The attorneys at Meldon Law handle lawsuits throughout the state of Florida. We are extremely proud of the results that we have obtained and look forward to sharing them with you.

At Meldon Law, we strive to ensure our clients are fully compensated for their losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, then we are prepared to try the case. All cases are different and results are case-specific, but our attorneys work diligently for each client we serve. If you are interested in reviewing the settlements and verdicts we have obtained for our clients, please review the list below.

Marion County Driver Pulled Over for Running Stop Sign

DUI and Criminal Defense

An Ocala Police Department Officer was conducting security in downtown when he observed a red Toyota Corolla run a stop sign on SW 10th St and then turn south on SE Magnolia Extension. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, made contact with the driver, and asked for his license.

The officer ran the driver’s license and found that the license was suspended. The officer also noted that there was also two prior driving while license suspended charges as well. The officer then placed the driver under arrest for Driving while license suspended and transported him to the Marion County Jail.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney’s at Meldon Law reviewed the driver’s license history and noticed that one of the alleged priors was a civil driving while license suspended, thus the driver should not have been charged with Felony Driving while License Suspended. The Attorney at Meldon Law spoke with the prosecutor about the case and lack of requisite priors. Ultimately, the case was dismissed by the state.

For more information, call Meldon Law at (800) 373-8000, or write to us using our online contact form.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Suspension: December 21, 2018).

Marion County Driving While License Suspended Charge Dropped

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy observed a 2002 red Volkswagen at the 14500 block of SE 90th Terrace and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for a faulty headlight. The deputy observed that the driver of the vehicle matched the description of the owner and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The deputy spoke with the driver and explained the basis of the stop and requested his driver’s license. The driver admitted that he did not have a valid driver’s license and that it was suspended.

The deputy ran a computer check, which confirmed that the driver’s license was suspended and placed the driver under arrest for driving while license suspended.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon reviewed the defendant’s driver’s license record, which showed the basis of the current suspension as well as the uniform traffic citation. After reviewing the discovery and speaking with the prosecutor, the attorney negotiated a resolution that resulted in the prosecutor dropping the charge.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: February 17, 2019).

Hit By Driver Of a Company Vehicle Who Ran Stop Sign - $995,000

$995,000 Auto Accident

When hit by a driver of a Ford Credit company who ran a stop-sign at an intersection of a highway causing – multiple cervical fractures, a frontal lobe brain injury, a right shoulder injury, and a right broken arm.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

Ocala Driver Pleas to Misdemeanor Driving Charges

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy observed a 2008 Honda Civic at the intersection of East Silver Springs Blvd. and NE 58th Avenue and ran a record check that showed that the owner had a suspended license. The deputy observed that the driver of the vehicle matched the description of the owner and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The deputy spoke with the driver of the vehicle, who admitted that his license was suspended. A records check revealed that the driver had multiple suspensions and convictions for driving while license suspended.

Four days later, an Ocala Police Department officer was conducting traffic enforcement on NW U.S. Hwy 27 when he got behind a silver Honda Civic and ran the vehicle’s tag number, which showed that the owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver. A records search revealed that the driver of the vehicle had a suspended license and multiple prior driving while license suspended charges. The driver was placed under arrest for felony driving while license suspended.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon reviewed the driver’s license record of the defendant, which showed that the basis of the current suspension did not qualify for a felony driving while license suspended charge. The attorney was then able to negotiate a plea to one misdemeanor driving while license suspended offense, while the other charge was reduced to a second-degree misdemeanor for driving without a license, which allowed the client to avoid becoming a habitual traffic offender.

If you are facing charges as a result of a traffic stop, contact Meldon Law by phone at (352) 373-8000 or use our online contact form to send us a confidential message.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: March 3, 2019, and March 7, 2019).

DMV Invalidates Gainesville Driver’s DUI License Suspension

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Gainesville Police Department officer observed a stationary vehicle in the middle of the southbound lane on SW 34th Street. The officer made contact with the driver who was sleeping in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

After several attempts, the officer was able to wake the driver of the vehicle. The officer stated that he noticed that the driver had slurred speech, watery and glossy eyes, as well as an odor of alcohol. The driver admitted to drinking two beers. The officer had the driver exit the vehicle and requested that he participate in field sobriety exercise, which the driver agreed to participate in.

Based on his observation, that officer placed the driver under arrest and transported him to the Alachua County jail. While at the jail, the driver was asked to provide a breath sample, which the driver agreed to provide. The results of the breath test were 0.274 and 0.268. The driver received a DUI citation and his license was suspended.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law filed an application for a Formal Review Hearing through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) to challenge the basis of the driver’s license suspension. The license suspension was invalidated on basis of lack of jurisdiction, since the officer failed to provide a sworn arrest affidavit. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Suspension: July 2, 2019).

Columbia County Driver Pleas to DUI Charge Without Increased Penalties

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was dispatched to the area near mile marker 421 on Interstate 75. Upon his arrival, he observed a vehicle stuck in a ditch facing northwest. The driver was helped out of the vehicle by EMS personnel and checked out in the ambulance.

At the conclusion of his crash investigation, the Trooper moved in a criminal investigation for driving under the influence. The Trooper stated he observed bloodshot eyes, that the driver’s speech was slurred, and also smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The Trooper then asked the driver if she would perform field sobriety exercise. Ultimately, the driver agreed to perform the exercise.

The first test the Trooper performed was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. He stated he observed a lack of smooth pursuit, distinct and sustained nystagmus prior to the onset of 45 degrees and at maximum deviation. The Trooper also noted that he observed all eight (8) clues on the walk and turn test and three (3) out of the four (4) clues on the one leg stand test.

