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Sumter County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Whittel & Melton, LLC
Sumter County, Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers

Sumter County was formed in 1853 after an American Revolutionary War general. Originally Sumter County was a part of neighbor Marion County with Leesburg as the county seat. In 1881, Sumterville became the county seat until 1912, when after a fire destroyed the courthouse, the final courthouse destination was established as Bushnell. Sumter County has undergone some major changes in recent times as the very popular retirement destination The Villages has developed. Still a very rural county, a common jury selected could very well include a rancher, over the road truck driver, retired law enforcement from the northeast, etc. The inclusion of The Villages into the electorate has made for some very interesting political legal issues in recent memory.

The criminal attorneys at Whittel & Melton, LLC will be fierce advocates for your rights. As former state prosecutors, we will prepare every case with an eye towards trial so that you will achieve the best possible result. Our attorneys will advise you on Florida law, the criminal justice process, the prosecutors, or (assistant state attorneys), on your file and the judge presiding over your case. We will also advise when filing certain Motions to Dismiss or Motions to Exclude or Suppress Evidence would be wise, as well as proceeding to trial or plea negotiating. Sumter County Criminal Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton, LLC provide Central Florida criminal law representation on many criminal and probation matters including sexually related crimes like Indecent Exposure; Child Pornography; Sexual Battery; Rape; Date Rape; Lewd & Lascivious Conduct; Prostitution; and Internet Solicitation. Our firm is also ready to represent you on any drug related offenses like Possession of Drugs; Possession with Intent to Distribute; Manufacturing of Drugs; Drug Trafficking; Drug Cultivation/Grow House; and Drug Paraphernalia. Many crimes and arrests that our clients have to endure include charges for Computer Crimes; Money Laundering; Forgery; Worthless Checks; Grand Theft; Retail/Petty Theft (Shoplifting); Organized Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit; Robbery; and Burglary. Our firm has experience handling charges like Murder; Manslaughter; Felony Murder; Kidnapping; Child Abuse; Domestic Violence; Battery; Battery on LEO; Aggravated Battery; Assault; Assault on LEO; Aggravated Assault; Resisting Arrest With Violence; Resisting Arrest Without Violence; Firearms; Weapons Charges; Carjacking and 10-20-LIFE crimes.
 Of course our firm is always also ready to assist you any driving offenses like DUI; DUI Manslaughter; DUI Serious Bodily Injury; Felony DUI; Reckless Driving; Leaving the Scene of an Accident; DWLS; DWLSR; Driving With a Suspended License; and BUI – Boating Under the Influence.

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Sumter County, FL Criminal Defense
Whittel & Melton, LLC

Bushnell, The Villages, Wildwood


123 N. Florida Street

Bushnell, Florida


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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.


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.


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!


The staff was very attentive and answered all my questions regarding my criminal case. I was very pleased with the outcome and professionalism.


Could never see myself using any other law firm. My case was a difficult one it was handled with perfection and extreme professionalism.


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