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Melinda Morris

Melinda Morris


Criminal Defense Lawyer
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
St. Petersburg, FL
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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Legal Committee
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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About Melinda Morris

St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI | First Time Offenders | Juvenile | Drug Charges

Attorney 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.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (17%)
 
Federal Crimes (9%)
 
DUI / DWI (9%)
 
Drug Crimes (9%)
 
Marijuana Law (8%)
 
Juvenile Defense (8%)
 
Domestic Violence (8%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (8%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (8%)
 
White Collar Crime (8%)
 
Probation Violations (8%)
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Attorney Profile: Melinda Morris - Morris Law Firm

DUI Offenses

Résumé - Melinda Morris

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1999

Work Experience

Morris Law Firm, P.A.
Morris Law Firm, P.A.
Owner at Morris Law Firm
2008

Trial Attorney at Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co.
20042007

Prosecuting Attorney at FL State Attorney's Office
19942004

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Education

Stetson University College of Law
MBA
1999

Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctor
1999

Florida State University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
1996

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Associations

Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Hillsborough County Bar Association
2012

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Member
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009

Member
St. Petersburg Bar Association
2009

Member
Florida Bar Association
1999

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Awards & Recognitions

Peer Reviewed Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
2017

Client's Choice
Avvo
2016

Client Raiting
Martindale-Hubbell
2015

Client's Choice
Avvo
2015

Rising Star
Tampa Bay Times
2008

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

Case Results - Melinda Morris

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DUI
Police responded after client’s vehicle got stuck on an embankment. Police requested Field Sobriety Tests, client refused. Client was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Police requested a Breathalyzer te...

Dismissed
Possession of Marijuana
Client was on probation for a previous felony charge of Possession of Marijuana when he was arrested again for Possession of Marijuana during a traffic violation and subsequent search of the client’...

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Attorney Endorsements


Leslie M. Sammis
Endorsement:
December 10, 2019
Melinda Morris is a very good criminal defense attorney. I've known her since law school and during the time she was a prosecutor in Pinellas County. For the past ten plus years, she's earned her reputation as an excellent criminal defense attorney in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area. She has the respect of the prosecutors and the judges, but she doesn't back down from a fight and provides an aggressive defense at every stage of the case.

Contact Melinda Morris

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

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Membership with The Florida Bar -

Melinda Morris - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Melinda Morris on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's current membership classification, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.



National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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