Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals

* Statistics Verified by County Clerk of Court Documents

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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Florida Residents in Limbo Following the Approval of Medical Marijuana

December 22, 2016 Drug Charges

During the November presidential elections, Florida voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana; however, potential medical marijuana users are unclear on where they go to a local distributor to fill their medical marijuana prescriptions. Furthermore, many patients suffering from serious illnesses have questions regarding when and where they can retrieve a medical card. In addition to questions regarding …

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Pumphrey Law Scholarship: Spring 2017 Winning Essay

December 19, 2016 News & Announcements

Pumphrey Law Scholarship: Spring 2017 Winning Essay

Congratulations to Lauren Sumners! Please read her winning essay below: One of my professors at Florida State University ends every class by pleading his students to do just one thing -“Please, do not drink and drive. Be safe.” This professor has taught thousands of students and boasts an impressive and long career. Every time I hear him say these words, …

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High School: Another Day, Another Temptation

December 13, 2016 Juvenile Offenses

The average age for a first alcoholic drink in the United States is 13 years old. One may be thinking: “Why so young?” As a senior at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, I will attempt to answer that troubling question. For a high school student, the need to feel accepted is fundamental in our everyday lives. This helps us …

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The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative: Is it Final Step for Medical Marijuana, or One More Hurdle on The Long Track to Legalization?

December 9, 2016 Drug Charges

On November 8th 2016, over six and a half million Floridians voted in favor of Amendment II, “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions.”[1]  The electorate supported the measure 71% to 29%,[2] easily satisfying the 60% needed to pass.[3]  Here in Leon County, the electorate voted in favor of the amendment at an incredible 50% margin.[4]  The Florida Constitution mandates that a …

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A Wolf in The Courtroom

December 2, 2016 Criminal Defense

“Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know.” – Plautus As a trial lawyer one of your most important goals is to “persuade juries,” (Berg, 2006). In order to do so this requires a certain level of confidence and bravado that some attorneys are natural born with and others are not. Effective trial lawyers must …

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