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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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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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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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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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Field Sobriety Tests and Common Defense Strategies in Pinellas County, Florida

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 18 2016

Customarily, when a driver is suspected of drunk or impaired driving the law enforcement officer will request the driver submit to Field Sobriety Tests or FSTs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), FSTs are administered to assist law enforcement in making objective arrest decisions during DUI stops. The most common FSTs performed…
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