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Unlawful Carry Of Concealed Firearm

By Meldon Law |

In the State of Florida, a person may carry a concealed firearm, as long as they have a valid concealed weapons permit (CWP), if a person has a concealed firearm and they don’t have a CWP they can be charged with a third (3rd) degree felony which carries a maximum penalty of five (5)… Read More

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What happens At First Appearance?

By Meldon Law |

               In the State of Florida when a person is arrested a person is set to see a Judge within a twenty-four-hour period (24) barring some unusual circumstance. In certain counties there is a set bond or bail schedule, this allows for an officer to give the defendant a pre-determined bond or bail amount… Read More

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DUI Cases On The Rise In Southwest Florida

By Meldon Law |

Motorists know that drinking and driving is irresponsible. Yet, many people do it anyway. You would think that this crime would decrease over time, but in some places, it’s getting worse. Take Southwest Florida, for instance. Drunk driving is a growing trend there, with the area set to break records this year for the… Read More

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Weird Parking Job Leads To DUI Arrest

By Meldon Law |

Intoxication can affect a person’s judgment and make it harder for them to do various tasks, including parking. A Florida man was recently arrested for DUI after his unusual parking job. On August 30, police in Clearwater located a Lexus RX hanging off a seawall over Clearwater Bay. The SUV was parked on Coronado… Read More

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What Not To Do After A Car Accident

By Meldon Law |

A car crash can be a scary event, especially if your entire family is involved. Even a minor accident can leave you frazzled. You might just want to hurry through the process and get on with your life. However, you need to make sure you follow the right processes after you’re involved in a… Read More

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I Wasn’t Read My Rights

By Meldon Law |

Just because a person was arrested does not mean they have to be read their right (Miranda Warnings), on the flip side a person could be read Miranda and not arrested. The Miranda Warning informs a person of some of the rights or protections you have during a criminal investigation or post-arrest. The first… Read More

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Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

By Meldon Law |

Many Florida residents choose motorcycles as their primary mode of transportation for many reasons. The feeling of being in the open air, particularly with the state’s beautiful weather, is exhilarating to some. However, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle crashes can be devastating, as approximately 80%… Read More

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But I Wasn’t Driving

By Meldon Law |

A common misconception is that you can’t get arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you aren’t driving, which would make sense because driving is literally in the title of the offense. However, you don’t need to be driving a vehicle to be convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), let alone arrested… Read More

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Common Causes Of Medical Malpractice

By Meldon Law |

You may expect top-notch medical care when you see a doctor, and while many medical providers are excellent at what they do, they all make mistakes. Doctors are human, just like the rest of us. Sometimes they are too busy or not trained enough to thoroughly evaluate a patient, causing serious injuries, a worsened… Read More

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Preventing Slips And Falls

By Meldon Law |

You may not think about it, but any time you walk, you incur the risk of slipping and falling. Slips and falls account for 1 million ER visits every year. Five percent of those who fall will suffer a broken bone. Slips and trips occur when the foot doesn’t make full contact with the… Read More

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