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Attorney Melinda Morris rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Petersburg!

St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Florida Attorney Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm has been rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Petersburg by ThreeBestRated.com for 2018. The ThreeBestRated review team selected Melinda Morris for the accolade using a 50-Point Inspection that includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, [ Read More… ]

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Lights, No Camera, Action – Police Body Camera Use In Tampa Bay

Over one year ago we wrote about the use of body cameras by local law enforcement agencies in our blog, “Your Next Interaction With Police May Be Video Recorded.” Today, many of our local law enforcement agencies have still not adopted the technology and are refusing to do so. Today, only the Pasco County Sheriff’s [ Read More… ]

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Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) – Update – 08-23-17

We have written several times on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – read the original blog here: Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program – The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown . Just last week, the Tampa Bay Times reported that there would be no changes to the County’s arrest [ Read More… ]

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Seth Shapiro Wins the 2017 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Seth Shapiro, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been awarded the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2017.  See Seth Shapiro’s Avvo Profile here. The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is presented each year to attorneys based on their positive relationships with their clients. Recipients of the Clients’ Choice [ Read More… ]

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Melinda Morris Rated 10.0 “Superb” by Avvo.com

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Melinda Morris, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been rated a 10.0 – “Superb” by Avvo.com.  See Melinda Morris’ Avvo Profile here. The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. Avvo creates the rating using a proprietary model [ Read More… ]

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Can You Legally Record the Police in Florida?

We recently reported on the potential rise of body cameras being used by law enforcement in the Tampa Bay Area.  While Pasco County utilizes body cameras for every officer, other Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies have yet to implement the technology in any form.  Notably, the St. Petersburg Police department has waffled on the issue [ Read More… ]

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Your Next Interaction With Police May Be Video Recorded

Recently, Axon the company formerly known as Taser International recognized for their Taser stun guns, has offered a free body camera to every sworn law enforcement officer in the United States.  See https://www.axon.com/info/offer .  The offer is in fact a free body camera and supporting software for a 1-year trial period.  But that may be [ Read More… ]

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St. Petersburg Attorney Explains the Effect Supreme Court Ruling Prohibiting Individuals Convicted of Domestic Violence from Gun Ownership in Florida

Today, in the case Voisine v. United States, the United States Supreme Court upheld federal legislation prohibiting individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from gun ownership. Under 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9) it is unlawful for an individual convicted misdemeanor domestic violence to possess a firearm. In an earlier Supreme Court case, United States v. Castleman, the [ Read More… ]

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Florida Legislature considering changes to law for BUI, domestic violence and expungement

The Florida Legislature begins its regular session in less than a month, on March 2, and legislators have already started filing potential bills. Some of the proposed legislation pertains to different criminal matters, including boating under the influence, no contact orders for domestic violence cases, and expungement. Senate Bill 598 proposes that a boating under [ Read More… ]

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