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Labor Day Weekend DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for September 3-4, 2017

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Sep. 03 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…
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Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) – Update – 08-23-17

Seth Shapiro
By: Seth Shapiro
Aug. 23 2017

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…
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Seth Shapiro Wins the 2017 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 29 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Seth Shapiro, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been awarded the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2017.  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…
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Melinda Morris Rated 10.0 “Superb” by Avvo.com

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 24 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Melinda Morris, Attorney at Law, Owner at the Morris Law Firm has been rated a 10.0 – “Superb” by Avvo.com.  See Melinda Morris’ Avvo Profile here. The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. Avvo creates the rating using a proprietary model…
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Update #2: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – Real Life Issues

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 18 2017

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 . We have taken issue with the program’s selective enforcement, constitutionality, records keeping, and the issue of the requirement…
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Operation Dry Water Targets BUI on 4th of July Weekend 2017

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 01 2017

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 number of BUI related accidents and fatalities on the water.  Operation Dry Water was started in 2009 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) along…
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DUI Wolf Pack Operation Set for 4th of July Weekend 2017

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 30 2017

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 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. July 2017’s…
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Can You Legally Record the Police in Florida?

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jun. 01 2017

We recently reported on the potential rise of body cameras being used by law enforcement in the Tampa Bay Area.  While Pasco County utilizes body cameras for every officer, other Tampa Bay law enforcement agencies have yet to implement the technology in any form.  Notably, the St. Petersburg Police department has waffled on the issue…
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2017 Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement and DUI Wolf Pack Follow-Up

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
May. 29 2017

We recently reported on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office leading another “Wolf Pack” operation focusing on apprehending drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).  While the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has not officially announced another DUI Wolf Pack for the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, there is no doubt that enforcement efforts will be…
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Update: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) – A Questionable Success

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
May. 10 2017

We wrote extensively about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) in our blog last November shortly after it was launched – read the original blog here: Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program – The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown  – that blog outlined the program, eligibility criteria, as well as…
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