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DUI Ignition Interlock in Florida, All about DUI’s?

“Make no mistake there is always money attached to legislation that moves toward expanding or developing or implementing any device”, says Don Pumphrey, Jr., Owner and Founder of the Pumphrey Law Firm located in Florida’s Capital City, Tallahassee. This is a campaign that’s being pushed for mere safety?  One random company touts preventing over 4 million […]

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Florida Passes New Laws to Combat a Growing Abuse Problem

Following the 2016 election, Florida has passed several laws aimed at reducing Florida’s growing prescription drug and over-the-counter drug abuse problem. Some these laws are aimed at healthcare policies and their respective benefits. With the rising number of opioid addiction cases in the state of Florida, Florida legislators have taken steps to limit this growth, […]

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The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn’t Die In Prison

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the United States Supreme Court; 4. A declaration […]

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How the “Internet of Things” Could Become a Liability

James Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas claims he woke up on November 22, 2015 to find his friend, Victor Collins, dead in his hot tub.[1]  At about 9:30AM Bates called 911 to report that he found the body after a night of heavy drinking with Collins and another friend.[2]  Bates claims to have no memory of […]

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Pumphrey Law Scholarship: Spring 2017 Winning Essay

Pumphrey Law Scholarship Essay One of my professors at Florida State University ends every class by pleading his students to do just one thing –“Please, do not drink and drive. Be safe.” This professor has taught thousands of students and boasts an impressive and long career. Every time I hear him say these words, I […]

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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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Choosing the Right Attorney for your Florida DUI Charge

As I tell juries during jury selection, the arrest decision for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is very unique.  It’s one of the few crimes where a citizen can be arrested and seized based solely on the opinion of a police officer.  A little known fact is that the demand for a breath sample is […]

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Tallahassee One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.?

Forbes recently unveiled its list of this year’s top dangerous American cities. Many Tallahassee residents were shocked to find their city on the list, much less in the number eight position. Other cities flagged as dangerous by the closely-read Forbes lists include Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Flint, Michigan. When asked to explain its […]

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