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

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Monthly Archives: March 2017

What to do If You Get Pulled Over?

March 30, 2017 Criminal Defense, Florida Panhandle Arrests

What to do If You Get Pulled Over?

I’m getting pulled over! Oh Crap! There are blue lights flashing behind you indicating that you need to pull over.  What should you do?  The blue flashing lights are directed at you.  What do you do if you get pulled over by the police? Be calm. Stay in your vehicle.  Above all else, be calm. You should notify someone that you are being pulled …

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The Gang Members Protection Act?

March 27, 2017 Violent Crimes

“Gang Members Protection Act,” as dubbed by State Attorney Aronberg of West Palm Beach, is just another term used for something that places the burden of proof in stand your ground cases squarely on the shoulder of the prosecutors. “Prosecutors never like having the burden shifted to them–it creates more work,” stated Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr.”It creates …

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So You Need a Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney?

March 27, 2017 Criminal Defense

“Criminal Defense Attorney” or “Attorney” are not common search terms here in Tallahassee; our State capital.  Unfortunately, “Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney” is the most searched term, let’s face it. The reason is quite simple.  Tallahassee or Leon County ranks at the top of crime rate as reported by The Tallahassee Democrat. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, “[the number of reported crimes …

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Dismissal, No Information, Nolle Prosequi, What Does it all Mean in Florida

March 23, 2017 Criminal Defense

In Florida, dismissal cases, no information separated from the almighty nolle prosequi.  The majority of the defendants in any given Florida courtroom could not tell you the meaning of the term nolle prosequi. Nolle Prosequi, in legal terms, means”[a]t common law the State has the discretion to announce a nolle prosequi any time prior to the swearing of the jury …

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2017 CS/HB 949 Driving Under the Influence

March 23, 2017 Drunk Driving/DUI

The 2017 House Bill 949 entitled Driving Under the Influence was introduced by State Representative Cord Byrd (R- Neptune Beach) in the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on March 7, 2017. On March 21, 2017, the bill passed the House and is currently pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c). The 2017 CS/HB 949 amends Fla. Stat. § 316.193(2) to provide …

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DUI Ignition Interlock in Florida, All about DUIs?

March 22, 2017 Drunk Driving/DUI

DUI Ignition Interlock in Florida, All about DUIs?

“Make no mistake there is always money attached to legislation that moves toward expanding or developing or implementing any device”, says Don Pumphrey, Jr., Owner and Founder of Pumphrey Law located in Florida’s Capital City, Tallahassee. This is a campaign that’s being pushed for mere safety?  One random company touts preventing over 4 million “illegal” starts since 1992 yet in …

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Stand Your Ground under Senate Bill 128

March 10, 2017 Violent Crimes

Stand Your Ground (SYG) has been a widely debated topic across the United States, especially with the numerous high-profile cases involving self-defense. Approximately twenty-two (22) states have some version of a stand your ground law. As of today, the states that have SYG laws include Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North …

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Vaping and Hash Oil

March 10, 2017 Drug Charges

Although marijuana legislation in Florida is a controversial issue, recreational use is becoming more acceptable across the country. The health benefits of marijuana are becoming more acknowledged and more states are getting on board with legalization. Currently, twenty-eight (28) states, including the District of Columbia, have legalized medical marijuana. Seventeen (17) states have decriminalized marijuana, and seven (7) states have …

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Respondents Beware When Dealing with Injunctions for Stalking

March 10, 2017 Domestic Violence

I am a criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, and I primarily focus on criminal allegations. However, I also handle collateral matters and allegations, the increasing number of which, involve ex-girlfriends, friends with benefits, friends, strangers found on social media and on and on  . . . .  It’s seemingly never-ending. Here is how it goes, someone gets their feelings …

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