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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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St. Petersburg Piles On New Fine for DUI

An arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is already a very costly issue.  Now, the City of St. Petersburg has made it even more expensive for those arrested for DUI. Florida law already allows for substantial court costs and fines for a DUI.  A first time DUI with a Breath or Blood Alcohol Level [ 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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Update #2: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – Real Life Issues

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 . We have taken issue with the program’s selective enforcement, constitutionality, records keeping, and the issue of the requirement [ 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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2017 Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement and DUI Wolf Pack Follow-Up

We recently reported on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office leading another “Wolf Pack” operation focusing on apprehending drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).  While the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has not officially announced another DUI Wolf Pack for the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, there is no doubt that enforcement efforts will be [ 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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