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DUI Attorneys in Leon County, FL
The attorneys at Pumphrey Law are experienced in representing clients charged with DUI throughout Tallahassee and Leon County, FL. We are experienced with the tactics used by the Leon County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit and DUI enforcement officers with the Tallahassee Police Department.
Whether your case involves a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000, a blood test for legal or medical purposes, or a urine test, we can help. Find out more about the potential penalties and important defenses to fight your case.
Call (850) 681-7777 today to discuss your case.
DUI Enforcement Officers in Leon County, FL
Members of the Traffic Unit receives extensive training in DUI enforcement. DUI enforcement officers look for drunk drivers during routine traffic stops, roving patrols, DUI saturation patrols and stationary roadblocks (often called a “DUI Checkpoint”). These DUI enforcement officers are part of the Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Leon County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit
The purpose of the traffic enforcement unit of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office is to increase voluntary traffic law compliance and to decrease and prevent vehicular crashes. The Traffic Enforcement Unit is comprised of nine deputies (including one Wrecker Administrator), one sergeant, and one lieutenant.
As a part of the Special Operations Section of the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, is equipped with marked patrol vehicles and eight Harley Davidson motorcycles. Officers with the traffic unit also uses Radar and Laser speed detection tools to find speeders and aggressive drivers throughout the roadways of the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, FL.
The responsibilities of the traffic unit include:
- performing follow-up investigations on hit and run crashes; and
- conducting Traffic Homicide Investigations.
Vehicular Homicide Investigations by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies with the traffic unit of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office have extensive training in vehicular homicide investigation. During these investigations, the traffic homicide investigators are responsible for doing the following:
- on-scene investigations;
- creating accurate maps of crash scenes;
- reconstruction of crashes, and
- other post-crash investigations.
Officers use the THI truck that is equipped with Photogrammetry equipment and a Laser Mapping system.
Finding a DUI Defense Lawyer in Leon County, FL
After a drunk driving arrest in Leon County, FL, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Pumphrey Law. Whether your case involves a breath test on the Intoxilyzer 8000, a blood test for legal or medical purposes or a urine test, we can help.
Our Tallahassee DUI Attorneys represent clients after a first DUI arrest or for more serious offenses such as a second DUI within 5 years, a third DUI within ten years, or a fourth life-time DUI conviction.
Call us today to discuss your arrest for DUI by an officer with the sheriff's office. Our criminal defense lawyers for Leon County, FL, are ready to begin your defense today.
This article was last updated on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney.