EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND PEOPLE CHARGED WITH DUI IN ALACHUA COUNTY AND NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

This library contains articles that we at Meldon Law hope to be of help to you when dealing with accidents of all types, serious injuries, DUI arrests, and other criminal charges. This library is intended to be a resource for public information and help Florida drivers to protect themselves. Remember, every case is unique and these articles do not intend to give or represent legal advice for any particular case. Please feel free to give me a call at (352) 373-8000 if you have any questions about your case, or contact us. I also value your input and would like to hear from you about what topics YOU would like to have discussed here, you can email me at jmeldon@meldonlaw.com.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OFFENSES: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BUT STAY SAFE!

Knowing the difference between a primary and a secondary offense is important when it comes to the rights of a driver or a motorcyclist during a stop by a law enforcement officer and the reasons behind a stop. This article will define and discuss their differences. What is a primary offense? A primary offense is […]

AVOID A BICYCLE ACCIDENT – ADULT SAFETY TIPS

As an experienced accident attorney, who has helped many victims of cycling accidents and their families in Gainesville, Ocala and the surrounding areas, I recognize that adult bike safety saves lives. In a crash, a bike is no match for a 3,000 pound car. Cycling safety in Florida is especially important because Florida ranks second […]

BICYCLISTS – KNOW THE LAW AND STAY ALIVE

As an experienced accident attorney, I have seen my share of tragic bicycle accidents-many of which could have been prevented. It is vital for motor vehicle operators, bicyclists, children, and parents of child cyclists to know the law about bicycles and save lives. Here is the information and laws that may just save your or […]

A MOTORISTS GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLES – SHARE THE ROAD

The best way to avoid a motorist-on-motorcycle crash is to drive defensively. As an experienced personal injury and accident attorney, I am particularly concerned with safety awareness among all road occupants and the consequences of the 2000 repeal of the Florida Helmet Law. As the summer months approach, more motorcycles will be sharing the road […]

SOME FACTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT CHINESE DRYWALL

The idea of something within our walls, something our house is made of, causing corrosion to our appliances, air conditioner, and television sets, along with health problems such as sinus infections and rashes can be a terrifying thought. This is why Chinese drywall has become such a highly discussed topic in today’s news. Chinese drywall […]

HOT TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS – RIDE SAFE THIS SUMMER

As a Gainesville and surrounding areas motorcycle accident attorney; here are some tips for bikers for safe motorcycle riding this summer in Florida: Check your “T-CLOCS”. Before riding, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends completing a “T-CLOCS” inspection: “T” (tires and wheels); “C” (controls; “L” (lights); “O” (oil and fluids); “C” (chassis); and “S” (stand). Road-Ready […]

FLORIDA LAWS ON PASSING OTHER VEHICLES

Passing can be a dangerous task, especially on two-lane, rural roads or at night when visibility is not the best. In this article, accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, summarizes the law on how and when is the best time to pass another vehicle on the road in order to be as safe as possible in Florida. […]

AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE: LAWS, RECOMMENDATIONS, FACTORS AND TIPS FOR FLORIDA DRIVERS.

Gainesville Accident Attorney, Jeffrey Meldon’s Florida Insurance: Laws, Recommendations, Factors and Tips Having adequate insurance coverage is probably the most important thing you can do to protect yourself in the event of an accident. As a Florida car accident attorney for 37 years, day in and day out people are shocked when I have to […]

IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR DUI DWI IN GAINESVILLE OR ALACHUA COUNTY, YOU HAVE 10 DAYS TO APPEAL YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION BY REQUESTING A DMV FORMAL REVIEW HEARING

– – – – – If you are arrested for DUI DWI in Gainesville or Alachua County, you have 10 days to appeal your driver’s license suspension! If you are arrested for DUI there are two (2) penalties you are facing: 1. DUI Criminal Conviction 2. Driver’s License Suspension by the DMV (If you are […]

DEFERRED PROSECUTION PILOT PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN DUI’S IN GAINESVILLE AND ALACHUA COUNTY EXPLAINED. PART I

The State Attorney’s Office for the Eight Judicial Circuit of Florida, which includes Gainesville and Alachua County has a new pilot program for some DUI offenders. This artilce is part one of a two part series; Part I will focus on explaining what Deferrred Prosecution is and Part II will discuss the criteria for being […]