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Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.

Possession of Drugs & Controlled Substances

Sure, medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, but this hasn’t stopped 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.

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.

Meet the Attorney
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John P. Guidry II

Mr. Guidry has defended thousands of citizens arrested on a wide variety of crimes. This aggressive, intelligent criminal defense work started with an Accounting Degree, then a Master’s Degree, then a Juris Doctorate, all with Honors, then admission to the Florida Bar–way back in 1993. On John’s first day as an attorney over twenty eight years ago, he was defending criminal cases. On your side back then, on your side today.

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"If you need legal help your in the right place John Guidry is efficient professional and gets the job done. There’s no games or gimmicks. John will always be highly recommended by me . Thank you John for all of your help.” Jovon W.
"Straightforward and will go the extra mile for you. If the unfortunate need ever arises, John would always be my first call. Honesty and integrity are the words that come to mind in reference to his impeccable service. Thankful for you, John.” Renee F.
"If you need an excellent lawyer I would recommend the Law Firm of John Guidry 100%. He took the time to hear me out and helped me with my case. Thank you so much John.” Edwin M.
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