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.

Driver Makes an Illegal Left-Hand Turn

DUI and Criminal Defense

Gainesville Police Department officer observed a driver making a wide, illegal left-hand turn. After the officer activated his emergency lights, the driver swerved and stopped. She failed to exit her vehicle promptly and admitted to having consumed alcohol.

A responding officer obtained consent to conduct field sobriety exercises and noted that the driver performed poorly. She exhibited lack of smooth pursuit and jerking at maximum deviation in both eyes, which were watery and bloodshot. She stepped off the line and completed too many steps on the heel-to-toe exercise. Further, she placed her foot down twice during the one-leg stand and failed to keep her eyes closed and touch her finger to her nose during the final exercise.

The driver consented to a breath test, and provided two samples of .297g210L and .314g/210L. Despite the extremely high blow, she hired Meldon Law and attorneys successfully advocated for the lesser charge of DUI above .08g/210L but below .15g210L.

Gainesville Driver Travelling Westbound Hits a Curb

DUI and Criminal Defense

A driver was observed travelling westbound in Gainesville, Florida, when he hit a curb and blew out his front right tire. Two law enforcement officers made contact with the driver who showed signs of intoxication. Officers noted that the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and watery and the driver claimed to have shared a 12-pack of beer with his wife. He consented to perform field sobriety exercises and performed poorly. He exhibited distinct jerking and lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes during the HGN test. He had difficulty maintaining his balance and staying on the line during the walk-and-turn exercise. Additionally, officers reported that he missed the tip of his nose during the finger-to-nose test and placed his foot down during the one-leg stand.

The driver was placed under arrest for DUI and consented to a breath test. He provided two breath samples of .196g/210L. and .181g210L. He sought representation from attorneys at Meldon Law, who successfully petitioned for his participation in a probation Work Release Program, rather than serve time in jail.

Charges Reduced For DUI Driver Veering Into Oncoming Traffic

DUI and Criminal Defense

A driver was heading northbound in Gainesville when he veered into oncoming traffic, left the roadway, ran over a tree, and struck a GRU utility pole. When the Gainesville Police Department officer arrived on the scene he made contact with the driver who claimed to have looked down to change a radio station when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver was slurring his words and was not obeying commands.

The Gainesville Police Department officer noticed a moderate smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver, and in addition to the slurred speech, he had bloodshot watery eyes, and stumbled and swayed while walking or standing. The driver was read his Miranda rights and informed the officer that he had 3-5 mixed drinks of scotch earlier that day. The driver had a lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes and a distinct nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes. During the walk and turn exercise the driver stepped off the line many times, missed steps, and raised his arms for balance. The driver stated that he was not able to do a one leg stand exercise. During the finger to nose exercise, the driver missed the tip of his nose and failed to point forward twice. After being read implied consent the driver agreed to provide breath samples. The driver blew 0.151g/210L and 0.148g/210L.

After hiring Meldon Law, we were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to a reduced charge of reckless driving with alcohol based on potential legal issues with the facts of the case. We were able to help the driver reduce the suspension of his driver’s license down to a six-month restriction for business purposes only.

Charges Reduced For DUI Driver Veering Into Oncoming Traffic

DUI and Criminal Defense

A driver was heading northbound in Gainesville when he veered into oncoming traffic, left the roadway, ran over a tree, and struck a GRU utility pole. When the Gainesville Police Department officer arrived on the scene he made contact with the driver who claimed to have looked down to change a radio station when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver was slurring his words and was not obeying commands.

The Gainesville Police Department officer noticed a moderate smell of alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver, and in addition to the slurred speech, he had bloodshot watery eyes, and stumbled and swayed while walking or standing. The driver was read his Miranda rights and informed the officer that he had 3-5 mixed drinks of scotch earlier that day. The driver had a lack of smooth pursuit in both eyes and a distinct nystagmus at maximum deviation in both eyes. During the walk and turn exercise the driver stepped off the line many times, missed steps, and raised his arms for balance. The driver stated that he was not able to do a one leg stand exercise. During the finger to nose exercise, the driver missed the tip of his nose and failed to point forward twice. After being read implied consent the driver agreed to provide breath samples. The driver blew 0.151g/210L and 0.148g/210L.

After hiring Meldon Law, we were able to negotiate with the State Attorney’s Office to a reduced charge of reckless driving with alcohol based on potential legal issues with the facts of the case. We were able to help the driver reduce the suspension of his driver’s license down to a six-month restriction for business purposes only.

State of Florida Restitution Check Fraud

General

A victim reported that she discovered the defendant, her former step mother, fraudulently obtained multiple restitution checks issued to the victim, and deposited them into her personal account. The victim had just learned that she was to receive restitution checks from the State of Florida – Department of Corrections (DOC) when she discovered a check in her name in the defendant’s possession.

The defendant, posing as the victim’s guardian, contacted the DOC, and requested that the checks be mailed to her address. The victim stated that the amount taken was $6012.60 and included five checks (of unequal amounts).

Bank officials confirmed that the defendant had deposited the checks in question into an account that had both her and the victim’s names. The defendant then transferred the funds into an account which was solely in the defendant’s name.

The victim stated that she had no knowledge of the first account, she never received any proceeds from the checks, and that she was no longer living with the defendant when the checks were mailed or deposited. A warrant was issued for the defendant’s arrest, and the defendant was later arrested and charged with Grand Theft.

After retaining Meldon Law, the defendant was allowed to participate in the deferred prosecution program. This program specifies certain requirements that, if satisfied, allow the case to be delayed for a period of twelve months. At that time the State Attorney’s Office makes a determination whether to pursue the case further. Often, the state drops the charges completely.

The defendant satisfied the requirements of the deferred prosecution program and the State Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against the defendant in this case.