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Domestic Violence Arrests During a Pandemic

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Nov. 15 2020

Domestic Violence includes assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. Domestic violence arrests in Pinellas County and throughout the Tampa Bay area have increased…
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I Have To Go To Court For What?

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Nov. 08 2020

It is stressful enough to receive an official notice that you must appear in criminal court.  It only makes matters worse when you are left to attempt to decipher what the purpose of the hearing is with names like Arraignment, Pre-Trial, and Dispositional Hearing. So, here are the most common court hearing types and what…
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A New Way To Take The Fifth

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Aug. 16 2020

When police want to question a suspect, by law they should read a Miranda warning.  Often, individuals refer to this as being read their “rights.” A Miranda warning in Florida should include the following: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of…
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Seth Shapiro Wins the 2020 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 30 2020

Seth Shapiro, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been awarded the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2020.  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…
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Operation Dry Water Targets Boating Under The Influence on 4th of July Weekend 2020

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 04 2020

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies to monitor our local waterways for impaired boaters. Boating Under the Influence applies to drugs, as well as alcohol. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is a year-round boating under the influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign. The stated goal of Operation Dry Water is to reduce the…
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Attorney Melinda Morris rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Petersburg for 2020!

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Jan. 01 2020

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 2020. 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,…
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