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Jefferson County, FL - Pumphrey Law

Located in the Big Bend region, Jefferson County ranks as a C- in terms of crime rate. According to Crime Grade, a crime occurs in Jefferson County on an average of every 20 hours and 25 minutes. Getting accused of a crime in North Florida is no small matter. If you have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony offense in Jefferson County, consider contacting the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Pumphrey Law.

The prosecution has most likely begun building its case against you, and having an experienced legal professional on your side can greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome, which can include a reduction or even a dismissal of charges.

An experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can aggressively fight to protect you and your rights throughout this process. From the pre-file investigation, emergency bond hearings, arraignment, pre-trial motions to suppress or dismiss, and even through trial, Pumphrey Law strives to minimize your stress and fears while fighting for the best possible result.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Jefferson County

Facing a criminal allegation is a serious matter. If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Monticello, Aucilla, Wacissa, or the surrounding Jefferson County areas, consider contacting the defense attorneys at Pumphrey Law Firm. There is always more than one side to a story, and an experienced criminal defense attorney will use every effort to fight against a potential conviction.

The attorneys at Pumphrey Law can be trusted to explore every angle of your criminal case to find the strengths that can help you to secure a positive result. Time is an important factor in these cases, and the sooner you become proactive about your case, the sooner you can get your life back on track. Call (850) 681-7777 to speak directly with one of our Jefferson County defense attorneys during a free consultation.

Pumphrey Law’s Practice Areas in Jefferson County

When a person is accused of a crime in Jefferson County, they could be arrested by the Jefferson County Sherrif’s Office (JCSO), the Monticello Police Department (MPD), or the Florida Highway Patrol. It’s important to prioritize seeking legal guidance when faced with a criminal charge. The attorneys with Pumphrey Law represent those in Jefferson County in need of defense for the following offenses:

  • DUI offenses – Driving under the influence is a crime harshly prosecuted in Florida. Individuals who have been accused of DUI, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, or DUI Manslaughter should contact a defense attorney to represent their case.
  • Drug Charges – In Florida, drug charges cover a wide variety of offenses. Any person that has been accused of the possession, sale, or trafficking of a controlled substance should consider hiring legal representation.
  • Domestic Violence Offenses – When a violent offense is committed against a person’s family member, household member, or a person they’re in a romantic dating relationship with, they can face penalties for domestic violence. These types of crimes can result in additional penalties, such as protective injunctions for the alleged victim. You should consult a defense attorney for any allegations of domestic violence.
  • Weapons Charges – The laws regarding weapons in Florida can be confusing, especially with the recent legal changes to allow concealed carry. If you were accused of a crime involving a weapon in Jefferson Count, contact Pumphrey Law Firm.
  • White-Collar Crimes – Crimes that don’t involve a violent nature but are meant to deceive other people for financial corruption in considered a white-collar crime. White-collar offenses can have severe consequences, including paying restitution of the amount you’ve allegedly gained through the act. Contact a white-collar crimes defense attorney to represent your case.
  • Theft Offenses – Individuals who are accused of a theft crime should consider hiring legal help. Petit theft, grand theft, shoplifting, and grand theft auto are all theft crimes that Pumphrey Law Firm handles.
  • Violent Crimes – When a person is accused of causing harm or threatening another person with violence, they can be charged with a violent crime. Violent crimes are often harshly prosecuted, resulting in steep penalties. A person in Jefferson County who has been accused of assault, battery, kidnapping, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death to another person should consider hiring legal representation.
  • Sex Crimes – Sex crimes are harshly prosecuted in the state of Florida. This is especially true if the alleged victim is under the age of 18. Certain convictions can carry additional penalties, such as registering as a sex offender. Any person accused of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious acts, or possession of child pornography should seek out legal representation as soon as possible.
  • Juvenile Offenses – Crimes involving minors under the age of 18 differ from adults who are accused of a crime. The juvenile justice system is still a scary place for a young person to deal with. If you are a minor who has been accused of a delinquent act, or if you are the parent of a minor who has been taken into custody for a violation of law, contact Pumphrey Law to represent the case.
  • Violation of Probation – In some instances, a defendant may be offered probation instead of incarceration. When on probation, the individual must abide by all rules and regulations set out by their terms and probation officer. Failure to follow these rules can result in a charge for violation of probation. Pumphrey Law represents those accused of violating the terms of their probation.

Contact the defense attorneys at Pumphrey Law Firm if you’ve been accused of a crime in Jefferson County. We can provide you with a free consultation to review the details of your case when you call (850) 681-7777.

Jefferson County Crime Abstract

Each yeah, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) releases data based on the crime rate of each county. The following information is based on the Crime Abstract from Jefferson County from January – December 2019:

  • Total Crime Rate – 2,003
  • Total Violent Crime – 75
  • Total Property Crime – 221
  • Total Domestic Violence Offenses – 83
  • Total Arrests – 522

The following provides a list of arrests for individual offenses in Jefferson County from 2019:

  • Larceny – 118 offenses
  • Burglary – 84 offenses
  • Simple Assault – 53 offenses
  • Aggravated Assault – 69 offenses
  • Rape – 2 offenses
  • Motor Vehicle Theft – 19 offenses
  • Robbery – 3 offenses
  • Murder – 1 offense

Additionally, the FDLE’s Annual Drug Report highlighted the increasing concern for fentanyl-related deaths in the State. From 2018 – 2020, the number of fentanyl overdoses rose from 2,348 to 5,302. Other highlights from the report includes:

  • There was a 17% increase of total drug-related deaths from 2019-2020;
  • The type of drugs that caused the most deaths were:
    • Fentanyl (5,302);
    • Cocaine (2,400);
    • Ethyl Alcohol (1,389);
    • Methamphetamine (1,386);
    • Benzodiazepines (1,152);
    • Morphine (916);
    • Fentanyl analogs (848);
    • Amphetamine (768); and
    • Heroin (708).

Example Case in Jefferson County

A man in Jefferson County was arrested for the alleged death of his son. According to the local report, 39-year-old Jason Imler was found dead inside a home in White Pine in September of 2021. Imler’s death was ruled to be a fentanyl overdose, resulting in an investigation to see where the deceased obtained the illegal substances.

Officials discovered that the fentanyl was distributed to Jason by his father, 64-year-old Jeffrey Imler. A grand jury in Jefferson County indicted Jeffrey, and he was arrested on January 17th, 2023, in Palm Beach County. He was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of the delivery of a Schedule II substance.

Additional Resources

County Court and Legal Resources

  • Circuit & County Judges in Monticello Florida – All Circuit Court matters in Leon and outlying counties like Jefferson County are handled by the Circuit Judge. The cases they hear Include felonies, civil suits exceeding $15,000, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, as well as other types of cases.
  • Jefferson County Clerk of Courts
    The county clerk keeps records of all criminal and civil cases that originate in Jefferson County. The clerk can be located at:

Jefferson County Courthouse
1 Court House Circle
Monticello, FL 32344

Pumphrey Law | Jefferson County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in Jefferson County, take the right steps to minimize the potential ramifications. The prosecution will do everything they can to win their case, so you need to do the same. Hiring an experienced defense attorney is the first step in the right direction. An attorney can review your case details to see what defense strategies may be applicable to you. They should also be looking for any holes in the State’s case, to accurately fight against a conviction. When you hire the defense attorneys with Pumphrey Law Firm, you can rest while knowing you have a knowledgeable legal representative on your side.

Contact our office at (850) 681-7777 to schedule a free case evaluation. Let us help you fight a conviction in your case.

Page Updated February 6, 2024

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