- Practice Areas
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
Criminal convictions have the potential to make your life difficult in many ways. Depending upon what you have been convicted of, you could find yourself facing heavy fines, probation or even a jail or prison sentence.
Your problems will not end there, though. You might temporarily lose the right to operate a motor vehicle. You may have your professional license revoked. Since most companies run background checks on prospective employees, you may lose out on a great job that you are otherwise qualified to do.
If you find yourself charged with a crime, you will need a strong defense. j. Melanie Slaughter P.A., has been fighting on behalf of clients in Ocala for more than 25 years. Our firm receives a sizable number of its new clients through referrals from individuals who have been so satisfied with our representation that they recommend us to friends and family members in need.
As a former prosecutor for the state of Florida, Ms. Slaughter is familiar with the strategies prosecutors use in criminal trials. She is well-equipped to build a strong defense against the charges you face.
Our attorney defends clients facing a range of criminal allegations, including:
A lower court conviction does not necessarily mean that you have lost your opportunity to see justice served. J. Melanie Slaughter is also qualified to argue in front of appeals courts where she can point out any errors that may have been made at the lower court level. She advocates on behalf of clients she has represented in previous trials as well as on behalf of clients whose initial defenses were handled by other attorneys.