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How to Defend Against False Accusations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence often feels like a game of “he said, she said” and when tempers are flared and tension is high, accusations of domestic violence may create major issues. As frustrating as false accusations of domestic violence are, they are unfortunately not uncommon. It is estimated that every year in the U.S., 1.5 million restraining […]

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Why Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer Does NOT Mean You’re a Criminal

Everyone makes mistakes. Making mistakes does not inherently make you a criminal. In the same way, some people will face trouble with the law, and asking for help in those situations does not make you a criminal. Still, hiring a criminal defense lawyer often carries a stigma of guilt, leading to thousands of people in […]

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Do Probations Officers Have the Final Say in Violation Accusations?

When facing accusations of violation of probation (VOP) by your probation officer, it can often feel like “he said, she said.” It can be difficult enough to understand your rights when you are on probation and, when dealing with a probation officer who you don’t feel has your best interest at heart, you might begin […]

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Ways to Protect Yourself from Accusations of PPP Loan Fraud

Businesses across the U.S. are being audited after receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Despite not doing anything wrong, your business may be questioned or investigated. Any business that submitted a PPP application and/or received a PPP loan should be aware of the program’s requirements and the various circumstances that may raise a […]

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Does Carrying Legally Obtained Marijuana Constitute Drug Trafficking?

With the changes in the legality of marijuana and the differences between states, it can be tricky to understand what constitutes drug trafficking. You may have legally obtained marijuana in one state only to find traveling with it may pose some legal issues. Before you travel with marijuana, even if legally obtained, it’s important to […]

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Common Mistakes When Pulled Over for DUI

Whether or not you are intoxicated, being pulled over and accused of driving under the influence (DUI) can be demeaning and frustrating. If you are arrested for a DUI, it can be even more upsetting. Fortunately, in the event that you have been pulled over, you can avoid falling into accidental traps by steering clear […]

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Burglary of a Conveyance vs. Burglary of a Structure

Burglary charges can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to understand the key differences between each type of burglary charge, especially in instances when common terms may be misused. For example, it’s critical to understand the difference between burglary of a conveyance or burglary of a structure, as even a few subtle differences can mean […]

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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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Case Results

Hillsborough County DUI Dropped

The Defendant was arrested for a DUI after officers claimed she failed her field sobriety tests. After providing the state with evidence of the client’s recent foot injury and other mitigation the State dropped the
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FELONY BATTERY OF PERSON OVER 65 CHARGE DISMISSED PRIOR TO FILING

The Client was arrested for Felony Battery of a Person over 65 Years of Age after the Client had an argument with a family member which escalated and ultimately led to the Client’s
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DUI CHARGE REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING

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