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The Rape Shield Statute Does Not Apply to All Sex Crimes

In the case of Deven Cooper versus the State of Florida, Mr. Cooper was convicted of the crimes of lewd or lascivious battery and molestation.  At his trial, Cooper’s lawyer was not allowed to question Cooper’s accuser about her…

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Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Years

It is often because of DNA evidence that wrongfully-convicted people are released from prison.  However, as the following New York Times story demonstrates, that is not always the case.

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

April 8, 2014

A timeworn phone bill from a

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Sending Child Pornography From Your Cell Phone to Your Computer is Not Necessarily a Crime

In the case of the United States versus Michael Grzybowicz, Mr. Grzybowicz was charged with, among other things, committing the federal crime of distributing child pornography.  That charge was based upon evidence that four pictures of the vagina…

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Even the Police Can Rely Upon the Stand-Your-Ground Law

In the case of Brad Heilman versus the State of Florida, Heilman was a correctional officer employed by the Florida Department of Corrections who worked at the Lake Correctional Institution in Lake County, Florida. While on duty, Heilman and an…

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It is Double Jeopardy for Someone to be Convicted of Both Sexual Battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation

In the case of Jehu Ramirez versus the State of Florida, Mr. Ramirez was found guilty by a jury of both of the crimes of sexual battery and lewd or lascivious molestation.  The facts of this case are as follows:…

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Not Enough Evidence for Stalking Injunction

In the case of Kevin Touhey versus Frank Seda, a judge issued an injunction for protection against stalking based on the following facts:

Mr. Seda filed a sworn petition for injunction for protection against stalking.  In his petition, Seda…

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About Ron Chapman

Ronald Chapman practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people who have been accused of committing various types of crimes such as DUI, domestic battery, economic crimes, animal abuse, traffic crimes, murder, manslaughter, Read more about Ron Chapman »

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