Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the managing attorney of the Morris Law Firm, P.A. As a former Assistant State Attorney with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL, Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing. This experience prosecuting cases, along with Ms. Morris’ extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, allows her to aggressively defend her clients. While a felony prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County, Ms. Morris prosecuted thousands of criminal cases including DUI, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, and various other misdemeanor and felony offenses. This understanding of the techniques used often by the prosecution has proved invaluable for her criminal defense clients. Ms. Morris served as a member of the DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide Squad, a Lead Trial Attorney, a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, and a Child Abuse Prosecutor. She has participated in over 50 jury trials, and has first-hand experience and jury trials for first-degree murder, manslaughter, capital sexual battery, robbery, DUI Manslaughter, DUI, domestic violence and others.
Ms. Morris attended Stetson University where she received both a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration. Stetson University College of Law is ranked No. 1 for trial advocacy and No. 2 for legal writing by U.S. News & World Report and has provided Ms. Morris her outstanding legal foundation. Ms. Morris’ MBA degree in addition to her JD degree enables her to understand the nuances and intricacies of business and corporate procedure, and allows her to provide outstanding representation for those clients accused of White Collar Crimes. In 2008, Melinda Morris was named a “Rising Star” by the Tampa Bay Times. Ms. Morris is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association.
What You Must Know If You Have Been Arrested For DUI
The book was created with the intent to provide critical information about DUI arrests in Florida to our clients and potential clients. While this information is not a substitute for the direct guidance and counsel of an attorney on your specific facts and circumstances, it may serve to reinforce information you have received from your attorney, or answer questions you may have as you make a decision on retaining an attorney for your DUI case.
This book was created from a series of in-depth interviews with criminal defense attorney and former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris, Esq. of the Morris Law Firm. The contents herein are presented in an informal and conversational tone as if the reader were listening in on the interview. We are sorry that you may be reading this book because you or a loved one are going through the unfortunate incident of being charged with a DUI, and hope we can help resolve your case.