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Law Offices of Russo Pelletier & Sullivan, P.A.
Pinellas County, Florida
Attorneys Marc Pelletier & Tim Sullivan Handle DUI & Criminal Defense Cases Arising Out of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida.
Interests: pinellas county criminal justice system, florida criminal law, dui defense, hardship driver's licenses & dhsmv issues, felony and misdemeanor charges in st. petersburg / clearwater, violation of probation, outstanding warrants
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If you were recently arrested for a DUI in Clearwater, St. Petersburg or the surrounding cities of Pinellas County, you will likely be bombarded with advertisements from local (and non-local) attorneys who are offering their services. As with any service... Continue reading
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From May 21, 2018 through June 3, 2018, law enforcement personnel in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding areas of Pinellas County will have a targeted patrol looking for individuals who are not wearing their seatbelts. During this operation, the... Continue reading
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Pinellas County Attorney Marc Pelletier appeared on WTSP 10 News to offer his opinion and advice following the recent Pena decision governing lawful stops of your vehicle by law enforcement should anything be obstructing your license plate. Continue reading
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One of the more common questions that our Pinellas County DUI Defense law firm is asked is “what can I use my business purposes only license for?” In many cases, our office is able to secure a hardship license after... Continue reading
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As college students and retirees alike flee the cold weather in the north, St. Petersburg and Clearwater is a popular destination that provides sun, beaches, and Major League Baseball Spring Training. One need only drive on the roads of Pinellas... Continue reading
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If you were recently arrested in St. Petersburg, Clearwater or the surrounding areas of Pinellas County and have been ordered to wear a SCRAM “Continuous Alcohol Monitor” (CAM), we can help. Call Our Office for a Free Consultation 727-578-0303. Continue reading
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Avoiding Publicity and Social Media Be Careful What You Do or Say…It Can Come Back to Haunt You…While your criminal charge is pending, avoiding publicity after arrest is essential. You can achieve this by carefully monitoring your behavior and statements.... Continue reading
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Pre Arrest versus Post Arrest Diversion Diversion programs are designed within the the criminal justice system to avoid a formal conviction. A pre-arrest diversion program for minors was approved by the Florida Legislature many years ago. "Pre-arrest" avoids a formal... Continue reading
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Experienced St. Petersburg / Clearwater DUI attorneys answer the question "Should I Submit to Urine Testing if arrested for a DUI in Florida" and discuss the benefits and consequences should you choose to refuse. Call today for a free consultation 727-578-0303 Continue reading
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Our St. Petersburg and Clearwater Florida DUI Defense team provides tips to make sure that you don’t find yourself facing a DUI charge this holiday season. Continue reading
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Our DUI criminal defense attorneys answer the question, can you really be arrested for a DUI riding a horse? A recent Polk County arrest caught nation attention that had many asking this question. Continue reading
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The cost of a DUI just went up in St. Petersburg, City Council passes new vehicle impound penalty of $500 for those persons arrested for DUI. Continue reading
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Former State Prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys in St. Petersburg/Clearwater explain the options for Florida college students facing criminal charges including drug and alcohol charges. Call our office today for a free consultation at 727-578-0303 Continue reading
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When looking for the best Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Attorney ask the lawyer about his legal training and experience. Continue reading
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Highly experienced former state prosecutors can help you defend a trafficking in Fentanyl charge. Schedule free consultation to learn your options. 727-578-0303 Continue reading
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St. Petersburg Clearwater defense attorneys Marc Pelletier and Tim Sullivan explain how the new Pinellas Tracer laser can impact your criminal case Continue reading
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Boating Under the Influence Summer is here and with it comes heightened enforcement of boating laws in the waterways and along the beaches. In 2015, Pinellas County ranked fifth in the state for boating accidents, while Florida leads the nation... Continue reading
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Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone hydrochloride and is the newest pain killer of choice on the street. Opana has become a popular substitute for users of Oxycotin. This drug has become the latest pain killer to achieve an... Continue reading
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After a statement this month by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri to the Tampa Bay Times, it seems likely that a new partnership will soon be forming between the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board in an... Continue reading
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Your body processes an illegal drug or a medication in the same manner it processes any other substance, such as food or water. Everything that enters your body must go through the same biological steps of metabolism until the substance... Continue reading
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The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) uses a classification system that takes into consideration many different factors in arriving at a Custody Assessment and Reclassification System (CARS) "score." This score is used to assign a person to one of five... Continue reading
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In years past, law enforcement officers enjoyed an unquestioned reputation for hard work, fairness and honesty. They were recognized for a very high standard of conduct and for the most part, the public perceived them as beyond reproach. Television reinforced... Continue reading
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Our office previously wrote an in-depth article about the Pinellas Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion (APAD) Program that went operational on October 17th, 2016. The new program enables individuals who commit twelve different misdemeanor offenses to avoid a formal arrest and a... Continue reading
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Why am I Being Asked to Participate in APAD? If you have received a “Notice of Referral” and have been requested to report within 48 hours to the Pinellas County Jail on 49th Street in Clearwater, it is because you... Continue reading
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The results of a polygraph or “lie detector” examination are normally not admissible in Florida courtrooms. If the results from this machine were admissible as evidence, this would circumvent the responsibility of a jury who is charged with the duty... Continue reading