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Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Trenton, Bell and Fanning Springs Criminal Defense Attorneys

At Whittel & Melton, our team of dedicated criminal defense attorneys understands the seriousness of being arrested and charged with a crime in Gilchrist County. We are aware of the life-changing consequences that you are facing if you are convicted, which is why we thoroughly investigate the events surrounding your arrest, reflect on every possible defense, and assertively fight for your innocence.

Our Gilchrist County Criminal Lawyers are equipped to handle all of the following types of criminal cases:


If you have been charged with a serious felony in Florida, such as aggravated assault, homicide or kidnapping, you could be looking at very serious consequences if convicted. At Whittel & Melton, we know the criminal justice system and stand ready to fight for your innocence. Without the legal advice and representation of a criminal defense lawyer, you could be looking at steep fines and a significant amount of time behind bars. As former prosecutors, we know how to help you. Trust us with your case; call us today at 866-608-5529.


While you may think that a misdemeanor charge is not something serious enough that requires the help of a criminal defense lawyer, understand that the consequences of a conviction should not be taken lightly. A stain on your criminal record could cause problems in your future, so misdemeanor charges should always be taken seriously. A skilled Gilchrist County Criminal Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can begin helping you immediately so that you can avoid a devastating outcome.

Domestic Violence

One simple argument with your significant other or spouse could quickly escalate into a complex legal matter if the police are involved. If you have been arrested under domestic violence charges, the Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can put our experience to work for you and examine the facts of your case and protect your rights.


Drinking and driving is not taken lightly by prosecutors in Gilchrist County and throughout the state of Florida. Because of this no tolerance stance, a DUI conviction could have very real consequences that can prevent you from being able to drive, having a driver’s license and simply enjoying the freedoms of your everyday life. At Whittel & Melton, we have successfully defended numerous clients in Trenton, Bell and Fanning Springs from all DUI-related charges, such as DUI with property damage, DUI with serious bodily injury and even DUI manslaughter.

We have a retired New York City police officer on our team giving us valuable insight into exactly how a DUI case is built against you, allowing us to provide you with a powerful defense against your DUI charges.

Sex Crimes

All sex crimes charges are very serious and could result in mandatory registration as a sex offender if you are convicted, not to mention hefty fines and lengthy time in prison. To avoid these severe penalties, contact a Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529. We have many years of investigating and defending clients in Gilchrist County accused of sex crimes. Don’t trust anyone else with your case!

Violent Crimes

Whether you have been charged with armed robbery, murder or aggravated assault, a violent crime conviction can negatively affect your future. A Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can aggressively fight to defend your innocence and so that you can avoid the penalties that accompany a guilty verdict.

Property Crimes

Burglary, theft, robbery and shoplifting crimes can have grave consequences. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a property crime, consult with a Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton today. We will waste no time in investigating the circumstance of your charges and will begin preparing for trial right away. We know your rights and can make sure you are protected through every aspect of your case. Get the representation you need and deserve. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 866-608-5529.

Drug Crimes

From possession to trafficking, being arrested for a drug crime can seriously impact your future and freedom. Following an arrest for a drug crime, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. That is where we come in. A Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Lawyer can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need to overcome the drug charges against you, no matter how serious.

Juvenile Crimes

If you are a juvenile or the parent or guardian of a minor that has been arrested for a crime, you need the help of a Gilchrist County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton. We can mount a powerful defense against whatever charges your child is facing in order to prevent the legal consequences of a conviction from ruining your child’s life. Don’t trust your child’s future with anyone else; contact us today for a free consultation at 866-608-5529.

Call 866-608-5529 To Discuss Your Case With Our Gilchrist County Criminal Lawyers!

No case is too severe for our team of former prosecutors, two former nominees for State and Federal office, a member of Florida’s Super Lawyers, retired military and a retired New York City Police Officer. For more information about how we can assist you with your legal matter, call us today at 866-608-5529 for a free consultation. We proudly assist clients throughout Gilchrist County, including the communities of Trenton, Bell and Fanning Springs.

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Client Resources and Information

BE WARNED – We do NOT recommend that any of our existing clients contact any of the following Gilchrist County or Government Agencies.

We strongly urge all of our clients to be educated on the charges against them. The following resources could prove useful to your criminal defense in Trenton, Bell and Fanning Springs.

Gilchrist County, FL Sheriff’s Office
Gilchrist County, FL State Attorney’s Office
Gilchrist County, FL Public Defender’s Office
Gilchrist County Clerk of Courts
Gilchrist County Government
Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections
Gilchrist County Property Appraiser
Gilchrist County Tax Collector
Gilchrist County Jail
City of Trenton, FL
Trenton Police Department
Town of Bell, FL
City of Fanning Springs, FL

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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.


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