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Shon Joseph Douctre

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   168 reviews

also known as The Duke of DUI


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About Shon

Learn Shon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I have handled thousands of Criminal matters throughout the Central Florida area. My experience ranges from low level misdemeanors to serious Felony cases. I have worked on both State and Federal levels.

    20 years, 8,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    I have handled Driving Under the Influence case 1st - 4th Offenses, numerous crash cases, DUI/DWI, substantially over the limit breath test cases, refusal to take the breathalyzer cases, blood draw cases, underage driver DUI cases, and even Serious Bodily Injury (SBI) cases.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    My firm has handled in excess of 5,500 traffic tickets over the 20 years of service. I have handled virtually every type of citation in the State of Florida at one time or another.

    20 years, 5,500 cases

  4. Expungement
    5%
    I seal and expunge criminal records.

    20 years, 40 cases

  5. Other
    5%

Over twenty years ago I started my own DUI criminal defense law firm in Orlando called Private Counsel, LLC.  Private Counsel is a private law firm with sections dedicated to all criminal defense work, Assault an Battery/Domestic Battery Defense, traffic tickets, with an emphasis on helping people accused of DUI. I also assist UCF students who have found themselves in trouble at UCF for Golden Rule violations or .02 BAC DMV suspensions.

 

My practice is focused on DUI and CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

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Licensed for 20 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Shon

Private Counsel, LLC
120 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Battery case dropped /disorderly conduct
I was looking at 28 days jail and 1 yr probation with classes and Mr Shon not only got my battery charge dropped but also my disorderly conduct dropped to only paying a minor fine........He is the best lawyer in town by far and he actually cares about his clients......If your ever in a jam he has your back guaranteed!!....
Posted by Elizabeth | January 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Husband was looking at 3 years and his first court date he got time served which was only 3 months and reinstated probation. Shon answered all questions when needed. Shon made miracles happen. Shon has always exceeded our expectations. He's worth every penny.
Posted by Ernesto Gonzalez | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Level two
I hired a lawyer prior to hiring Shon, that lawyer's solution to my case was that I take what the state was offering me as DUI two. A friend referred me to contact Shon before I accept the offer. At the consulting appt. I felt I can trust Shon with my case. Throughout my process Shon was very easy to reach at all times, always stayed in communications with me and on top of things that needed to be done, and was extremely knowledgeable of my case. I would definitely recommend him to others and use him again if needed 100%! I am very happy with my Lawyer Shon
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Posted by Tim | November 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Shon was confident and knowledgeable. I was nervous but he told me exactly how everything was going to go and was spot on the whole time. Best possible outcome.
Posted by Nickole | November 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer!
This lawyer is one of the best I’ve ever met! He researched in deep detail and had answers for every question that came up. His communication skills are top notch as well so it really felt like he cared about my case.
Posted by Marcus | October 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Crusher...
This dude crushed it... I mean saved my A$$ and I well say not do I plan to get into any crap again I know for sure he has my back and best interests. Helped me every step of the way to pass tests Guided me to finish all my schooling before court. Man I did and Heck yeah nailed it a super score we got what I wanted... Here is one for you Shon AM SUPER HAPPY WITH OUR OUTCOME.. Thanks man you came in my life as a lawyer and now a friend and family... Super high five for this guy Shon Joseph Doucte's
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Posted by Andrea | September 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"I Got You"
I was looking for my dog. She escaped while I was dog-sitting. I went to look for her and mistakenly thought a Winter Park Police Officer would help me find her. No. I was her virgin DUI. She had zero compassion and just wanted to elevate her overtime standing. I was in jail until 5:30am. All that time, thinking my baby dog was hit by a car or at the shelter, ready to be put down... Excruciating. Painful. Tears flowing. There was no way I would recover from this. Not only did Shon Ductre represent me, he made sure that I had my dog back and, regardless of my sobbing, that I was personally ok. Then, he went to work. He knows what to do. He knows The Law. He is not afraid to go to court for you. He doesn't plea. He said to me "I got you." Those three words gave me strength. And I don't know how to explain how he makes you feel at ease about who you are, going up against "The System". He will give you worst-case scenario. at first... and then deliver Elation. Literal Elation. Pay. Him. Anything. He. Asks. And he doesn't ask much, just honesty.
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Posted by Nika | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First offense DUI
I surely thought the worst possible outcome until Shon was on the case! He reassured me not to worry and that he had everything under control and he sure did! I am truly excited to have my driving privileges back with the BEST possible outcome for myself. I strongly advise that if you're in a jam Shon is the attorney for the job. He is highly knowledgeable, qualified, and authentic… big thank you to Shon and his assistant Ana for their professionalism during this time.
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Posted by Hashim | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Credible Legal Problem Solver!
Mr. Shon created a realistic road map on how to solve my legal issue. He then informed me of my chances of succeeding and achieved immediate results. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sebastian | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HTO Revocation
Highly recommend. I was looking at 5 year hto revocation without fully knowing why. I contacted 4 other lawyers in Orlando area and Shon was the only one who knew why this was happening and took my case. He got my license back in about 5 weeks. Both Shon and his assistant Ana were great to work with. Professional and knowledgeable. Thank you again!
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Posted by Joseph | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer for the best price. Can’t beat him.
Mr. Douctre was an immense help with my case. I had gotten in a very serious accident in February 2022, very horrible circumstances, a couple very serious injuries. Mr. Douctre was completely transparent with all the details of my case and what I could be looking at and made me aware of all things needed. He got my careless driving involving seriously bodily injury or death downgraded to just a careless driving ticket. No jail time, no probation, no suspended license, not even points on my license. Just the ticket fines and court costs. He did all that for me at a great price and just a one time payment! I highly recommend him to anybody in a similar situation to mine! He is very easy to get in contact with and his counsel Ana at the office is also extremely helpful. Great communication, great service.
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Posted by Joanna | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st Offense DUI
My words are not enough to express the outstanding work ethic of Attorney Shon Douctre. He is passionate about his line of work, he puts his all into his cases. He listens to what you have to say, he cares about you as an individual and your personal situation. He poured his all into my case and considering my options got me the best outcome-I was so stressed and concerned and Shon always made sure I knew he was there for me and my future mattered. That I need not be concerned, I’m not sure I can go into full detail so all I can if you’re in similar situation don’t hesitate or look any further. Shon Douctre is the best!!!!! As is his staff! Very welcoming and you are never made to feel like you’re being judged. I am truly blessed to have him someone like Shon Douctre represent me!
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Posted by Ryder | June 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Shon is an amazing laywer. He will do everything in his power to make sure you are cleared of your charges. Just got to trust him in what he tells you. Everything came out fine for me. TRUST SHON HE KNOWS WHAT HIS DOING
Posted by Alex | May 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Shon was an amazing lawyer! He makes you feel so comfortable in a very stressful situation. Very fast responding and keeping you up to date. Was recommended by many of my friends and glad I did!
Posted by Mayes | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Orlando
Shon was a true professional. He ensures that his clients are well informed on the legal process that they will encounter. His knowledge is above par. We never had any doubt about what would happen when we entered the courtroom. He was truly a lawyer that I would recommend to any of my friends.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
My attorney did more then expected. He’s honest upfront …told me the worse case scenario, what he would try to do, what he was certain he could do…what the most likely outcome would be …He Mitigated my worry as much as possible and return with a better then expected outcome overall….the office staff is kind and welcoming as well. I’d highly highly….highly recommend this attorney anytime.
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Posted by Joshua | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Shon handled everything wonderfully and made a stressful situation much, much better. He got my charge reduced and the sentence totally manageable. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Shon has helped me out multiple times with amazing results. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Jason | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BUI case
I got referred to Shon by a family friend and was very happy with my experience. He was very easy to reach at all times, stayed on top of things that needed to be done, and was extremely knowledgeable of my incident and possible outcomes.I would definitely recommend him to others and use him again if needed!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Worlds greatest lawyer
Shon, you have left me speechless thank you for all your hard work and determination to make sure I was okay through out the whole process thank you for being more than just my lawyer but for becoming a friend who listened ! Thank you for doing your absolute best to make sure I’d get the best results with my case ! I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to take care of my case you and Anna continuously checked in and kept me on my toes when something needed to be done thank you for putting in 110 percent towards this and making sure I get where I am today! You have helped me get through the hardest 90 days of my life and for you I’m forever thankful !! You rock !!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Private Counsel
  • 2003 - Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Legal Aid Society Of Orange County
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Gonzales & Douctre
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Gary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson & Sperando
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Dempsey & Dempsey
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Paralegal
  • Baker Hostetler
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Damage Controlman
  • Us Navy / Us Navy Reserve
  • 1987 - 1995
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Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • United States Navy
  • Diploma
  • 1988
  • Liberty High School
  • Diploma
  • 1987
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Legal Cases

