Posted by a client
I am a middle aged professional who was arrested in an aggressive sting operation. I was charged with two misdemeanors. This was my first arrest and I am not from Tampa. Saying this, I had absolutely no idea who to call. The morning after the arrest I researched defense attorneys and leaned heavily on reviews while making my decision. I am happy that I found many reviews on this site and that I hired Anthony. Anthony and Holli were absolute professionals and were very proactive with my case.
During my initial conversation with Anthony, he listened to my account and quickly communicated two defense positions. Upon further conversations he predicted the outcome of my case. Rightfully so, he was careful to preface his prediction upon my account of the events being true, but he was confident in his position. He backed up his prediction with legal precedent and his experience in similar cases. His confidence was not fabricated… it was the confidence that comes with years of experience in the court room.
I hired Anthony that morning and he entered a formal “not guilty” plea within 15 minutes. Later that day he proactively notified the states attorney office that he wanted to speak with them before assigning my case. Later that same week he had a call with states attorney office and spent more than an hour with the attorney who was responsible for assigning my case to a prosecuting attorney. Anthony communicated a three page case study supporting our defense. This step was not successful and they ultimately assigned my case to a prosecutor… however, Anthony’s argument was elevated to a supervisor and set the record that we were prepared to aggressively defend our position. I firmly believe that this first week of a well thought out, proactive and aggressive defense set the ultimate dismissal of my charges into motion.
The case was ultimately assigned and Anthony gave me a short list of information to provide. I did this and Anthony did the rest. I never even went to court.
In short, after 60 days of waiting and having my case shuffled to three different prosecuting attorneys, Anthony was successful in securing an unconditional dismissal of the first charge, and a conditional dismissal of the second charge.
I am now 45 days into a 90 day conditional period for the second charge. I already satisfied very manageable conditions and am simply waiting for the 90 day period to end. At this time, Anthony and Holli will expunge the charges from my record once and for all!
• I am a professional person that was charged with two misdemeanors as part of an aggressive sting.
• 90 days later the charges have been dismissed and I am 45 days away from having my record expunged.
• I am 100% confident that I am in this position because I hired Anthony.
On a personal note, Anthony and Holli treated me with respect and dignity. They did not cast judgment and focused on the task at hand. I paid for a professional defense and they supplied a professional defense, prompt communication, dignity and a dismissal of the charges. I could not be more satisfied.
I went into this “thinking” that I made the right choice. Now, with the benefit of hindsight… I “know” that I made the right choice.
If you need a defense attorney… you need to hire Anthony. Period.
Posted by a client
I hired Mr. Rickman for 3 felony counts in which I was facing very serious repercussions. Through the whole case Mr. Rickman did a very good job of explaining things to me, giving me updates and keeping me calm. Not only did Mr. Rickman succeed in getting my charges dropped but he was also able to make me feel comfortable throughout the whole very scary process. I would recommend him to anyone and I am grateful for his services.
Posted by Jahaad
Anthony Rickman worked an early termination motion for me and the entire experience was exceptional! I've worked with other notable lawyers in the past and none have matched the service in which I received from Mr. Rickman and his wonderful assistant Holli. I was kept in the loop throughout the entire process. I had spoken with other lawyers prior to going to Taracks, Gomez, & Rickman and ALL of them told me that there wasn't a chance of getting off of probation prior to the early termination date. In fact, one lawyer accepted payment and later called me to say that he spoke with the judge's assistant and she informed him that the judge was unwilling to grant the motion. Mr. Rickman did an excellent job of arguing in my favor and getting my probation terminated a year and a half early! What impressed me most was the fact that I was kept informed and the attorney made himself available whenever I had questions or concerns. I highly recommend Taracks, Gomez, and Rickman!!!
