Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-117

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 8, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Man Poses As A Lawyer In Court

    Deputies arrest man posing as an attorney.
    • Friday
    • April 8, 2011
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • County Center
    • 601 Kennedy Boulevard
    • Tampa, FL


    (Booking Photo from 12/13/06)

    Michael Frank McVittie   
    DOB: 05/22/76
    914 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road
    Lutz, FL

    Charges:  Practicing Law Without A License (Felony)


    Today at 9:00 a.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Michael Frank McVittie at the County Center, 601 Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa.  According to deputies, Mr. McVittie arrived at the County Center and met with County Attorney Richard Cox.

    During this meeting, McVittie represented himself as an attorney and the legal counsel in an animal rights case.  Deputies checked with the Florida Bar and verified that Mr. McVittie does not have a valid license to practice law in the State of Florida.  Mr. McVittie then became loud and disruptive at which time he was taken into custody and charged with Practicing Law without a License.
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