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.
Santa Fe Driver Has Charges DroppedCar Accident
A Santa Fe College officer conducted a traffic stop on a scooter around the 3000 block of NW 83rd Street in Parking Lot 1. The officer made contact with the driver and discovered the driver did not have a valid Florida driver’s license and had never been issued one. Additionally, the scooter did not have any motor vehicle registration. The driver was issued two Florida Uniform Traffic citations, one for each misdemeanor offense and given a court date to appear for.
The driver hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the case and then speaking with the prosecutor regarding mitigating circumstances, Meldon Law negotiated a resolution that resulted in the charges being dropped.
Putnam County Marijuana Charges ReducedDUI and Criminal Defense
A Crescent City police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to use its turn signal. The officer made contact with the driver and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer had the driver exit the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs.
The officer informed the driver that he would conduct a search of the vehicle based on the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer questioned the driver about any marijuana that may be in the vehicle, which the driver admitted to. Ultimately, the officer located approximately 242 grams of marijuana and the driver was arrested for Possession of Cannabis with Intent to sell and Possession of Cannabis over 20 grams, both of which are third degree felony offenses.
The driver hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the discovery, the attorney deposed the arresting officer. During the deposition the attorney questioned the facts surrounding the stop as well as the questioning of his client. The attorney then spoke with the prosecutor regarding potential motions to suppress evidence and was then able to negotiate a resolution that resulted in the possession with intent to sell charge being dropped and the felony possession charge being reduced to a misdemeanor offense.
The driver received a withhold of adjudication, avoiding a conviction, and was sentenced one day in the Putnam County Jail, which he already served.
Gainesville Driver Has License Suspension VacatedDUI and Criminal Defense
An officer from the Santa Fe Police Department conducted a well-being or welfare check on a person who was seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, which was parked in a parking space at the Circle K located at 9408 NW 39th Ave. The officer stated that the vehicle was running, and that the driver was reclined back and appeared to be sleeping. The door to the vehicle was closed and the windows were rolled up.
The officer attempted to wake driver up by knocking on the window. The driver did not wake up; however, the officer could see that she was breathing and appeared to be sleeping. Eventually, the officer entered the vehicle and shook driver’s wrist, arm, and shoulder until she woke up. During this time the officer did not notice any signs of a potential DUI.
The officer then had the driver exit the vehicle and sit on the curb. During that time, a deputy from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Officer arrived and began a DUI investigation. The deputy stated that he observed numerous signs of impairment, including a strong odor of alcohol, swaying, as well as bloodshot and watery eyes. The driver agreed to perform field sobriety exercise. Ultimately the driver was placed under arrest for DUI and requested that she provide a breath sample, which she agreed to provide. The results of the breath test were 0.170 and 0.158.
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. During the hearing, the attorney from Meldon Law made a motion to invalidate the license suspension based on an unlawful detention of the driver. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.
Marion County DUI Charges ReducedDUI and Criminal Defense
An Ocala Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. While the officer was writing multiple civil traffic citations, a K-9 officer responded to the scene and conducted an open-air sniff on the vehicle. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle.
As the driver was exiting, she admitted that marijuana was in her purse. An officer located a pipe as well. Another officer responded to the scene to conduct a DUI investigation. The officer stated he observed bloodshot and watery eyes, an odor of alcohol, and that the driver exhibited horizontal gaze nystagmus. Ultimately, the driver was placed under arrest and asked to provide a breath sample, which she did, and it was below the legal limit of 0.08.
The driver hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the case and speaking with the prosecutor regarding a potential suppression issue and sending over a motion to suppress, the attorney negotiated a resolution. It resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving offense and a withhold of adjudication on the possession of marijuana offense, which allowed the defendant’s license not being suspended. Additionally, the attorney was able to have both civil traffic citations dismissed as well.
Levy County DUI Charge Reduced and Avoids ConvictionDUI and Criminal Defense
A Williston Police Department officer observed a vehicle traveling on North West Main Street. The officer then observed the driver of the vehicle approach a stop sign at North West 2nd Avenue and wait for approximately a minute before turning right. The vehicle then drifted left, then allegedly drove 200 feet with its left turn signal on. Based on the driving pattern, the officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The officer stated that she could smell an odor of alcohol and had the driver exit the vehicle. The officer noticed that the driver was swaying and unable to maintain a steady balance. The driver was asked to preform field sobriety exercises, which he agreed to perform. At the conclusion of the field sobriety exercises, the officer ultimately placed the driver under arrest and was transported to the Williston Police Department to provide a breath sample. The driver was read implied consent and refused to provide a breath sample.
