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What Are the Penalties for Federal Crimes and How Do They Differ from State Level Charges?

If you are facing accusations of a federal crime, it can be extremely confusing and stressful. There are a few key differences to know if you are being charged on both a state and federal level or only a federal level. In this article, a federal criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg with The Rickman […]

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Most Common Drug Charges in Florida

In 2018, over 134,000 Floridians faced drug charges, according to recent reports. Since 2018, it’s estimated that the number has grown, with males facing drug charges at a higher rate than females. There are several types of drug charges one can face; however, there are a few that are fairly common in Florida. In this […]

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Is It Illegal to Accidentally Download Child Pornography Due to Misrepresentation on Websites?

Popular pornographic websites have recently made headlines because of allegations of illegal content, including child pornography. The allegations resulted in credit card companies pulling their contracts and increased fear over content from unverified users. Visitors to the websites in question may also face charges for viewing or downloading illicit imagery of minors — but is […]

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Aggravated Assault Charges: How to Prevent Situations from Boiling Over and How to Handle If They Do

2020 has been a stressful time. With mounting financial issues, workplace confrontations, and other stressors, instances of crime and aggravated assault have been on the rise since the pandemic began. In this article, an aggravated assault attorney in St. Petersburg with The Rickman Law Firm shares tips to prevent aggravated assault during times of high […]

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Defenses Against Robbery and Burglary

The charges of robbery and burglary are very serious in the State of Florida. These terms are often used interchangeably, despite their differences, but carry similar penalties and similar defense methods. In this brief article, a robbery defense attorney in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm shares the quick definitions of robbery and burglary, as […]

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3 Most Common Types of Fraud in Florida

According to a recent study, fraud is among the top most common crimes in the United States, with over 14 million victims of fraud each year. Nationally, two-thirds of Americans have been victims of fraud, and a report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that the Sunshine State led the way when it […]

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What to Do If Domestic Disputes Become Aggravated Assault

Unfortunately, when tensions are high as they are during the coronavirus pandemic, cases of domestic disputes and domestic violence are on the rise. In fact, according to recent research, instances of domestic violence have increased by as much as 33% in some areas where stay at home orders have been in effect. Before Covid, the […]

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Common White Collar Federal Crimes

There is a common idea of what a white collar crime is because of movies like Wolf of Wallstreet and The Insider. Or perhaps you only know the term “white collar crime” because of celebrities like Martha Stuart or other famous CEOs caught with their hands in the cookie jar, so to speak. These crimes, […]

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Potential Sentences for Drug-Related Crimes in Florida

If you are facing charges for a drug-related crime, there are a variety of penalties if you are found guilty. These penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime and the type of charge. However, there are a few penalties that you may face no matter which type of charge is leveraged against you. […]

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3 Times Sexting Becomes a Crime

As technology has evolved, so have the ways people communicate. Texting has become a popular form of communication, and texts of a sexual nature are often termed “sexting”. Sexting between two consenting adults is not illegal in the state of Florida. However, there are some instances when sexting may become a crime which can result […]

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Case Results

DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES ADMINISTRATIVELY DISMISSED

The Client was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (a third degree felony), Possession of Cannabis Less Than 20 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Hillsborough County after law
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JUVENILE FELONY BATTERY CASE DROPPED BY STATE

The Client, a juvenile, was arrested for felony battery after fighting with some other children and allegedly causing injury to another. Attorney Anthony Rickman was able to present evidence to the State showing
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BATTERY AND TRESPASSING CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client, a minor, was charged with two counts of Battery as well as Trespassing in an Occupied Structure or Conveyance after the Client and her two of her family members allegedly broke into the
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