DUI & Criminal Division

The defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol in St. Lucie County. The driver admitted to the trooper that his driver’s license was suspended. The trooper arrested the defendant for Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive claiming the defendant admitted to knowing the driver did not have a valid license but let him drive because she was tired. Defense Counsel immediately demanded a trial. At trial, Defense Counsel cross examined the trooper and was able to show the trooper made material assertions at trial that were not included in his sworn affidavit. Additionally it was established the trooper never investigated who the vehicle actually belonged to; therefore the prosecutor was unable to prove an essential element of the charge – that our client possessed ownership, dominion or control over the vehicle. The Judge dismissed all charges in the middle of trial, prior to Defense Counsel even putting on his evidence. The judge found the prosecutor failed to establish all the necessary elements to proceed further. Our client was found to be 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.