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StingRays and Search Warrants

The following article appeared in Vice News on August 25, 2015:

“Law enforcement’s secretive and often-times warrantless use of the cellphone tracking device known as StingRay is receiving fresh scrutiny this week following an investigation into the Baltimore Police Department’s widespread use…

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Asset Forfeiture Laws

The following article appeared on the website on May 12, 2015:

Joseph Rivers was hoping to hit it big. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the aspiring businessman from just outside of Detroit had pulled together $16,000 in seed money…

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Blood Draw Ruled Legal in DUI Manslaughter Case

In the case of the State of Florida versus Kleiber, the court ruled that wiping a DUI manslaughter suspect’s arm with a dry gauze before drawing blood does not invalidate the blood draw.

An officer investigating a fatal crash…

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Evidence Suppressed Where Police Entered Home Without a Search Warrant

In the federal case of United States v. Harris, police officers entered the accused person’s home without a search warrant in order to look for another person. Their entry was illegal, and the evidence that they seized was

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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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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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