Firm Overview

Main Office

Main Office
129 North Main Street
Brooksville FL 34601

Phone

(352) 796-9999

Fax

(352) 796-9977

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

On Criminal Defense Cases

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Criminal Defense

Hourly Rates

$250 - $350

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00

Emergency After Hours

No

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney, Hernando County FL The attorneys of Morris Law Group in Brooksville, Florida are Dedicated to the vigorous defense of the constitutional rights of our clients while maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession.

Criminal Defense Attorney, Hernando County Florida

The attorneys of Morris Law Group in Brooksville, Florida are Dedicated to the vigorous defense of the constitutional rights of our clients while maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession.

It is the burden of the state to prove each and every element of the crime you have been charged with beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. An investigation of your arrest and a review of the evidence by an experienced criminal defense attorney may reveal defenses not immediately apparent.

Morris Law Group aggressively represents clients in regard to the following of criminal defense matters:

Driving DUI and DWI:
A drunk driving conviction in Florida is an incredibly serious matter. Even first-time offenders face jail time, driver’s license suspension and considerable fines.

Boating BUI and BWI:
Boating is a fun family or recreational activity, and many people do not realize the severity of BUI charges, and the dangerous legal situation you are facing if you are arrested and charged.

Driving Without License:
If you have been accused of driving without a license, it is important to understand the severity of the penalties you face. They can be harsh. With an experienced attorney on your side, you can fight the charges and protect your interests.

Drug Offenses:
Drug crime convictions can show up on a person’s criminal record and negatively impact their career, education, and housing opportunities. This is why it is very important to retain a skilled Florida drug crime attorney.

Domestic Violence:
Domestic violence is physical violence, threatened violence and abuse that occurs within the various types of relationships. Regardless of the charge, you need to hire an experienced domestic violence defense attorney immediately.

Restraining Orders:
When you suffer abuse or you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to consult with an experienced domestic violence attorney who can protect your rights.

Theft and Fraud:
Whether fair or not, a conviction for theft or fraud creates an impression that you are dishonest and untrustworthy.

Violation of Probation:
When a defendant is placed on probation in Florida, he or she must abide by specific terms in order to avoid imprisonment and further penalties.

Assault and Battery:
A few harsh words can lead to a misunderstanding, and an altercation can lead to assault charges. Whether the alleged crime occurred in the home, workplace, or in a bar, there are a lot of factors to consider when gathering evidence in an assault case.

Weapon Offenses:
In an attempt to rid the streets of weapons and the types of crimes which are often associated with guns and other dangerous weapons, law enforcement and prosecutors aggressively seek to obtain weapons charge convictions.

Sex Crimes:
No one wants to live with the lifelong stigma of a sex crimes conviction. From jail time and the damage to your reputation, to having to register as a sex offender, there are serious potential consequences.

Bail and Bond Hearings:
The purpose of bail is to give an arrested person her freedom until she is convicted of a crime, and the amount of bail must be no more than is reasonably necessary to keep her from fleeing before a case is over.

Warrants:
Florida courts and law enforcement agencies take warrants seriously and will seek you out and arrest you if you do not appear for a mandatory court appearance, if you violate parole or if you fail to fulfill your court-ordered sentencing.

Hit and run:
The Police Department maintains a hit and run detail because many accidents involve drivers who for whatever reason leave the scene before a complete investigation occurs.

Traffic Tickets:
Morris Law Group Traffic Violation lawyers specialize in the field of traffic laws and violations of traffic laws. From minor parking meter citations to major speeding tickets and DUI cases, our traffic lawyers are dedicated to aggressive representation of your legal rights in court.

Were you properly arrested? When you are stopped and arrested certain procedures must be followed. The police cannot stop you without a valid reason and they must have probable cause to arrest you. Searches of you and your property must follow specific guidelines.

Is the police report accurate? The police report is one person’s interpretation of events. It might contain omissions and biases. There may also be inconsistencies and prejudices in statements made by others. Statements you may have made to the police may have been unlawfully obtained

Know your legal rights! Our constitution guarantees each of us certain rights when the government accuses anyone of violating the law.

Did you know that you have the right to….Plead not guilty…a speedy trial before a jury of your peers…review all the evidence the state plans to use against you…cross examine all witnesses the government will use against you…legal representation to contest the charges.

It is our firm belief that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

Divorce

Located in Brooksville Florida, the law offices of Morris Law Group, help families work through difficult family law issues. We strive to resolve issues in a way that avoids contentious, costly litigation if possible.

Families confronted with divorce face a great deal of uncertainty. Financially, it may be impossible to keep a home, make car payments, and pay for a child’s education. When children are involved, determining which parent will have custody and under what terms creates emotional stress and anxiety for everyone.

