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When faced with some of life's most difficult moments, you want to know that you have the support and resources you need to find a solution that protects you, your family and your interests.

I am attorney J. Melanie Slaughter, and for over 20 years, I have been providing people in Ocala and the neighboring communities with the honest and effective representation they need to address criminal charges and family law disputes.

Arrested? Protect Yourself With Help From A Board-Certified Criminal Defense Attorney.

As a former assistant state attorney and now as a private practice defense lawyer, I have handled a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from DUI and drug offenses to domestic battery and murder cases. My experience approaching criminal cases from both sides helps me better prepare defense strategies that look at all the details and account for all viable options — whether that means negotiating with

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the prosecution to reach a plea agreement or taking your case to trial.

I understand that an arrest is a traumatic and confusing experience. As your attorney, I will attempt to relieve some of that pressure by exploring all possible options for mitigating the charges, keeping exposure to a minimum, and finding a timely, positive solution that protects your rights, reputation, and your freedom.

Family Law: Compassionate Counsel Paired With Strong Legal Representation

When going through a divorce, custody dispute or other family law-related matter, you want to work with an attorney who can provide you with clear, honest advice. Too often people let their emotions dictate the direction of their case; which usually only leads to drawn out and unnecessarily costly proceedings.

As your lawyer, I will help you understand what's at stake, set realistic expectations and explain all options for helping you protect what's most important.

Let's Talk About Your Case

To schedule a consultation with me, attorney Melanie Slaughter, call 352-414-5945 or complete an online contact form to send an email. From my office in Ocala, I work with individuals and families throughout Marion County and northern Florida. Spanish-language services available.

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J. Melanie Slaughter, P.A.
2337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470

Phone: 352-414-5945
Phone: 352-414-5945
Fax: 352-789-6969
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