Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Gainesville
Safeguarding Your Rights After a DUI in Alachua County
Alachua County DUI attorneys Whittel & Melton are a full service Florida law practice with a focus on DUI defense. The law firm is composed of former State Prosecutors and former nominees for State and Federal office.
Being charged with a Florida DUI raises many questions. Will I lose my driver’s license? How much will this cost? Will I lose my job? Will I be sent to jail? What should I do?
- Whittel & Melton have over 20 years of experience in Florida DUI defense
- Full-service DUI law firm ready to answer any questions you may have
- Free initial DUI consultation
- Speak with a Alachua County DUI attorney right away to protect your driving privileges and your rights
Arrested for DUI in Alachua County?
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For answers to your questions, contact Alachua County DUI attorneys Robert Whittel & Jason Melton by filling out the consultation request form or by calling (352) 448-3400. Your inquiry is free and confidential. The initial meeting is free, so call now.
It is important to begin building your DUI defense case immediately! The State of Florida will suspend your driver’s license just 10 days after your arrest for drunk driving in Alachua County if you do not challenge the suspension. The Alachua County DUI lawyers at Whittel & Melton have the experience to make that appeal and help you save your driving privileges. If you fail to adequately appeal the suspension of your driver’s license, you could be without your driver’s license for up to 18 months. The drunk driving defense lawyers and staff at Whittel & Melton will work with you every step of the way to see that you get the best possible outcome from your Florida DUI. Whittel & Melton has well over twenty years of Florida DUI legal experience.
Penalties for a DUI in Florida
The consequences of an arrest for drunk driving in Florida can be huge, and determining the right course of action can be difficult. Fortunately you do not have to go through the process alone. Alachua County DUI attorneys Whittel & Melton can help. Attorneys Jason Melton and Robert Whittel will work to develop the best defense for you. They focus on Florida DUI laws and DUI defense, and they can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Gainesville DUI Lawyer Robert Whittel
Alachua County DUI lawyer Robert Whittel was a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy. After graduating with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Whittel served several years aboard international cargo ships and was later admitted to the University of Florida Law School. Robert continued his education at the University of Cambridge in England, where he was one of only two Americans in his class to receive an LL.M. – Master of Law degree.
Before defending those accused of Florida DUI, Robert Whittel handled complex civil litigation at a large multi-national law firm and then was a DUI Prosecutor on behalf of the State of Florida.
Robert Whittel is a member of the board of directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Attorney Whittel is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Florida. He is also licensed to practice law in Georgia and Washington D.C.
Gainesville DUI Attorney Jason Melton
Alachua County DUI attorney Jason Melton is a qualified and experienced attorney who dedicates the majority of his practice to DUI defense. Jason Melton is a member of the Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He is President of the Alachua County Bar Association.
Prior to aggressively defending those charged with DUI, Jason Melton was a former DUI State Prosecutor for Florida in a jurisdiction that had the largest DUI caseload in the state. This gives him great insight into the legal process and helps him formulate effective DUI defense strategies. Attorney Jason Melton also has experience working for both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Small Business Administration.
Alachua County DUI lawyer Jason Melton graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received his law degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. Attorney Jason Melton is licensed to practice in all State courts in Florida as well as the Federal, Middle District Court of Florida.
Alachua County DUI attorneys Robert Whittel & Jason Melton are co-hosts of ‘Law Talk’, a weekly radio call-in show on Brookville, FL Radio 1450 AM that covers both Florida and national legal issues.
Get Help now with Your DUI in Alachua County
To get the help you need with your Florida DUI, contact Alachua County DUI lawyers Whittel & Melton by calling (352) 448-3400 or by filling out the form. The initial consultation is free and there is no obligation.
Client was arrested for DUI involving a crash where the Client crashed into a motorcyclist who had stopped at a red light. Our Client hit the motorcycle driver at a high rate of speed causing serious injury to the motorcycle rider. Client was found to have both alcohol and drugs in his system. Client immediately hired attorney Robert Whittel to defend him in the case. Attorney Whittel built a defense based on the fact that there was not sufficient witnesses in the case and the Prosecutors could not prove the combination of drugs and alcohol impaired the Client. RESULT - After a jury trial, Client was found NOT GUILTY.
Defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") and the defendant refused to submit to a breathalizer. At trial, Attorney Robert Whittel successfully argued that the field sobriety exercises offered by the arresting officer did not prove the defendant was guilty. RESULT - Not Guilty at Trial.
Defendant was arrested for his second DUI in les than one year and blew into the intoxilizer above the legal limit of .08. Defense attorney Robert Whittel challenged the results of the field sobriety excercises and the results of the breath machine. Attorney Robert Whittel used an expert witness to show that the breathalizer machine used had not been properly maintained. During trial the Prosecutor reduced the charge to Reckless Driving. RESULT - Charges Reduced.
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