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Author: Don Pumphrey, Jr.

New CBD laws in Florida

August 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drug Charges, News & Announcements

Cannabis Plant

After Congress federally legalized hemp due to its industrial and medicinal value, it opened up a metaphorical Pandora’s box with a hemp and CBD industry more-or-less forming overnight. Because of the sudden gold rush of CBD products, there was, and still is, little to no oversight of the industry. CBD products have been found with contaminants such as pesticides, foreign …

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What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter?

August 7, 2019 Violent Crimes florida law, manslaughter, murder

bloody hands murder

Murder is the unlawful killing of another person and depending on the circumstances is classified as first, second, or third-degree murder. What is First Degree Murder? First-degree murder is when someone has intended or preformed actions that show that the intent was to take the life of another person. This is called premeditation and contrary to popular belief there does …

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Florida Laws on E-Scooters

July 23, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, e scooter, tallahassee

E Scooter Laws Tallahassee

E-Scooters Come to Tallahassee The city of Tallahassee has created a test run of an electric scooter rental service for city residents. The program offers 999 scooters to be rented by members of the community. Similar to programs in other cities, the scooters are rented out by using an app to unlock the scooter and then use it. Each ride …

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When Is A DUI A Felony in Florida?

May 20, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI DUI, felony dui, florida felony dui

When is a dui a felony in Florida?

Diving under the influence, commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI (driving while intoxicated), is a serious charge that can be either classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, with the penalties exponentially increasing for a felony DUI. But when exactly does a drunk driving charge go from a simple misdemeanor to a felony? Typically, a first time driving …

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Marsy’s Law in Florida

May 16, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements florida legal news, marsys law

Marsy’s Law in Florida

What is Marsy’s Law? Marsy’s Law is a constitutional amendment that was passed with 62 percent of Florida voters in November of 2018 voting for this law. Modeled after a similar measure in California, Marsy’s Law broadens the rights of crime victims and ingrains them into the state constitution. These rights include: Considering a victim’s safety when authorities set bail …

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Driving While High In Florida

May 14, 2019 Drug Charges, Drunk Driving/DUI driving high, DUI, marijuana dui

Marijuana DUI Florida

 With the passing and implementation of Amendment 2 in the State of Florida, the use of medical marijuana has become a controversial topic. Uncertainty over how exactly the use of medical marijuana will be regulated, and how obtaining a medical card will impact aspects of the patient’s life, is the subject of much debate. A major concern for both patients …

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Probation Violations in Florida

April 29, 2019 Criminal Defense, Probation Violation florida violation of probation, probation violation, vop

Probation Violations in Florida

As outlined in Florida Statutes Chapter 498, probation is defined as a form of community supervision that imposes certain terms and conditions on an offender in lieu of incarceration. Although it serves as an alternative to incarceration, a probationary sentence should not be taken lightly. Violating a condition of your probation can have serious consequences and may even result in …

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Removing Mugshots from the Internet

April 17, 2019 News & Announcements, Seal or Expunge Criminal Record mugshots, online mugshots, removing mugshots from internet

funny mugshot

In the social media era of today, your online reputation is forever. Unfortunately, mugshots have become a big part of that reputation in recent years as more and more online companies attempt to profit off the dissemination of such information across the web. Mugshots can be embarrassing and humiliating, sometimes even costing you a job, because they imply that the …

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Police write “cease and desist” letter to Google to stop revealing DWI (DUI) Checkpoints.

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving/DUI, News & Announcements DUI, dui checkpoint, google

DUI Checkpoint attorney florida

CBS New York reported last week that the New York City Police Department sent a letter to Google to cease disclosing the location of police through alerts on the Google acquired application “Waze.” Waze is a directions-based application for motorists. Google purchased Waze back in 2013 as a crowd-sourced application for motorists. CBS New York quotes the letter, “This letter serves …

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Restoration of Gun Rights in Florida

February 12, 2019 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements felon rights, gun rights

Felon Gun Rights Florida

Restoration of Felon Gun Rights in Florida The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees each American the right to keep and bear arms.  In a perfect world, as both U.S. and Florida citizens, we are afforded certain other rights as well– the right to vote, to serve on a jury, and to hold public office.  However, a Florida resident …

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