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82-Year-Old Man Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty

In the case of Hume Hamilton versus the State of Florida, Mr. Hamiton was an 82-year-old man who was out walking his dog on a leash when a cat got too close to the dog.  The two animals began…

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Drug Convictions Overturned Where Drugs Were Found in Girlfriend’s Home

In the case of Thomas Smith versus the State of Florida, Mr. Smith was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and possession of chemicals used to make methamphetamine.

The case began when the police executed a search warrant at a…

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When is Evidence About Guns Not Allowed at Trial?

In the case of Dwight Parker versus the State of Florida, a police officer made a routine traffic stop of Mr. Parker’s car after which he found a gun and some drugs located in the car.  Before trial on…

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When Can a Prosecutor Not Subpoena Your Medical Records in a DUI Manslaughter Case?

In the case of Juan Guardado versus the State of Florida, Mr. Guardado was involved in a three-vehicle crash.  Two of the passengers in Guardado’s car were killed.  When a Trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol arrived at the…

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Retroactive Federal Drug Sentence Reductions

Last week, the United States Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively cut federal prison sentences for drug crimes.  The Commission voted to retroactively decrease the drug table by two offense levels for all drug types.  The result is that approximately…

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The Police Need a Search Warrant to Obtain Information About the Location of Your Cell Phone

In the case of the United States versus Quartavious Davis, Mr. Davis was convicted of several armed robberies that occurred at different times and in several different locations.  In order to prove that Davis was in the general vicinity…

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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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