Attorney Melinda Morris was a former assistant state attorney and has extensive experience prosecuting a variety of violation of probation offenses. With the experience she gained in that role, she understands how to weaken the prosecutions’ case and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf to defend your freedom. #violationofprobation #PinellasCounty
If arrested for a traffic offense, it is important to review your options with a defense lawyer before admitting guilt. #Florida #textinganddriving
While the ruling of the case would only have an effect on federal law, it could also impact how states like Florida address the issue of synthetic drugs. Learn more about this case and the synthetic drug problem in Florida. #syntheticdrugs #Florida
One concern from a sheriff regarding the legislation is that marijuana is a “gateway drug.” Despite deep criticism by marijuana reform activists, the bill may still have a chance at passing in the legislature. #medicalmarijuana #Florida
An experienced attorney can fight for your entry into a pre-trial diversion program, which upon completion will result in the dismissal of all charges against you. Your attorney can also assist with subsequent record sealing or expunging, which is an appealing option for people concerned with background checks. #firsttimeoffender #PinellasCounty
Channel 10 Investigates showed recently how civil forfeiture was actually helping some agencies pad their budgets through intentionally targeting expensive cars and even when charges are dropped, vehicles are often not returned to the owner. They are also making money through a city ordinance that allows police to impound vehicles associated with misdemeanor crimes involving lewdness, prostitution, or drugs. Critics say that state laws make it clear vehicle seizures should be limited to felony crimes.
Morris Law Firm is proud to advocate for the rights of clients facing misdemeanor, felony, and federal charges in the Tampa Bay area. Melinda Morris, the firm's founder, is dedicated to fighting for the futures of each client, making it a priority to fight for the best possible outcomes and does not settle for anything less.
The criminal defense firm's clients receive the benefit of Melinda's deep insight into Florida's criminal justice system. Melinda Morris received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Stetson University College of Law, an institution ranked highly for trial advocacy and legal writing by the U.S. News and World Report. She further built on this education by obtaining a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the same highly regarded university. This comprehensive educational background helped create a solid foundation for her career as an attorney.
Soon after becoming an attorney in 1999, Melinda Morris served as a felony prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Pinellas County. She has served as a member of the DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide Squad, as a domestic violence prosecutor, and as a child abuse prosecutor. She has participated in more than 50 jury trials where she earned first-hand experience for a variety of cases, including first-degree murder, manslaughter, capital sexual battery, robbery, DUI, domestic violence, and others.
As a criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida, Melinda Morris uses her previous experience and insight fight the charges faced by her clients. She is devoted to protecting the futures of her clients, no matter the charges they face. Her firm represents adults and youth facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including DUI, juvenile offenses, drug charges, marijuana offenses, domestic violence, economic crimes, and more.
Call (727) 388-4736 or send an online message through the firm's website to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Petersburg criminal lawyer today. The Morris Law Firm represents clients throughout Pinellas County, including Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Largo, Seminole, Gulfport, South Pasadena, and nearby communities. This is your opportunity to learn more about your legal options in a compassionate setting directly with dedicated defense advocates.