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Florencia Candy Rueda

DUI and DWI Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   158 reviews

also known as Florencia Khan

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Florencia

Learn Florencia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Driving While Intoxicated misdemeanor and felony cases. We handle breath test cases, as well as blood test cases, and even total refusals. We also help you with your driving privilege and request the necessary Administrative License Revocation hearings and can even help you obtain an occupational drivers license if your license has been revoked or suspended.

    17 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Defend people charged with Misdemeanors as well as Felonies. Cases range from drug charges like possession of marijuana, assaults family violence charges, Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to ID, Armed Robbery, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Assault with Deadly Weapon etc. We help people with these criminal matters in the Austin and surrounding areas. Call us for a free consultation and we would be happy to let you know how we can start helping.

    17 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Expungement
    3%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Sex crime
    2%

    17 years, 150 cases

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    2%

    17 years, 1,500 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    1%

    17 years, 100 cases

  7. Violent crime
    1%

    17 years, 200 cases

  8. White collar crime
    1%

    17 years, 50 cases

TOP NOTCH DWI ATTORNEY & CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Our firm is dedicated to representing clients who have been accused, are under investigation, or who have been charged or indicted in state misdemeanor or felony criminal matters. Criminal defense lawyer, Florencia Rueda has the resources and know how to handle all phases of your case, whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DWI, an assault or family violence crime, or a serious felony offenses such as aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, robbery, burglary of a habitation, or burglary of a building. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for our client’s case. 

