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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Book Award (Evidence)||Florida State University||2005|
|Book Award (Criminal Procedure)||Florida State University||2004|
|Attorney||Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett||2007 - Present|
|Public Defender||Office Of The Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit||2006 - 2007|
|Law Enforcement Officer||Police Department||1996 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State v. Rich||Not Guilty after Jury Trial|
|State v. Meyer||Reduced To Reckless Driving, won DMV hearing sparing client from 18 month suspension.|
|State v. Perez||Not Guilty after Jury Trial|
|See all legal cases|
|6th Judicial Circuit||Young v. DHSMV||2011|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|State University of New York||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
Posted by Robert
Five years ago , I was arrested I for DWSL in Tampa after someone rear ended me. The state wanted to charge me with a felony. I hired Rick and he immediately went to work. He was not happy with the first offer from the state. . We postponed it . Meanwhile my Father had a stroke and passed away while I was awaiting proceedings. Rick got me the time to deal with handling my Fathers estate and care for my Mother and son. I got a call from Rick on April 9th and He had resolved the case with Time served and withhold of adjudication, which saved my Job, my Like and this allowed me to keep my Family intact. The Finest attorney and Law Firm in the State . God Bless Rick and his Associates.
Posted by Ken
Thankfully, I hired Rick while facing a DUI charge that would result in a lifetime revocation of my license due to multiple convictions. First off, Mr. Rivera was able to win the DMV admin hearing and secure my driving license regarding the mandatory suspension for refusal to submit to the breathalyzer. He then negotiated with the states attorney for the DUI charge to be reduced to a reckless driving, therefore saving my driving privileges and preserving my life.
Thank you Rick Rivera, you're the BEST!
Posted by James
Rick has been my lawyer for the last 15 years. He has protected my rights in a number of traffic citations, including a DUI case that I felt to be illegitimate. Rick has secured favorable outcomes in each and every case he has worked on for me. His knowledge of the nuances of the law, and his ability to effectively communicate with the relevant office holders and staff (particularly in Pinellas County) - make him the most valuable legal resource to have on your side when you are in the need of professional legal help to protect your rights.
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