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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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This is NOT the Memorial Day SALE You Are Looking For:

This is not the 2018 Memorial Day Sale you are looking for: The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is conducting Operation S.A.L.E. for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. Using the Sheriff’s Traffic Unit, DUI Unit, Marine Unit, and Flight Unit, the operation will be targeting speeding, aggressive driving, and the impaired operation of vehicles and vessels. [ 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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Update: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – A Questionable Success

We wrote extensively about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) in our blog last November shortly after it was launched – read the original blog here: Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program – The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown  – that blog outlined the program, eligibility criteria, as well as [ 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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Adult Drug Court Expansion in Pinellas County, FL

Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino signed Administrative Order Number 2016-011 PI-CIR on March 1, 2016. The subject of the administrative order was Adult Drug Court Expansion in Pinellas County. Administrative Order 2009-016 PI-CIR was created to identify the alleged offenders to be served by an expanded adult post-adjudicatory drug court and to establish section Z for [ Read More… ]

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Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program – The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown:

  What is the Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program? The Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program was conceived by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) and Sheriff Bob Gualtieri as an alternative to arresting individuals for certain lower level crimes.  Community Service, Education, and Restitution are the alternative sanctions to incarceration (jail time). The goals of [ Read More… ]

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