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Aida | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MIRACLE ATTORNEY
PLEASE DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER. THIS IS THE ATTORNEY YOU WANT AND NEED!!!!!!! It took me a while to get to this review. Thanks to Florencia Rueda my life has never been better on account of the career I have now and so much else. Here’s my story. Back in 2017 I was arrested for a felony DWI in Austin. Being from Houston I didn’t know where to start or what to do. The prosecutor in my case had an arraignment of 8 years no parole, and I just thought my life was over. Knowing from prior experiences, I thought this was going to make me bankrupt and that there was NO WAY i can even afford to hire someone to fix the mess I was in. I decided to look up “Pro attorney’s” in the Austin area, and Miss Rueda appeared first under avvo. I began reading all the reviews and they couldn’t be more accurate. I decided to give her a call, and she had me come in the next day for a consultation. I expected another attorney who was going to try and impress me with reasons why I should hire them, when something else entirely occurred. Miss Rueda sat me down and blatantly told me the entire truth of how terrible my case appears on paper. She immediately told me what I need to do, and that if I follow everything she says I will be okay. She then saw the worry in my face and stated “don’t worry, do as I say and you will not go to prison I promise.” I was in awe with her honesty and impressed in the fact that she did not even try to sugarcoat. I went home and did as she said. She then went to court for me without making me even appear for almost 7 months because she wanted to save me trips to and from Houston. As time progressed, the first time I appeared in court she told me what the prosecution wanted to do, and stated that with all of the things I was doing she doesn’t see it fit so she’s going to prolong the case to get the outcome she wants. She then asked what I wanted out of this case. I told her that I wanted my felony reduced because this was going to ruin my life and that I didn’t care how long probation would be as long as I didn’t have this on my record. She still didn’t sugarcoat and stated that this was going to be tough but that she will stop at nothing to try and make this happen, and she did. She did just so and much more. She had my case reduced to a 2nd DWI misdemeanor charge with only 2 years probation. I cried, and when I did she asked if I was okay, and smiled and said I’m proud of you. Please, this is the attorney you need. She knows everyone in the court room and when she walks in her presence is so powerful. Miss Rueda not only reduced my charge but pushed me to turn my entire life around and everything fell together like a giant puzzle. Because of her I gave up bartending because she told me the prosecution would frown against it, and I now work a career sales position. Having a felony DWI, I should have had my license suspended, an ankle monitor and so much more. I coasted through court with NONE of that. Not once did they even drug test me because I listened to what she was telling me to do. She responds quickly, assures you of your case, and goes out of her way to take care of your needs. For example I told her I needed my license because there was no way for me to get to court from Houston and she made this happen as well, and got me an occupational after my case was closed that allowed me to travel in any county in Texas. Miss Rueda is a miracle, she is heaven sent. She works for the people. She understands the perspective of what it’s like to feel like your whole world has turned upside down and she will assure you and help you in every single way she can. Just follow everything she says, and start with HIRING HER. I recommended so many people to her and will continue to do so, and God forbid will hire her without hesitation if I need an attorney ever again. AGAIN. STOP. DO NOT LOOK FURTHER. THIS IS IT, YOU WANT AND NEED FLORENCIA RUEDA IN YOUR CORNER. BEST ATTORNEY IN AUSTIN, TX
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Posted by Michael | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended! Charges dismissed.
Florencia was able to get my charges completely dismissed in a quick and timely manner. I never stepped foot in a court room. I also got updates on my case daily via email and text. I am so thankful for her service.
Posted by MM | July 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s the best
I hired Flo after I had been charged with a crime that I’ll omit for privacy considerations. I hired her based on her reviews, and I’m so glad I did. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She explained the possible outcomes of the case and advised me how best to proceed. She answered all my questions, even the ones that were probably stupid, with thoughtful answers, which eased my anxiety. Her insights into the legal system and her experience were invaluable to the outcome of my case. She communicated well and in a timely manner. I highly recommend you hire her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing amazing attorney
I am reviewing my experience with Flo one more time, as my first review dint feel enough. I met Flo for my detainment with domestic violence. We were hoping she would help us close the case but She made sure there was no case at all. For all your attorney needs this will be your stop. I strongly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Moe | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mrs. Rueda is undoubtedly one of the best lawyers you’ll ever come across. She goes above and beyond to resolve your case in the shortest time possible. I can’t recommend her enough
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World Class
So happy to have the fortunate opportunity to become acquainted and work with Mrs. Rueda. She cared about my specific case deeply. I know she worked harder for me than anyone else would. You want her fighting in your corner.
Posted by Jaimie | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OMG BEST LAWYER EVER
I was charged with DWI/DUI and she was my court appointed lawyer. The sentence I received on this no body could believe. She got me the best deal ever. Thank you so much
Posted by Kathleen | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lifesaver!
I was arrested and charged with a DWI in 2019. It was a horrible and upsetting experience that I thought would ruin the rest of my life and my career. Florencia made me feel at ease from day one. She took a heavy burden off my shoulders so I didn't have to worry about the day to day aspects of my case. She was always available when I had questions or needed to talk. She made me feel like I was a priority. Ultimately, she got my case dismissed, which was far above and beyond my expectations! I am forever grateful to her for working hard for me and keeping a DWI off of my record. She is truly a fantastic attorney!
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Posted by Vincent | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Flo was the absolute best. I rarely leave reviews, but for her I'll make an exception. Her communication was fantastic - I was always kept in the loop and received constant updates from her regarding my case. She fought hard for me and got me the result I deserved. My case was a little unique, but in less than 2 weeks she was able to get my 2 charges dismissed. She isn't the typical attorney whose only motivated by money - she actually cares. If you find yourself in a tough spot, I couldn't recommend Flo enough!
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Rueda took full control of my case when I was facing criminal charges that would affect the rest of my life . Never having been in troule with the law I felt overwhelmed and would not do well against the court system. Attorney Rueda met with me in person and believed in me from the start. I believed I was not guilty of a crime. And she was able to have the charges dismissed. She is a effective and competent defense attorney.
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Posted by Logan | August 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT
Flo was the perfect choice of representation for my situation. Quick, clear, and concise communication from start to finish. Stuck to the timeline she first walked me through from the beginning and did everything she said she would. She followed through on everything she said she would do and I couldn’t be happier. If you’re looking for a lawyer in Travis County, she should be your number one choice
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Posted by Joanna | August 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I called in looking for answers on a case that was placed on my name that i had no knowledge of. Florencia was able to provide me with information on how i can get answers. She was respectful and extremely professional answered my questions and put me on the right track. I am very grateful, definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer, look no more !!!
What can i say , she was straight forward from the beginning. Easy to work with , she replies promptly when txt. Very knowledgeable, best lawyer in Austin TX period !! Don’t hesitate just call you will not regret it !
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Powerful Attorney - Amazing Person
Florencia exceeded my expectations in representing me. Unlike other lawyers I had met with, she was direct about her plans and actually listened and understood when I explained the bogus, blown up charges added to my case. “I’m not going to charge you for those because that would be unethical” she said. Wow. I hired her and these illegitimate felony charges were dropped within two days. The result of the case was far better than I thought possible. Thanks to Florencia I have a new chance to move forward with a clean record. Hire this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immaculate Attorney!
She got my case dismissed. Also great to explain things to and was great for the situation I was in.
Posted by Steven | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t be happier
I couldn’t be happier with the job Mrs. Rueda did for me. She was extremely knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to get me out on bail and beat my case. I’m so grateful to have hired her.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney and Communicator
Mrs. Rueda is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. She is extremly professional, yet empathetic to your case. She made a daunting process much more bearable. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Posted by Adriana | July 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommenation
Florencia is the perfect combination of power bulldog that you want in your corner and caring. She helped with a letter sent to my office with legal threats. After reading other reviews, I know she has helped really improve people’s lives and my experience was overall smaller but still, you can tell she is part of the A Team.
Posted by Erika | July 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
Florencia has represented My family and did such an increíble job. She was súper helpful, kind and always kept us up to date. She does such a great job definetly recommend 100%
Posted by Toni | July 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuinely cares about her clients
With guidance from Florencia Rueda, I was able to successfully resolve the issue I had. Her fast, reliable responses reduced the stress of the situation and her expertise helped find the best solution for me. I highly recommend her.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hildreth & Rueda
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Florencia Rueda, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lusk & Evans
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Lusk & Evans
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Stephens & Rueda
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Prosecutorial Clerk
  • Mclennan District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Lusk & Evans
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Researcher
  • Baylor Law for Prof. Mark Osler
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Aid
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Baylor University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY VIOLENCE
  • Dismissed
  • DWI 2nd over .15
  • dismissed
  • DWI with blood over .15
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Hispanic Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Bengali