The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and transported to the Columbia County Jail to provide a breath sample. Upon arrival at the jail, the Trooper requested the driver provide a sample of her breath, which the driver agreed to. She blew 0.381 and 0.384. The driver received a DUI citation and her license was suspended for an unlawful breath alcohol sample.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law found that the dry gas cylinder on the breath test instrument had expired and did not comply with Florida Administrative Code 11D-8. The attorney was able to then negotiate a plea to a DUI charge without the increased penalties for having a BAC over 0.150.

Did you receive a DUI? Call Meldon Law at (352) 373-8000 for help with your case, or write to us using our online contact form.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: August 17, 2018).

Levy County Driver Has License Suspension Invalidated

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Levy County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol in the area of US 27 when he observed a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane. The deputy caught up with the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop around the area of US 27 and County Road 241.

The deputy made contact with the driver of the vehicle and could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the driver and saw that his eyes were bloodshot and watery. At that time, the deputy had the driver exit the vehicle and requested that he participate in field sobriety exercise, which the driver refused to participate in.

Based on his observation, the deputy placed the driver under arrest and transported him to the Levy County jail. While at the jail, the driver was asked to provide a breath sample, which the driver also refused to provide. The driver received a DUI citation and his license was suspended for refusing to provide a breath sample.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law filed an application for a Formal Review Hearing through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) to challenge the basis of the driver’s license suspension. The license suspension was invalidated on the basis of the failure of a material witness to appear. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.

If you are facing a DUI or license suspension, call Meldon Law today at (352) 373-8000 or write to us online.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Suspension: September 11, 2017).

Gilchrist County Driver Pulled Over for Speeding

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputy was traveling northbound on county road 337 when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The Deputy estimated that the vehicle was traveling around 80 miles per hour (MPH) in a 55 miles per hour zone, the deputy activated his radar unit and clocked the vehicle at 82 miles per hour.

The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle the Deputy stated he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The deputy also noticed that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. The Deputy asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercise, which the driver agreed to do. The Deputy had the driver perform the walk and turn, one leg stand and checked the driver’s eyes for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus which the Deputy stated he observed at maximum deviation and prior to the onset of 45 degrees.

The deputy, based on the driver’s performance on the FSE’s as well as the odor of alcohol, placed the driver under arrest for DUI 2nd Offense and transported to the Gilchrist County Jail, where the Deputy requested that he provide a breath sample, the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney’s at Meldon Law filed a motion in limine, prepared the case for trial, as well as discussed potential issues with the DUI investigation. The attorney at Meldon Law was able to successfully negotiate a plea to a reduced charge of reckless driving with alcohol.

For more information, call Meldon Law at (800) 373-8000, or write to us using our online contact form.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: November 12, 2017).

Gainesville Driver Pleas to a Reduced Charge

DUI and Criminal Defense

Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to a two-car accident that occurred at the intersection of SW 26th Avenue and West University Avenue.

One of the vehicles involved in the accident left the scene prior to the arrival of Gainesville Police officers. The vehicle was later located in a parking lot of an apartment complex. An officer from the Gainesville police department observed the driver of the vehicle still behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition.

A traffic crash investigation was conducted. At the conclusion of his crash investigation, an officer from GPD conducted a criminal investigation for driving under the influence. The officer stated he observed bloodshot eyes, that the suspect’s speech was slurred, that he smelled an odor of alcohol, and that the driver was unsteady on his feet.

The officer then asked the driver if he would perform a field sobriety exercise. The driver agreed to perform the exercise. The first test the officer performed was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. The officer stated he observed a lack of smooth pursuit, distinct and sustained nystagmus prior to the onset of 45 degrees and at maximum deviation. The officer also noted that he observed three (3) clues on the walk and turn test and three (2) out of the four (4) clues on the one leg stand test.

The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and felony leaving the scene of an accident and was transported to the Alachua County Jail to provide a breath sample. Upon arrival at the jail, an officer requested the driver provide a sample of her breath, which the driver agreed to, and blew 0.156 and 0.152.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law were able to successfully negotiate a resolution to the case, which called for the third felony charge to be reduced to a second degree misdemeanor offense and to a misdemeanor DUI offense.

For more information, or help with your own legal case, email Meldon Law or call us at (352) 373-8000.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Arrest: October 28, 2018).

License Suspension Invalidated for Levy County Driver

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Williston Police Department Officer on patrol when he observed a gray Dodge Charger traveling southbound on NE 6th Blvd. The officer stated that the vehicle almost missed the stop sign and made an abrupt and sudden stop. The vehicle then turned north onto Main St and traveled in the wrong lane. The officer then initiated a traffic stop.

The officer approached the vehicle and could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The officer noticed the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and that he appeared confused. The officer asked the driver if he would perform field sobriety exercise. Ultimately, the driver agreed to perform the exercise.

The officer also noted that he observed six (6) out of eight (8) clues on the walk and turn test and observed two (2) out of the four (4) clues on the one leg stand test. The officer also noted that he observed four (4) out of the six (6) clues on the finger to nose test.

The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and transported to the Williston Police Department to provide a breath sample. Upon arrival at the PD station, another officer requested the driver provide a sample of his breath, which the driver agreed too and blew 0.162 and 0.167. The driver received a DUI citation and his license was suspended for an unlawful breath alcohol sample.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney’s at Meldon Law filed an application for a Formal Review Hearing through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (DHSMV) to challenge the basis of the driver’s license suspension. During the hearing, the attorney from Meldon Law made a motion to invalidate the driver’s license suspension based on an improper 20-minute observation period prior to the breath test being administered. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.

For more information, call Meldon Law at (800) 373-8000, or write to us using our online contact form.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. (Date of Suspension: March 18, 2018).