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High School: Another Day, Another Temptation

Author: Lourdes Valenzuela: : Leon High School senior and Pumphrey Law Firm intern The average age for a first alcoholic drink in the United States is 13 years old. One may be thinking: “Why so young?” As a senior at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, I will attempt to answer that troubling question. For a […]

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The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative: Is it Final Step for Medical Marijuana, or One More Hurdle on The Long Track to Legalization?

  Author: Brent Marshall: Law Clerk for Pumphrey Law Firm On November 8th 2016, over six and a half million Floridians voted in favor of Amendment II, “Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions.”[1]  The electorate supported the measure 71% to 29%,[2] easily satisfying the 60% needed to pass.[3]  Here in Leon County, the electorate […]

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A Wolf in The Courtroom

“Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know.” -Plautus As a trial lawyer one of your most important goals is to “persuade juries,” (Berg, 2006). In order to do so this requires a certain level of confidence and bravado that some attorneys are natural born with and others are not. […]

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Flying a Drone in the U.S. as a Hobby

There are currently at least 330,000 registered drones, or small unmanned aerial systems, (sUAS) in the United States, eclipsing the amount of registered manned aircraft in February of 2016, a mere two months after compulsory registration came into effect.[1]  With sUASs flooding the skies the FAA revealed Part 107 rules for sUAS operation on June […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Medical Marijuana in Florida

The video above is an advertisement paid for by People United for Medical Marijuana, a Florida-based political action committee (PAC) seeking to legalize medical marijuana. It makes a number of important points that voters should keep in mind when they head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of the Florida Medical Marijuana […]

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College Football is Back and So Are Aggressive DUI Arrests

With football season in full swing at major educational institutions in Tallahassee such as Florida State University and Florida A&M, the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol are seeking out intoxicated drivers, willing and ready to make driving under the influence (DUI) arrests. If you have been arrested for DUI after leaving a tailgate, a […]

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Tallahassee Sees Increase in Property Crimes

The good news to come out of data jointly released the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was that violent crime was for the first six months of 2016 was 13 percent lower than it was for the same time period in 2015. The bad news was that the Tallahassee […]

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Man Charged with Murder in Florida, Arrested in Michigan

The Tallahassee Democrat reported on September 17 that a 55-year-old man was being held in the Leon County Jail without bond after being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of a 33-year-old woman on August 28. MLive Media Group reported on August 31 that the man was arrested in Jackson County, Michigan, by Blackman-Leoni […]

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Undercover Child Sex Sting Results in 22 Arrests

The Pensacola News Journal reported on September 17 that an undercover sting operation involving multiple local law enforcement agencies throughout the Florida Panhandle resulted in the arrest of 22 people. During a press conference at the Pensacola Police Department (PPD) on September 14, authorities announced that the sting targeting adults using the internet to solicit […]

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Two Charged in Markel Murder, But Are More Charges Coming?

More than two years after Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was murdered at his home in Tallahassee, recent developments have revealed increasing tension between Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) investigators and the prosecutor, State Attorney Willie Meggs. Sigfredo Garcia was arrested on May 26, 2016, for first-degree murder and Luis Rivera was charged as […]

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