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Shon Joseph Douctre

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   193 reviews

also known as The Duke of DUI

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Shon

Learn Shon’s areas of practice.

5
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.

    21 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.

    21 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.

    21 years, 5,500 cases

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

    21 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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Location

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

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Marybeth | June 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great communication and outcome
Great communication. Got my son's case dismissed. Was very easy to work with and kept us informed every step of the way. Highly recommend.
Posted by Daniel | May 10, 2024
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Carpenter
Best guy in the world. he will be d over backwards to make everything right. He was customer and friend first. Now a friend and lawyer hes a great guy too get the job done
Posted by Nikki | March 19, 2024
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“Exemplary Legal Representation: A Five-Star Review for Shon J. Douctre!!!
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by Shon J. Douctre. From our initial consultation to the resolution of my case, they demonstrated unwavering professionalism, expertise, and dedication. Throughout the entire process, Shon exhibited an unparalleled level of commitment, going above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for me. Their thorough preparation and attention to detail were evident at every stage, instilling confidence and trust in their abilities. What truly sets Shon J. Douctre apart is his exceptional communication skills and responsiveness. He kept me informed and involved every step of the way, promptly addressing any questions or concerns I had. His clear explanations and guidance helped me navigate through complex legal matters with ease. Thanks to Shon J. Douctre’s diligent efforts and strategic approach, we achieved a successful resolution that exceeded my expectations. I am immensely grateful for his expertise, dedication, and unwavering support throughout this challenging process. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Shon J. Douctre to anyone in need of top-notch legal representation. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine commitment to his clients makes him a true asset in the legal field. Thank you, Shon Douctre and of course his legal assistant Ann for both of your outstanding service and for making a positive difference in my life!!! Thanks so much, Shon and Ann! Sincerely, Nikki G.
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Posted by Jessenia | March 12, 2024
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Best Defense for Criminal/ Traffic Charges
I contacted Shon in a moment of great distress after being charged with a traffic/crinlminal charge. He had been teffered to me by a friend as I did not know any lawyers thatvhandle those cases at the time. He was very propmt to respond and inmediatle gave me a consultation, with an overview of what to expect and answered every question I asked. Inspite of not having met him personally he provided me with a sense of ease that I was in good hands. Shortly after I retained him and procerded to meet him at his office for a follow up. Upon meeting him his first concern was my mental well being and emotional state. Once again he radiated a sense of confidence and immediatly I knew I had retained the right person tobrepresent me. Once again he answered every question, possible outcomes, and how we would proceed moving forward. My case had been prolongoded, longer than expected and during the time, again, he was always propmt to answer any time I called or texted. He arranged a settlement for my case, through which I felt reassured and directed constantly. My case was settled with even a better outcome than I expected! I highly and confiddently recommend Shon to represent you at your moment of need! Increadibly grateful!
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Posted by Ruth | March 12, 2024
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Best lawyer in central florida
This review is to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation. You have stuck by my son in dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation.
Posted by Sarah | March 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
QUICK AND ON POINT
I was referred by a great friend of mine. I felt like I knew my case would be dismissed even by a district attorney because I've NEVER been in trouble. However, I didn't want to take the chance. So I would rather call up Shon, an experienced attorney. I barely blinked and my case was dismissed!! He knows what he's doing, and heaven forbid I get in trouble again, I'll be calling him again. I'll 1000% refer 10 times over.
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Posted by Nancy | March 7, 2024
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Great communication
Mr.Douctre took care of my case the best way possible by keeping me informed and doing so in a timely fashion. I was always able to contact him and receive a response which made dealing with my problem much easier and he often reassured me when things were tough for me! Yes 100% I would recommend him to anyone needing a great attorney!
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Posted by Josh | November 4, 2023
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Efficient and Effective
Shon was able to help me navigate through my first time DUI misdemeanor charge by exploring our legal options. When contacted and consulted he outlined the different scenarios and the best outcome which would be ultimately to have the DUI charge expunged. Shon of course made it clear that there would be no guarantees but he was very confident that for my case the outcome would be successful. Once hired, Shon was able to follow through on this by having me enter a Pre-Diversion Trial program to ensure that my case did not go to trial. After I completed the requirements outlined in my Pre-Diversion Trial, Shon was retained to help submit the expungement of the DUI charge from my record which was successful. The entire process including the expungement only took about a year and half. I would absolutely recommend Shon to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of a DUI charge. Thank you, Shon!
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Posted by Ashley | October 1, 2023
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Heaven sent!
Having attorney Douctre to help us and represent us was an absolute blessing. We ended up with the best possible outcome we could have asked for! We can’t thank him enough for all he did!
