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We practice regularly in Flint, Saginaw, Lapeer, Detroit, Bay City, Port Huron, Sandusky, Caro, Midland, Standish, Mt. Clemens, Pontiac, Mid-Michigan, The Thumb Area and Southeast Michigan 
  • Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation
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Recent Cases:

Client charged with forcible rape as a fourth habitual offender. Facing up to life in prison with a 25 year minimum. 

Result: Charge reduced to a misdemeanor. 

Client charged with using a computer to commit a crime (7 year max) and
possession of child sexually abusive material (4 year max)
Result: Client plead to a misdemeanor- NO JAIL

Felony Firearm and Possession of Heroin DISMISSED. Client facing two year minimum prison term. Charges dismissed at the Preliminary Exam. 

​ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE DISMISSED. Client charged with attempted murder. Maximun life in prison. We convinced the Prosecutor's Office that their witness was not reliable. The charge was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. 5 other charges also dismissed. Minimum sentence reduced to 14 months. Originally minimum was 10.5 years. 

Client Charged with 1 Count First Degree Home Invasion and 2 Counts Second Degree Home Invasion 4th Habitual - Facing Potentially Decades in Prison -CASE DISMISSED ON ALL COUNTS! 

Client charged with assaulting a police officer, domestic violence and facing additional charges for attempting to disarm a police officer and enhancement as an habitual offender. 
Facing several years in prison. Additional charges not brought, original charges reduced. Client served 180 days in the county jail and probation. 

Client charged with Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder Maximum Penalty 10 Years in Prison 
Charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Client sentenced to 90 days in the county jail and probation. 

Client was charged with 5 felonies- facing 5 years in prison. Convinced the prosecutor to dismiss 4 of the charges- the client was sentenced to probation- NO JAIL!
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Serving Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Port Huron, Sandusky, Caro, Midland, Standish, Mt. Clemens, Detroit, Pontiac, Mid-Michigan, The Thumb Area, Detroit and Southeast Michigan
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"Initially we hired a larger firm who said they would work very hard for my brother. But without even meeting my brother, they wanted him to plead guilty to a felony he did not commit. In addition, they failed to schedule an arraignment in a timely manner, resulting in my brother being arrested. With one day notice, Mr. Melton was at the arraignment and arranged personal bail. Ultimately, Mr. Melton was able to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Perhaps more important for us, Mr. Melton always believed in my brother. Finally, we want to mention that Mr. Melton is an incredibly nice human being! He always took all of my calls and explained everything! Consistently, he went above and beyond what was required."
--Posted by Christine, a Criminal Defense client

"John is impressive, and his extensive knowledge of the law. John is very honest, trust worthy I refer John to everyone."
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"John did a great job at taking care of me and my friends legal situation and i feel as though he did a wonderful job and i appreciate all that he did do. finally he did it all with a good price"
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"Everything that was discussed through telephone conversations, email, and in person was more than satisfactory. I enjoyed working with John E. Melton, and received the privilege of a Drivers License through his services working with the Secretary of State of Michigan".
--Posted by Doug, a DUI client

"I have known and worked with attorney Melton for over ten years and think very highly of him as a litigator. We have teamed up on many cases together and have achieved very favorable results for our clients. Attorney Melton has a great working knowledge of most areas of law and is an excellent litigator and trial attorney. I endorse him without reservation-he charges very reasonable rates and takes care of his clients".
--Seth Goldner, Attorney in Farmington Hills, MI

"John Melton has continuously demonstrated his knowledge of state and federal law as well as the court rules on numerous matters which we have collectively worked. I strongly endorse this lawyer".
--Joseph Jammal, Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI

"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Melton is a brilliant attorney who is the best in his field. He gets the job done without fail for his clients".
--Glenn Mccandliss, Lawyer in Center Line, MI 

​"My case was somewhat different from most. I needed to prove custody of a dog that an ex stole from me. John Melton acted quickly, assertively, and was up front about everything he was going to do, and made everything happen smoothly. He was very understanding, and caring when many other lawyers I tried to tell my case to laughed, told me I was crazy, or what I wanted to do was a joke. John kept me up to date on every step that happened throughout the case. He was readily available by email and phone, and would return any missed phone call or email promptly. He is highly knowledgeable, very trustworthy, extremely responsive, and overall friendly and caring person. John Melton is the one you want to hire. He will get the job done, and make sure you are a part of the process every step of the way. He is worth every penny."
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