Manatee County Criminal Defense Lawyers


866-608-5529 – Bradenton, Palmetto, Bradenton Beach

A Bradenton criminal charge can deliver devastating consequences that can change your life forever. If you have been charged with any type of crime, big or small, you need the help of a Bradenton Criminal Defense Attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights. Sadly, many individuals are often wrongly convicted of crimes that they did not actually commit. Because of this, you must protect your rights early on and employ the help of a Manatee County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton.

A conviction, even if it is just a misdemeanor, may result in jail time, hefty fines and other consequences that can follow you around for years to come. It is imperative to have a criminal defense lawyer on your side that will take immediate action and build a strong defense on your behalf. At Whittel & Melton, our Manatee County Criminal Defense Attorneys do not think your future is something to gamble with. From the very first day you contact us we will begin mounting a powerful defense strategy to attack the charges against you. As former prosecutors, we know what it takes to attain positive results. Contact us today at 866-608-5529 for a free consultation.

Call a Bradenton Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

We cannot stress enough how important it is to act fast. In most criminal cases, early action can make all the difference in your case. We can fight to achieve a reduced sentence, and depending on the circumstances, we may even be able to get your charges dropped entirely. In order to achieve a favorable outcome, we need to begin working on your case as soon as possible. By thoroughly investigating the facts of your arrest, we can piece together a hard-hitting defense that is designed with your best interest in mind.

Our Bradenton Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers know that the results of your case will affect your future. We understand that your future and your freedom are on the line. At Whittel & Melton, we know that every case is unique which is why we will guide you through every step of the process. No matter the direction your case may take, you can feel confident that we will exhaust every option so that you achieve an outcome that you can live with.

A Manatee County Criminal Defense Lawyer Protecting Your Rights

Any person who has been charged with a crime in Manatee County has the right to seek the help of the best criminal defense lawyer possible. No matter the criminal charge you may be facing, a Manatee County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton will always stand ready to defend you. We will pursue every single defense option possible. While you may think your case is hopeless, we can help you to understand all of your options.

Defending Clients in Bradenton, Palmetto and Bradenton Beach

From misdemeanors to felonies, a Manatee County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton will defend you against any criminal charge. Our trial attorneys are experienced in handling the following cases:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Violent Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • DUI
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors/Felonies
  • Hate Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Murder
  • Sex Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Violations of Probation
  • Appeals


CAUTION – We do NOT advise any existing Manatee County Criminal Defense clients to speak with the following State or Government Agencies without consulting with us first. The information below could prove useful to your defense in Manatee County.

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Client Reviews
This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services. E.S.
Great customer service. I was always kept updated on every new detail throughout my whole case. The staff made me feel very comfortable and confident in choosing their services. Highly recommend. C.B.
I have been to this office three different times and have not one complaint ! Always prompt and on point. I wouldn't pick any other office! R.S.
The staff was very attentive and answered all my questions regarding my criminal case. I was very pleased with the outcome and professionalism. C.V.
Could never see myself using any other law firm. My case was a difficult one it was handled with perfection and extreme professionalism. R.B.