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Marijuana Enforcement in Florida – A Haze of Confusion

At the intersection of illegal cannabis, legal hemp, and medical marijuana Florida is in a haze of legal confusion. What is Legal? Medical Marijuana In 2016, 71 percent of Floridians voted to legalize medical marijuana.  The 2017 bill signed into law by then-governor Scott says “a licensed medical marijuana treatment center shall cultivate, process, transport [ Read More… ]

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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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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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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 DUI Lawyers in St. Petersburg for 2019!

St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Florida Attorney Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm has been rated one of the Top 3 DUI (Driving Under the Influence) 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, [ 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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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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