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Tampa, Florida – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has been declared the most deadly four-day holiday period on roadways in the United States. In fact, between 1998 and 2008, an average of 572 deaths occurred annually on highways across the country. While many of these deaths can be attributed to increased travel and congested areas of […]

According to, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 8 to midnight Friday night in the area of the 5900 block of Southeast County Road 475. According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, the checkpoint is part of the Florida DUI Sustained Enforcement Program. Sobriety checkpoints, sometimes called DUI roadblocks, […]

2020 has been a crazy year, and it is pretty much safe to say that everyone is ready to say hello to 2021. You do not want to start your new year facing DUI charges, so here are some tips from our team of attorneys at Whittel & Melton to keep you safe and away […]

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chris Hovan, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle, Monday night for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol while a child was riding in the front passenger seat in the car.   The incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. Monday, according to reports. Deputies pulled over 42-year-old Hovan on Tampa Road […]

Tony La Russa, now the manager of the White Sox, has been officially charged with driving under the influence stemming from a February incident that happened in Phoenix.  Charges were apparently filed Oct. 28, just a day before his position with the White Sox was announced.  A White Sox spokesperson said that they knew of […]

Tampa, FL – DUI Defense Attorney Robert Whittel of Whittel & Melton has tried many jury trials and can speak with incredible context about the mistakes DUI lawyers make in defense of DUI charges. Although it’s true that Florida DUI Manslaughter and Florida DUI Serious Bodily Injury charges bring greater penalties, no matter the type […]

Most Americans are familiar with the retail day “Black Friday,” the hugely discounted shopping event the day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores across the country. But not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday,” or “Blackout Wednesday.” This is the evening before Thanksgiving, which has become one of the biggest party nights […]

A 36-year-old Volusia County sheriff’s deputy was charged with DUI Saturday night after an off-duty crash in his personal vehicle in Daytona Beach.The man faces several charges, according to Sheriff’s Office, including DUI, two counts of DUI with property damage and three counts of DUI with injuries. The crash was reported just after 7 p.m. […]

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the start of a new year! While we want you to start your New Year off with a bang, we don’t want 2018 to start behind bars. Alcohol-consumption at celebrations is a major contributing factor in increased drinking and driving and vehicle collisions during the holidays. Our […]

If you are like millions of other Americans, you will likely be traveling somewhere over the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the annual AAA Travel Forecast, nearly 51 million people across the country will be traveling 50 miles or further. More congestion on the roadways is pretty much inevitable. The holiday season is notorious for higher […]

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