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Leon County - Pumphrey Law

Pumphrey Law
553 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32308

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Leon County, FL, then contact Pumphrey Law. With over 20 years of experience and hundreds of cases defended, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the local and state justice system, particularly when it comes to defending cases in Leon County, FL.

Leon County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our attorneys are careful to provide every client with the highest levels of attention for any felony or misdemeanor case. This close level of support can be critical since the smallest details can significantly impact your case.

When an unfortunate outcome is unthinkable, it’s important to work with an attorney who will not settle for the easiest solution and who will truly fight the charges against you. When you call Pumphrey Law, you will be provided with a comprehensive consultation where you can get an experienced opinion based on your unique situation.

Whether you have been charged with DUI, assault, a drug offense, sex crime, juvenile offense, probation violation, weapon crime, or other offense, our attorneys can provide you with the answers that you need.

Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney in Leon County, FL

Our website is intended to provide you with insight into specific criminal offenses commonly prosecuted in Leon County, Florida. This may include information about common defenses, the statutory minimum and maximum penalties, and the elements of the offense that must be proven at trial.

Please note that this information is not intended as legal advice. Due to the unique circumstances of your situation, you can only obtain legal advice by discussing the facts of your case with a criminal defense lawyer.

If you have been charged with any serious criminal misdemeanor or felony, including a DUI in Leon County, then contact an experienced attorney at Pumphrey Law. We understand how important it is to receive immediate assistance and guidance through these difficult times.

It is our priority to help you understand your legal options, the Florida justice system, and the charges you face. Call (850) 681-7777 or contact us online to begin combating your charges and safeguarding your future.

Types of Criminal Charges in Leon County, FL

The attorneys at Pumphrey Law take a variety of criminal cases including:

  • Drunk Driving / DUI
    Read more about the penalties for a first, second, third or subsequent drunk driving offense under Florida law. Our website also explains the pros and cons of refusing to take a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine. Read more about enhanced penalties for a BAC over .15 or DUI with property damage.
  • Serious Traffic Violations
    Our attorneys represent clients on a variety of serious traffic offenses including fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended as a Florida habitual traffic offender, driving with no valid driver’s license, and drunk driving.
  • Drug Charges
    Read more about how Leon County treats drug charges from simple possession of a controlled substance to more serious charges such as possession with intent to sell or deliver, charged involving delivery or sale of a controlled substance, possession of a drug house, and trafficking or armed trafficking.
  • Marijuana Charges
    Florida’s laws on marijuana / cannabis / weed are draconian. Any drug conviction, including a misdemeanor conviction for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams carries with it a two-year driver’s license revocation. Other serious consequences attach to your right to obtain financial aid or pursue certain higher educational opportunities. Read more about how we aggressively fight these cases to protect our clients.
  • Domestic Violence
    Domestic violence charges range from assault to battery to more serious felony charges such as domestic battery by strangulation or with serious bodily injury. Related offenses include interference with a 911 call and child endangerment.
  • Violent Crimes
    Crimes of violence including assault, battery, aggravated assault, battery on a law enforcement officer, kidnapping, and sexual battery. Find out more about these serious felony and misdemeanor charges and potential defenses.
  • Guns / Firearms / Weapons Charges
    Read more about how we protect individuals charged with firearm or weapon charges including the improper discharge of a firearm, possession of a concealed weapon or firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and more.
  • Theft / Shoplifting / Property Crimes
    Crimes against property including petit theft, shoplifting, grand theft, scheme to defraud, and trespass.
  • White Collar Crime
    While collar crimes typically involve allegations against a person who is respected in the community and holds a skilled, professional job. These crimes often involve allegations of fraud and regulatory violations. White collar crimes often include a wide range of financial and economic crimes.
  • Felony Charges
    Under Florida law, Felony charges are divided into three categories; third-degree felonies punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison, second-degree felonies punishable by fifteen years in Florida State Prison, and first-degree felonies punishable by thirty years in Florida State Prison.
  • Misdemeanor Charges
    Under Florida law, misdemeanor charged are divided into two categories: first-degree felonies are generally punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail while second-degree felonies are generally punishable by up to 60 days in jail. Certain misdemeanor charges such as reckless driving are punishable by up to 90 days in jail while other offenses such as a first DUI is punishable by up to six months in jail.
  • Criminal Appeals
  • College Disciplinary Hearing
  • Seal or Expunge a Criminal Record
  • Violation of Probation
  • Early Termination of Probation
    Find out more about filing a litigating a motion to terminate probation early in Leon County. The court is likely to grant a motion to terminate probation when at least one-half of the term of probation has been completed, and all special conditions have been completed.

