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.

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).

Gainesville DUI Charge Reduced

DUI and Criminal Defense

A University of Florida officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for driving with two flat tires. After the officer made contact with the driver, the officer stated that he noticed odor of alcohol coming from the driver, along with slurred speech. The driver ultimately admitted to drinking alcohol. The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the officer reported the driver performed unsatisfactorily. The driver was then transported to the Alachua County Jail to provide a breath sample, which the driver refused to provide.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney reviewed all the reports and videos in the case. The DUI attorney was then able to negotiate a resolution that resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving offense by pointing out potential defense and evidentiary issues. Additionally, the attorney was able to further negotiate a withhold of adjudication so there was no formal conviction of an offense.

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 21, 2019).

Marion County Felony Battery Charge Dropped

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the area SE 178 Place in Summerfield in reference to a Battery. The officer made contact with the alleged victim who stated that he was confronted by the defendant and a verbal argument began. The alleged victim stated he then attempted to leave, however, the defendant got in front of him and would not let him enter his vehicle and shoved him. The defendant was placed under arrest for Battery on a Person over 65 years old, the alleged victim was 75 years old.

The defendant hired Meldon Law. After reviewing the arrest affidavit, speaking with the defendant and defense witness, the attorney spoke the prosecutor about the facts of the case and provided some mitigating evidence. Ultimately, 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: February 9, 2020).

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.

Alachua County Driving Charges Dropped

Auto 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.

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 20, 2018).

T-Bone Car Accident – $1,500,000

$1,500,000 Car Accident

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 DUI Charge Reduced to Lesser Offense

DUI and Criminal Defense

An Ocala Police Department officer was traveling south on U.S. 441 when she observed a blue Honda weaving within its lane and then crossing over the fog line, almost striking the curb.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver. The officer stated the driver was slurring his words and could smell an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Additionally, the driver did admit to consuming alcohol.

The officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver participated in. The officer stated that the driver had bloodshot and watery eyes, distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation, and nystagmus before the onset of 45 degrees. The officer also stated that the driver performed unsatisfactorily on the walk and turn exercise and the one leg stand exercise.

Ultimately the driver was arrested for DUI and was asked to provide breath samples, which the driver agreed to provide. The breath test results were 0.130 and 0.131.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney reviewed all the reports and videos in the case, which led to the attorney filing two separate motions to suppress evidence. One motion was based on a lack of reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop, while the other was based on an improper observation period regarding the breath test. The attorney then negotiated a resolution that resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving offense by pointing out evidentiary issues with the breath test observation period. Additionally, the attorney further negotiated a withhold of adjudication, so there was no formal conviction of an offense.

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 23, 2019).

Gainesville DUI Charge Reduced to Lesser Offense

DUI and Criminal Defense

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a traffic crash near the 2200 block of West University Ave. While on scene, the first officer requested a DUI specialist come to the location of the accident after he noticed the driver was unsteady on her feet and the smell and odor of alcohol. Upon arrival, the officer stated he observed the driver’s eyes to be bloodshot and watery, and noticed the driver swaying.

After the completion of the traffic crash investigation, the officer asked the driver to perform field sobriety exercises, which the driver elected not perform. Ultimately the driver was still placed under arrest for DUI, then transported to the Alachua County Jail to provide a breath sample, which the driver refused to provide.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney reviewed all the reports and videos in the case. The attorney then negotiated a resolution that resulted in the DUI charge being reduced to a reckless driving offense by pointing out potential defenses and evidentiary issues. Additionally, the attorney was able to further negotiate a withhold of adjudication so there was no formal conviction of an offense.

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: September 12, 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).

Alachua County Violation of Probation Charge Dismissed

General

On January 2, 2020, a violation of probation affidavit was filed, alleging that a probationer had screened positive for alcohol on December 4, 2019. The affidavit, as well as violation of probation report, indicated that the probationer entered his plea and was placed on probation on January 7, 2019. The affidavit and report also noted that the end date of probation was January 6, 2020. A warrant was issued for the probation on January 7, 2020, which lead to his arrest on January 16, 2020.

The driver hired Meldon Law. The attorney reviewed all of the violation reports and warrant, and noticed that the warrant was signed one day after the probation period end date. The attorney filed a motion to dismiss the violation of probation, arguing that the court did not have jurisdiction to proceed forward with the violation charge. The motion was granted at a hearing. The client’s probation was terminated, the violation of probation charge was dismissed, and he was released from custody that day.

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 16, 2019).