Former State Prosecutor
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Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming. However, an arrest does not have to mean a conviction and a plethora of penalties. If you or a family member has been arrested, it is important you carefully consider all of your legal options. Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor offense, such as theft, or a serious felony drug crime, you have a lot at stake.
You owe it to yourself to work with an experienced and dedicated criminal attorney who will never settle for the easiest outcome. A St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer can work one-on-one with you to make sure your rights are represented and fight to have your charges reduced or even dropped.
At Morris Law Firm, P.A., your concerns are our highest priorities. We understand the immense stress that a criminal charge can bring. The experienced criminal defense attorneys of Morris Law Firm, P.A. will be there with you every step of the way, fighting to protect your future from the possibility of prison, jail, fines and a criminal record.
Whether you are facing a DUI in St. Petersburg or a felony offense in Clearwater, our skilled and dedicated attorneys are here to help. Contact a compassionate and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer at Morris Law Firm, P.A., located in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Call (727) 388-4736 to schedule a free consultation.
Melinda Morris, managing partner of Morris Law Firm, P.A., is an experienced criminal defense attorney and former Assistant State Attorney with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Florida. As a former prosecutor, Melinda has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing.
She entered private practice to focus exclusively on criminal defense after gaining valuable experience as a prosecutor in Pinellas County. Melinda's extensive knowledge of the Florida criminal justice system enables her to identify weaknesses in the State Attorney’s case. She uses her 15 years of experience as an attorney to pursue the best possible outcome for clients.
Melinda is a strong advocate for her clients, no matter the charge. She has represented those facing a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including DUI charges, drug offenses, domestic violence and white collar crimes. As a criminal defense attorney, she also works with clients in sealing criminal records and probation violations.
If you have been charged with a crime or have an outstanding warrant in Florida, but currently reside outside of Florida, we still can represent you in your criminal case. Morris Law Firm, P.A. may be able to appear in court on your behalf, ensuring you will not have to return to Florida to deal with your criminal charges.
Our attorneys can make the process of dealing with criminal charges easier. We can correspond with you via e-mail and phone to effectively provide you experienced criminal defense representation. We are adamant about keeping you informed and working to defend your rights. This can significantly reduce the burden you face and allow you to move on with your life, while we defend your freedom and record.
One of the most common criminal offenses in Florida is driving under the influence. This offense is heavily prosecuted and can carry a wide variety of penalties and repercussions. A conviction for DUI can be a heavy burden when applying for a job or even continuing your education.
Melinda Morris is skilled on both sides of the law when it comes to DUI charges. As a state attorney, she served on the DUI Manslaughter / Vehicular Homicide squad and was responsible for prosecuting serious cases, beginning with the investigation through the trial phase. Additionally, she received special training on prosecuting DUI cases from the state.
This inside knowledge and experience has allowed her to fight for the rights of clients facing a variety of DUI-related charges, including DUI with property damage, commercial DUI and even out-of-state visitor DUI. She understands how prosecutors work in these cases, and she knows how to build a strong defense against the charges.
Based on our experience in the practice area of DUI defense, the Morris Law Firm wrote a book - What You Must Know If You Have Been Arrested For DUI - A Former State Prosecutor's Guide to DUI Charges in Florida - created with the intent to provide critical information about DUI arrests and legal proceedings in Florida to our clients and potential clients.
Morris Law Firm, P.A. understands that your circumstances are unique and oftentimes urgent, which is why we offer same-day representation services. This means after your free initial consultation, we can get started on your case the same day. When the prosecution and law enforcement officials are wasting no time in trying to prove your guilt, a proactive defense is imperative.
The criminal justice system in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties carries with it a myriad of complexities and requirements, which are critically time-sensitive. A St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you navigate the criminal justice system and help you understand your options. Ask for same-day representation and let us fight for you today.
Let the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Morris Law Firm, P.A. help you understand what happens next and the potential punishment you could face. It is important to determine if you can avoid a criminal record and if your charge can be dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. We are familiar with the tactics and procedures used by law enforcement agencies throughout Pinellas County, FL, including the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Morris Law Firm, P.A. represents clients throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Sarasota County, Pasco County and Manatee County. This includes St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Largo, Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Dunedin and other surrounding areas. Call (727) 388-4736 or send an online message to begin combating the charges you face and getting your life back on track.
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