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Law office of Don Pumphrey, Jr
Don Pumphrey

553 East Tennessee St
Tallahassee FL 32308
(850) 681-7777

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Law office of Don Pumphrey, Jr


At the Law Offices of Don Pumphrey, Jr. we’re in it to win. If you are facing criminal charges, we want to help right now. Our firm has more than 50 years of combined experience in the criminal justice system, and we focus solely on defending clients who face charges such as DUI, drugs, aggravated battery, misdemeanors and felonies. We want to fight for your rights.
If you’re facing criminal charges, call 850.681.7777 right now or fill out the case evaluation form by following the link below. We’ll contact you right away – even on weekends or in the middle of the night. We have served thousands of clients over the years, and we’re here to help you.

Please Call: 850-681-7777

Don Pumphrey Jr.

Areas of Practice: DUI, drug trafficking, domestic violence, assault, battery, theft, murder, felonies and misdemeanors.

Education: Juris Doctorate, Stetson College of Law class of 1996

Experience: Before becoming an attorney, Don worked as a law enforcement officer. Upon graduation from law school in 1996, he became Assistant State Attorney for Pinellas County and was the lead trial attorney over an entire division. His background in law enforcement and as a prosecutor provides him with a unique perspective of the justice system. He chose to pursue criminal defense in 1999 and in his more than ten years of litigation, he has served thousands of clients. He attended the National College of DUI Defense in 2000 presented on the campus of Harvard University and has successfully argued jury trials for cases ranging from DUI to murder. Don participates in a motivational crime prevention program for students, and he speaks around the state teaching people about the realities and consequences of being charged with a crime. He is also a resource to many local attorneys and offers consultations on a wide variety of cases.

Please Call: 850-681-7777

Firm

The pursuit of justice drives our passion for the law. It’s why we remain solely focused on criminal defense cases, and why we vow to fight-to-win for every defendant.


Don Pumphrey, Jr. founded this firm with a commitment to provide the strongest defense possible for anyone faced with the devastation of an arrest and criminal charges. That determination has led to successful outcomes for our clients and rapid growth. Today, the firm consists of four bar-certified attorneys along with highly skilled research and support staff. We have seen more than 2,000 cases during the last nine years. We have the experience to defend you at every stage of the judicial process, and the expertise to challenge any evidence against you.

Domestic Violence

 

Under Florida law, crimes of domestic violence carry additional sentencing requirements beyond those of other criminal cases. If you have committed a criminal offense such as assault, battery, sexual assault and battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or in any way caused injury or death of a family member, you can be charged with domestic violence. This is a very serious charge and if convicted, you will serve a minimum of five days in jail.

What You Need to Know:

  • It is domestic violence if you are or were married to or living with the victim as a family, if you have a child with the victim, or if you are related to the victim by blood or marriage. Otherwise, criminal acts against one’s boy/girlfriend fall under the generalized criminal code.
  • Crimes of domestic violence require a minimum of one year of probation, a batterers’ intervention program and an additional five days in the county jail.
  • Domestic violence convictions often include an injunction to protect the victim from future, or anticipated domestic abuse.
  • We can fight for your rights if you call 850.681.7777 today.

DUI

 

A DUI arrest doesn’t always mean a DUI conviction. We have extensive experience in defending DUI charges and have earned certification from the National College for DUI Defense. Our aggressive approach could make the difference for you.
There are many possible resolutions to a DUI arrest including dismissal of charges, reduction to lesser charges, motion to suppress evidence, plea bargains, or a jury trial. If you’re found guilty of driving under the influence, possible sentences include jail time, a minimum six-month drivers license suspension, community service, probation, DUI school, alcohol-abuse evaluation and treatment, fines and court costs, and a mandatory 10-day vehicle impoundment.

What You Need to Know:

  • You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing in order to prevent suspension of your driver’s license.
  • Any person who operates a motor vehicle in this state is subject to the “implied consent law.” This means that by driving in Florida, you are consenting to sobriety tests, which include breathalyser tests, blood and urine testing.
  • The “implied consent law” DOES NOT require a person to submit to field sobriety tests.
  • Refusal to take a breath test will land you a 1-year license suspension the first time you refuse and 18 months the second time and the prosecutor can use your refusal against you at trial.
  • We can fight for your rights if you call 850.681.7777 today.

Drug Charges

 

The laws surrounding possession of a controlled substance are specific; however, penalties you face if convicted will vary greatly depending on the kind and amount of the substance. Possession of heroin, codeine or morphine is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Possession of cannabis, mescaline or peyote is typically a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

What You Need to Know:

  • A police officer may arrest you without a warrant if he has probable cause to believe you are in possession of a controlled substance.
  • You can be convicted of “constructive” possession if a controlled substance is in a place over which you have control, such as your home or vehicle, or in a place where you concealed it, even if it is not yours.
  • If you are in a car with someone who is in possession of a controlled substance, you too can be charged with possession, even if it is not your car.
  • If you are convicted of a violation of any subsection of the Florida Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, regarding possession and distribution of controlled substances, you will lose your driver’s license for two years.
  • We can fight for your rights if you call 850.681.7777 today.

Assault

 

Assault is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and acts that indicate violence is imminent.

What You Need to Know:

  • You do not even have to touch someone to be convicted of an assault.
  • Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail and fines of up to $500.
  • Aggravated assault is when the threatening gesture or statement involves a deadly weapon or the intent to commit a felony.
  • Aggravated assault is a third-degree felony punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and fines up to $5,000.


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