Jacksonville Criminal and DUI Defense121 West Forsyth Street, Ste. 810
Dedicated DUI Defense in Jacksonville
Our firm is committed to defending residents of Jacksonville and nearby areas following any type of DUI arrest.Learn More
Compassionate Criminal Defense Representation in Jacksonville
We’re not just a DUI firm. We represent clients who have been charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses.Learn More
Jacksonville Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney
An arrest for a criminal offense, whether it is for a misdemeanor or felony, can be a stressful an oftentimes traumatic experience for yourself and your loved ones. Regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, it is a situation that can lead to potentially serious consequences if not handled properly. When your future employment options, housing opportunities, and reputation are at stake, an attorney can be the strongest tool to combat your charges. A dedicated and experienced defense attorney can help you navigate Florida's legal system and fight for a positive conclusion.
As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, Bill Roelke defends men, women, and youth in Florida's criminal justice system. You will receive the utmost dedication and guidance under his care, whether you are facing charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana or a felony drug offense. Bill Roelke understands that by closely working with you he can learn often overlooked details that could make a crucial difference in the outcome of your case.
With years of legal experience in Florida courtrooms, Bill Roelke has represented people in a variety of complex criminal defense areas. This includes DUI, domestic violence, theft, violent crime, white collar crime, juvenile offenses, and other misdemeanor and felony matters. Bill Roelke's extensive experience allows him to confidently represent clients in all matters of Florida state and federal law. This knowledge and perspective can be a powerful asset, well before any trial begins.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a criminal charge, now is the time to begin fighting back and take control of your future. Bill Roelke will provide you with a free, confidential consultation to help you understand the charges you face and the possible paths you have available to you. Call (904) 354-0333 or send an online message to begin taking the important first steps toward fighting for your future.
Jacksonville DUI Defense Attorney
Warning: If you have been arrested for DUI, you have 10 days from the time of your arrest to request a hearing with the Florida DMV to protest a driver's license suspension. This written request must be made if you would like to challenge the driver's license suspension.
Florida is home to many of the country's most popular natural attractions and entertainment destinations. Jacksonville is no exception. However, this also has an effect on the occurrence of DUI (Driving under the Influence) arrests. The Sunshine state does not take these criminal offenses lightly. At the same time, it's important to note that you still have legal recourse after an arrest and an experienced Jacksonville DUI defense lawyer can help you fight for case dismissal and other favorable outcomes.
A conviction is nightmare for people facing a DUI in Duval County or any of the surrounding areas. On an immediate level, conviction can lead to costly fines, jail time, possible community service, or substance abuse classes. However, it is the long-term effects that are often the most detrimental. For individuals in certain industries, a DUI can spell the end to a career or threaten special licenses. Students may find themselves facing special disciplinary hearings, which can lead to academic probation and even expulsion. This, combined with potential driver's license suspension, and possible probation can be extremely harmful on an individual's lifestyle.
Breath or blood testing is often used to determine the alcohol level of anyone arrested for DUI in Florida. The results, however, are not above failure and error. As a former medical research scientist, Bill Roelke has a deep understanding of the science used in DUI cases, which can be used to your benefit in court. There are also other defenses that can be used to your benefit, from any constitutional right violations to a lack of probable cause to pull the driver over in the first place.
Whether you are facing a first DUI in Jacksonville or a third DUI arrest in Orange Park, defense attorney Bill Roelke will fight for your best interests. Contact Roelke Law today to begin discussing your options for a brighter future. The initial consultation is free and can provide you with important information about Florida's criminal DUI process.
A criminal case can have multiple stages, but defending your case begins well before the initial court appearance. From the moment of arrest, when you are read your Miranda Rights, your are informed of your right to an attorney. An attorney can provide guidance, help you avoid self-incrimination, and work to prevent constitutional rights violations when interacting with law enforcement or prosecutors. Roelke Law helps you through every step of the way, from initial investigation to bond hearings, arraignment, pre-trial negotiations and trial. Note that early representation allows the attorney to gather time-sensitive evidence, witness testimony, and other documentation that can help build a solid defense.
Roelke Law Firm also provides seasoned representation during administrative hearings. This includes administrative license suspension hearings, protective order hearings, criminal records sealing and expunging, early termination of probation hearings, and other matters. Legal representation in these instances can make the difference in reaching positive outcomes, much the same as in criminal cases.
Meticulous Attention and Scientific Perspective
Bill Roelke has honed his legal abilities throughout the past two decades as an attorney. This includes a judicial clerkship and time spent as an associate or partner at several of Florida's prestigious law firms. While this enabled Bill Roelke to develop his potential as a legal tactician and advocate, he also maintains other skills that serve as a large asset for his clients.
With a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, defense lawyer Bill Roelke has a keen understanding of the science and research integral in many criminal trials. Science is something that is used by the prosecution in an attempt to prove guilt; however, it can also be used by the defendant in the opposite purpose. Bill Roelke's knowledge of chemistry and biological science most often used by the prosecution can be invaluable in weakening evidence, especially in DUI cases which rely heavily on the results of blood alcohol content level testing.
Proudly Serving the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area
As the largest city in the state of Florida, Jacksonville has evolved into a thriving mecca of industry, leisure, and culture. Jacksonville boasts many accolades, including being named one of the Top 5 Up and Coming Cities by Good Morning America, Best Places to Retire by Newsweek, and #2 Best City for Renters by Forbes. These distinctions only capture a part of the city's true experience.
Roelke Law Firm, located minutes away from the city's courthouse, is proud to call Jacksonville its home. Bill Roelke has represented clients from a variety of Jacksonville unique and diverse communities such as Commonwealth, Woodstock, Lakewood, Sweetwater, Baymeadows, Oceanway, and San Jose. Bill Roelke has served Jacksonville for over two decades and hopes to continue helping its residents safeguard their futures for years to come.
Fiercely Combating the Charges You Face
Call (904) 354-0333 today to speak with Jacksonville criminal defense attorney Bill Roelke about your unique situation. Roelke Law serves clients throughout Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, and Nassau County. This includes Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Bernandina, and the surrounding areas. Bill Roelke works with residents of these communities, along with college students, tourists, out-of-state guests, and international visitors. No matter what charge you are facing, you will get the full benefit of Roelke's decades of legal and scientific knowledge.
With what you stand to lose if convicted, it's important to begin taking action to protect your future from the effects of a criminal conviction. Contact Roelke Law today and receive your free, no-obligation. Your initial consultation with Bill Roelke will provide the opportunity for you to get the answers you are looking for and begin setting the foundation to reach your freedom. Remember, the prosecutor and law enforcement officials do not have you best interests in mind. While you are waiting to act, they are working to build a case against you.
Meet the Attorney
Bill Roelke is an avid participant in criminal defense associations to provide you with informed, insightful, and up-to-date defense strategies for a variety of criminal cases.
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