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Florida Residents in Limbo Following the Approval of Medical Marijuana

During the November presidential elections, Florida voters voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana; however, potential medical marijuana users are unclear on where they go to a local distributor to fill their medical marijuana prescriptions. Furthermore, many patients suffering from serious illnesses have questions regarding when and where they can retrieve a medical card. […]

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Domestic Violence is NOT an Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida

Limitations on the Community Caretaking Exception to the Warrant Requirement in Florida The Fourth Amendment provides: “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and […]

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Pumphrey Law Offers Scholarship for Florida Students

Pumphrey Law is proud to offer a $1,500 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The scholarship is open to high school students accepted to college and current university students of all classifications. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicants must write an 800-1,000 word essay on the dangers of drunk driving and the impact […]

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Incarceration Affects the Children

 Think of the children.  Incarceration affects children. Our decisions as human beings impact the ones we love, particularly our children. When someone is arrested, many people outside of that individual are affected, whether the arrest or incarceration occurs locally in Leon County, Tallahassee, Florida or Nationally. Regardless of the charge, whether it is for DUI, […]

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¿Quién es Miranda? (Who is Miranda?)

Often times you hear the phrase “lost in translation” in reference to misunderstanding in conversation.  From past experiences as an attorney, I’ve gained a different appreciation for things that get “lost in translation” in the courtroom. These moments wouldn’t have come to pass if I wasn’t a native Spanish speaker.  If I were any other […]

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No Warrant, No Blood Draw in Florida

The Impact of the Birchfield Decision on DUI Blood Draws in Florida A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court chips away at the so-called “DUI exception” to the Constitution. The case makes clear that law enforcement officers in Florida will not be able to take blood in a DUI related case without either […]

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The Pre-Arrest Right to Remain Silent under the Florida Constitution

If you are under investigation for a criminal charge, it is important to seek out the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney before you make a statement or answer any questions. Both the United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution provide important protections against self-incrimination. The Florida Supreme Court recently decided on May 5, […]

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Does Leon County Need More Gun Control?

Teen Nightclub Shooting Reignites Debate Over Gun Control in Florida In the wake of two children being killed and 19 others being wounded by gunshots early Monday morning at Club Blue nightclub in Ft. Myers, Florida, gun-control activists are seeking stricter gun laws to be put in place to prevent tragedies like this from reoccurring. […]

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“But I Think I am Guilty”: Why Hire a DUI Defense Attorney Even When You Think You’re Guilty

  An arrest for drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI) can be a traumatizing experience. After a drink or two at the Florida State Seminoles’ game, the company end-of-year party, or other social gathering, it is possible to “feel fine” or “not feel drunk” and still be arrested for DUI. If you are […]

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Attorney Don Pumphrey Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney.

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