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Assault & Battery

Many people mistakenly assume that assault and battery are one and the same, but there are important distinctions between the two. Although both charges are quite common in Florida court, each defines specific actions and each carries different punishments based on the severity of the crime. One thing is certain, though – whether you are… Read More


A burglary conviction carries significant consequences. Depending on the severity of the crime and whether assault or battery was involved, you could be looking at up to life imprisonment upon conviction. When you are at risk of being charged with burglary, you need a criminal attorney at your side as soon as possible – one… Read More

Domestic Violence Injunctions

As with other criminal charges, the best defense is to have the best offense. In Domestic Violence cases, Sarasota, FL, Attorney Anthony G. Ryan takes an aggressive stand for clients to help them get that strong defense. He is zealous in defending clients accused of crimes including domestic violence, dating violence, sex crimes and other… Read More

Drug Charges

Being charged with a drug offense of any kind in Florida is serious. Although the penalties vary depending on the type of controlled substance as well as the amount of the drug involved in the charged offense, mandatory minimum sentences may be harsh. If a firearm was used in the commission of the alleged offense… Read More

Drug Trafficking

There is no more serious drug charge in Florida than trafficking. Because the state is a primary entry point for illegal drugs in the United States, Florida pursues drug charges with a vengeance. The punishments are severe and leniency is rare. If you have been charged with drug trafficking you can expect the state to… Read More


Getting pulled over on the suspicion of driving under the influence is a nerve wracking experience. Whether you had a few drinks or none at all, you immediately feel trapped and cornered – worried over the destruction a DUI conviction could do to your future. It is enough to make even a sober person make… Read More

Grand Theft

If you are accused of Grand Theft in Florida, or are already charged with this crime, you are facing a serious fight to retain your freedom. Conviction on Grand Theft is a felony in this state, with stiff penalties. You could be slapped with up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, depending… Read More

Juvenile Criminal Defense

Juveniles who are accused or charged with a crime need to obtain strong legal defense from an attorney who knows Florida laws and the local Sarasota court systems. Being charged or convicted with a crime is not a simple matter or something to brush off; the juvenile needs prompt legal representation for best results. Anthony… Read More


If you have been accused of a Florida misdemeanor or are already facing charges, it is essential that you take immediate action to retain a qualified Misdemeanors Lawyer to help protect your rights and freedom. Being convicted on a misdemeanor can mean more than just getting a criminal record; you may also be sent to… Read More

Murder Charges

Being charged with murder is the most serious thing that can happen to you. You could be facing the death penalty, life in prison without the possibility of parole, or at a minimum, spending many years in prison. You will lose your job, your reputation and perhaps your family. In Florida, there are several different… Read More


Robbery charges can do serious damage to your life, both now and in the future. They can make it difficult to get and keep a job, not to mention the significant fines and possible jail time that come along with a conviction. If you have been arrested for robbery or accused of committing robbery you… Read More

Sex Crimes

Anthony G. Ryan is an experienced sex crimes attorney in Sarasota, Florida. He has personally handled many sex cases over his twenty year career as a criminal defense lawyer, including rape, sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, unlawful sexual activity with a minor, sex sting cases and possession of child pornography. Sex Crimes are one of the most difficult types of cases to defend, because… Read More

White Collar Crimes

As soon as you find out you are under investigation for a white collar crime, you need to call an attorney who is experienced in defending these complicated types of state and federal charges. Allegations of participation in white collar crimes often are highly publicized and there is pressure on the prosecution to secure a… Read More

Client Reviews

I was amazed at how much Mr. Ryan knew about his profession. He is a very honest person who has his clients best interest at heart. He is well informed in all areas of law not only defense law. He is a straight talker that is extremely passionate about his work. I highly recommend him. He is one of...

Spencer, a Medical Malpractice client

Mr. Ryan was wonderful. I trusted him with my life and he saved it with his knowledge and skill. I would recommend him to anyone who is in trouble with the law and needs help, he is the attorney for you!!

Criminal Defense Client

When you are in a situation when there seems to be no silver lining, someone with a little experience should always offer their feedback to inform you of your options to better your position. I was in a situation where I did not know what was going on, no idea what to do and most of all, scared of...

Criminal Defense Client

He was very quick to respond to requests and handled everything very professionally.

Criminal Defense Client

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