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Understanding the Benefits of Medical Marijuana in Florida

The video above is an advertisement paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana. It makes a number of important points that voters should keep in mind when they head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2: Medicinal Marijuana Eases… Read more

College Football is Back and So Are Aggressive DUI Arrests

With football season in full swing at major educational institutions in Tallahassee such as Florida State University and Florida A&M, the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol are seeking out intoxicated drivers, willing and ready to make driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. If you have been arrested for DUI after leaving a tailgate, a football watch party, a local bar, or… Read more

Tallahassee Sees Increase in Property Crimes

The good news to come out of data jointly released the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) and the Leon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) was that violent crime was for the first six months of 2016 was 13 percent lower than it was for the same time period in 2015. The bad news was that the Tallahassee Democrat reported on August 21 that "an increase in robberies, burglaries, larceny, motor vehicle thefts… Read more

Man Charged with Murder in Florida, Arrested in Michigan

The Tallahassee Democrat reported on September 17 that a 55-year-old man was being held in the Leon County Jail without bond after being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of a 33-year-old woman on August 28. MLive Media Group reported on August 31 that the man was arrested in Jackson County, Michigan, by Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety Officers who assisted the U.S. Marshals'… Read more

Undercover Child Sex Sting Results in 22 Arrests

The Pensacola News Journal reported on September 17 that an undercover sting operation involving multiple local law enforcement agencies throughout the Florida Panhandle resulted in the arrest of 22 people. During a press conference at the Pensacola Police Department (PPD) on September 14, authorities announced that the sting targeting adults using the internet to solicit sex with children--dubbed… Read more

Two Charged in Markel Murder, But Are More Charges Coming?

More than two years after Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was murdered at his home in Tallahassee, recent developments have revealed increasing tension between Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) investigators and the prosecutor, State Attorney Willie Meggs. Sigfredo Garcia was arrested on May 26, 2016, for first-degree murder and Luis Rivera was charged as a co-conspirator a few… Read more

Domestic Violence is NOT an Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida

Limitations on the Community Caretaking Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida The Fourth Amendment provides: "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to… Read more

Pumphrey Law Offers Scholarship for Florida Students

Pumphrey Law is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to high school students accepted to college and current university students of all classifications. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicants must write an 800-1,000 word essay on the dangers of drunk driving and the impact it can have on a student and academic career. Don Pumphrey,… Read more

Incarceration Affects the Children

 Think of the children.  Incarceration affects children. Our decisions as human beings impact the ones we love, particularly our children. When someone is arrested, many people outside of that individual are affected, whether the arrest or incarceration occurs locally in Leon County, Tallahassee, Florida or Nationally. Regardless of the charge, whether it is for DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Domestic Violence,… Read more

¿Quién es Miranda? (Who is Miranda?)

Often times you hear the phrase "lost in translation" in reference to misunderstanding in conversation.  From past experiences as an attorney, I've gained a different appreciation for things that get "lost in translation" in the courtroom. These moments wouldn't have come to pass if I wasn't a native Spanish speaker.  If I were any other attorney, one who didn't grow up in a Spanish-speaking country… Read more
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Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney.

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