Blog Posts Tagged Criminal Defense

CS/SB 494 - Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration

CS/SB 494 - Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Finally Getting Rid of Clean Hands? What happens when a prisoner is wrongfully accused of a crime? We can hardly deny that prison, for any length of time, can be a completely life changing experience. Especially if the wrongfully accused crime was something heinous such as sexual assault, homicide, or serious drug offenses. So what has the Florida government done to ease wrongfully convicted individuals… Read more

The Role of Anticipation in the Courtroom

The Role of Anticipation in the Courtroom If you could somehow read the mind of opposing counsel and anticipate their every argument, would you? On some level, you may be privy to the opposition's case through their brief and/or disclosure of evidence, but being able to predict what they will say is impossible, or is it? In sport, an athlete's ability to predict their opponent's next move is what differentiates a novice from an expert, and… Read more

What to do If You Get Pulled Over?

What to do If You Get Pulled Over? I'm getting pulled over! Oh Crap! There are blue lights flashing behind you indicating that you need to pull over.  What should you do?  The blue flashing lights are directed at you.  What do you do if you get pulled over by the police? Be calm. Stay in your vehicle.  Above all else, be calm. You should notify someone that you are being pulled over, (preferably a sober friend or parent who can come… Read more

So You Need a Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney?

"Criminal Defense Attorney" or "Attorney" are not common search terms here in Tallahassee; our State capital.  Unfortunately, "Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney" is the most searched term, let's face it. The reason is quite simple.  Tallahassee or Leon County ranks at the top of crime rate as reported by The Tallahassee Democrat. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, "[the number of reported… Read more

Dismissal, No Information, Nolle Prosequi, What Does it all Mean in Florida

In Florida, dismissal cases, no information separated from the almighty nolle prosequi.  The majority of the defendants in any given Florida courtroom could not tell you the meaning of the term nolle prosequi. Nolle Prosequi, in legal terms, means"[a]t common law the State has the discretion to announce a nolle prosequi any time prior to the swearing of the jury to try the cause. Wilson v. Renfroe,… Read more

New Year Means New Laws in Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed all but three of the 272 bills that came to his desk during the 2016 legislative session. While 67 went into effect immediately upon receiving the signature of the governor and another 159 took effect on July 1, three bills became effective at the start of 2017. The three new laws in Florida include the following: Senate Bill 422 (SB 422) -- Signed by Governor… Read more

How the "Internet of Things" Could Become a Liability

James Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas claims he woke up on November 22, 2015 to find his friend, Victor Collins, dead in his hot tub.[1]  At about 9:30 AM Bates called 911 to report that he found the body after a night of heavy drinking with Collins and another friend. [2]  Bates claims to have no memory of what occurred, but the state of Arkansas contends that there is evidence of a struggle and a… 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

The Pre-Arrest Right to Remain Silent under the Florida Constitution

If you are under investigation for committing a crime, it is important to seek out the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney before you make a statement or answer any questions. Both the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution provide important protections against self-incrimination. The Florida Supreme Court recently decided on May 5, 2016, State v. Horwitz, SC15-348 (2016),… Read more
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Donald Pumphrey Jr.

Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney.

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