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What to Know About Leon County Traffic Court & More

June 20, 2018 News & Announcements Traffic Court, Traffic Offenses

Ticketed? What to Know About Leon County Traffic Court & More Are you wondering what to expect at the Leon County traffic court? In this county, the administration of civil traffic infractions is handled by the Leon County Clerk of Court. This applies to traffic tickets such as speeding, or running a stop sign. This does not apply if you …

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What is Pretrial Intervention?

May 30, 2018 Criminal Defense Diversion, Pretrial

Pretrial Diversion Leon County Florida

What is Pretrial Intervention? We often get questions regarding the Pretrial Intervention program here in Florida. It is also commonly referred to as Pretrial Diversion. People are curious as to how it works, who is eligible, and whether it is a good idea to pursue. The first step if you have any specific questions about your own case is to …

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What is a Notice to Appear?

May 30, 2018 Criminal Defense Notice to Appear

Florida Notice to Appear

What is a Notice to Appear in Florida? First and foremost, if you receive a notice to appear, commonly referred to as a “written arrest” you should contact an attorney immediately. This is a serious accusation, and should be treated as an arrest (technically speaking it is an arrest). The criminal defense attorneys her at Pumphrey Law handle these cases …

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Binge Drinking on College Campuses: The Dangers Associated with Drinking to Excess

April 10, 2018 College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Drunk Driving/DUI Binge Drinking, College Binge Drinking

College Binge Drinking Stats

How much is too much to drink? This is a question that plagues society, the news, and college campuses across the country. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of “too much” alcohol for any particular individual. There are clear cut costs to exceeding that amount though, for each group of 18-24-year-old college students, approximately 1825 will die from accidental alcohol-related deaths, …

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Medical Marijuana and Guns: With Dispensaries Popping up in Florida, How These Rights Conflict

January 22, 2018 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges Florida Medical Marijuana Gun Rights, Guns, Medical Marijuana

medical marijuana and gun

In the state of Florida, you can legally own a gun, or semi-legally treat an illness using marijuana, but the harsh reality is that you can’t do both. As of the writing of this article there are already 21 dispensaries in the state of Florida, ready to fulfill medical marijuana orders.[1] Approximately 50,000 Floridians have signed up to take advantage …

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Drone Registration Requirement Now Mandatory!

January 18, 2018 Drone Law, News & Announcements Drone Blog, Drone law

DJI Drone Law

Drones, or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA originally required that all sUAS pilots, whether flying as a hobbyist, or commercially, must register drones before they are flown in U.S. airspace. A U.S. district court struck down this requirement for any drone that is flown as a “model aircraft” in Taylor …

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Flying a Large Drone (over 55 pounds)

December 2, 2017 Drone Law Drone law, Drone Regulations

UAS Drone Arrests

Note: We have been contacted by readers that this article incorrectly states the registration requirement is mandatory. The phrase has been clarified within the article, but this was not what the article was stating, nor is it entirely correct. FAA registration of a UAS IS mandatary unless you qualify as a model aircraft, the Taylor decision this summer ruled that …

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What to do if Your School Calls You in for a Hearing

November 28, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing College Student, Student Defense, University hearing

What to do if Your School Calls You in for a Hearing

Colleges and Universities look into student conduct violations, as well as other violations such as sexual assault (under a law called Title IX). These allegations may seem like they are less serious than a criminal investigation, but oftentimes they can be even more damaging. The first thing to do if you have been called in for a hearing is to …

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Why Do Universities Investigate Sexual Assault?

November 27, 2017 Sex Crimes Sexual Assault, Title IX

Why Do Universities Investigate Sexual Assault?

Accusations and Investigations into Sexual Assault are handled by Colleges and Universities according to something called Title IX.[1] Title IX mandates require all individuals to receive equal access to higher education, regardless of gender.[2] This requires public institutions to adequately address instances of sexual harassment or assault, in order to guarantee the alleged victims are allowed full access to their …

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Responding to or Defending a Temporary Injunction, Restraining Order or No Trespass Warrant

November 16, 2017 Criminal Defense Injunction Violation, Temporary Injuction, Trespass Warrant

injunction

An injunction (also known as a “restraining order”) for victims of dating, domestic, repeat and sexual violence is a court order that prevents the respondent from having any direct contact with the petitioner, and potentially their children under Florida law.    Injunctions whether they stem from a petition for injunction against domestic violence, petition for injunction against dating violence, or …

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