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Saint Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney

The Morris Law Firm is conveniently located in the Saint Petersburg, Florida area. Attorney Melinda Morris is the managing partner with special training on prosecuting criminal defense cases from the State of Florida. As a former criminal prosecutor Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing.

The Morris Law Firm represents various natures of criminal charges in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas for first time and repeat offenders. It is understandable that when being prosecuted for a crime times can be distressing, especially if you have no previous criminal activity on your record.

If you are wrongly alleged of committing a crime or that is no proof of you actually participating in the accused act, we will strive to get all charges dropped or to receive full dismissal for you case. Working with an experienced and aggressive Pinellas County lawyer will be beneficial to you in defending your case.

Our website has valuable resources and information on several criminal defenses areas. Our services include representing clients in Saint Petersburg and Clearwater.

The Morris Law Firm represents the following criminal charges in Saint Petersburg:

Arrested in Saint Petersburg

In order to be arrested for criminal charges in Pinellas County, Florida an arrest warrant is not necessary. There has to be a plausible cause. There must be a probable reason to prosecute you for a crime and evidence that is was actually you who committed the crime.

If you are arrested in Saint Petersburg or Clearwater, Pinellas County you are fully protected by constitutional rights. It is important to understand that you will have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Subsequent to your arrest you are not mandated to provide any information to law enforcers or investigators until hiring an attorney.

Saint Petersburg, FL – The Official website for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg City Hall
175 5th St. N.
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 893-7111
FAX (727) 892-5102

Saint Petersburg City Clerk – The Official web page for the City Clerk of St. Petersburg, Florida. The City Clerk’s Office stores all records, documents, and minutes of the City Council.

St. Petersburg City Clerk’s Office
175 5th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 893-7448
FAX (727) 892-5102

Saint Petersburg City Council – The Official web page for St. Petersburg City Council. Official City Council meetings are held in City Hall Council Chambers

St. Petersburg City Council
PO Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 893-7117

Saint Petersburg Police Department – St. Petersburg Police Department is the fourth largest city in Florida with a population of nearly 250,000. St. Petersburg PD is committed to excellence and our determination to adhere to the highest standards of policing.

St. Petersburg Police Department
1300 1 Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7780

Morris Law Firm | Saint Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hire the Morris Law Firm as your St. Pete defense attorney and we will aggressively fight your case. Call or e-mail the Morris Law Firm located in St. Petersburg, Florida, to find out now to best protect your rights. Let our experienced criminal defense attorney help you understand what happens next, understand the potential punishment, determine if you can avoid a criminal record, and determine if your charge can be dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. Acting quickly before the State Attorney files charges can be beneficial to your case. Our attorney fees are reasonable and payment plan options may be available.

Why Choose Our Law Firm?

See the Difference Our Service Provides

    Melinda Morris is a former prosecutor and has handled thousands of criminal cases from investigation through sentencing enabling us to identify weaknesses in the State’s case against you.


    We never settle for the easiest outcome or the typical result. We know how to negotiate with the State Attorney and we will work to get you the best possible outcome.


    Melinda Morris has practiced criminal law for over 20 years. Our clients trust advice that comes from experience in nearly every type of criminal case.


    We will know every client’s story because we will take the time to listen and understand. You will work with your attorney one-on-one at every stage of the process.


    You will have the cell phone number of your attorney. Your attorney will directly return your call, email, or text to answer your pressing questions.


    The government is wasting no time in trying to prove your guilt, a proactive defense is imperative. Prompt and decisive action from your defense attorney is of critical importance.

Meet the Attorneys

Melinda Morris & Seth Shapiro

Client Testimonials

Hear From Real People We've Helped
    I researched other lawyers in the area, and none of them compared.

    “Seth Shapiro, and Morris Law Firm in general, are consummate professionals. I researched other lawyers in the area, and none of them compared, both in price and assistance. Seth always made himself ...”

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    Best legal representation

    “If you want the best legal representation, look no further than Morris law firm. Melinda reassured me from the very first time we spoke over the phone. She is very professional and keeps you updated ...”

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    Very knowledgeable, personable, and gets back to you with in the same day.

    “Seth is an amazing lawyer and did exactly what he told me he was going to do. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and gets back to you with in the same day. Unfortunately I had to hire Seth two ...”

    - Darren D. on Google
    Goes above and beyond

    “Melinda has represented me on numerous cases and the outcome has always been great. Melinda goes above and beyond to defend your rights and get you the best possible outcome. I highly recommend hiring ...”

    - Shasta on Google
    I cannot thank Melinda Morris enough.

    “To the point: Melinda Morris is not only an amazing lawyer, but a compassionate human being. I received same day representation for my child with warmth and tenacious legal experience. Melinda is what ...”

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