The Importance of The Fifth Amendment

The Importance of The Fifth Amendment

  Protection for the individual citizen against State Power was a core consideration of the Founding Fathers.  Many people don’t realize it, but half the amendments of the Bill of Rights focus on protections for criminal defendants—it’s like a miniature code of...
How Do I Get a Copyright?

How Do I Get a Copyright?

Step One: Determine Whether the Work Can be Copyrighted  In order to obtain a copyright, you will first need to decide whether the thing you wish to copyright can be copyrighted. A copyright is a form of protection granted by the United States federal government which...
Motions to Dismiss in the Criminal Context

Motions to Dismiss in the Criminal Context

The two core principles of American criminal jurisprudence—proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and the burden of proof belonging to the accuser—have allowed countless of the wrongly accused to prevail at trial. But pursuing a case all the way to trial can be daunting,...
A Special Announcement!

A Special Announcement!

Boatman Ricci is pleased to announce the opening of its Tallahassee office! Boatman Ricci is a full service law firm that provides skilled legal services to a broad range of clients across the state of Florida. Though Boatman Ricci originally built its reputation as a...