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No More Excessive Fines or Penalties in Florida

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Jul. 22 2019

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…
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DUI & BUI Enforcement 4th of July Weekend 2019

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 03 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,…
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Seth Shapiro Wins the 2019 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 29 2019

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

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Jan. 25 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,…
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Attorney Melinda Morris rated one of the Top 3 DUI Lawyers in St. Petersburg for 2019!

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Jan. 24 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,…
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Pinellas County Sheriff Offering Labor Day Weekend Specials

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Sep. 01 2018

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…
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Attorney Melinda Morris rated one of the Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Petersburg!

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Aug. 07 2018

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,…
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Lights, No Camera, Action – Police Body Camera Use In Tampa Bay

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Jul. 26 2018

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…
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How Many Drinks Is Over The Limit in Florida? The Answer May Surprise You.

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 19 2018

In Florida a law enforcement officer can make an arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) based on the officer’s observations of indicators of impairment.  An officer may use general observations and Field Sobriety Tests to reach probable cause for a DUI arrest. After the arrest for DUI has been made, the officer will ask…
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This is NOT the Memorial Day SALE You Are Looking For:

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
May. 28 2018

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….
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