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Yearly Archives: 2019

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What to Expect at a DMV Hearing

By Meldon Law |

If you have been involved in an arrest for DUI in Florida, you may face a lengthy driver’s license suspension. It is commonly known that a DUI may result in criminal charges, but the associated DMV hearing may not be fully understood. Following a DUI arrest, a driver only has 10 days to apply… Read More

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Bradford County Possession Charge Dropped

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A Lawtey Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a white Mercedes for traveling 58 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer asked the driver to step out… Read More

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Alachua County Possession Charge Dropped

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A Santa Fe college student was found in possession of cocaine when their wallet was turned into the Santa Fe College lost and found. While the contents of the wallet were inventoried, a small plastic bag that contained a white powdery substance was found. The substance field-tested positive for cocaine, and the individual was… Read More

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How to Find a Good DUI Attorney

By Meldon Law |

Driving under the influence is a serious offense. In the United States, drunk drivers cause approximately one out of every three traffic-related deaths. Every day, 29 people die in car crashes involving a drunk driver. In 2017, the Florida DMV reported there were 43,899 citations issued for DUI violations. Of these DUI violations, many,… Read More

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Hernando County Driver Has Second DUI Reduced

By Meldon Law |

A deputy from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Treehaven Drive and Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill in reference to a driver that was sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle. The vehicle was stopped at a stop sign and the deputy went to contact the driver of the vehicle…. Read More

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Columbia County DUI Charge Reduced

By Meldon Law |

A Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling the area of Bascom Norris and U.S. Highway 90 when he observed a grey pickup turn right on Bascom Norris Road with a turn signal. Once the vehicle crossed the railroad tracks, the vehicle drifted into the opposite lane of travel and stayed in the lane for… Read More

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Got Probable Cause?

By Meldon Law |

A vast majority of DUI cases start with a law enforcement officer conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for some type of infraction. The infractions vary from speeding all the way to failure to maintain a single lane. Generally speaking, to conduct a valid traffic stop, an officer needs probable cause. But what… Read More

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Ocala Driver Pleas to Reduced Charge

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The Ocala Police Department conducted a traffic stop around the 800 block of North Pine Avenue on a motor vehicle after running the license plate of the vehicle and finding that the registered owner of the vehicle did not have a valid license. The officer then made contact with the driver of the vehicle,… Read More

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Florida’s DUI Penalties

By Meldon Law |

In Florida, the police may charge you with DUI, even if you were not actually driving at the time of the incident. If you are intoxicated and behind the wheel of a vehicle, you are “in actual physical control” of the vehicle under the law, even if the keys are not in the ignition…. Read More

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How Much Does a DUI Attorney Cost?

By Meldon Law |

If you were arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you are not alone. In 2018, there were 32,177 DUI arrests in Florida, 108 of which were in Ocala, 172 in Gainesville, and 467 in Fort Lauderdale. DUI means driving when your normal faculties are impaired, or when you have blood alcohol… Read More

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