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Blog Posts in August, 2011

Largo Man Charged in Son's Death

A 23 year old man from Largo, Tracy Pethtel, has been charged in the death of his 11 week old son. The child allegedly had injuries on his body, including his temple. The man has denied hurting the ...
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Tampa Speeding Ticket Attorney

In Florida, Speeding, or "Unlawful Speed" as it is known on the books, is governed under Statute 316.183. A conviction of a violation of this statute will result in points on your license, ...
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Florida Highway Racing Statute - Tampa Racing Lawyer

In Florida, Highway Racing is governed under Statute 316.191. That Statute reads, in part: 316.191 Racing on highways. (2) A person may not: (a) Drive any motor vehicle, including any ...
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - DUI Checkpoint at Alafia Elementary School

This Thursday, August 25, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will host a DUI Checkpoint at Alafia Elementary School, 3535 Culbreath Road Valrico FL 33596. Drivers in this area should ...
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St. Pete Man Arrested in Assault on Girl Under 12 Years Old

Jose Garcia, 46, has been charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 years old. Garcia was babysitting the child at the time of the alleged attack, authorities say. The girl told her mother two ...
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Seminole Woman Charged With Attempting to Sell her Son

A Seminole woman was arrested this weekend for trying to sell her 5 year old son for $2,000 to a couple, police say. The woman allegedly dropped the price to $600 after the couple she offered her ...
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Teen Gets 40 Years for Stabbing Homeless Man

A Jacksonville teenage was sentenced to 40 years in prison for stabbing a 29 year old homeless man several times, TBO is reporting. At sentencing, defense lawyers attempted to present evidence about ...
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Columbine-Like Plot Stopped in Tampa

Police have thwarted a Columbine-like plot at a Tampa High School, officials say. A 17 year old Tampa teen was arrested and charged with several crimes related to bomb making and plotting to create ...
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Tampa Man Gets 12 Years in DUI Manslaughter Case - DUI Manslaughter Lawyer

A Tampa man has been sentenced to 12 years after reaching a plea deal with the State Attorney's Office in a case where three people were killed on Christmas day. The man, 37, had evidence of ...
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Tonight August 12 2011 - DUI Checkpoint Near USF Campus

Tonight, August 12, 2011, HCSO will be conducting a DUI checkpoint at 11802 N 56th St. in Temple Terrace, FL. USF students should be aware as this checkpoint is right near campus. If you or a friend ...
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St. Pete Doctor Indicted on Drug Charges

A St. Petersburg, Florida physician has been indicted by the US Attorney's Office for writing illegal prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone. Aimee Joy Martin, 35, will face up to 20 years in ...
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Target of a Federal Grand Jury Investigation?

Did you recently receive a letter in the mail informing you that you are the target of a federal grand jury investigation? The US Department of Justice may be prepared to seek charges against you. A ...
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Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams - Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

In Florida, Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams is a misdemeanor charge. However, this charge still carries harsh penalties. One penalty the average person does not know about is the automatic ...
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DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving - A "How To" Guide

In Florida, the crime of DUI is very serious. While a first time DUI is "only" a misdemeanor, it still carries harsh penalties, including a six month license suspension. Additionally, a DUI ...
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Drunk Driver Hits FHP Patrol Car in Tampa - Tampa DUI Lawyer

A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant was hit by a drunk driver while transporting another drunk driver to breath testing according to TBO.com. Sgt. Drake was injured but not hospitalized. Luis Reyes was ...
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Attorney Anthony Rickman featured on ABC Action News Tampa

Taracks Gomez & Rickman partner and attorney Anthony Rickman was featured on ABC Action News Tampa Bay this week concerning Tampa's new red light cameras. Click here to read the full article. ...
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