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Marion County DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

By Meldon Law |

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of 99th Avenue. Upon arrival, they observed a black Volks Wagon with front end damage from striking a power pole. Troopers spoke with Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies that arrived on the scene before their arrival. After completing their crash investigation, the Troopers transitioned… Read More

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Palatka Driver Avoids Prison on Fleeing Charge

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A Palatka Police Department Officer observed a silver Nissan traveling through a parking lot on Reid Street and noticed that the tag light was completely out, preventing the officer from being able to read the tag. The officer then attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle which pulled out onto Reid Street… Read More

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Putnam County DUI Reduced to Dry Reckless

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A Palatka Police Department Officer observed a vehicle at the intersection of St. Johns Avenue and Moody Road. The vehicle made a right turn from Moody Road and was observed traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. Sgt. Nelson of the Palatka Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with… Read More

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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

By Meldon Law |

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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