Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals
* Statistics Verified by County Clerk of Court Documents
Violent crimes in Leon County often are considered a threat to society, suspects are promptly arrested and they are fiercely prosecuted under Florida law. Violent crimes include anything from misdemeanor offenses, such as battery or assault, to more serious felony charges involving a firearm or serious bodily injury; they occur frequently in Tallahassee and the surrounding area.
Last year over 1300 people were arrested for a felony violent crime in Leon County, fortunately that was less than the approximately 1400 in 2015. This means that approximately one out of every 6 arrests in Leon County are for violent crime felony. This doesn’t even account for misdemeanor arrests.
If arrested for a violent crime in Leon County, the best defense requires retaining an experienced violent crime defense lawyer as early as possible during the process in Leon County criminal court. Skilled legal representation can help you invoke your right to remain silent, negotiate the terms of your surrender and bond and fight for you during the period after your arrest.
A conviction for a violent crime can have serious repercussions: you are facing charges for a violent crime, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Pumphrey Law in Tallahassee.
Florida law provides for numerous charges that are frequently considered “crimes of violence.” Generally, a crime is considered a violent crime when a threat, use of force or some form of physicality occurs between the victim and the offender when the crime is committed. In other cases, the threat or use of force is a crime in and of itself, such as assault or battery.
In addition, the attorneys at Pumphrey Law also work with many types of domestic violence charges here in Leon County that can be considered violent crimes such as: stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any other criminal offense alleged to target a family or household member.
In certain situations, there may be defenses to violent crime charges in Leon County criminal court. Defenses are not available in every instance, but a skilled violent crime defense attorney at Pumphrey Law can help you examine the unique facts of your case and see if a defense could help you avoid a conviction or have the charges reduced.
Pumphrey Law represents men and women charged with crimes of violence throughout Tallahassee in Leon County and all over Florida. To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your case with the legal team at Pumphrey Law, call (850) 681-7777 or send an online message today.
Take a look at some outcomes and case results in Leon County violent crime cases we have handled recently.
 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County, 2015, Florida Department of Law Enforcement 2, 4, 6 https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/Documents/PDF/arr_cnty15.aspx (detailing that 1399 arrests were made in Leon County for Murder, Forcible Sex Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter and Simple Assault; 2987 arrests were made for “Miscelaneous”).
 Arrest Totals and Index Arrests by County, 2016, Florida Department of Law Enforcement 2, 4, 6, http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/Documents/PDF/arr_cnty16.aspx (detailing that 1307 arrests were made in Leon County for Murder, Forcible Sex Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter and Simple Assault; 2780 arrests were made for “Miscelaneous”). .
 Crime in Florida Abstract: Leon County, Florida Department of Law Enforcement 1, http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/UCR/2016/Counties/Leon16.aspx (showing that arrest totals for 2015 were 9,087 and 2016 were 9,065 – this means that 15.39% of arrests in 2015 and 14.4% of arrests in 2017 were for some kind of violent crime).
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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