Posted by RHL
I walked into Anthony Rickman’s office with an unwinnable DUI case (BAC/Property damage). After reading the police report, I literally burnt every defensive bridge he could use. To my surprise after the initial consultation he said we could fight the case. Mr. Rickman and his assistant Holli were great during the whole process before the trial. The professionalism and knowledge I witnessed ensured me I made the right choice. We communicated on a weekly basis and they gave me a list to complete of necessary tasks for my case. Once trial day arrived Mr. Rickman and the prosecutor spoke with the judge while the jury was on recess. From my point of view Mr. Rickman’s aggressiveness flustered the prosecutor who tried to revert to a case from the 1970’s. The judge ruled in our favor and I agreed to a Reckless Driving charge before the jury’s recess was over. I never had so many people say I was lucky in my life. Thanks to Mr. Rickman and Holli, I still have my career.
Posted by a client
Mr. Rickman was the ideal lawyer to hire for my DUI charges. After meeting him and initially going over my case he gave me his complete honest opinion of the situation and explained a plan of how he was going to proceed given the circumstances. Obviously this is what you would expect from a lawyer, but his personality was the deciding factor and I knew I was dealing with a down to earth and intelligent person, and not some arrogant over-confident lawyer who was all talk. He and his assistant Holli always kept in touch with me and we spoke via email and phone calls and met at the office numerous times between when I hired him and each progressive step forward. After months of back and forth, the prosecutor was adamant about going to trial with my case and seeking a conviction. This led to trial prep with Mr. Rickman and myself a few days before disposition and I was confident we had a great chance to get the charges completely dismissed, as the prosecutors entire case revolved around 1 factor. The day of the disposition Mr. Rickman explained the situation to the prosecutor one last time and how the premise for their case was flawed and could easily be argued. The prosecutor offered a reckless driving charge on the spot. While confident we could still win in court, I decided to take the reckless driving charge since I essentially completed all of the punishment already and the fines would have been less than trial fees.
I've told my friends his name in case any of them ever run into a sticky situation, and would recommend him to anyone else who ever needed legal counsel.
Posted by a client
I was facing some serious charges that carry at least 4 years in prison along with registering as a sex offender for the rest of my life. Anthony worked hard and diligently to defend me. He is always on top of my case, keeping me informed. He answered all my questions before I even ask. He always returning my phone calls. He went out of his way to get the best outcome possible for my case. As the result, I ended up with 1 count reduced to a non-sexual offense, only 2 years probation, withheld adjudication (no convictions). Thanks to him I avoided lengthy prison sentence and the infamous sex offender registry. He saved my future. Hopefully, I will not ever need him again but if god forbid something ever happen to me, he is the first person I would go to.
Posted by Gabriel Green
Anthony Rickman is the best Tampa Bay attorney! Second to none! His expertise is outstanding and knowledge of the law excellent. I would recommend Anthony and his firm! Thank you Anthony
Posted by a Car Accident client
Mr. Rickman has handled several cases for me during the past two years. He has a personable character, direct approach with articulate delivery, and never leaves his client in the dark. He knows law and predicts the outcome; before court, a client can feel an ease and sense of knowing Anthony Rickman will be by your side and never mislead you--if leading anywhere, it's to a WIN/DISMISSAL! If you must invest in an attorney, Mr. Rickman is worth it again and again. I will and do continue to recommend him to friends.
Posted by Christian
I found myself pitted against my soon to be Ex-wife, and even worse her Deputy boyfriend. A total of 4 arrests over 9 months, and 10 different charges, all charges dropped and rightfully so. Need I say more?
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
“I can’t say enough about Attorney Anthony Rickman. He resolved a very difficult situation in a favorable manner. He was very professional and accommodating. He was even more knowledgeable of the law and how to proceed with my case. Attorney Rickman was very honest in his communication. He guaranteed no specific outcome but reassured me he would do his best. The outcome of the case was better than I expected, as a result of Attorney Rickman's due diligence. I highly recommend Attorney Rickman for your legal needs. He is a great Attorney as well as an individual of character and integrity.”