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Category: News & Announcements

Marsy’s Law in Florida

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

Marsys law 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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Removing Mugshots from the Internet

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

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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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Job Application with Arrest Questions

December 15, 2018 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements criminal defense, how to answer criminal question on job application, job application questions

Job Application Criminal History

A 2017 survey commissioned by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) reported that nearly all employers (96%) conduct a background check during the hiring process. For those with a criminal record, this is an intimidating statistic. It can also raise questions about how to accurately report your criminal history on a job application, and what employers are allowed …

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What to Know About Leon County Traffic Court & More

June 20, 2018 News & Announcements Traffic Court, Traffic Offenses

Ticketed? What to Know About Leon County Traffic Court & More Are you wondering what to expect at the Leon County traffic court? In this county, the administration of civil traffic infractions is handled by the Leon County Clerk of Court. This applies to traffic tickets such as speeding, or running a stop sign. This does not apply if you …

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Drone Registration Requirement Now Mandatory!

January 18, 2018 Drone Law, News & Announcements Drone Blog, Drone law

DJI Drone Law

Drones, or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA originally required that all sUAS pilots, whether flying as a hobbyist, or commercially, must register drones before they are flown in U.S. airspace. A U.S. district court struck down this requirement for any drone that is flown as a “model aircraft” in Taylor …

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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 …

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Pumphrey Law Offers Scholarship for Florida Students

August 26, 2016 News & Announcements

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 …

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