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Lake County, Florida Criminal Defense, Serious Felony & DUI Attorney

The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton handles all types of criminal matters in Tavares, Lake County, Florida including all State Felony, Juvenile, Misdemeanor, DUI, DWLS and Traffic Tickets.

If you have been arrested or ticketed in Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora, Lady Lake, The Villages or Clermont in Lake County, Florida, you need a lawyer, DO NOT DELAY, call the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton now at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

Criminal Cases are prosecuted in the criminal courthouse in Tavares, Florida.  The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton is ready to defend any Lake County criminal or criminal traffic charges including:

DUI; DUI Serious Bodily Injury; DUI Manslaughter; Homicide and Murder; Possession of Cocaine, Methamphetamines, Marijuana; Drug Trafficking and Distribution; Grow House and Cultivation; Assault and Battery Felony or Misdemeanor; Sex Crimes; Sexual Battery; Lewd and Lascivious; Rape; Sex Offender Failure to Register; Firearms and Weapons Charges; Domestic Violence; Grand Theft; Burglary and Robbery; Domestic Violence; Leaving the Scene of an Accident; Reckless Driving; Racing on the Highway; Driving on Suspended License and Habitual Traffic Offender Status.

Arrests are usually made by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office – which is led by Lake County Sheriff Gary S. Borders.  If you have been arrested in Lake County, Florida and would like to review your arrest records, most Sheriff Offices will provide you with this information.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is located at 360 West Ruby Street, Tavares, FL 32778.

Prosecution of criminal cases in Lake County is handled by the State Attorney for Florida's 5th Judicial Circuit.  Lake County Clerk Neil Kelly handles filing for Lake County in the 5th Circuit.  His office is at 550 West Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778 and can be mailed at P.O. Box 7800.

The population in Lake County is most likely somewhere near 300,000.  Like most Florida Counties, Lake County is run by a County Commission.  As of 2008, the County commissioners were  Jennifer Hill, Elaine Renick, Debbie Stivender, Linda Stewart and Welton G. Cadwell.

In 1887, Lake County was formed from a portion of Orange County, FL and Sumter County, FL.  Lake County was named for the numerous lakes in the area – there are approximately 1,400 named lakes in the county.

The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton handles all Arrests and Tickets served in Lake County include those from the city of Altoona, FL, Astatula, FL, Astor, FL, Bassville Park, FL, Clermont, FL, Eustis, FL, Forest Hills, FL, Fruitland Park, FL, Groveland, FL, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL, Lady Lake, FL, Leesburg, FL, Mascotte, FL, Minneola, FL, Montverde, FL, Mount Dora, FL, Mount Plymouth, FL, Okahumpka, FL, Paisley, FL, Sorrento, FL, Tavares, FL, Umatilla, FL and Yalaha, FL. 


Lake County,  Florida Traffic Point Suspension Consequences
Twelve (12) Points in Twelve (12) Months – thirty (30) days
Eighteen (18) Points in Eighteen (18) Months – three (3) months
Twenty-Four (24) Points in Thirty-Six Months – one (1) year

Lake County, Florida Traffic Point Consequences of a Conviction in Lake County Traffic Court
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with property damage of fifty dollars or more – six (6) points
Unlawful Speed with accident – six (6) points
Reckless Driving – four (4) points
A moving violation with accident – four (4) points
Passing a school bus parked – four (4) points
Driving during restricted hours – three (3) points
Speeding – 16 miles per hour or more over speed limit – four (4) points
Speeding – 15 miles per hour or less over speed limit – three (3) points
Most other moving violations – three (3) points
Improper equipment – zero (0) point
Open Container – three (3) points


Lake County is a jurisdiction handled by the State Attorney for Florida's 5th Judicial Circuit out of Ocala, FL. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, DUI or a traffic ticket in Lake County, Florida contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

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