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Can I Be Charged With Rape Involving a Minor If I Didn’t Know Their Age?

If you have been charged with statutory rape by an individual who you weren’t aware was a minor, you are likely feeling confused and scared. Sex crimes involving minors are taken very seriously in the Florida courts. With the protection and counsel of the Tampa sexual assault defense attorneys at The Rickman Law Firm, you […]...

What Are My Rights If I Am Being Investigated For a Domestic Sexual Battery Charge?

Sexual battery charges are considered very seriously in the Florida legal system. If you find yourself being investigated for an unjust domestic sexual battery charge in Florida, you should immediately seek legal counsel and protection from an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. At The Rickman Law Firm, each of our successful, skilled Tampa sexual battery […]...

Can I Be Charged With Rape If the Alleged Victim Is My Spouse?

If you have been wrongfully accused of rape or sexual battery against your spouse, you may be feeling confused about what to do. The laws concerning consent are not often about marriage. Because rape and sexual battery charges are considered severely and heavily in Florida, any individual charged with a sex crime needs to seek […]...

Prescription Drug Crimes in Florida: Defending Against False Accusations

Prescription drug crimes have become a growing concern in Florida, with individuals facing harsh consequences for false accusations. At The Rickman Law Firm, we understand the complexities surrounding prescription drug cases and are committed to providing strong, aggressive defense strategies to protect your rights. If you have been falsely charged with a prescription drug crime […]...

Navigating Florida’s Drug Courts: What Are My Options?

When it comes to drug offenses, Florida’s legal landscape can be complex and unforgiving. Facing charges related to drugs can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that there are avenues available to help you navigate the legal system. When it is right for our clients, The Rickman Law Firm can help them with acceptance […]...

Defending Against Federal Marijuana Trafficking Charges: Tips and Strategies

With the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding cannabis, it is essential to be well-informed and prepared to navigate the complexities of federal law. At The Rickman Law Firm, our team of experienced Tampa drug defense attorneys understands the gravity of such charges and is committed to providing you with strong defenses, unwavering support, and strategic guidance […]...

Defending Against Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Involving Fentanyl and Other Opioids in Florida

Federal drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl and other opioids have become a pressing concern in Florida. Fentanyl accounted for 9.4% of the 17,520 drug trafficking cases and offenses in the United States. When it comes to drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl and other opioids, the stakes are high. If you or someone you know is […]...

The Most Common Types of Drugs Trafficked in the US and How to Defend Against Charges

Drug trafficking charges are incredibly serious and can have life-altering consequences. If you find yourself facing these charges in Florida, it is crucial to understand the most common types of drugs involved in these cases. From opioids like fentanyl and heroin to stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine, there are severe consequences. Consulting a Tampa drug […]...

From Arrest to Acquittal: The Federal Defense Process Explained

If you have been charged with a federal crime, you are likely feeling very overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed. Federal crime charges are complex legal proceedings, and because the federal criminal justice system operates differently from state systems, it is important to have more specialized knowledge and understanding of building an effective strategic […]...

Consent in Sexual Battery Cases: What It Means and How It Is Determined

Sexual battery cases are notorious for being difficult and harsh for the accused but they can also be some of the most complex cases because of the factor of consent. If you have an explicitly consensual sexual encounter with someone, and suddenly face a charge of sexual battery or rape, what do you do? All […]...

Case Results

FELONY DOMESTIC BATTERY / FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES DISMISSED

The Client was charged with Domestic Battery by Strangulation and False Imprisonment. The alleged victim did not wish to prosecute as the incident was a misunderstanding with the Client. After reviewing the case and working...
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Hillsborough County DUI Dropped

The Defendant was charged with a DUI after being stopped for weaving. After failing the field sobriety tests the Defendant was arrested and refused to submit to the breath test. The Defendant was a Nurse...
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Three Felony Charges Dismissed

The Client was originally charged with three Felony counts of escaping from law enforcement custody, resisting officer, and battery on a law enforcement. Defense was able to get the State to agree on a diversion program...
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