DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was driving down the road without it’s headlights on and swerving within his lane and to the other lane almost striking a car. The defendant did this multiple times. While approaching the car, the officer saw the defendant in the drivers seat of the vehicle and he reached into his pocket and through something in the backseat of the car. The officer smelled an odor of alcoholic beverages and the defendant’s eyes were glassy, red and bloodshot. After performing poorly on the roadsides, the defendant was arrested for DUI. The officer went back to the car and found the bag in the back seat which contained valtox tested positive marijuana. The officer then asked the defendant what he had to say about the marijuana while he was handcuffed in the back seat of the patrol car to which the defendant admitted it was his and he had smoked it earlier. The firm took the officer’s deposition where he stated he did not read the defendant his rights before asking him “what he had to say about the marijuana”. The defendant was taken to the breath alcohol testing facility where he blew a .056 and .058. He then refused to take a urine test after being asked to do so by the officer. Result: Stated dropped the DUI charge on the day of trial.

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.