DUI & Criminal Division
Our client was arrested and charged with DUI.  The officer observed the vehicle driving with an expired tag and he determined the registered owner had a suspended license. He followed the vehicle for some time and observed no unsafe operation of the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and the driver pulled into a parking lot.  The officer observed his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. The officer observed several small empty bottles of whiskey sitting on the floorboard. He took the driver’s car keys and began his DUI investigation. The driver refused to participate in Field Sobriety Exercises and was subsequently arrested. He also refused to provide breath. We filed a motion to suppress the stop and the arrest. At that hearing, the Court determined that the State’s only witness testified to the county but not the city. As a result of this, the State failed to prove that the Windemere Police Officer had jurisdiction to stop the Defendant. After winning the motion to suppress, the State subsequently dismissed the charges.

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.