DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was charged with Driving Under the Influence of controlled substances. She was seen by a civilian witness driving at a high rate of speed behind him. He thought she was going to crash into him and then at the last minute, she swerved around him. The citizen, who testified at the trial, then called 911 and said she was swerving all over the road and riding on both sides of the street. He also saw her almost crash her car three times into other vehicles. She then came to a stop in the middle of an intersection when an officer turned on his lights to find out why she was stopped and impeding all of the east and westbound traffic. The officer then asked her if she was ok and she said “I think so.” After moving her car, the defendant was approached by another officer and he testified that her speech was sluggish and her movements were lethargic. She admitted the officer to taking numerous medications. The defendant performed poorly on the roadside exercises according to the officer and he arrested her for DUI. At the BAT facility, the defendant was confused as to the date as well as where she was. When asked, she said she was on Congress or Military when she was actually on Dixie Highway. Additionally, she admitted to taking Phenobarbital in the morning and a painkiller the night before. She consented to a urine which came up positive for Phenobarbital, Propoxyphene, Norpropoxyphene and Citalopram. A toxicologist also testified for the state who gave an opinion as to what types of effects Propoxyphene and Phenobarbital can have on the body. Result: Not Guilty

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.