Additional Resources

The Courthouse in Leon County, FL

  • Clerk of Court for Leon County
    The County Clerk is responsible for a host of vital administrative functions, primary of which is maintaining public records. The clerk’s office also issues citations, subpoenas, and writs, in addition to processing payments made from litigants.

    Leon County Courthouse
    301 S. Monroe St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32302
    Phone: 850-577-4000

    Leon County Traffic Court
    1920 Thomas Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32303
    Phone: (850) 577-4100

Law Enforcement Agencies in Leon County, FL

  • Leon County Sheriff’s Office
    Larry Campbell, the Sheriff of Leon County, has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life and ensuring public safety. He has focused a great deal of his attention and energy on crime prevention and community oriented programs designed to benefit all areas of Tallahassee and Leon County.
  • Tallahassee Police Department
    The Tallahassee Police Department was established in 1841 and has since grown to respond to the needs of roughly 180,000. The Tallahassee PD is known for its early adoption and creation of several innovative services and technology designed to respond efficiently to the needs of the community.
  • Florida State University Police Department
    The FSU PD conducts investigations into crimes that occur on campus, between students or other conduct which would constitute a violation of the Student Conduct Code.
  • Florida A&M University Department of Public Safety
    The Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) of the FAMU Department of Public Safety works with patrol unites responding to serious and minor crimes. CIS also investigates crimes that occur on the Tallahassee campus including, sexual battery, hazing, burglary, auto theft, larceny and fraud.

Links about Leon County, FL

  • County Attorney for Leon County
    Visit the website of Leon County to learn more about the Office of the County Attorney. The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of Leon County Commissioners and is directly responsible to the Board. The County Attorney also reviews written instruments and legal documents including all contracts, bonds, ordinances, and resolutions. The Leon County Charter provides that the office of the County Attorney provides legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and County departments, boards and agencies organized under the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Leon County Official Website
    Leon County was named after the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon, the first European to explore Florida in 1513 in search of the “Fountain of Youth.” Currently, the county is home to over 275,000 residents, a figure that is quickly growing.
  • Leon County Demographics
    This City Data website presents a variety of information that can prove of value to current and prospective residents. Primary among this information is a demographic breakdown of ethnicity, employment, income distribution, age, gender, and other details. You will also find information on current and recent crime rate statistics for violent crimes and thefts.
  • City of Tallahassee Official Website
    Tallahassee is Florida’s state capital and is the seat of Leon County. It is a city that is rapidly growing as a presence in the manufacturing and technology industries. Tallahassee is the 12th fastest growing metro area in the state.
  • Tallahassee on Google Maps
    Find directions to Pumphrey Law, in the Old Town area.

Cities and ZIP Codes in Leon County

  • Tallahassee
    32301, 32302, 32303, 32304, 32305, 32306, 32307, 32308, 32309, 32310, 32311, 32312, 32313, 32314, 32315, 32316, 32317, 32318, 32395, 32399
  • Woodville

Criminal Defense in Leon County, FL

If you have been accused of a crime in Leon County, FL, it’s critical to understand the charges you face and the benefits of all available legal avenues. The Tallahassee defense attorneys at Pumphrey Law can help you during this important time in your life.

Our attorneys’ experience working at the prosecutor’s office gives them unique insight into possible weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Call Pumphrey Law today at (850) 681-7777 to discuss your case directly with an attorney during a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.

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