DUI & Criminal Division

A Port St. Lucie police officer alleged she saw the Defendant make a wide right turn onto Port St. Lucie Blvd and begin swerving across all three lanes of traffic. The police officer then claimed she observed the Defendant almost hit a curb and guardrail twice. A sergeant, who was traveling the opposite direction of the Defendant, claimed the Defendant was driving “all over the road.” Upon making a traffic stop, the officer said the Defendant appeared confused and disoriented. The Defendant had a strong odor of alcohol and admitted to having “a couple.” The Defendant presented his registration to his boat instead of his car. The Defendant performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises. Defense counsel was able to retrieve the officer’s in car video which depicted a driving pattern far different then what the officer alleged in her police report. Defense counsel prepared legal documents to suppress the traffic stop. At the suppression hearing, defense counsel brought to the surface the many inconsistencies in the testimony of the State’s witnesses, thereby persuading the judge to rule that the sergeant “does not have an accurate memory” and the arresting officer “was not credible.” The judge ruled in favor of the Defendant and all charges were dropped.

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.