reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), resulting in $232 million returned to consumers through lawsuits. Fraud is considered a white-collar (non-violent and financially motivated) crime and is defined as obtaining property or any other type of value (money, services, etc.) through deceit. Although the word […]

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Everything to Know About The Difference Between Robbery and Burglary

Burglary and robbery are often used interchangeably, but the two are very different in the eyes of the law. The key differences between robbery and burglary can determine the severity of sentencing and mean the difference between a fine and a lengthy prison sentence.  In this brief article, we’ll review the main differences between robbery […]

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Defending Against Accusations of Criminal Fraud

The state of Florida defines “scheme to defraud” as the “intent to obtain property from one or more persons by false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises or willful misrepresentations of a future act.” That’s a broad definition, to say the least. There are numerous types of fraud — credit card fraud, identity theft crimes, […]

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Accused of Fleeing the Scene of an Accident? Here Are Your Possible Defenses

You wake up in the hospital after colliding with another vehicle in a serious accident on I-95. You don’t remember much about the accident apart from driving a little too fast on the road — still slick from torrential downpour — and hydroplaning. You remember coming into contact with another vehicle, but it is not […]

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It Wasn’t Me: How to Fight Accusations of Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious crime that involves the deliberate use of someone else’s personal information without their permission, usually to obtain money or credit. The State of Florida has several laws that target multiple forms of identity theft including but not limited to the criminal use of personal identification to harass someone, use of […]

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Case Results

Battery Charge Dropped

The Client was charged with a misdemeanor battery after allegedly breaking the victim’s nose in a fight at the Hard Rock Casino. After a successful plea negotiation, the Defense was able to get the client
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Violation of Probation Dimissed

Defendant was on felony probation for possession of controlled substance, and DUI. Despite testing positive for a controlled substance the court dismissed the violation of probation and terminated the defendant’s probation.
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BATTERY AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Battery and Criminal Mischief after allegedly having an altercation with a friend and damaging a stovetop during the altercation. Attorney Anthony Rickman provided evidence that the alleged victim
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