Personal Injury & Criminal Law
Attorney Jason M. Melton is partner of the full service Florida law firm Whittel & Melton, LLC in the area of Personal Injury and Criminal Law, with a focused emphasis on all legal matters surrounding Driving Under the Influence or DUI. To that end, our office commonly represents those who are victims of DUI and those wrongly charged with DUI. Our attorneys serve clients in Gainesville, Tampa, Ocala, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Inverness, Bushnell, New Port Richey, Dade City and Clearwater as well as clients throughout Alachua County, Citrus County, Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Lake , Marion County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Sumter County and Levy County. In addition, we often act as co-counsel or as advisory lawyers to other law firms on various cases throughout the state.
The Florida Personal Injury cases we handle include automobile accidents, motorcycle crashes, ATV accidents, wrongful death and serious injuries, truck and tractor-trailer accidents, nursing home abuse,medical malpractice, worker’s compensation and other negligence cases as well as premises liability matters involving slip and fall claims, swimming pool accidents/ drowning; negligent security, electrocution and electrical contact injuries, boating accidents, cruise ship and other forms of admiralty or maritime-related injuries and insurance claim disputes. If you or a loved one has been injured in one of the above, contact us online or call 1-866-608-5LAW(5529) to meet with an attorney about your case.
Our firm also handles a variety of Federal and Florida State criminal issues including all DUI charges including DWI; DUI Manslaughter; DUI Serious Bodily Injury; DUI Property Damage; DUI Personal Injury; DUI(.02). DUI(.02). Our firm is well versed in defending all Civil Traffic Infractions – Moving Violations and Traffic Ticketsand criminal traffic charges such as Driving with a Suspended License, DWLS and DWLSR; Driving without a License, NVDL; Reckless Driving; Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Law Enforcement in Florida spends a great deal of resources on the drug trade (Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamines, Illegal Prescription Medication, Xanax, Narcotics, etc.) and accordingly our firm stands ready to defend all Drug Arrests no matter the allegation, including Drug Possession; Drug Cultivation; Drug Production; Drug Manufacturing; Grow House; Laboratory; Drug Trafficking; Intent to Distribute Drugs, Drug Distribution; Intent to Sell Drugs, Drug Sale or Drug Purchase; Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud. Due to our constant legal involvement in these types of drug arrests we are also prepared to defend your rights against any Asset Forfeiture, Asset Seizure by the government.
Of course our firm handles all phases of economic or White Collar Criminal allegations including Fraud & Financial Crimes, Bank Fraud; Worthless Checks & Credit Cards; Insurance Fraud; Money Laundering, Racketeering & RICO, Public Corruption; Arson; Burglary; Robbery; Shoplifting, Retail Theft, Petit Theft, Grand Theft; Trespass. Our firm represents defendants in County and Circuit Court in defense of Felonies; Misdemeanors; Juvenile Crimes; Violation of Probation; Firearms, Weapons and Gun Charges; Sex Crimes; Prostitution, Solicitation, & Pandering; Rape; Sexual Assault and Sexual Battery; Stalking; Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; Child Abuse.
Our firm has experience handling more rare crimes such as Animal Abuse; Computer or Cyber Crimes, Child Pornography; Grand Jury Proceedings, and also have hundreds of hours of court time spent on Violent Crimes such as Assault & Battery; Felony Battery; Resisting with Violence, Resisting without Violence; Kidnapping; Capital Crimes/Capital Cases; Manslaughter; Murder.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact us online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) to discuss your case with an attorney.
- 42 Death Claims Approved in GM Ignition-Switch Defect GM has agreed to compensate 42 claimants for deaths related to its ignition-switch defect. These recent claims are a part of more than 2,000 death and
- Pasco Woman Killed by SUV While Trying to Help Injured Motorcyclist A New Port Richey woman was assisting a motorcyclist that was injured in a crash when she was struck and killed by an SUV in Holiday, according to
- Five Accidents You Can Avoid This Holiday Season The holidays are a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be a dangerous time when an accident or injury may come about.