The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorneys at Meldon Law did a formal request for the DUI Program. The driver was approved and was allowed to participate in the DUI Deferral Program. The driver completed the program successfully, which resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving charge and the driver received a withhold of adjudication.
Hernando County Driver Has License Suspension InvalidatedDUI and Criminal Defense
A deputy from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Treehaven Drive and Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill in reference to a driver that was sleeping behind the wheel of his vehicle.
The vehicle was stopped at a stop sign, and the deputy went to contact the driver of the vehicle. The deputy noticed that the driver was sleeping, and the vehicle smelled like alcohol. The deputy then requested another officer come to the location for a DUI investigation. That deputy noticed that the driver had bloodshot and watery eyes as well as an odor of alcohol coming from his breath.
The driver agreed to preform field sobriety exercise, and the deputy noted that the driver had horizontal gaze nystagmus in both eyes. Ultimately, the driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County jail to provide a breath sample. The driver agreed to submit to a breath test, which indicated a breath alcohol concentration of 0.158 and .0170.
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. During the hearing, the attorney from Meldon Law made a motion to invalidate the license suspension based upon the failure of a material witness to appear. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.
Marion County firearm Charges DroppedDUI and Criminal Defense
Ocala Police Department officers responded to SW 27th Avenue in reference to a suspicious person who was potentially engaging in illegal activity. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the defendant and pulled him aside from the other people in the area. The officer asked the defendant if he would consent to a search of his person, which the defendant agreed to do.
While searching the defendant, the officer located two firearms—one was located at his hip, while the other was located in his back pants pocket. The defendant was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. Later the State Attorney’s office filed one felony charge against the defendant for carrying a concealed firearm.
The defendant hired Meldon Law. The attorney at Meldon reviewed the discovery and found that the defendant had a concealed weapon permit and that the permit was in evidence at the police station. The attorney provided that information to the prosecutor. Upon confirming that the information valid, the charge was dropped.
Levy County Leaving Possession of Marijuana Charge DroppedDUI and Criminal Defense
A Williston Police Department officer observed a vehicle turn left off of Northeast 6th Blvd. onto North Main Street. The vehicle turned into the wrong lane and continued to travel in the opposite lane for about two blocks.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The officer had the driver exit the vehicle. The officer observed a small, clear baggie with a green leafy substance in it. A field test was conducted that had positive results for marijuana.
A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted. The officer located a pipe, a grinder, and additional amounts of marijuana. These items also tested positive for marijuana. The driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest and taken to the Levy County Jail.
The driver hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the discovery, speaking with the prosecutor, and providing some mitigating evidence, the attorney was then able to negotiate a resolution that resulted in the charge being dropped.
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.
Alachua County Driver DUI License Suspension InvalidatedDUI and Criminal Defense
A Gainesville Police Department officer was conducting routine traffic enforcement along University Avenue when he observed a vehicle execute a U-turn, which caused the vehicle to fishtail. The officer then observed the vehicle accelerate up to 41 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and ordered the driver to step out of the vehicle so the officer could speak with him. The officer stated that the driver was somewhat unsteady on his feet, and the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. The officer also noticed a smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath.
The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver agreed to do. The first exercise was the horizontal gaze nystagmus. The officer stated that he observed distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes and nystagmus prior to 45 degrees in both eyes. The officer noted that the driver stepped off the line on the walk and turn exercise, took an incorrect number of steps, did not touch heel to toe as asked, and used his arms for balance. Based on the driver’s performance, he was placed under arrest and asked to provide a breath sample which the driver refused to provide.
The driver hired Meldon Law. The Meldon Law attorneys 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 Meldon Law attorney made a motion to invalidate the license suspension based on the arresting deputy’s nonappearance. The hearing officer later issued an order setting aside the license suspension.
Meldon Law Is Here for You
When your license has been suspended due to a DUI in Florida, it is essential to know relevant court hearings and dates and the potential defenses you may have. At Meldon Law, we have the expertise and experience to assist you in every aspect of your case. Our attorneys know your rights and are dedicated to defending them – and defending you.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, call us at 352-373-8000 or fill out our contact form for a prompt response to schedule your free consultation. We want to help you get started on the path to getting your life back today.
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: January 29, 2021).