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Melinda Morris

727-388-4736
Melinda A Morris
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE Ste 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com
Phone: 727-388-4736
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Melinda Morris

Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Melinda Morris

Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Melinda Morris

Member,
Legal Committee

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Melinda Morris

Member

About Melinda Morris

With nearly 15 years criminal defense experience, Melinda Morris has the hands-on experience needed to thoroughly understand the criminal justice process and create unyielding defenses for adults and minors accused of crimes in the St. Petersburg area. As Owner of Morris Law Firm, Melinda Morris gives each client the highest levels of attention and makes it a priority to educate them on their lega... read more »

Biography

With nearly 15 years criminal defense experience, Melinda Morris has the hands-on experience needed to thoroughly understand the criminal justice process and create unyielding defenses for adults and minors accused of crimes in the St. Petersburg area.

As Owner of Morris Law Firm, Melinda Morris gives each client the highest levels of attention and makes it a priority to educate them on their legal options.  Her diverse experience as both a trial attorney and as a prosecuting attorney helps Melinda Morris to see each situation with a perspective that takes both sides into consideration when creating a thorough defense. Her practice areas include the defense of cases related to DUI, drug crimes, violent crime, weapons charges,juvenile offenses, and other misdemeanor and felony crimes.

Call (727) 388-4736 if you would like a free consultation with former prosecutor Melinda Morris, where you can discuss your case in detail.  She can help you understand the charges you are going up against and better prepare you for what to expect concerning your case.  Don’t let a criminal record hinder your chances at a successful future, call today. 

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Contact Information

Melinda Morris -
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
111 2nd Ave NE Ste 515
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 727-338-4736
  • Office: 727-388-4736
  • Fax: 727-388-9639

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense9.00%
Federal Crimes9.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving9.00%
Drug Crimes9.00%
Marijuana Defense8.00%
Juvenile Defense8.00%
Domestic Violence8.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record8.00%
Firearm and Weapon Charges8.00%
Theft Crimes8.00%
White Collar Crime8.00%
Probation Violations8.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 1999

Work Experience

Position Duration
Owner at Morris Law Firm 2008 – present
Trial Attorney at Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. 20042007
Prosecuting Attorney at FL State Attorney's Office 19942004

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Stetson University College of Law Business Administration MBA 1999
Stetson University College of Law Law Juris Doctor 1999
Florida State University Political Science Bachelor of Science (BS) 1996

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009 – present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009 – present
Member Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2009 – present
Member St. Petersburg Bar Association 2009 – present
Member Florida Bar Association 1999 – present
Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Rising Star Tampa Bay Times 2008

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Florida Supreme Court Restricts Cell Phone Searches

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses the recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that holds a warrant is required before the content of a... [read more]

Pinellas Narcotics Detective Resigns

Posted on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses the recent resignation of a Pinellas County Narcotics Detective based on evidence the Sheriff&rs... [read more]

Unwise Use of Social Media Can Bring Criminal Charges in Tampa Bay

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses how the unwise use of social media sites such as Facebook can bring criminal charges.Issue:There... [read more]

Florida Stand Your Ground Law Under Review

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses recent scrutiny over the Florida Stand Your Ground law.Issue:Stand Your Ground laws are also kno... [read more]

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Under Fire Again

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses the recent turmoil affecting the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Issue:In late 2011 the P... [read more]

Florida Senate Bill 212 Potentially Limits Juvenile Sentences

Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012

Tampa Bay Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses the proposed Senate Bill 212 and its potential effect on juvenile sentences.Issue:Florida Senate... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Tampa Bay Area Alleged Drug Offenders Challenging Florida Drug Sentences After Federal Judge Ruling; St. Petersburg Narcotics Attorney Melinda Morris Examines the Law

Published October 2012

Publisher: PR Web

A U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Judge deems controlled substance laws unconstitutional due to lack of a knowledge requirement violated due process. Hundreds of individuals cha[...]

Florida Proposed Bill Would Change Juvenile Life Sentence Terms; St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer Analyzes Possible Effects of the Bill on Juvenile Offenders

Published March 2012

Publisher: PR Web

Melinda Morris examines the proposed Florida Senate Bill 212, which focuses on amending juvenile sentencing laws and the possible impact this bill could have on minors accused of crimes in Florida if [...]

Tampa law enforcement agencies target of civil suit

Published 2001

Publisher: The Examiner

Case information and laws concerning constitutionality of an arrest.

Failed Legislation to Reduce Criminal Penalties under Florida Law Means Severe Consequences for Teens Who are Caught

Published 2001

Publisher: PR Web

Melinda Morris explains why in Florida juveniles may face charges of \\\"child pornography\\\" if caught sending inappropriate pictures via portable devices.

Florida Pain Clinics Face Uncertain Regulations: Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Attorney Weighs in on the Effects of Pill Mill Legislation

Published 2001

Publisher: PR Web

Melinda Morris analyzes the effects enforcement of SB2722 may have on pain clinics in Tampa Bay, Florida and surrounding areas, and the governor’s moves to eliminate Florida’s Office of Drug Control and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.