Blog Posts Tagged Drunk Driving

Intoxilyzer in Florida: What Do I Need To Know?

Intoxilyzer in Florida: What Do I Need To Know? What is an Intoxilyzer?   The Intoxilyzer is a brand of evidential and preliminary breath alcohol measuring machines.  Currently, Florida uses the Intoxilyzer 8000 which is the replacement breath testing machine in Florida replacing the Intoxilyzer 5000.  The attorneys in our firm are put through rigorous training on the intoxilyzer (both the Intoxilyzer 5000 and the Intoxilyzer 8000) so we can understand… Read more

2017 CS/HB 949 Driving Under the Influence

The 2017 House Bill 949 entitled Driving Under the Influence was introduced by State Representative Cord Byrd (R- Neptune Beach) in the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on March 7, 2017. On March 21, 2017, the bill passed the House and is currently pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c). The 2017 CS/HB 949 amends Fla. Stat. § 316.193(2) to provide that, in addition to other the other… Read more

DUI Ignition Interlock in Florida, All about DUI's?

"Make no mistake there is always money attached to legislation that moves toward expanding or developing or implementing any device", says Don Pumphrey, Jr., Owner and Founder of Pumphrey Law located in Florida's Capital City, Tallahassee. This is a campaign that's being pushed for mere safety?  One random company touts preventing over 4 million "illegal" starts since 1992 yet in the same paragraph… Read more

Pumphrey Law Scholarship: Spring 2017 Winning Essay

Pumphrey Law Scholarship Essay  Lauren Sumners and Don Pumphrey, Jr. 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 words, I can't help but imagine the things he must… Read more

College Football is Back and So Are Aggressive DUI Arrests

With football season in full swing at major educational institutions in Tallahassee such as Florida State University and Florida A&M, the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol are seeking out intoxicated drivers, willing and ready to make driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. If you have been arrested for DUI after leaving a tailgate, a football watch party, a local bar, or… Read more

No Warrant, No Blood Draw in Florida

The Impact of the Birchfield Decision on DUI Blood Draws in Florida A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court chips away at the so-called "DUI exception" to the Constitution. The case makes clear that law enforcement officers in Florida will not be able to take blood in a DUI related case without either a valid warrant or voluntary consent. The Search-Incident-to-Arrest Exception Doesn't… Read more

"But I Think I am Guilty": Why Hire a DUI Defense Attorney Even When You Think You're Guilty

An arrest for drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI) can be a traumatizing experience. After a drink or two at the Florida State Seminoles' game, the company end-of-year party, or another social gathering, it is possible to "feel fine" or "not feel drunk" and still be arrested for DUI. If you are arrested for DUI in Leon County, including Tallahassee, Woodville, or surrounding areas, it… 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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