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The Villages DUI Lawyer :: Eustis Man Arrested for Fourth DUI – On a Bicycle

January 31, 2013 Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI, The Villages News

A 42-year-old Eustis man was arrested this week for his fourth DUI, this time after he apparently rode a bicycle while intoxicated. He was also charged with refusal to submit to a DUI test and was...

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The Villages Drug Crimes Lawyer :: Sumter County Undercover Drug Investigation Nets 25 Arrests

January 25, 2013 Posted in Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, The Villages News

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office ended a six-month undercover drug bust Thursday morning that resulted in the arrest of about two dozen suspected dealers. The undercover bust, dubbed Operation...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Attorney :: Burglaries Increase Sumter County Crime by 25 Percent

December 11, 2012 Posted in Burglary, Criminal Defense, The Villages News

The increased number of burglaries at construction sites in Sumter County has boosted the crime rate in the county by 25.3 percent during the first six months of this year. While nonviolent offenses,...

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The Villages Sex Crimes Defense Attorney :: Tavares Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Undercover Child Sex Sting

December 4, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A 23-year-old Tavares man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison last month after pleading guilty to charges of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Court documents...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton :: Two Store Clerks Nabbed in Sumter County Alcohol Sting

October 15, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, The Villages News

Two store clerks were arrested off warrants earlier this month for allegedly selling alcohol to a minor stemming from a sting conducted by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office to keep teens away from...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Water Bottle Left at Crime Scene Links Wildwood Man to Multiple Burglaries

October 5, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, The Villages News, Theft

A 23-year-old Wildwood man was taken into custody this week after alleged DNA evidence linked him to several burglaries at a Wildwood storage facility on April 24. The man is accused of breaking into...

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The Villages Sex Crimes Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Man Receives 20 Years for Distributing Child Porn and Child Molestation

September 17, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A 30-year-old Wildwood man was recently sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. He allegedly mentioned in an Internet chat that he was molesting a three-year-old...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Two Teens Charged in Robbery and Beating of Wildwood Man

August 6, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, Firearms and Weapons Charges, The Villages News

Wildwood police arrested two teens Tuesday for allegedly beating a man during a robbery attempt and barging into an occupied home to hide. Police apparently responded to the disturbance around noon...

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The Villages Criminal Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton :: Juror Misconduct Leads to Mistrial of Man Accused of First-Degree Murder

June 21, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, Jury Misconduct, Murder, The Villages News

Juror misconduct has resulted in the mistrial of a man accused of shooting an Inverness man on the dance floor of an illegal after-hours club in Wildwood. The mistrial was asked for by the man’s...

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The Villages Sex Crimes Lawyers Whittel & Melton :: Sumter Man Held without Bond Following Child Rape Accusations

April 25, 2012 Posted in Criminal Defense, The Villages News

A 67-year-old Sumterville man has been denied bail after being accused of repeatedly raping a child since she was in the 4th grade. The alleged assaults were discovered by a woman who went to check...

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