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Clients Choice Award
  • United States Metropolitan Report
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction Nomination
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Criminal Law 10 Best Attorney Selection for Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Nomination Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Attorney Client Satisfaction Nomination
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • LEAD COUNSEL RATED IN CRIMINAL LAW
  • LEAD COUNSEL REVIEW BOARD
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top Attorney Nomination
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel High Rating in Criminal Law
  • LEAD COUNSEL REVIEW BOARD
  • 2016
  • Youth Leadership Award
  • Latin American Youth & Culture
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service to Community
  • Hispanic Panhellenic
  • 2012
  • Community outreach leader
  • Sigma Delta Lambda
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Practice
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2007
  • Outstanding Client Counseling
  • Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee
  • 2007
  • Mock Trial Advocacy Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2006
  • Academic Scholarship Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Texas Bar Journal
  • WebLinks
  • 2009
  • El Norte
  • Tus Derechos
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre Law
  • Voir Dire - Picking or Eliminating Jurors
  • 2013
  • Continue legal education
  • Owning your own practice
  • 2013
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Bond Reduction Hearings
  • 2013
  • People law school
  • 4th amendment rights
  • 2012
  • Peoples Law School
  • Criminal Law Basics - 4th Amendment
  • 2011
  • Univision Television- Legal Help
  • Immigration and Criminal Law Question and Answer
  • 2010
  • Peoples Law School
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
  • Greek Counsel
  • Breath Test- What You Need to Know
  • 2010
  • Undergraduate Mock Trial Team
  • Cross-Examination
  • 2009
  • Legal Education
  • Knowing Your Rights
  • 2008
  • Sigma Delta Lambda
  • Knowing Your Rights
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (22)
Endorse Florencia
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florencia is brilliant, friendly, and determined. She's the type of lawyer that won't back down until satisfied. Any client should be confident that better legal representation simply won't be found."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is wise beyond her years and one of the hardest workers that I know. I never hesitate to recommend her for criminal matters--small to complex."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Flo is the smartest and the bravest. I would trust her to handle anything. Feel confident in hiring her to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Florencia for many years and personally seen the hard work she does on behalf of clients accused of serious offenses. Florencia has an excellent reputation among fellow defense attorneys and prosecutors alike in Travis County."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Florencia is an amazing lawyer who gets results and knows the law. Her ability to navigate legal procedure and persuade jurors and judges is amazing! Her extensive legal knowledge and ability to artfully analyze issues makes her a sought after advisor in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florencia Rueda's knowledge, experience, and success has made her one of the top Criminal Defense attorneys in Austin. I primarily handle family law and I refer my criminal clients to her firm. She has always delivered top notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rueda is a fierce advocate who puts her considerable intellect to work for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Rueda is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the area of Criminal Law. She is dedicated to the aggressive representation of her clients and works tirelessly to ensure that her clients' rights are protected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I could not agree more with all the other ringing endorsements regarding Ms. Florencia Rueda. Not only are her legal acumen and trial advocacy skills unparalleled, she gives individualized attention to each of cases. Additionally, from my personal experience, I know she is an incredible counselor and mentor. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rueda is one of the most knowledgeable and skillful attorneys I have the pleasure of knowing. Should any of my friends or family ever need a criminal attorney, I would not hesitate to refer them to Ms. Rueda."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether she is arguing in court, preparing documents, or simply meeting with clients, Ms. Rueda is a highly gifted attorney. Rather than list all the areas where she is experienced beyond her years, as an attorney, I will simply put it this way: if I needed an attorney, Ms. Rueda would be the only person I would call."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rueda is an ethical lawyer who is respected by her peers. I am happy to endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florencia takes pride in representing folks accused of crimes and does it well. A huge part of being a good lawyer is caring about your clients and what kind of outcome you can get for them. This lawyer cares."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Florencia is a hard working dedicated individual that I would trust with any legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Flo is an outstanding trial attorney. She has demonstrated excellence in the courtroom from early in her career. She is insightful and direct and very results-oriented. I endorse this lawyer's work wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Flo since law school where she was known for her hard work, dedication, and trial advocacy skills. She's a natural in the court room. Any client would be well-served with Flo as part of the team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Flo and I have worked together and she is smart, sharp and tough. I refer all of my criminal matters to her because I know they will be in capable hands. Dave Wenholz"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Rueda on a number of cases. She brings an unmatched spirit of dedication to all her cases. Her clients benefit greatly from her straightforward approach, her deep knowledge, and her well honed problem solving skills."
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