St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Defending Your Rights in St. Petersburg, FL
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, your future is at risk. A conviction could lead to serious consequences such as jail or prison, steep fines and a lengthy probation. Even after serving the terms of your sentence, you would be forced to live your life with a criminal record. This can have a devastating effect on your career, your relationships and your future. When you have so much at stake, you simply cannot afford to take any chances; you owe it to yourself to hire a St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney with the skill and experience to effectively fight the charges you face.
Make Taracks Rickman & Associates the firm you call on during this difficult time. Know that if you hire our firm to represent you, you will have a
former prosecutor on your side and a legal team that is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts. We have
more than 40 years of combined experience in the criminal justice system, and a proven track record of success in fighting for our clients. An attorney from our firm will meet with you for a free, confidential
case evaluation to discuss your charges and help you
understand your rights. We understand what a stressful experience this may be for you, and will stand by you as the case progresses, doing everything in our power to help you avoid a conviction. We never compromise when it comes to our clients.
Criminal Charges in St. Petersburg
According to 2010 official crime statistics, the violent crime rate in St. Petersburg was higher than the national violent crime rate by 180.41%, and the property crime rate was higher than the national rate by 92.72%. According to NeighborhoodScout.com, Downtown St. Petersburg ranks as the eighth most dangerous neighborhood in the country when it comes to property crimes. In order to combat this high number, law enforcement agencies throughout Florida have started using technology and other modern tools to crack down on violent crimes such as
murder, and anyone who is arrested will face stiff prosecution in court.
According to data from the St. Petersburg Police Uniform Crime Report (UCR),
In 2011, there were a total of 2,532 reported violent crimes in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. This includes crimes such as aggravated assault, robbery, rape and murder. There were also a total of 12,803 reported property crimes in St. Petersburg. This included crimes such as automobile theft, larceny and burglary.
If you have been arrested, you must remember that there are proven criminal defense strategies for any case, no matter what type of evidence there may be against you. What you need, is a criminal defense lawyer who knows what strategies to use and how to present them in a compelling way on your behalf. For example, if you were arrested for a
drug crime, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed by demonstrating that your Constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure was violated. If you face
assault & battery or
domestic violence allegations, we might be able to prove that you were acting in self-defense. Common
DUI defense strategies include challenging the validity of the breath & blood tests that are being used as evidence.
Even when it appears impossible to prove your innocence and you are convicted, we can represent you in filing an appeal of the conviction. It is this commitment to success that distinguishes Taracks Rickman & Associates from other criminal defense law firms in the St. Petersburg area. We are both experienced and passionate about our work, and we fight tirelessly to help every client stay out of jail and maintain a clean criminal record.
Charged with a crime? Contact a lawyer from Taracks Rickman & Associates!
When you have been accused of a crime, you must realize that you will not benefit from a "wait-and-see" approach. The local police and prosecutors in St. Petersburg are aggressive towards those who have been accused of both misdemeanor and felony crimes, and you must take immediate action to protect your rights and avoid further incrimination. The key to success in fighting criminal charges, whether you have been given a traffic ticket or arrested for
shoplifting, is to retain legal representation as early as possible. The sooner you act, the sooner our firm can begin compiling the evidence to build a strong case for your defense.
What distinguishes our firm from the rest? Although you have many options when choosing a defense attorney, consider the benefits of our firm. Taracks Rickman & Associates has more than 40 years of combined experience. Many firms have the head knowledge, but fewer firms have the experience to amplify that knowledge. The attorneys at our firm have the ability to take what we know of the criminal defense system and strategically apply it to each individual case. Our firm can also so with confidence that we have handled thousands of cases, including jury trials. On top of that, we have the ability and certifications necessary to take on cases in state and federal courts. While this all may sound good in writing, we encourage you to experience it for yourself by contacting us today.
Facing criminal charges can be traumatizing, but an experienced attorney from our firm can advise you of your legal options and help you navigate the complexities of the courts and the criminal justice system. Hiring a St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney provides you with a dedicated advocate who can help you level the playing field between you and the prosecutor. Our firm represents clients charged with all types of crimes, from white collar crimes to
internet & computer crimes,
federal crimes and more. We are ready to begin work on a strategy for your defense today, so
contact our firm and schedule a free consultation with one of our talented criminal defense lawyers today! We believe that continual client interaction is a critical part of being successful in your case, and we devote both time and effort to accomplish your specific goals.