Meagan Elizabeth Melanson

Meagan Elizabeth Melanson

Practice areas:

Criminal defense

Fees:

Hourly ($100-350/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Contact info

3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA, 90034

Legal cases

  • People v. Manuel F.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 05, 2014
    Outcome:
    Significantly reduced charges; client avoided DUI conviction
    Description:
    Mr. F was charged with a DUI. Because of his low alcohol levels and skillful negotiations with the prosecutor, I was able to reduce his charges to a speed contest. All charges relating to a DUI were dismissed. Additionally, I was able to persuade the DMV to take no action against Mr. F’s license, so he was able to keep his license.
  • People v. Olga D.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    May 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed by the prosecutor.
    Description:
    Ms. D was charged with domestic violence against her boyfriend. After pushing the prosecutor to trial within the statutory period (45 days), the prosecutor dismissed the case. The prosecutor was not able to get her witnesses to court.
  • People v. Tomeka W.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed by the prosecutor.
    Description:
    Ms. W was charged with domestic violence against her fiancé and vandalism. After pushing the prosecutor to trial within the statutory period (45 days), the prosecutor was not able to move forward with the case because he could not get his witnesses to court. The prosecutor dismissed all charges.
  • People v. Stephen L.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2013
    Outcome:
    All charges dismissed by the prosecutor.
    Description:
    Mr. L was charged with a second time DUI and the officer alleged that Mr. L refused to submit to a chemical test. Mr. L was looking at some jail time as well as a 2 year suspension of his license. I subpoenaed the officer for the DMV hearing as well as audio and video recordings. The officer lied under oath at the DMV hearing resulting in no action taken by DMV against Mr. L’s license. Because of the officer’s dishonesty, the prosecutor dismissed all charges.
  • People v. Steven L.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Aug 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty. Mr. L was acquitted of all charges.
    Description:
    Mr L was charged with making criminal threats against an ex-girlfriend. She alleged that Mr. L came to her work and threatened her. She was extremely distraught over this and reported the incident to law enforcement. Mr. L was later arrested.
  • People v. Mayra M.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jul 06, 2011
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury (couldn’t reach a verdict). The prosecutor eventually made a much better offer that the client accepted.
    Description:
    Ms. M was charged with a DUI. However, when the officers showed up, no one was seated in the driver’s seat. Ms. M was with another young man. He had left to get help because the car had been damaged in an accident. Ms. M tried telling the officers that she was not the one who was driving. However, they did not believe her. Instead, she was arrested and taken to jail for a DUI.
  • People v. Devin P.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Nov 02, 2010
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury (couldn’t reach a verdict). The prosecutor eventually made a much better offer that the client accepted.
    Description:
    This was a DUI case with an additional allegation of a hit and run. Mr. P was a young man who got into an accident, got scared and left the scene. When he got home he had a few drinks. By the time the officers showed up they believed he had been drinking and driving and therefore arrested him.
  • People v. Christopher T.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Sep 08, 2010
    Outcome:
    Hung Jury (couldn’t reach a verdict). The prosecutor wanted to re-try the case but because of the arguments I made on behalf of my client, the case was dismissed by the court.
    Description:
    Mr. T was charged with resisting, obstructing and/or delaying a peace officer (aka resisting arrest). Mr. T was on the property of his apartment complex hanging out with some friends and having a few drinks. When Mr. T saw what he thought was a security guard from the complex walking towards him and his friends, he fled the area so that he wouldn’t get into trouble with the management of the complex. It turned out that it was several deputies from the local sheriff’s office. During trial the officers attempted to say that they announced who they were and that Mr. T fled. However, there was other evidence introduced showing that it was highly unlikely Mr. T would have heard this or have been able to see that these were law enforcement officers. The officers, when they made contact with Mr. T, beat him up pretty badly.
License
State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 2008 08/24/2016
Associations
Association name Position name Duration
Beverly Hills Bar Association – Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Committee Member 2013 – Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association Active Member 2012 – Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Active Member 2012 – Present
California Public Defenders Association Active Member 2009 – Present
Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
Mcgeorge Sol Univ Of The Pacific N/A N/A N/A
Univ Of San Francisco N/A N/A N/A

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