Criminal Defense

Sex Charges, Tried & Won

Mr. Chapman defended a Border Patrol agent, Mr. Uribe, who was accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl. The alleged victim was the defendant's minor daughter. The defendant was charged by indictment with multiple counts of dangerous crimes against children and pled not guilty. Mr. Uribe faced two counts of molestation of a child and one count of sexual conduct with a child under 15. A conviction on the molestation charges would have meant a possible 10 to 24 years in prison and the sexual conduct charge carried a potential 35 years to life imprisonment. Mr. Uribe was found not guilty on all charges.

Not Guilty on All Charges

Two Federal Murder Trials

In this case, the State of Arizona charged a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Mr. Corbett, with murdering an illegal entrant. Mr. Chapman, acting as Mr. Corbett's attorney, defended him in two separate federal murder trials. On each occasion, the jury refused to convict the defendant. After the second trial, the case was dismissed.

Case Dismissed

Alleged Homicide

In this case, the State charged a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Mr. Hermosillo, with homicide for shooting an illegal entrant. Mr. Chapman, acting as Mr. Hermosillo's defense attorney, was able to secure a dismissal of the case prior to trial.

Case Dismissed Before Trial

False Arson Accusation

In this case, Mr. Gibson was falsely accused of setting fire to a historic group of warehouses known as the "Lost Barrio" in Tucson. The case was dismissed prior to trial after a motion that Mr. Chapman filed challenging the admissibility of the State's Arson experts was granted.

Case Dismissed Before Trial

Prosecution

Rape at the U.S. Border

In this case, Mr. Chapman successfully prosecuted a U.S. Border Patrol agent (Mr. Johnson) who, while on duty, raped an illegal entrant. The defendant was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Mr. Chapman received an award for from the Department of Justice as a result of this prosecution for “outstanding prosecution of corruption within the U.S. Department of Justice.”

Defendant Sentences to 7 Years Imprisonment

Attack & Murder of a Taxi Driver

In this case, Mr. Chapman successfully prosecuted two individuals who viciously attacked and murdered a Casa Grande taxi driver, and then hid his body on the Tohono Odham reservation. The primary defendant was sentenced to life in prison.

Life in Prison for Primary Defendant

U.S. Park Service Ranger Murdered

In this case, Mr. Chapman successfully prosecuted an individual who was involved in the murder of a United States Park Service Ranger on the Organ Pipe National Forest. The defendant was sentenced to a substantial prison sentence. As a result of this prosecution, Mr. Chapman received an award as the “National Prosecutor of the Year” for 2004 by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

Defendant Faced Substantial Prison Sentence

Brutal Murder of DEA Informant

In these cases, Mr. Chapman successfully prosecuted two individuals who brutally murdered a DEA informant in Tucson in retaliation for the informant's agreement to testify against members of a drug organization. Both defendants are now serving life sentences in federal prison. As a result of this prosecution, Mr. Chapman received a "Director's Award" by the Department of Justice for "superior performance" as a federal prosecutor.

Life Sentences for Both Defendants