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Jason M. Melton Esq.

Jason M. Melton Esq.

Whittel & Melton, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida
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Summary

Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Juvenile Law
    Maritime Law
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Wrongful & Accidental Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Current
Owner
Law Offices of Jason M. Melton, P.A.
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Assistant State Attorney/ Prosecutor
State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit
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Education
The Catholic University of America
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Dean's Award 2001-2002; Students for Public Interest Law, Summer 2001 Award, U.S. Attorney's Office
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. | History
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Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2012-2014
Professional Associations
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member
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The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Traffic Court Rules Committee, Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Citrus County Bar Association
Member
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Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Hernando County Small Claims Mediation
Member
Current
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The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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Hernando County Bar Association
President
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Hernando County Bar Association
Executive Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"The legal perspective on car insurance"
St. Petersburg Times
Speaking Engagements
4th Amendment, Hernando County, Florida College Scholarship Awareness
Law Talk, Brooksville
WWJB 1450 AM RADIO
Weekly show, 12:35-1:00 p.m.
Certifications
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jason M. Melton's Website Profile
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Jason M. Melton's Main Website Profile
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Jason M. Melton, P.A. Website
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Whittel & Melton, LLC Main Website
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Whittel & Melton, LLC Personal Injury Website
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Whittel & Melton, LLC Criminal Website
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Whittel & Melton, LLC White Collar Crimes Website
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Whittel & Melton, LLC - Statewide Sex Crimes Defense Website
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Jason M. Melton's Motorcycle Accident Website Profile
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Whittel & Melton, LLC Motorcycle Accident Website
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Jason M. Melton's Criminal Website Profile
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Whittel & Melton, LLC Spanish Website
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Jason M. Melton' Spanish Website Profile
Blog
Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog
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Florida Criminal Attorney Blog
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Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog
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Hernando County Injury Attorney Blog
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Pasco County Injury Attorney Blog
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Citrus County Injury Attorney Blog
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Tampa Bay Injury Attorney Blog
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Tampa Abogado De Lesion
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Florida Employment Lawyers Blog
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South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. My uncle and I went to bar and got drunk. Bartender kept giving us beer. Can we sue for crashing while driving home?
A: Your question is basically a question about what are called DRAM SHOP actions. In Florida, a bar could be sued, even by the person who may have been at fault for the accident, for the resultant damages caused by their lack of sobriety if it was caused: 1) by some kind of negligence in allowing the person to drink there in the first place - i.e. the person was 16 years old and nobody ever asked the individual for identification; or 2) serving what is called an "habitual drunkard" - generally these are of course the more difficult of the two types of cases - here, a plaintiff would need to prove either a) the individual a known medical condition which made it negligent to serve them or b) that they had so regularly visited this bar and exhibited no ability to control their drinking, thus "habitual" and the bar was on notice about their behavior. Obviously, the most common case involving this type of action is where the 15 year old is never carded and causes a serious accident in which inadequate auto insurance is not capable of compensating seriously injured persons. Then the inured persons look into the potential negligence of the bar for providing the alcohol in the first place - typically a commercial policy might be applicable in this case.
Q. I have an out of state warrant for not finishing probation on a dui, can i still get my original ticket number without g
A: You will probably need the help of an attorney's office to get it for you, so that you are not arrested at the clerk's office. You need to know that warrants are like that girlfriend or boyfriend that you regret dating in high school. At some point, you must confront the warrant and handle it. To continue that bad analogy - you cant just ignore the warrant in the hallways - you have to deal with it. I have had clients who have been stopped and placed in custody on several different occasions for out of state misdemeanor warrants(like DUI) and never get it resolved. There is no reason to have misdemeanor DUI probation, no matter how pathetic your attempt at resolving your obligations with probation were, change your whole life and make you live in fear of the police. You need to to deal with this head on and get it behind you - contact my law firm and we would be happy to help you with your situation. 1-866-608-5529
Q. If I was arrested with BSO, but my jurisdiction was transferred to Dade, who is my arresting agancy?
A: Im curious why you are asking this question. That aside, if you were arrested by BSO, but your case in being handled in Miami-Dade County, the arresting agency is still BSO. The officers from Broward will likely testify in your trial in Miami-Dade and they will still swear to the information contained in any information required for your case. That said - it's possible your case was being handled by both agencies as a part of some kind of joint task force. I dont really have a lot to go on with your question, but I can tell you as a former prosecutor from Miami-Dade it was not unusual to have a case where some of the witnesses are BSO deputies. Hope this helps.
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Contact & Map
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Citrus County - Crystal River
600 SE US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34429
Telephone: (352) 726-0078
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Main Office and Mailing Address
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Telephone: (352) 666-2121
Fax: (352) 556-4839
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Boca Raton
3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 367-8777
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Pinellas
One Progress Plaza
200 Central Ave
#400
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 823-0000
Fax: (727) 898-2001
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Hillsborough
2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Telephone: (813) 221-3200
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Lake - Sumter
123 N Florida St
Bushnell, FL 33513
Telephone: (352) 793-9330
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Citrus County - Inverness
111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
Telephone: (352) 726-0078
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Alachua - Levy
2441 NW 43rd St Unit 5B
Gainesville, FL 32606
Telephone: (352) 264-7800
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Marion - The Villages
510 Co Rd 466
#203W
The Villages, FL 32159
Telephone: (352) 369-5334
Fax: (352) 556-4839
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Pasco
5318 Balsam St
#A
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Telephone: (727) 847-2299
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Miami
119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Toll-Free: (866) 608-5529