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Fraud Cases Could Spike Due to COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may not be the only thing that continues to see an increase in cases this summer. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there are a variety of fraudulent schemes actively occurring as people try to exploit the pandemic to their benefit. In this article, we will […]...

How a Domestic Violence Conviction Can Turn Your Life Upside Down

Domestic violence accusations often come out of nowhere to blindside alleged perpetrators. Little do they know that the effects of an accusation last far beyond a court hearing and time spent in county jail. The effects can last for the remainder of their life. In this brief article, we discuss how a domestic violence accusation […]...

Theft Laws in Florida: The Line Between Misdemeanor and Felony

The state of Florida is notorious for having strict anti-theft laws. It was only just recently that the threshold for grand theft was raised from a meager $300 to $750 — the first time it was raised in 35 years. But despite this needed adjustment, the nuances of theft laws in Florida can easily result […]...

Understanding Drug Trafficking vs. Intent to Distribute

The state of Florida has some of the strictest drug laws and penalties in the United States. Therefore, being accused of drug trafficking or possession with intent to distribute can lead to devastating consequences for both the charged individual and their loved ones due to the loss of their job, significant fines, and prison time.  […]...

Common Defenses for Assault and Battery

In the state of Florida, assault and battery are two separate but closely related crimes. Assault refers to the threat of imminent bodily harm, while battery is defined as the physical impact inflicted on another person. As a rule of thumb, assault generally precedes battery, which is why the crimes can be paired together as […]...

Anthony Rickman Selected to 2020 Florida Super Lawyers

TAMPA, FL, JUNE 2020 — Criminal defense attorney Anthony Rickman of The Rickman Law Firm has been named as a 2020 Florida Super Lawyer. Each year, only the top five percent of attorneys in Florida are selected to be named as Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomas Reuters business, determines the honorees through a patented […]...

Uncertain Times May Lead to More Wrongful Convictions

A recent news story out of California reported a 50 percent increase in robberies in Santa Ana. Suspects are taking advantage of public health guidelines requiring the use of a mask or face covering in public places like gas stations, liquor stores, and grocery stores. It’s not the first news story we’ve seen related to […]...

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Domestic Violence

The spread of COVID-19 across the world has led to what some are referring to as a double pandemic, as domestic violence allegations have spiked along with the spread of the virus in the last few months. With mounting stress and many families forced to remain under one roof, domestic violence cases are expected to […]...

Have You Been Charged With Racketeering?

In February 2019, Brooklyn rapper Daniel Hernandez, better known by his stage name Tekashi 6ix9ine, pleaded guilty to eight federal charges, including weapon possession, armed robbery, and dealing narcotics. However, it was the initial charge of racketeering that finally saw the famous rapper arrested after multiple acts of violence. But what is a racketeering charge? […]...

Identity Theft: What You Should Know if You’ve Been Accused of Stealing Someone’s Identity

It seems like every month we’re hearing about a new data breach where millions of people’s private information is being stolen. Just such a data breach happened this January to Wawa, and it was reported that customers’ credit card information had been stolen and was being sold over the internet. This is just one of […]...

Case Results

Pinellas County DUI Dropped

The Client was stopped for suspicion of a DUI. After performing poorly on a field sobriety test, he was arrested for DUI. The Defense was successfully able to make an argument since he had refused...
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CHILD ABUSE CHARGE DISMISSED

The Client was arrested for Child Abuse after an incident where an individual under the age of 18 exploded firecrackers under the Client’s vehicle and a conflict ensued. Attorney Anthony Rickman immediately contacted...
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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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