Sarasota County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Whittel & Melton, LLC
Former State Prosecutors
Aggressive Lawyers Handling State & Federal Charges in Sarasota, North Port, Venice and Longboat Key


If you are facing criminal charges, then you know that the stakes are high. A criminal conviction can damage your reputation and result in steep monetary fines, lengthy jail or prison stays and probation. With your future on the line, you need an experienced Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyer in your corner to support your version of the facts. The Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton focus on protecting the legal rights of those accused of committing any type of crime, from misdemeanors and felonies to state and federal charges. We proudly represent clients throughout Sarasota County, including Sarasota, North Port, Venice and Longboat Key.

As former prosecutors, our Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have years of combined experience as trial attorneys, providing us with an immense understanding of the Sarasota County criminal court system and Florida criminal law procedures.  We have successfully represented clients in countless criminal defense cases, and remain dedicated to providing all of our clients with the personalized legal services that they deserve. We work tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome for all of our clients throughout Sarasota County.

Our Sarasota County Criminal Defense Attorneys represent clients facing the following criminal charges:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Driving with a Suspended License
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales
  • Murder/Homicide
  • Drug Crimes
  • Robbery
  • Grand Theft
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Child Sex Offenses
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • State Crimes
  • Violations of Probation

If you are facing criminal charges of any kind in Sarasota, North Port, Venice or Longboat Key, please do not delay in contacting a Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton. By acting quickly, we can immediately begin protecting your legal rights and launch an effective defense strategy. We understand that you probably have a million questions, which is why we take the time to explain all of your legal options to you while diligently advocating on your behalf. Contact our Sarasota County office today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your criminal defense case.

Sarasota County Criminal Defense Attorneys –
Client Research & Information

The Sarasota County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want all of our clients to be informed of the charges they are facing. Sometimes the best place to begin is to focus on information readily available to the public. Below you will find a list of government agencies that could prove useful to your defense in Sarasota County. However, be warned, speak with us first before contacting anyone at the agencies listed below.

Sarasota County, FL Sheriff’s Office
Sarasota County, FL State Attorney’s Office
Sarasota County, FL Public Defender’s Office
Sarasota County Clerk of Courts
Sarasota County Government
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections
Sarasota County Property Appraiser
Sarasota County Tax Collector
City of Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Police Department
City of Northport, FL
Northport Police Department
City of Venice, FL
Venice Police Department
Town of Longboat Key, FL
Longboat Key Police Department

Sarasota County, Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Former State Prosecutors

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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.