St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Lawyers

WHITTEL & MELTON
YOUR ST. LUCIE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
FORMER STATE PROSECUTORS

561-367-8777 – FORT PIERCE, PORT ST. LUCIE & VILLAGE OF SAINT LUCIE

866-608-5529 – DO NOT DELAY, CALL TODAY

If you have been arrested in St. Lucie County and are facing criminal charges, a St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton is here for you. Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor offense, you need aggressive legal representation to combat the serious accusations against you. You need a skilled advocate who will fight tirelessly to defend your rights until you get the justice you deserve.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are usually committed by professionals in business, corporate or political environments, and often include those in high-ranking positions like managers, executives, board members, politicians and CEOs. Most white collar crimes are acts of theft done to secure large amounts of money.

If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime, you must act fast and contact a St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton to defend you throughout the criminal process. We can work aggressively to contest any unfavorable evidence submitted by the prosecution. At Whittel & Melton, our white collar crimes lawyers have successfully defended clients against a wide range of criminal allegations. We stand ready to defend you or a loved one for a myriad of economic charges, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Tax Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Identity Theft
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Computer/Internet Crimes
  • Bribery
  • Conspiracy
  • Racketeering

The majority of white collar crimes are felony offenses. Anyone convicted of a white collar crime will most certainly face harsh ramifications, including prison time, substantial fines, restitution to the victim, community service, probation and more. Moreover, a white collar crime conviction will be extremely damaging to a person’s reputation. Personal relationships, employee relationships, careers, credibility amongst peers, financial status’ and more can all be destroyed by a white collar crime conviction.

A St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton knows what is at stake in cases like these, and will do everything within our power to protect your best interests and help you overcome a white collar crimes charge. Contact us today online or call 561-367-8777.

Sex Crimes

If you or someone you love was recently arrested for a sex crime in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie or the surrounding area, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney that you can trust. A St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton will make sure your case receives the personalized attention it deserves and that you are treated fairly and with respect. We fight to defend those accused of sexual offenses because we believe that everyone has a right to legal representation. If you are facing sex crimes allegations, know that you are innocent until proven guilty. As former prosecutors, we will put our knowledge of the justice system go to work for you!

Our St. Lucie County Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys defend people against all types of sex crimes, including:

  • Child Molestation
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Exploitation
  • Child Pornography Possession
  • Child Pornography Distribution/Transmission
  • Traveling to Meet a Minor
  • Voyeurism
  • Failure to Register as a Sexual Predator
  • Human Trafficking
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Internet Solicitation/Computer Sting Operation
  • Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
  • Prostitution
Violent Crimes

State and/or federal prosecutors waste no time when it comes to prosecuting violent crimes. Once charges are filed, make no mistake, prosecutors will come after you aggressively, often seeking the harshest sentences possible. You must protect yourself right away from this intense pursuit, so contact a St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible.

A violent crime is considered any criminal act that is violent in nature, or involves the threat of violence towards another individual. At Whittel & Melton, our violent crimes defense lawyers have the experience and are competent to defend clients charged with all types of violent offenses, such as:

  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Domestic Violence & Child Abuse
  • Assault & Battery
  • Rape
  • Armed Robbery
  • Sexual Assault & Battery
  • Weapons & Firearms Charges
Contact Us – FORT PIERCE, PORT ST. LUCIE & VILLAGE OF ST. LUCIE – 561-367-8777

We stand ready to defend your case so that you can achieve a successful result in court. As former prosecutors, our St. Lucie County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have a very intimate knowledge of everything that happens when an individual is arrested and charged with a crime. Because of our detailed awareness of how the other side works, we can mount the most powerful defense for your case.

We have achieved favorable results for numerous individuals in both federal and state courts throughout Florida. For a completely confidential and complimentary consultation regarding your criminal matter in St. Lucie County, contact us today online or call 561-367-8777 or reach us statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.

WHITTEL & MELTON
ST. LUCIE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
FORMER STATE PROSECUTORS

Client Resources & Additional Information

If you or someone you care for is facing criminal charges in St. Lucie County, the following information could be useful to your case. Please exercise caution and consult with us first before contacting any of the agencies listed below.

Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County Florida
201 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 462-6900

St. Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd
Fort Pierce, Florida 34945
(772) 462-3450

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office

St. Lucie County Government

Office of the State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit, St. Lucie County

19th Circuit Public Defender’s Office, St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County, FL – Office of the Property Appraiser

The Office of Chris Craft – St. Lucie County Tax Collector

Supervisor of Elections – St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County Criminal Courthouses, State and Federal Cases

St. Lucie County Courthouse
218 S 2nd St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone:(772) 462-6900

Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-2399
(561) 242-2000

Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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