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Steer Clear of a DUI Tragedy Thanksgiving 2022 | Florida DUI Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
This Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and our Florida DUI Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Whether you are travelling a long distance to a relative or friend’s house for a Thanksgiving feast, driving home from college […]

Gary Busey Suspected of Several Sex Offenses at Monster Mania-Con | Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
Actor Gary Busey, 78, known for playing the role of Chet Steadman in the 1993 classic “Rookie of the Year” and featured in the films “Point Break” and “The Buddy Holly Story,” is now facing several sex offense charges in connection with alleged incidents that occurred at Monster-Mania Con at a Doubletree Hotel near Philadelphia. […]

Miami Police Officer Arrested in Patrol Car for DUI and Possession of Drugs | Downtown Miami Brickell DUI Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
A 32-year-old Miami police officer who was allegedly under surveillance by internal affairs detectives was also arrested early Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of cocaine. The man was arrested in Miami’s Brickell district after he attempted to drive away in his patrol car after drinking outside the D-Dog House restaurant. […]

Physical Therapists and Other Participants Arrested in Miami PIP Fraud Scam | Miami Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
Two physical therapists and five other alleged participants in Miami were arrested last week and charged with staging car accidents and then billing insurance providers as much as $161,000. Florida’s Department of Financial Services apparently spent the last few months working with an informant to document the alleged car insurance fraud ring. They believe that […]

Former Hillsborough County Teacher and Coach Accused of New Molestation Charges | Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
A former Hillsborough County teacher and coach has been arrested for the second time facing more allegations of child molestation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The 33-year-old ex-teacher and former volunteer coach was arrested Wednesday on new charges stemming from a football player who has accused him of sexually abusing him more than […]

Pasco County Teacher Charged with Sex Crime Against Middle School Student|Pasco County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
A teacher for the Pasco County School district has been arrested and charged with custodial authority sexual battery on a student. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the 32-year-old man on January 2, 2022, after they received information about an alleged inappropriate relationship between the male teacher and student. The alleged incidents […]

New Orleans Saints Running Back Alvin Kamara Arrested for Battery After Pro Bowl in Las Vegas | Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
Alvin Kamara, running back for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested on a battery charge Sunday in Las Vegas after playing in his fifth pro bowl. Reports from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show that Kamara is accused of injuring another person at a Las Vegas nightclub sometime over the weekend. Police said they […]

Hillsborough County Band Director Pleads Guilty to Having Unlawful Sex with Student | Tampa Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
A former Steinbrenner High School band director has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to having an unlawful sexual relationship with a student. The 37-year-old man will also serve 10 years’ probation as a sex offender. He is slated to turn himself into authorities on Monday, February 7 at 10 a.m. […]

Villages Notary Accused of Notarizing Fraudulent Document Related to Dead Person’s Bank Account | The Villages Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
A 51-year-old Wildwood notary was arrested at the end of 2021 for her alleged involvement in notarizing a document for a dead person’s bank account. She was charged with a felony – false certification by a notary – after she was interviewed at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building at Pinellas Plaza in […]

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in Florida for 2021 | Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton
Each year FBI crime data is released that focuses on the most dangerous states in the country. The state of Florida ranks 17th on the deadliest states scale, which means there are numerous cities within the state that have a high crime rating.  The FBI uses statistics focusing on violent crimes, murder, property crimes, and […]