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No More Excessive Fines or Penalties in Florida

Florida criminal defendants facing excessive penalties or seized property can thank Indiana resident Tyson Timbs for relief via the US Supreme Court. Tyson Timbs struggled with drug addiction. A painkiller prescription had escalated to heroin abuse.  In an unfortunate turn he was arrested selling heroin to undercover officers to fund his addiction. Timbs pled guilty [ Read More… ]

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Seth Shapiro Wins the 2019 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Seth Shapiro, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been awarded the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2019.  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 Award are primarily evaluated [ Read More… ]

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Attorney Melinda Morris AGAIN rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Lawyers in St. Petersburg for 2019!

St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Florida Attorney Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm has AGAIN been rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Petersburg by ThreeBestRated.com for 2019. The ThreeBestRated review team selected Melinda Morris for the accolade using a 50-Point Inspection that includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, [ Read More… ]

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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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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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Proposed Florida Law Aims to Reduce Juvenile Arrests

Bills being considered by the Florida Legislature would expand the use of citations for addressing juvenile misdemeanor offenses and would shorten the amount of time a juvenile would have to wait before his or her records are automatically expunged. Currently, there are two bills before the Legislature, one before the Senate and one before the [ Read More… ]

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Florida Supreme Court tosses out life and lifelong sentences for juveniles

The State’s highest court handed down four decisions last week ruling that certain Florida laws pertaining to sentencing were unconstitutional under precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court. The rulings have an impact on serious juvenile offenders. Two of the cases involve Miller v. Alabama, a U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court found that [ Read More… ]

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Sexting Offense May Be Readdressed in Coming Florida Legislative Session

A law prohibiting minors from sending or possessing nude pictures may be readdressed in the new session of the Florida Legislature, which convenes Tuesday, March 3. The law, passed in 2011, has been questioned as potentially unenforceable.  Legislators are hoping to fix what could be a fatal flaw. The law made it an offense for a [ Read More… ]

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