DUI & Criminal Division

Our client was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for drag racing. The officer was hiding behind a wall on the side of the road with no lights on in an area known for illegal street racing conducting traffic enforcement. The officer wrote in his report that he witnessed two vehicles approaching him at an extremely high rate of speed revving their engines in a speed competition. The officer was not able to stop the first vehicle but stopped the second. The video however, showed one vehicle turn onto the road and proceed passed the officer. The video then showed a second vehicle do the same. The officer’s report did not provide an estimated speed that the vehicles were traveling. Additionally, the video showed the vehicles were traveling less than 1/8 a mile from the time they turned onto the road to the time they passed his position. We first argued that the driver of the vehicle was not involved in any sort of drag race. We then argued that even if he was, there’s no evidence or admissions from our client showing he actively participated or knew what the driver was doing or going to do. The Judge went as far as to tell the State that they’d have a better chance finding Jimmy Hoffa than a guilty verdict at trial. All charges dismissed.

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.