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Palatka DUI Charge Reduced

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A Palatka Police Department Office conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Mustang on Reid St. While speaking with the driver the officer noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. The driver also admitted to drinking alcohol before being pulled over. Another Palatka Police Department officer responded to… Read More

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Can I get arrested for a DUI for prescription medication?

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The answer is yes. To prove the crime of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) the prosecutor must prove two (2) elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The first is that the person drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle. Second, that the person was under the influence of alcoholic beverages, a chemical… Read More

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What is a normal faculty?

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It is very common to hear driving under the influence DUI) begin referred to as drunk driving. However, it is important to know that a person can be arrested and convicted of DUI but not be drunk or what a person may consider being drunk. The prosecutor at a trial is not required to… Read More

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It’s OK to say NO

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Most people have a healthy respect for Law Enforcement and for the authority that they have. Generally, there is a want to comply with Law Enforcement officers, to cooperate, answer their questions. However, sometimes that healthy respect can lead to a person doing or saying something that may result in them possibly incriminating themselves… Read More

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How do defense attorneys win cases for drunk drivers?

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Every case is different, even if the charge is the same, the facts of each case are always unique. Additionally, no two clients are the same, each client has their own wants, needs, and expectations. Which is why at Meldon Law one of the first things we want to know is what are your… Read More

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Alachua County Driver’s DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

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A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was conducting traffic enforcement on State Road 26 and State Road 121 and observed a yellow two-door car traveling at a high rate of speed. The Troopers radar clocked the vehicle at 55 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone. The Trooper then conducted a traffic… Read More

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Alachua County Driver Driving with a Suspended License Charge Dropped

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A Gainesville Police Department Officer observed a Jeep traveling on Northwest 6th Street traveling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop. The officer made contact with the driver and discovered that she had a suspended license based on a prior DUI offense. The officer issued her a citation for driving… Read More

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Alachua County Driver has DUI License Suspension Invalidated

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A Gainesville Police Department Officer responded to the scene of a traffic crash near the area of Northwest 2nd Ave., upon arrival the officer observed the driver seated on the ground. The officer observed the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, that his speech was slurred and that the driver appeared to be swaying… Read More

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Alachua County Driver DUI License Suspension Invalidated

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DUI 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… Read More

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Bradford County DUI Charge Reduced

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DUI and Criminal Defense A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper responded to a single-vehicle crash on State Road 100. The Trooper observed that the driver was still in the vehicle, and once the driver was removed, the Trooper observed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver indicated that the inhabitants of the car… Read More

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