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Mother’s Convictions for Culpable Negligence Overturned on Appeal

In the case of Jennifer Kish versus the State of Florida, Ms. Kish was convicted of the crime of culpable negligence for allowing her three children–ages 10, 8, and 7–who were sick with cold and upper respiratory symptoms, to…

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How to Avoid Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Court

A “mandatory minimum penalty” refers to a federal law that requires a judge to sentence a person convicted of that law to a specified minimum term of imprisonment in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  There are approximately 200 federal laws…

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Aggravated Assault and Cars

In order to prove the crime of aggravated assault, a prosecutor in Florida has to show that the person accused of committing that crime had a specific intent to do violence to someone else.  What is important is the…

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Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon and Cars

In Florida, you can commit the crime of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon if you use your car to hit someone else’s car when they are inside it.  For example, if you use your car to hit someone…

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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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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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