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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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Unlicensed Contractors Targeted by Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is targeting unlicensed contractors in Pinellas County with continued sting operations. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting sting operations to catch unlicensed contractors for nearly two years.  Going by the creative names such as “Operation Drop the Hammer” and “Operation Punch List” the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office sets [ Read More… ]

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Marsy’s Law – The Potential Impact on Domestic Violence Cases

  Marsy’s Law can have potential impacts on a defendant’s Domestic Violence case (Domestic Battery, Domestic Assault, and Injunctions for protection against Domestic Violence).  It is important to understand the impacts this law can have on your case.   What is Marsy’s Law? Marsy’s Law was passed by Florida voters on November 6, 2018 (by [ Read More… ]

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DUI & BUI Enforcement 4th of July Weekend 2019

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will participate in The Florida Sheriff’s Task Force “Operation Knot Lit.” Operation Knot Lit seeks to target those who fail to comply with the statutory requirements regarding driving under the influence (DUI) and boating under the influence (BUI). “Operation Knot Lit” will be conducted from July 3, 2019, [ 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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Pinellas County Sheriff Offering Labor Day Weekend Specials

Pinellas County Sheriff Offering Labor Day Weekend Specials Labor Day Weekend abounds with Specials.  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is offering their own “Special” in the form of Saturation patrols to target DUI drivers throughout Pinellas County over the Labor Day Weekend.  This is one “Special” you should avoid. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office utilizing [ 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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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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Labor Day Weekend DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for September 3-4, 2017

Beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, September 3, 2017, and continuing until 3.a.m., Monday, September 4, 2017 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting enhanced DUI enforcement through the use of a “DUI Wolf Pack.”  “Wolf Pack” is the name the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office has given these DUI operations that are run in cooperation [ 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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