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What’s the Difference Between a Ponzi Scheme or Pyramid Scheme and MLM?

Ponzi schemes, also called pyramid schemes, are on the rise. In fact, state and federal authorities uncovered 60 alleged types of Ponzi schemes in 2020, totaling more than $3.25 billion in investor funds. This constitutes the largest amount of money unearthed in these scams since 2010 and more than double the amount from 2018, according […]...

Tips to De-Escalate Before an Assault or Battery Charge

Assault and battery are serious charges that can come with jail time and steep fines. Although it might not seem like a big deal, threatening or physically harming someone can impact your job prospects and family for years to come. If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing a physical or verbal […]...

Difference between Stalking & Harassment

If you stand accused of stalking or harassment, you may feel incredibly frustrated. These terms are often used interchangeably and are sometimes difficult to separate because of their similarities. People often jokingly call former friends or romantic partners a stalker, but this accusation can carry some important weight in the eyes of the law, which […]...

How to Avoid Aggravated Assault in Self-Defense Situations

When someone else has thrown the first punch, the natural reaction is to defend yourself. However, there are instances when this can create additional trouble for you. In this brief article, we spoke with an aggravated assault lawyer in St. Petersburg who is on our team with The Rickman Law Firm to learn a few […]...

Types of Vehicular Homicide

Fatal car crashes are, unfortunately, anything but rare. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA), there were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2019 resulting in 36,096 deaths. This resulted in 11.0 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. […]...

How to Avoid Self-Incrimination

During an investigation of any kind, but especially a homicide in which you may be a suspect, you may have concerns about how you can cooperate with police without putting yourself at risk. In fact, Miranda Rights specifically state that “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” […]...

3 Ways Aggravated Assault Charges Can Impact Your Future

Aggravated assault charges can impact your future in a number of ways and for a number of reasons. If convicted, you might risk losing custody of your children, losing jobs or job prospects, and even losing your freedom. Florida statutes define aggravated assault as the intent to commit a felony with the use of or […]...

3 Ways to Protect Yourself in a Homicide Investigation

Being investigated or arrested in a homicide case can be one of the most catastrophic experiences that someone could face. Whether it is for vehicular manslaughter or murder, you may be worried that the state is utilizing all of its resources to frame you or charge you with something you didn’t do, especially when you […]...

Can Manslaughter Charges be Expunged from your Record?

It is safe to say that facing manslaughter charges is one of the most distressing and unpleasant experiences imaginable, and the penalties can extend far beyond those handed down by the court. The repercussions can follow you for life, impacting your business and job prospects, family life, and more. With this in mind, it is […]...

Common Reasons for Fraud Charges

In 2020, there were over 4.8 million complaints of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission, including identity theft. Of that number, at least 2.2 million people were charged with fraud in the United States. This is a major jump in both reports and charges of fraud from previous years, and the number is only climbing, […]...

Case Results

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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DUI WITH BAC of 0.215 REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING AND NO PROSECUTION FOR FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR DRUG CHARGES

The Client was arrest for Driving Under the Influence over .150 BAC, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and two misdemeanor charges of Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Attorney Anthony Rickman was...
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NO CONVICTION FOR FELONY POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE / POSSESSION OF DRUG WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION

The Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of a Drug Without a Prescription. Attorney Anthony Rickman convinced the State not to prosecute and the charges were dismissed....
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