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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 […]...

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, […]...

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. […]...

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 […]...

What are the Elements of Robbery

The term robbery is often used as a catch-all for any type of theft. However, despite common misconceptions robbery is a very specific charge in the eyes of the law. Under Florida Statute 812.13(1), the term “robbery” means “the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person […]...

Why Are Fraud Charges Rising During Covid-19 Lockdowns?

As the cases of Covid-19 rise, so do the instances of fraud charges. According to a recent report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 77% of fraud examiners observed an increase in instances of fraud since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. This might be due to an increase in unemployment, confusion regarding […]...

Is Drug Paraphernalia Illegal in Florida?

With the opening of medical cannabis shops, vape stores, and other modern smoke shops, it can be difficult to understand the laws of drug paraphernalia. The waters become muddied when we consider that bongs are legally sold at CBD shops, so will you face potential issues if you legally purchase a bong, pipe, or novelty […]...

Is Forgery a Type of Fraud? How to Defend Yourself if Wrongfully Accused

Florida law treats forgery very seriously. According to Florida Statutes Chapter 831, forgery occurs when someone falsely makes, alters, forges or counterfeits a variety of documents. Forgery often brings to mind forging a check, however there are several types of forgery of which you may be accused. It is important to understand what forgery is […]...

What is the Difference Between Larceny, Petit Theft, and Burglary or Robbery

Stealing, or intending to steal, someone else’s property can fall into various categories of crimes. Various types of theft are defined in Florida statutes Chapter 812, and depending on the location of the alleged theft, the value of the items being stolen, and whether or not violence is involved, the penalties for these crimes can […]...

What is the Federal Crime of Mail Fraud?

When being accused of a white collar crime, charges of mail or wire fraud may be included. These are federal charges and often occur when crimes of forgery or other types of fraud have been alleged as well. These charges are very serious and it is important to understand every charge being brought against you. […]...

Case Results

Pasco County Possession with Intent to Sell Drugs-Dropped

After entering the client’s residence in relation to a wanted person, the client was found to be in possession of over 60grams of Marijuana. The officers charged the Defendant with possession of Marijuana with intent...
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JUVENILE CHARGES WITH SEXUAL BATTERY OF MINOR NOT CONVICTED

The Client, a minor, was arrested and charged with Lew and Lascivious Sexual Battery on a Minor in Pasco County. The Client was not convicted of the charge....
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FELONY DRUG CHARGE DROPPED, DUI REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO CONVICTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL DRUG CHARGES IN PINELLAS COUNTY

The Client was arrested and charged with three felonies: Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana as well as Driving Under the Influence in Pinellas County. Attorney Anthony Rickman...
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