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Category Archives: DUI And Criminal Defense

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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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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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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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Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison In DUI Death

By Meldon Law |

Motorists know better than to drink and drive, but unfortunately many still do. This decision has cost countless lives—even the lives of innocent children—and changed the lives of many families forever. A Florida man was arrested in 2019 after killing a 9-year-old girl in a car accident. The 42-year-old man was driving drunk when… Read More

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WWE Star Arrested For DUI For The Second Time In 2 Years

By Meldon Law |

Ideally, someone would commit a crime and learn from it instead of continuing to repeat the same offense over and over. However, some commit the same crime multiple times. This is especially common when it comes to DUIs. And even celebrities and sports stars are not immune to punishment. A star of World Wrestling… Read More

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Court Date FAQs

By Meldon Law |

As a defendant, navigating the criminal justice system can be a daunting task, with multiple court dates, referred to by many different names, all accomplishing different goals. The following are frequently asked questions about court dates to help walk you through the process of your court case. What Is First Appearance? The first appearance… Read More

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Can I Refuse Law Enforcement Searches?

By Meldon Law |

Most people have had limited interaction with law enforcement. When encountering a situation in which they are the suspect or are suspected of being involved in a crime, they are inexperienced in navigating the situation. This inexperience sometimes leads to a desire to comply and being overly cooperative, to the suspect’s detriment. For this… Read More

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