Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals

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Client Testimonials
  • "I trust this law firm so much that I refer them friends and family. They are always there for you with advice and guidance." by A.S., Past Client
  • "If your college kid makes a mistake this is the attorney you need" by Anonymous (AVVO Review), Parent of Past Client
  • "I couldn't have asked for a better law firm!" by Anonymous (Google Review 2), Past Client
  • " I would highly recommend this firm if you want diligent, brilliant attorneys working for you. The proof is in his results!" by Anonymous (Google Review), Past Client
  • ""He’s who you want to talk to."" by Austin (2020), Past Client
  • "Today, my relative is no longer in the system, having to report on a weekly basis, graduated college & gone on with his carer, having avoided prison - Thanks to Don Pumphrey JR." by Donna J., Relative of Past Client
  • "[Don] is honest, truthful and the person you want in your corner." by J. Williams, Past Client
  • "I would challenge anyone to find a more experienced, knowledgeable and result oriented criminal defense attorney anywhere" by Jonathan E., Peer
  • "He helped me to not only get through my court case, he also helped me put it behind me so that I may continue to move forward with my life. If you choose him to represent you, he will NOT let you down. " by Kevin M., Past Client
  • ""He's one of the best lawyers in town. He's very nice and personable."" by Lashan, Former Client
  • "I am profoundly grateful to you Don" by Lee N. Scheele Jr., Peer
  • " Look no further and trust you child's case to Don Pumphrey. Please don't allow your child to settle for less. " by R.O., Parent of Past Client
  • "Look no further and trust you child's case to Don Pumphrey. Please don't allow your child to settle for less. Kids will grow and learn but a bad legal decision will impact your child forever." by Rosanna O., Former Client
  • "He worked relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome in my circumstances. " by T.K., Past Client
  • "One of the finest criminal attorney's in the big bend area" by Terry B., Past Client

Court Date FAQ

Getting arrested is a terrible experience. Clients will often have resulting court-dates. The experienced misdemeanor lawyers at Pumphrey Law are ready to assist you and fight to protect your rights. 

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Do I need to attend my court date?

A good rule of thumb is to make sure you appear at your court date unless your attorney has told you they are waiving your appearance.

How do I know when my court date is?

The county clerk should have the most up-to-date information on when your next court date is. Florida recently started an eNotify system you can find here: enotify.flcourts.org. Here you can sign up for email or text notifications that will let you know when you court date is coming up. It will also let you know if your court date was cancelled.

What is an arraignment hearing?

The purpose for an arraignment is for the Court to let you know what charges you’ll be facing and for you to enter a plea. If you enter a guilty plea at arraignment, the Court will go straight into sentencing. If you enter a not guilty plea, you will have the chance to either qualify for an appointed attorney or hire an attorney on your own. Typically people enter not guilty pleas at arraignment so they can at least see the evidence against them. It’s a good idea to have a free consultation with an attorney prior to your arraignment to discuss your options.

What is a case management hearing?

Case managements are routine hearings for your case where your attorney will let the Court know whether they are ready to resolve the case, need more time, or whether a trial will be needed. Typically your presence is not required but always make sure to check with your attorney first before not showing up to Court. In order to waive your presence, your attorney must be able to tell the Court they are in good contact with you.

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