DUI & Criminal Division

What to Know About DUI in Monroe County

October 24, 2023

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Monroe County DUI by The Numbers

In 2022, law enforcement officers in Monroe County issued 575 citations for DUI across all of the Florida Keys. The majority of the arrests are made by local sheriff department (418) only 22 were made by FHP and 129 by local Police Departments. Have you been charged with a DUI? Call for a free consultation. 

Arrested for a DUI in Monroe County? Our lawyers may be able to help.

Our law firm was established in 1987, long before many of the other so-called DUI firms were formed. Over 35+ years, our lawyers have been instrumental in creating lasting Florida DUI case law and current partners of our firm are/were members of the Florida Traffic Rules Committee. In other words, we know DUI laws inside and out.

We have an office in Tavernier Key to serve all of our clients in the Florida Keys, Monroe County.

We have 25 full-time DUI/criminal lawyers on staff. This allows us to work on our cases, using a “team approach.” Routinely, our lawyers conference each other so that each case may be reviewed by multiple DUI lawyers. Our DUI results speak for themselves. Please review our “Recent Court Victories” section on our website with over 2000+ case summaries. Potential clients may not obtain the same or similar results but we strive for the dismissal of every case.

Most of our lawyers are former Assistant State Attorneys or Former Assistant Public Defenders. This criminal experience sets us apart, as our attorneys are trained in DUI/criminal trial procedure. We have taken approximately one thousand of DUI/Criminal cases to jury trial from discovery to verdict.

Our lawyers have been featured on local and national programs relating to DUI/traffic related topics. When a topic such as this makes the news, we are often the firm that is called for a comment. Allow our team of DUI lawyers to put their experience to work for you.

How To Find Out If Someone Is In Jail For DUI In Monroe County?

Sometimes it’s difficult to locate a loved one while they’re being processed through an arrest for DUI. The best place to start is the public records search for the Monroe County Sheriffs Department. These will update upon getting booked in their system If you suspect someone you know might have been arrested for DUI or anything else in the Florida Keys check here first https://www.keysso.net/arrestQintro. Additionally you can find the roster of everyone held in the local jail here https://www.keysso.net/jailog

How To Find Out If There’s A DUI Check Point In The Florida Keys

According to law, DUI check points in Florida must be announced beforehand to the public. In the days leading up to check points its common to see newspaper ads or posts from local media agencies about the roadblocks with dates and times. It’s also helpful to check local law enforcement’s social media like the Monroe County Sheriff Facebook Page. Following local agencies is also a great way to stay informed about other things like road closures and traffic enforcement initiatives. 

What’s With All of These Florida Keys DUI News Headlines?

While DUIs are no laughing manner in Monroe County or anywhere else, the Florida Keys seem to produce an endless amount of entertaining news headlines. A few below:

Key Largo woman arrested for DUI blames dog for poor driving, kicks deputies, sheriff says

Monroe County deputy found asleep at wheel, arrested for DUI, authorities say

Florida man stopped for DUI tells deputies he is ‘high and happy’

Florida man charged with DUI on his lawn mower

We Are Florida Keys Criminal Lawyers

Need help with any type of non-DUI criminal case? We apply our same experience to drug crimes, assaults, weapons charges, domestic violence. Our lawyers have helped defend clients against just about every criminal charge you can think of. Call for a free consultation.

Rolando A. Sanchez, Esq.

Originally from Miami , grew up in Central Florida.  After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked on F-15E fighter jets as an Avionics Technician.  He was Honorably Discharged. Afterwards, he attended University of Central Florida and received a BSBA Finance Degree, cum laude.  Next, he attended Barry University for law school and among other things, served as V.P. of the Veterans Legal Society.  Since graduating in 2016, Mr. Sanchez has dedicated his career to helping those charged with criminal matters.  These cases include traffic, misdemeanors and felonies, including trials and post-conviction relief. Mr. Sanchez is the lead attorney in Ticket Clinic’s Kissimmee office, handling cases in Osceola, Polk, Hardee and Desoto Counties.