Morris Law Group specializes in the following divorce related considerations:

Divorce Related Issues: These cases frequently address issues regarding shared or sole parental responsibility, child custody, child support, visitation,relocation of residency out-of-state, alimony, equitable distribution of property and attorneys fees and costs associated with the litigation.

High Asset Cases: Morris Law Group of Brooksville, Florida, takes great pride in its ability to handle complex high income and large asset cases. The firm has available to it experienced forensic experts who advise our clients about the value of their assets and extent of their liabilities, assess the tax implications of major family law related decisions, and document the income of the parties.

Post Divorce Modification: After the divorce is final, some clients want to change the terms of the Judge’s Final Judgment. Typical changes include the following:
Change of Custody: Some clients, who were not awarded custody of the children, ask the Court to change custody after the divorce is final.

Relocation: Many of these cases involve a request by the spouse with custody of children to relocate his or her residence outside the State of Florida.

Increase or decrease child support: As income increases or decreases, clients seek increases or decreases in an obligation to pay child support.

Increases, decreases or termination of alimony: The law permits increases, decreases and termination of alimony obligations under certain circumstances.

Domestic Violence Injunctions: The attorneys of Morris Law Group in Brooksville Florida, take domestic violence issues seriously. There are injunctions prohibiting acts of domestic violence that are available to protect victims from further acts of domestic violence. The Firm supports the goal of “Zero Tolerance” of domestic violence. The firm also vigorously opposes the false allegations of domestic violence frequently used by some to gain tactical advantages in a divorce.

Child Abduction Cases: These cases generally involve efforts to get children back into the arms of a custodial parent after the child has been wrongfully abducted. Children can disappear into the underground forever. To try and obtain an expeditious return of the child, the firm maintains relations with local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies which frequently assist in the child’s recovery.

Child Support: The divorce attorneys of Morris Law Group in Brooksville Florida, assists clients in determining the amount of child support that may be required to be paid in a divorce or modification action. The Florida Statutory Guidelines are explained as are the obligations of the non-custodial parent to contribute to certain non-insurance covered expenses of the child, to the cost of a life insurance policy to secure the child support obligation and, possibly, to the cost of day care. Income deduction orders, similar to garnishment orders, can be entered requiring the payor’s employer to deduct the court ordered amount of child support directly from the payor’s paycheck. In some circumstances, rotating custody can reduce the amount of child support the non-custodial parent may be required to pay.

Custody and Visitation: During the divorce, Morris Law Group advocates the position of the client regarding custody or visitation, both on a temporary basis during the litigation and for final purposes. The firm has professional relationships with experienced forensic custody evaluators to assist the client in this regard. After the divorce is final, the firm can be retained to ask for a change in custody or a visitation schedule.

Paternity Determinations: A lawsuit to determine the legal father of a child is a family law related legal matter. Both the biological mother and the biological father can initiate a lawsuit to establish paternity.

Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements: Morris Law Group of Brooksville Florida, handles both Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements. Prenuptial Agreements involve people who are not yet married who wish to resolve all financial issues that may arise in the unlikely event of a future divorce. Postnuptial Agreements are drawn up after marriage so both parties involved can enter into financial and other agreements in the effort to put financial issues to rest in the event of a divorce. These agreements free up the couple to focus on efforts to keep the marriage together.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are diligent in our commitment to the belief that the practice of law is both a profession and a service business because every client matters.

Robert Morris

The Morris Law Group P.A.

Robert A. Morris, Jr. has been practicing law in Hernando County since 1991 when he started his career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit . While working at the State Attorneys Office he prosecuted a variety of crimes including DUI's, misdemeanors and felony offenses. Born in Indiana Robert graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1984 and then continued on to received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University located in Muncie, Indiana in 1988. Robert graduated Law School from Valparaiso University School of Law, which is located a short distance from Chicago Illinois, in 1991.

Robert relocated to Florida after graduation from Law School based upon his work in the horse industry and settled in Ocala where he started his career as a prosecutor. After taking and passing both the Florida and the Indiana bar exams within two weeks of each other he was assigned to Brooksville, Florida where he has remained ever since.

Robert started his practice in 1994 while living in the back of his office on a side road in Brooksville. Over the past 25 years his practice has grown into a full-service law firm catering to the diverse clientele of the area. He has worked both with and against the local Court systems and county government for the benefit of his clients and has developed an intricate knowledge of the ins and outs of our system.

Education

Ball State University
Bachelors Degree, 1988

Valaparaiso University
Degree in Law, 1991

Culver Military Academy
Formal Education, 1984

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