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Pumphrey Law Blog

Category: Violent Crimes

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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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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Man Charged with Murder in Florida, Arrested in Michigan

September 26, 2016 Violent Crimes

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 …

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

September 20, 2016 Violent Crimes

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 days …

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Does Leon County Need More Gun Control?

July 26, 2016 Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Teen Nightclub Shooting Reignites Debate Over Gun Control in Florida In the wake of two children being killed and 19 others being wounded by gunshots early Monday morning at Club Blue nightclub in Ft. Myers, Florida, gun-control activists are seeking stricter gun laws to be put in place to prevent tragedies like this from reoccurring. Advocates of stricter gun control …

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Tallahassee One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.?

October 17, 2011 Theft/Property Crimes, Violent Crimes

Forbes recently unveiled its list of this year’s top dangerous American cities. Many Tallahassee residents were shocked to find their city on the list, much less in the number eight position. Other cities flagged as dangerous by the closely-read Forbes lists include Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Flint, Michigan. When asked to explain its rationale for Tallahassee’s appearance on …

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