DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was driving north on Jog Road when he made a right turn heading east on Forest Hill Blvd. The officer from Greenacres Police stated that the defendant was driving to the left side of his lane for over 200 feet and not maintaining a single lane. Additionally, the officer testified that he had been following him because of his suspicious driving pattern. The officer pulled the defendant over for his driving pattern and smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the defendant, bloodshot and glassy eyes as well as slurred speech. The defendant was asked to step out of the car to perform roadside sobriety tasks which were all captured on video. The defendant performed poorly on the tasks and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. He was taken to the Breath Facility where he was asked to submit to a breath test. The Defendant refused to submit after being read implied consent. The Firm filed a motion to suppress the defendant’s identification all evidence that flowed from the stop due to the fact that the officer did not have reasonable suspicion of DUI based upon the videotaped driving pattern. The court heard testimony from the officer, watched the video and then agreed with the Firm and granted the motion. The State dismissed the DUI.

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.