Posted by Dan | September 28, 2023
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Mr.
I’m well pleased with the services rendered by Attorney Douctre. He is a true professional, courteous, knowledgeable and gets the job done with great efficiency. I found him to be trustworthy and attentive to the details of my case. He did everything he said he would do - I could not have asked for a better outcome. If you need excellent legal representation, this is your go to attorney. I highly recommend Attorney Shon Douctre.
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Posted by Edwin | September 23, 2023
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Thank you so much!
We found Mr. Douctre online and read his great reviews, so we made an appointment and scheduled a consult and after speaking with him I decided to retain him for my defense in which he did an amazing job in winning my case. He was professional, communicative, observant and thorough thought out this entire process. He cross examination skills are impeccable and he came very prepared with evidence, facts and extreme knowledge of the law. I am thankful that I crossed paths with him as he is what I believe to be the very best.
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Posted by Jennifer | September 14, 2023
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Excellent service!!!
Mr. Shon Douctre took my call right away and took care of my ticket and suspension very quickly. Truly no nonsense and gets results. Great attorney for your traffic needs, I highly recommend. Jennifer Chavarria Roman
Posted by Stephanie | July 14, 2023
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LovelyladyMsB
I got a ticket for improper backing out of my own driveway I was so upset and worried about this ticket then I was recommended to Mr Douctre’s Law firm where I put all my worries to rest , Ms Ana I had the pleasure of meeting at the Law firm was very nice and she kept me up to date, Rest assure my ticket was dismissed no court fees no nothing all my worries is over thanks to Mr Douctre’s Law firm so if your in my situation and need an attorney call Mr Douctre’s Law firm he’s the best
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Posted by William | July 11, 2023
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Best investment you can make!
Shon not only handled my case fantastically I could not have asked for a better outcome. He answered all my concerns and questions clearly and thoroughly but easy to understand and made it very relaxing in that stressful situation because I knew I was being taken care of with respect and attention
Posted by JESSE | July 10, 2023
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GREAT ATTORNEY
My lawyer Shon Joseph Douctre did a phenomenal job with my case he was able to get my case dismissed from a corrupt Florida highway patrol officer who accused me put a warrant out for my arrest going through my five star Google business account and got me arrested for no reason for soliciting an accident scene as a tow operator operating a tow wrecker which I dont own a tow truck and I'm not a Tow operator. I cannot be any more thankful and grateful for this man for protecting my life and making that justice was done correctly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
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Doesn’t get any better
I was charged with a DUI with a pretty incriminating police report. Shon talked me through EVERY SINGLE STEP of the way and any additional questions were always answered almost immediately and without judgement or hesitation. I am walking away with no convictions all thanks to him. Shon really is THAT guy and if you’re in a similar situation, it’s him you NEED.
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Posted by Brandon | May 31, 2023
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Thank You!
There is nothing like worrying about the fate of your future & most of all liberty. Shon went above & beyond to communicate the details of my case giving me the comfort & peace of mind that I would be okay in his hands. Not only to me but also to worried family members & loved ones that he was going to do his very best to ensure I would have the best possible outcome in my case, He did just that. His knowledge led me to the best possible outcome with my case bing dismissed. Very well spoken & genuine to taking care of his clients. I can’t thank you enough.
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Posted by David | May 8, 2023
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Excellent Attorney. Gives 110%.
I highly recommend Mr. Shon Douctre if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Douctre exceeded expectations from our first conversation all the way through getting my case resolved. During my initial consultation I was immediately impressed by his willingness to listen and great communication skills. He did not hesitate to provide a game plan using his strong knowledge of the law. I hired him after that call and he immediately went into action. He kept me informed and comfortable every step of the way and was able to resolve my case quickly. I was extremely happy with the resolute action taken and overall outcome of my case. Mr. Douctre told me from the very beginning  "You’re only as good as your last case. I give 110%", and he was not joking. If you are facing criminal charges do not hesitate to hire Shon Douctre. You will not regret it!
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Posted by Kristofer | March 9, 2023
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Top Notch Representation
From my original charge to my probation violation hearing Shon communicated with me clearly, stayed in contact and kept me informed on my case status, and got me the best outcome i could of ever expected. Affordable, and not to mention a very cool down to earth and relatable person. I consider him as a friend, as he treated me as if I was more than just a client.
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Posted by Joe | March 7, 2023
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Great Lawyer = Great outcomes
Took the time to explain the process, timeline, costs and likely outcome. Everything unfolded exactly as described. Straight up, great guy to have on your side.
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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 9.5 (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
  • Dempsey & Dempsey
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Gary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson & Sperando
  • 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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Sample of 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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