Alachua County Driving Charges DroppedAuto Accident
An Alachua County driver was in a two-vehicle accident near the 700 block of NW 62nd Street in Gainesville. The driver left the scene without providing the information required when an individual is in an accident. Gainesville Police Department officers were able to locate the driver based on a description provided to them by the witnesses. Ultimately the driver admitted he was the driver of the vehicle that and did leave the scene. Additionally, it was discovered that the driver had a suspended license.
The driver was placed under arrest for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, which is a third-degree felony, and for driving while license suspended, a misdemeanor offense.
The driver hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the case and then speaking with the prosecutor regarding mitigating circumstances, Meldon Law was then able to negotiate a resolution that allowed for the client to enter the Pre-Trial Invention program (PTI) on the felony, which resulted in the prosecutor dropping that charge, and was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to drop the misdemeanor charge before entering the PTI program.