  • Maris Distributing Company vs. Anheuser Busch
  • Maris won a jury verdict of 130+ million dollars plus interest

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • US Middle District Federal Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys Central Florida 2014
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
  • 2014
  • Breathalyzer Operator/Maint Technician -Achievment
  • CES Consulting, Inc
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Moot Court
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Deans List
  • Penn State University
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1994
  • Certificate
  • Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society
  • 1994
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Defense in Florida - CLE credits given
  • DUI Defense Seminar
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (30)
Endorse Shon
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shon has become one of the best lawyers not just in the Orlando area but in the entire State of Florida. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Shon for 16 years as an attorney. He is one of the most talented trial attorneys I have ever met. I have personally watched him achieve not guilty verdicts in seemingly impossible circumstances. I highly endorse him for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for many years. He is an excellent attorney and renowned for being an ethical and dedicated lawyer.."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with and against Mr. Douctre on criminal matters. I have always found him to be diligent, intelligent and honest with his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Shon while I was a prosecutor in Orange County. He was professional, hard-working, and fought for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shon since law school. I practiced against him when I was a prosecutor and with him as a defense attorney. Shon fights for his clients rights and always considers their best interest in the defense he crafts. Shon will fight for you using his experience to your benefit.."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional court demeanor."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Douctre in the courtroom. His knowledge of the legal system would be an asset to anyone's case. I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Douctre will work hard for the best possible result in every case. He brings years of experience to the courtroom to fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shon does an excellent job in court defending his clients. I don't hesitate to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shon is an honest, hard-working attorney who gets outstanding results for his clients. I wouldn't hesitate in hiring him on your case. His reputation in the legal community is exemplary."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shon is one of the premier DUI attorneys in town. If you find yourself charged with a DUI, you would do well to retain Shon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Douctre is a terrific and well respected attorney. I highly endorse him and his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shon is a great attorney and he works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Douctre is a superior advocate for all of his clients. His trial skills are pinnacle in his field and he is dedicated to fighting for his clients' rights no matter what type of crime they may be charged with. He will be able to provide you with the guidance and experienced legal advice your case deserves. With Shon in your corner, you are in the best possible hands. I would highly recommend him to any individual facing criminal charges without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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