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 Dropped

Car 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.

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: June 22, 2019).

Putnam County Marijuana Charges Reduced

DUI 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.

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: June 22, 2019).

Gainesville Driver Has License Suspension Vacated

DUI 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.

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: August 11, 2019).

Levy County DUI Charge Reduced and Avoids Conviction

DUI 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.

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: January 6, 2018).

Hernando County Driver Has License Suspension Invalidated

DUI 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.

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: June 13, 2019).

Levy County Leaving Possession of Marijuana Charge Dropped

DUI 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.

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: June 28, 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.

Semi Truck Vs. School Bus Accident

$425,000 & $337,500 Big Truck Accidents

Local School Bus, lawfully stopped on roadway dropping off children, horrifically and tragically plowed into by an out of service semi driver, whose semi-truck had failed inspection, which as known by the employer.

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.

Medical Malpractice – $380,000

$380,000 Medical Malpractice

Severe spinal subdural hematoma from a cervical steroid injection in elderly patient, due to an underlying hemostatic abnormality known to the physician, which spiked the patient’s INR level and caused the patient lower extremity paralysis. Case settled at Mediation after Litigation was initiated.

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.

18 Month Old Toddler Run Over by Car Pulling Out of Driveway - $305,000

$305,000 Car Accident

When an 18 month old was run over by a car pulling out of its driveway causing a closed supracondylar fracture of the femur, a closed fracture of one rib, lung contusions, and multiple abrasions.

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.