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Orlando Criminal Lawyer

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Welcome to our Orlando criminal defense website, thanks for coming. You’re probably here because you, or someone you care about, may be in trouble. Relax. Believe it or not, there are Orlando criminal attorney professionals out there that deal with these ‘situations’ all day, every day. Criminal defense attorney John Guidry is just such a person. Since 1993, he’s defended thousands of serious criminal cases right here in Central Florida. Please, check out our reviews on Google and Avvo.

Yes, you’re here because you have a problem. We solve problems. We’re here to help. Otherwise, what’s the point. In twenty five years of helping folks, we’ve seen it all, DUI, battery, robbery, probation violations, driving while license suspended, cocaine, trafficking, theft, possession, pretrial intervention, seal & expunge, diversion, and the list goes on and on.

An arrest for a drug crime is a serious matter. You need an experienced criminal defense team on your side. At the law offices of John P. Guidry, we have represented thousands of clients on all types of criminal drug charges.

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If you have been placed on probation, chances are, the court has asked you to do a few things. You may have to attend educational sessions, complete community service, maintain contact with probation officers, or attend drug and alcohol counseling.

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We all make mistakes. And, we all deserve a second chance. But after an arrest, it can seem so hopeless, as our so-called justice system can be overwhelming to those not familiar with the process.

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Thousands of arrests each month. And every time a person is arrested and fingerprinted, a criminal record is created. A revelation, I know. Under Florida law this information is public record. Yes, everyone can see this–unless it is sealed or expunged.

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Driving under the influence is a mistake many people make and it has serious consequences. You may face a drivers license suspension, large fines, crazy interlock devices to start your car, or even a jail sentence. And, let’s not forget the insane car insurance rates for DUI convicts.

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As if being charged with a crime isn’t enough, our legislature has decided to pile on a ‘civil remedy’ in theft cases. For a person charged with Petit Theft or Grand Theft, this extra ‘fine’ typically comes in the form of a letter from a big law firm demanding a ‘settlement offer’ regarding your recent theft arrest.

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Possession of Drugs & Controlled Substances

Sure, medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, but this hasn’t stop the police from arresting folks for possession of cannabis. Even legal prescription drugs like Xanax and Oxycodone often lead to an arrest when there’s no prescription bottle nearby. Possession of a controlled substance can lead to punishments as severe as prison, but even the mandatory one year driver’s license suspension can impose quite a hardship for most families. You heard that right–every drug conviction carries a one year mandatory driver’s license suspension. Yes, even simple misdemeanor possession of cannabis under 20 grams. I ask you, who can live in Central Florida without a valid DL? The good news is, there’s hope.

Most possession charges, maybe 92.45%, arise from traffic stops. And this may shock you, but not all traffic stops are legal. If the stop was illegal, your drug case gets dismissed. Its not quite that simple, but you get the point.

So, even if the police did everything right in your case (a point I rarely concede, but it happens), dismissal is still possible because we have great programs designed for dismissal. The Big 5 are Pretrial Intervention (PTI), Pretrial Diversion (PTD), County Diversion Programs (CDP), Veteran’s Court, and Drug Court.

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Importance of an Orlando Criminal Lawyer

In case you haven’t noticed, an arrest triggers our huge, expensive government machine to begin working against you. The police officers are against you. The prosecutors are against you. Sometimes even the Judge is against you. Relax. You’ve come to the right place. As an Orlando criminal lawyer, John Guidry will do everything possible to dismiss the charges, avoid or limit jail time. Yes, we will help you get your life back on track. Free consultations and payment plans are available, so come see criminal defense attorney John Guidry in Downtown Orlando, right next to the Orange County Courthouse.

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