Ricky Martinez is a former Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy and Assistant State Attorney in Tampa, Florida. In 2011, he started his own practice helping clients facing criminal or traffic charges through an often complicated court process. He understands the importance of fighting for an individual's rights an will work diligently to defend your case.
He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Social Science in 1998. He enrolled in the Police Academy at Hillsborough Community College and earned his law enforcement certification. In 1999, he was appointed as a Deputy for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. As a Deputy, he gained invaluable experience serving as a patrol deputy. He took specialized courses in Criminal Law Investigations, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Interviews and Interrogations, and Drug Trafficking Interdiction. After spending many hours testifying in court as a Deputy, he decided to attend law school.
He attended Stetson University College of Law to continue his pursuit in the criminal justice field and interned at the State Attorney's Office in Tampa as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After graduating from Stetson Law, he joined the State Attorney's Office in Tampa as a prosecutor. While at the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Martinez was able to bring his law enforcement experience to the courtroom where he prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases from 2006 to 2010. He has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials.
His experience in the criminal justice system has allowed him the opportunity to diligently and effectively represent clients in the area of criminal law. He is dedicated to assisting clients through a difficult legal process when facing criminal charges.
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I endorse this lawyer. He is a great person. I have known Ricky for almost 20 years, going back to when he was a Sheriff's Deputy for Hillsborough County. I then had the pleasure to work opposite him when we were both attorneys in the government sector. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Mr. Martinez in action. He is always well prepared and a great advocate.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||12/08/2016|
|Attorney||Law Office of Ricky Martinez, P.A.||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo and Guyton, P.A.||2010 - 2010|
|Assistant State Attorney||Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office||2007 - 2010|
|Stetson University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2006|
|Police Academies||Criminal Law and Trial Testimony||2014|