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Judge Erred by Not Giving Acceptance of Responsibility

In the federal case of the United States of America versus Javado Barner, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the trial judge erred when he denied Mr. Barner’s three-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility. The [...] Keep reading »

Double Jeopardy and Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon

In the case of Bryan Greenlee versus the State of Florida, Mr. Greenlee was convicted of four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The court of appeals ruled that because each count was based on…

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Juvenile Incorrectly Ordered to Register as a Sex Offender

In the case of M.B. (a child) versus the State of Florida, the judge mistakenly ordered a 14-year-old to register as a sex offender after he found that the juvenile had touched his victims’ genitals over their clothing.  Florida law…

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Satellite-Based Monitoring is a Fourth Amendment Search Says U.S. Supreme Court

In the case of Torrey Grady versus North Carolina, Mr. Grady was convicted in North Carolina of a sexual offense in 1997 and of taking indecent liberties with a child in 2006.  After serving his sentence for the 2006 crime,…

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Person Wrongfully Convicted of Trying to Obtain a Florida ID Card Using a False Name

In the case of Keith Rancifer v. the State of Florida, Mr. Rancifer was convicted of trying to obtain a Florida identification card using a false  name.  However, the court of appeals overturned his conviction because:

1.  It was undisputed that the…

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DUI Stop Illegal

In the case of Pedro Dominguez versus the State of Florida, a police officer went to a domestic disturbance call, saw Dominguez driving his vehicle away from the home, and ordered Dominguez to return to the home. After determining…

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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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