Florida Panhandle Arrests

Florida Panhandle Arrests

A popular spring break destination and college town, the Florida Panhandle is often associated with many types of arrests. These arrests can include a variety of misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. Florida Panhandle Arrests Can Include:

  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Felony Charges
  • College Student Arrests / Student Disciplinary Hearings

An arrest in the Florida Panhandle can have a lasting negative impression on your future. Felonies and misdemeanors can stay on your criminal record permanently or for several years to come and can affect future jobs or employment. Additionally, college students can be penalized at school for law violations that occur off campus.

Florida Panhandle Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with an offense in the Florida Panhandle, it is best to hire an attorney who is familiar with Florida laws and statutes, and can most effectively represent you for your alleged violation of Florida law. Contact the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law today for a consultation regarding your Florida Panhandle arrest.


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Panhandle Arrest Information Center


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Florida Statutes Governing Florida Panhandle Arrests

Most Florida criminal offenses and punishments are defined in Title XLVI of the Florida Statutes in chapters 775-896. A misdemeanor in Florida, as described in §775.08 of the Florida Statutes, is any criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment of less than one year in a county correctional facility, but does not include convictions for noncriminal traffic violations or county ordinance. Felonies are any criminal offenses that are punishable by death or imprisonment in state penitentiary by more than one year.


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Penalties for Being Arrested in the Florida Panhandle

If you are convicted of an offense in the Florida Panhandle, you can be sentenced to state prison time, fines or both. The penalties for offenses in Florida are listed in §775.082 and §775.083 of the Florida Statutes.

Misdemeanor penalties can include fines up to $1,000 and jail time up to one year. Penalties for felonies can involve prison time up to life in prison without parole or the death penalty, and fines up to $15,000.

Additionally, according to Florida Statutes § 775.082, someone who has been found guilty of a felony or misdemeanor in Florida can also have their license suspended or revoked, property forfeited, be removed from office or any other civil penalty as determined by the court or other lawful authority.

Penalties for college student arrests or student disciplinary hearings can also include school punishments, such as admonition, warnings, probation, suspension and even expulsion.


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Florida Panhandle Colleges

  • Florida State University
  • Gulf Coast Community College
  • Keiser College
  • Okaloosa-Walton Community College
  • Pensacola Junior College
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • University of West Florida

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Florida Panhandle Resources

Leon County Web Site – The Leon County, Florida’s official government website has a variety of information about the county, courthouses, community resources and local government links. The Leon County Courthouse is located at:

301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 577-4000

Tallahassee Police Department – The city of Tallahassee’s police department web site. The site contains crime safety tips, records and information for residents and visitors of Tallahassee. The police department is located at:

234 East Seventh Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 891-4200

My Florida – Florida’s official source for information about the state contains information for planning a vacation to the Florida Panhandle and other pertinent information about the state of Florida.


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Pumphrey Law | Florida Panhandle Arrest Lawyer

If you have been arrested in the Florida Panhandle, including Tallahassee, Leon County and the surrounding Florida counties, contact the attorneys at the Pumphrey Law to discuss the particular facts of your case, and your possible defenses. There are many options to lessen your charges, or have them completely dropped entirely. Finding an experienced defense attorney in the Florida Panhandle can go a long way towards helping you avoid negative repercussions.

Contact the Pumphrey Law at (850) 681-7777 for a consultation about your Florida Panhandle arrest.

This article was last updated on October 22, 2016.