Year: 2019

Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys

A Marion County Sheriff’s Ocala Deputy responded to a location in Citra, Florida in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the alleged victim, who advised that he and the defendant had been involved in a verbal altercation over a property dispute. The alleged victim stated…

Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Ocala Police Department conducted a traffic stop around the 300 block of Southeast 17th Street 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…

Criminal Defense Lawyer FL

A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is a contract between the defendant and the State Attorney’s Office. This contract is typically negotiated between a defense attorney and a prosecutor. Typically a defendant must have no prior criminal history and in cases involving a victim (battery), the victim usually must be okay…

Possession of Cannabis

Generally, speaking there are two different charges for possession of cannabis. One is possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and the other is possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis. The major difference between the two is that possession of more than 20 grams is a felony…

Traffic Offenders

A habitual traffic offender (HTO) is a person who has received either three driving while license suspended (DWLS) offenses in a period of five (5) years, these three driving while license suspended can either be all civil citations for driving while license suspended, all three can be criminal or it…

Marion County DUI Court

by Ian Pickens Established in October 2000, DUI Court’s mission has been to reduce the number of repeat DUI offenders. DUI Court provides alternative community-based treatment and is structured to provide repeat offenders with intense outpatient treatment while on supervised probation. The Court monitors the individual’s compliance with the program…

Criminal Justice Reform

by Ian Pickens The Florida Legislature recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. On May 3, 2019, the Florida House of Representatives put the final stamp of approval on House Bill 7125 by a vote of 110-0, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill includes…

Florida Driver Accident Lawyer - Meldon Law

Despite countless public safety campaigns and stricter traffic laws that encourage safe driving, more and more drivers take risks when they get behind the wheel. Drunk driving, cellphone distraction, and aggressive driving result in impaired, distracted, and angry drivers. This toxic roadway culture places everyday drivers at risk for serious…