Articles and Blog Posts From July 2017

Navigating Taylor: How Much Authority Does the FAA Have Over Hobby Drone Flights

Navigating Taylor: How Much Authority Does the FAA Have Over Hobby Drone Flights   *Articles on this blog are not to be construed as legal advice, this warning is very predominantly displayed at the bottom of this page, but in this instance it is even more important. On the off chance that this article is ever copied without permission, please note that the law discussed is largely unsettled, the FAA is rewriting a requirement that the judiciary has struck down. As always, if… Read more

Intoxilyzer in Florida: What Do I Need To Know?

Intoxilyzer in Florida: What Do I Need To Know? What is an Intoxilyzer?   The Intoxilyzer is a brand of evidential and preliminary breath alcohol measuring machines.  Currently, Florida uses the Intoxilyzer 8000 which is the replacement breath testing machine in Florida replacing the Intoxilyzer 5000.  The attorneys in our firm are put through rigorous training on the intoxilyzer (both the Intoxilyzer 5000 and the Intoxilyzer 8000) so we can understand… Read more

Understand a Capias in Florida

Understand a Capias in Florida What is a capias in Florida? A capias is a court order directing the arrest of a person/defendant.  In layman terms, a capias is a tool utilized by the court to have a person physically arrested, detained and brought before the court.  If a court deems the issuance of a capias is needed, the court will direct the Clerk of Court to issue a capias.  Many persons are unaware but a capias may be issued… Read more

Probation Violation(s) Must Be Willful and Substantial!

Probation Violation(s) Must Be Willful and Substantial! A VOP(Violation of Probation) MUST be Willful Almost daily at the Pumphrey Law Firm, we receive inquiries about probation violations for both County Probation and for State Probation (State Probation is run by the Florida Department of Corrections).  Although the probation officer whether, State or County, alleges a violation of probation that does not mean that an actual violation occurs.  Many times,… Read more
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Don Pumphrey Jr.
Donald Pumphrey Jr.

Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney.

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