DUI & Criminal Cases

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This can often be one of the most disorienting, confusing, and uncertain times in a person’s life. Our team, using tremendous experience and care, can help you navigate your next steps.

This can often be one of the most disorienting, confusing and scary times in a person’s life, and that of their family.

It is important to know that before a person may be convicted of a crime, the government has the heavy burden of proving each and every element of its case beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. It is also important to be aware, that a criminal Defendant is not required to prove his/her innocence.

The United States Constitution, the State Constitution, and Florida Statutes protect the rights and privileges of the accused. Your arrest (for a felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic, DUI or otherwise) is no exception. However, it is critical to keep in mind that some very important rights or privileges may be waived (and forever lost) if you fail to take specific action within specifics times. At each of the locations, a consultation with the Law Offices of Randy Reep in all criminal matters is free, and we can assist in protecting your rights.

Frequently asked questions about
DUI cases and how Reep Law can help!

The answers to the following questions could reveal a lack of strength in the States case and the existence valid defense(s):

Was the vehicle stopped when the officer arrived?
Where were you when the officer arrived at the scene?
Was the vehicle operable?
Were you asleep or unconscious?
Where was the key for ignition?

Note: The State has the initial burden of proving that you were driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle.

Were you approached by the officer as a result of a road block?
Did the officer cite you for any offense other than DUI?
Were you asked to step out of your vehicle without a reason?
Did the officer deny your request to allow you to continue on your way?

Note: In order for an officer to lawfully detain you for investigation, the State has the burden of showing that the stopping officer had a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed.

What were the officers’ questions and/or comments?
Did the officer ask you about faculty impairment due to disability, illness or injury?
Did the officer ever advise you that he/she would be conducting a DUI investigation

Note: Even if the stop is lawful, the officer must still make a roadside determination based on the totality of the circumstances that there is probable cause to arrest you for DUI.

Did the officer offer the roadside exercises as voluntary?
Did the officer ask about illness or injury prior to conducting the exercises?
Did the officer inform you that your performance was being recorded?

Note: Most DUI cases involve the use of field sobriety exercises. These exercises are voluntary and are intended to aid an officer in determining if you should be arrested. However, more often than not they are used to bolster the officer’s previously formed opinion that you are DUI.

Did the officer read you the warning(s) before, after or at the time of the arrest?
Did the officer read you the correct warnings?
Did you request an independent chemical test at any time?
Did you refuse the test?

Note: When you are arrested, in addition to Miranda warnings, the arresting officer MUST read you the correct Implied Consent warnings. The warnings must be read in substantial compliance with the specific statute. There are different warnings, and the officer must read the correct warning. You have the option of either taking the test(s) or refusing. The officer chooses the test for you depending on the case. However, you also have the right to an independent chemical test of your own choosing.

Did the officer/technician correctly comply with pre-test observation?
Was the instrument used in compliance with all statutes, rules, policies and regulations?
Were the tests results in compliance?

Note: If a chemical test is administered, the State must prove that the test was done properly and on an instrument that was working properly. Further, the test results themselves must be in compliance.

The above are only some of the many complex issues involved in a DUI case. Our firm has experience and knowledge in each of these issues. We can apply this experience to address the issues with your case.

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OUR TEAM

As one of the leading firms in Florida, the Law Offices of Randy Reep brings together the best of experience and knowledge to serve our clients in a way that you won’t find anywhere else. The Law Offices of Randy Reep provide world-class representation with some of the most aggressive attorney’s in Florida

Randy Reep

President

Randy brings more to your case than the average attorney. As an Air Force Veteran and Lieutenant Colonel and F15 Pilot for Florida Air Guar, he lives his life by the core values of “Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.”

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John Holzbaur

Partner

John Holzbaur grew up in Jacksonville and enlisted in the US Navy immediately after graduation from Wolfson High School. John served for over twenty-three years as a Naval Helicopter Aircrewman and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and as a commisioned Naval Fight Officer.

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Camila Katterhenry

Personal Injury Director

Camila was born and raised in Brazil, where she received a law degree and worked in the education field. In 2015, she moved with her family to USA, consolidating her passion for helping people navigate the complex legal system as well as assist the Latino community to ensure their vital access to the law.

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Bonnie Jones

Chief Litigation Case Manager, Paralegal

Bonnie was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Florida with her family in 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2003 and her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014.

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Claudia Paniagua

Legal Assistant

Claudia was born and raised in Dominican Republic and is fluent is both Spanish and English. In 2013, she moved with her family to the United States of America. Since joining The Law Offices of Randy Reep in 2019, Claudia has been helping the Latino community gain access to vital legal services.

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Carmen Sotelo

Legal Assistant

Carmen is a licensed attorney in her native country of Paraguay, where she worked as in-house legal counsel for 8 years representing a prominent bank and a large private Law firm. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Guarani, one of the two National Languages of her home country. Carmen has 5 years of experience volunteering for a non-profit organization where she learned that teamwork can move the world in the right direction.

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Amber Nguyen Dang

Litigation Assistant

Amber was born and raised in Texas where she had developed strong personality characteristics. She then moved to Florida to finish high school and got her diploma in 2018. Amber is a “quick study” and has made it her mission to learn as much as she can about Personal Injury Litigation. She is an important member of the litigation department and has assisted the attorneys with settling millions of dollars in cases.

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Josselyn Contreras

Legal Assistant

Josselyn was born and raised in El Salvador and moved to the United States with her family in 2015. Josselyn has always had a passion for helping people in her community and enjoys being able to assist people in their greatest time of need. Josselyn graduated from Santa Luces High School and is currently enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville working towards her associates degree.

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Julia Nunes

Administrative Assistant

Julia was born in Brazil and raised in New Jersey. She is currently studying Business Administration at St. John’s River College. Julia have previously worked as a business coordinator for a Law firm that specialized in Family law, so she brings her valuable experience to The Law Offices of Randy Reep. Julia is great at organizing, multitasking, and learning new things. She never shies away from a new challenge, no matter how hard it is. In just the short time that she has been with our firm, she has become an integral part of the team.

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Alexandra Sullivan

Legal Assistant

Alex was born and raised in South Jacksonville Beach. Growing up she attended various magnet schools throughout Duval County. Upon graduation from Paxon School for Advanced Studies, she decided to take a little time to discover who she was outside of being a very good student. What she learned is that she has a passion for law and has joined the ‘family’ of The Law Offices of Randy Reep. Growing up Alex was raised to value the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’

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Dr. Suny Caminero

Staff Medical Doctor

Dr. Suny Caminero, the firm’s on staff Medical Doctor, was born in New York City. Her family enjoyed the rare opportunity to move back to the Dominican Republic where she was raised. Her experiences in the D.R., her return to the United States, combined with her medical education make her singularly qualified to support the mission of the Law Offices or Randy Reep.

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Hugo Rodriguez

Of counsel

Hugo began his legal profession litigating medical malpractice and commercial cases that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars recovered. When he expanded his practice to Criminal and Family law, Hugo took advantage of the litigation skills he had developed in the complex world of medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He has since successfully defended over a hundred cases in traffic and criminal offenses throughout the State of Florida.

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