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Breach of contract

4 Types of Contract Breaches You Need To Be Aware Of

By Meldon Law |

Anyone who enters into a legal arrangement assumes the risk of a breach of contract. It’s likely that you will come across a contract at some point if you deal with a multitude of agreements (and lots of different sorts of agreements, from vendor and customer agreements to employment contracts). Fortunately, as contracts are… Read More

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Cyber security

Staying Safe Online in 2022

By Meldon Law |

The 21st century has brought about dramatic changes in the way we communicate with each other. Since the emergence of remote lifestyles, the majority of individuals have discovered that they must utilize the internet to complete simple jobs that they would not have previously done in person. It’s difficult for us to go a… Read More

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What Is A Deposition and How Do They Work

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A deposition is a part of the discovery phase of a civil lawsuit where a person appears for a question and answer session so both sides can learn more about the case and develop strategies and responses for the opposing counsel’s arguments. It also preserves the witness’ testimony and allows both parties to learn… Read More

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Criminal vs. Civil Cases

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Court cases can take on a variety of forms depending on subject matter, what you’re trying to achieve in the case, and the argument you are presenting. However, the biggest divider of cases is whether the case is a civil case or a criminal case. The difference between the two lies in who brings… Read More

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Meldon Lawyer Attorney Gets Client’s Bond Reduced by $3M

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Our office was retained after a First Appearance proceeding where the court set our client’s bond at $3,000,000. Immediately after being retained on the case, we immediately filed a motion to reduce bond. At the conclusion of the hearing, the court released our client on his own recognizance. In other words, our client simply… Read More

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How To Properly Store A Firearm In The Car

By Meldon Law |

Vehicle carry laws in Florida do not require a person to possess a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL) in order to store a firearm in their car. According to Florida Statute 790.025, it is lawful and not a violation of Florida Statute 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to… Read More

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Workers’ Compensation

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Have you been injured on the job? You could be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits for medical expenses and/or lost wages. Florida statutes §440.02 and §440.10 require employers across all industries, excluding construction, who have four or more employees must have workers compensation coverage. For the construction industry, employers with more than one… Read More

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When You Need Legal Support and a Personal Touch, Call Meldon Law

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Meldon Law, founded by Jeffrey Meldon in 1971, is a Gainesville-based law firm specializing in personal injuries, DUI defense, and criminal defense. When you have an accident or an unexpected situation, Meldon Law is there to serve you with a free consultation and their core value for caring for their customers. Before moving forward… Read More

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Meldon Law Featured in The Florida Bar News – UF MASCOTS ARE NOT ‘CELEBRITIES’ WHEN IT COMES TO LAWYER ADVERTISING

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UF mascots “Albert” and “Alberta” alligators may be Florida icons, but they aren’t “celebrities” — at least not as defined by Bar advertising rules. That was a Board of Governors recommendation at a July 23 meeting on Miami Beach. With out-of-state member Brian Burgoon abstaining, the board voted to approve a Board Review Committee… Read More

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Are Pre-Trial Intervention And Deferred Prosecution The Same?

By Meldon Law |

Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) and deferred prosecution (DP) are both programs that most State Attorney’s Offices have that allow a person to have their case dropped if they successfully complete the terms of the agreement. Each State Attorney’s Office operates differently, while some offer Deferred Prosecution agreements for a misdemeanor offense and Pre-Trial Intervention agreements… Read More

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