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I Was Recently Arrested for DUI, and I Am Worried a Driver’s License Suspension Will Cause Me to Lose My Job. How Long Can I Drive? What Should I Do?

By Meldon Law |

As an attorney handling DUI (driving under the influence) charges for over 30 years, I’ve found many clients have legitimate concerns that a suspension will keep them from getting to work or school. My recommendation: take quick legal action. Here are some general, first-offense guidelines: When arrested, the cop probably took your license, giving… Read More

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What is the Information on an Ignition Interlock Device in Gainesville?

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Since July of 2008, installation of an approved ignition interlock device is a mandated or required DUI conviction penalty. Proof of installation must be shown before a person with certain DUI convictions is able to get their diving privilege back. This 2008 mandate applies to all residents of Gainesville, Alachua County and all of… Read More

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If I Am Stopped by the Police for DUI, Should I “Blow” or Not “Blow”? Take the Breath Test or Not?

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This is probably the most commonly asked question of any DUI attorney; whether to take the Breath Test (BT) or not. Here are my suggestions: Yes, Blow if: you have had nothing or very little to drink. Beware however, your judgment may be impaired, and you may feel sober and still be over the… Read More

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I Was Arrested for DUI Off Campus and Now UF is Sending Me a Letter Regarding Disciplinary Actions, Can They Do That?

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Yes, The University of Florida, in Gainesville, has very strict policies regarding students charged with DUI, even if the arrest occurred off campus and even if the student is found not guilty of DUI in criminal court. Here is the common course of events: Within a few days of the student’s arrest, the University… Read More

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Can My Attorney Represent Me at the University of Florida’s Judicial Affairs Hearing?

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Yes, it is possible to have your attorney with you at this “hearing”. However, they cannot speak on your behalf, but they can advise you. In this “hearing,” whether formal or informal, the student has very limited rights, fewer than with any other aspect of your DUI case. Jeffrey Meldon Tip: It is important… Read More

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What Should I Look for to Find the Best DUI/DWI Defense Attorney Gainesville & Ocala, Florida?

By Meldon Law |

Choosing an attorney to represent you in a DUI charge is probably the single most important decision to make after your arrest. In fact, the same care should be taken in selecting a DUI or criminal defense attorney that you would take in selecting the best and most specialized doctor in the face of… Read More

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What Consequences Am I Facing With a DUI Arrest in Gainesville, Florida?

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Florida has some of the toughest laws regarding Driving Under the Influence in the country. Here is a summary of what you are facing if you are arrested and charged in Gainesville or Alachua County for a DUI: If you are arrested for DUI in Gainesville, or Alachua County, you are facing two penalties:… Read More

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When Should I Hire An Attorney After My DUI Arrest?

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Carey Meldon Tip: If you are reading this because you were recently arrested for a DUI, You need experienced legal representation TODAY! Why today? Your arraignment, your next required court appearance, is coming up soon and your attorney can go for you. Florida law permits an attorney to file a not guilty plea on… Read More

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What Do I Do About My Drivers License Suspension and the DMV?

By Meldon Law |

You have a time period of 10 days and 10 days only from your DUI arrest to appeal your Driver’s License Suspension. During these 10 days and only during these 10 days, you have the right to appeal the suspension by requesting a Formal Review Hearing (FRH) with the DMV. If you file your… Read More

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What Are the Most Important Things to Do After a DUI Arrest in Gainesville/Alachua County?

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The 2 most important things to do after being arrested in Gainesville or Alachua County for a DUI are: Hire a Gainesville DUI attorney ASAP, do not wait too long! Hire the most experienced Gainesville DUI attorney! Here are some criteria to look for. Carey Meldon Tip: These are by far THE TWO most… Read More

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