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John Patrick Guidry II

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Consumer Protection, Appeals

About Me

Mr. Guidry graduated, with Honors, from St. Louis University School of Law in
1993 with his Juris Doctor,  a Masters of Business Administration, and
his Bacholor's Degree was in Accounting.  Mr. Guidry began his criminal
defense career at the Orange County Public Defender's Office in 1993,
under the wonderful supervision of then elect Public Defender Joseph
DuRocher (in my opinion, the best public defender, ever).  In 2001, Mr.
Guidry left his position as a Felony Division Chief with that office to
begin his private practice in downtown Orlando, right next to the
Orange County Courthouse (where his office remains to this day).


 


Mr. Guidry owned and operated U.M.P. Recording Studio, an Orlando
recording facility he founded in 1998.  In 2009, he sold U.M.P. to a
record label, but retained a mastering facility, where to this day Mr.
Guidry still engineers and masters albums for artists all over Florida.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 14%
  3. Appeals: 12%
  4. Consumer Protection: 12%
  5. Domestic Violence: 12%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • John N Knutton

    John and I had multiple cases together while I was a prosecutor in Orange County. He is always well-prepared, and diligently fights to represent his clients' best interests. I endorse this attorney.

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    John Knutton Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeffrey Nicholas Ivashuk

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jeffrey Ivashuk Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

320 N Magnolia Ave Ste B1
Orlando, FL, 328011651

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial AwardOffice of the Public Defender2000
Dedicated Service AwardJoseph DuRocher, Public Defender1999
Trial Award (Not Guilty on Capital Sex Battery)Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit1998
Trial AwardPublic Defender's Office1997
Trial AwardJoseph DuRocher, Public Defender1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Firm of John Guidry, P.A.2001 - Present
Felony Division ChiefOffice of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit1993 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Criminal Law Section of the Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Sports and Entertainment Section of the Florida BarMember2005 - Present
National Academy of the Recording ArtsMember2004 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida vs. N. MedinaDropped Case (nolle pros) after Motion to Suppress
State of Florida v. C. JonesCase Dropped (nolle pros)
State v. L.P.Nolle Pros (State dropped charges)

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Lake Legal NewsDrop of My Opinion, Red Light Cameras2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogA Lesson In Reasonable Suspicion2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogTransmitting Child Porn Case Overturned2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogUnlawful Police Command Gets Case Thrown Out2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogGovernment Deception Doesn't Always Lead to a Conviction2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogSearch Incident to Arrest2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogMotions to Dismiss2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogCan You Prove Battery Without a Victim?2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogIs Stealing Always a Crime?2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogIllegal Conditions of Probation Can't Support a VOP2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogRecanted Testimony in Battery Cases2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogGood Faith Can Defeat a Grand Theft Charge2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogSex Offenders Must Cut Red Tape, or Risk Arrest2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogLife After a Felony2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogJail Time for Failing to Appear at Depositions2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogLying is Not Illegal2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogJudge Gets Booted from Case after Denying Drug Court2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogTrafic Stops on Private Property Can Be Illegal2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogDNA Can't Prove Possession2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogCan Diluted Urine Violate Probation?2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogPlease, Don't Put It In Writing2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogNew DUI Laws Punish the Wrong People2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogFree Speech Can Lead to a Conspiracy Arrest2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogHe Made Me Do It -- The Duress Defense2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogFlorida's Prison Rate is 7th Highest in U.S.2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney BlogPublic Service Announcement to Arrestees2013
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comTrafficking in Oxycodone Just Got Harder to Prove2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comWhen Aggravated Battery is Really Only a "Battery"2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comDismissal of Oxycodone Case with the Prescription Defense2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comFingerprint Evidence Not Always Accurate2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comWhat Happens When You're Late for Court?2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comDrug Trafficking Via Express Mail2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comShould I Stay or Should I Go?2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comIntending to Sell Drugs vs. Use Drugs2012
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comWhen Is Leaving the Scene of an Accident Not a Crime?2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comCash Is Evil?2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comIntent to Sell vs. Personal Use: How Much of a Drug is Too Much?2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comCarrying Concealed Firearms, But Not Really "Carrying"2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comPlease Don't Write a Letter to the Judge2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comGrand Theft vs. Petit Theft2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comRenting a Car Fits Drug Trafficker Profile?2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comShouting and Cursing Isn't a Crime2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comEveryone's Going To Jail, Unless Someone Confesses....2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comTrafficking Weights not Always Accurate2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comCan the Government Really Set People Up Like That?2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comPossession of Ammunition and a Firearm by a Convicted Felon2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comMere Proximity to Drugs is Not Enough to Convict2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comAnother Trafficking in Pill Case Overturned2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comPositive Drug Test not Enough to Support VOP Conviction2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comDrug Dog Not Accurate at Detecting Drugs2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comYour Cell Phone May Testify Against You2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comNo Good Deed Goes Unpunished2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comVOP for Being Poor2011
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comFlorida's Noise Statute Declared Unconstitutional by Brevard Court2010
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comI Blew a 0.00 and Still Got a DUI Charge?2010
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comFederal Government Abandoned Unfair Trafficking Sentences Long Ago2010
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comIs "Passing the Dutchie" Against Florida Law?2010
Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog.comDrugs Were Found In My Car, But...2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Louis University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1993
St. Louis UniversityN/AMasters of Business Administration1993
Saint Louis UniversityAccountingBachlors of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
South Atlantic Regional Moot Court CompetitionJudge2013
Student Final Project Presentations, Full Sail UniversityFull Sail University Graduate Project Presentations2010
Full Sail University Panel / JudgesFinal Graduation Project Review Panel2009
Full Sail University PanelistPanel Discussion / Legal Issues2008
Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in FloridaCriminal Depositions in Florida2006
Taking and Defending Effective Depostions In FloridaCriminal Depositions2005
Advanced Depositions In FloridaCriminal Case Depositions, Advanced2005
Strategies For Taking and Defending Depositions In FloridaStrategies for Taking Depos in Criminal Cases2004