On November 21, the two men were driving south on Manhattan Avenue when according to the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, 62-year-old Al Polanco supposedly cut off 20-year-old Wathson Adelson. After Polanco cut in front of Adelson, Adelson then cut off Polanco and slammed on his breaks. Shortly thereafter the two men stopped their cars and got into a verbal fight which quickly turned physical when 62-year-old Polanco stabbed Adelson with an ice pick.
Under the Florida law called “Stand Your Ground,” self defense which involves deadly force is allowed under certain conditions. Especially conditions where the person had reason to believe that they were in imminent danger. This law applies to any location in which a person is legally allowed to be in. Although not affiliated with the case, attorney Anthony Rickman was featured on Channel 10 News where he said, “The law itself allows for interpretations of what it means to stand your ground and what it means to retreat. And the big thing is – is the force you use “reasonable”
Seasoned criminal defense lawyer Anthony Rickman of Taracks Gomez & Rickman is honored to provide his legal insight and knowledge to the residents of Tampa and the surrounding areas. His legal team makes a point of staying “abreast” of any and all changes to criminal law including the six-year-old “Stand Your Ground” law. The legal team at the firm provides powerful, top-notch criminal defense representation to the residents of Tampa, Florida. They can represent clients faced with all types of criminal offenses ranging from assault, DUI, to serious violent felonies.
To contact a Tampa criminal defense lawyer from their firm, call (888) 874-2911 or visit their website at http://www.theadvocateforyou.com.
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Taracks Gomez & Rickman is a criminal defense law firm conveniently located in Tampa, Florida. Their firm can effectively represent clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges in both the state and federal courts. Their practice areas include: assault, battery, domestic violence, theft crimes, drug crimes, white collar crimes, kidnapping, federal crimes, rape, robbery, sex crimes and many more. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, they have the knowledge and experience to tailor a strong defense on your behalf. Should you go with their firm, they will pursue reduced charges, lighter sentencing and where possible, dropped charges. To contact a Tampa criminal defense lawyer from their firm, call (888) 874-2911 or visit their website at http://www.theadvocateforyou.com.