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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

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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

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

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 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

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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

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

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

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

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Restoration of Felon Gun Rights in Florida **The information on this page is for informational purposes. This area of criminal defense is not practiced by the attorneys at Pumphrey Law. Please click here to locate an attorney in your area.** The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees each American the right to keep and bear arms.  In a perfect …

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Diversion in Florida DOES NOT clear your record!

January 24, 2019 Criminal Defense, Pretrial Diversion, Seal or Expunge Criminal Record expunge, pretrial diversion, seal

Pretrial Diversion in Florida Receiving a “written arrest” in Florida creates a criminal record. If an officer gets your information and leaves you with paperwork, YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD. I receive weekly calls from Tallahassee college students. The same students who are now being denied jobs because of a simple “minor in possession charge” here in Tallahassee, Florida. Persons …

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SENDING PICS, MEME’S OR MOVIES CAN GET YOU ARRESTED

January 7, 2019 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, social media criminal defense, Sexting, social media

SENDING PICS, MEME’S OR MOVIES CAN GET YOU ARRESTED

Technology breeds more and more statutes that make the sending of certain information illegal.  For example, an adult sends a sexually explicit image, with identifying information with the purpose of causing emotional distress to another person.  The mere depiction of a person engaging in indecent chat or sexual conduct involving the above could get a person arrested by the police. …

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