DUI Gets Dismissed!

Attorney Zahra Umansky of the Umansky Law Firm represented a defendant accused of committing a DUI in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. The client was charged with being in actual physical control of a vehicle while his normal faculties were impaired. In essence, the client was allegedly sleeping in his vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the car running! Attorney Umansky filed motions challenging law enforcement’s actions in seizing the Defendant by knocking on his window to wake him up. Attorney Umansky was successful in getting the prosecutor to dismiss the DUI charge against her client!

Though it doesn’t seem like you should receive a DUI for simply sitting in your car while impaired and not actually driving, there is an exception which states that even if you aren’t driving, if your keys are in the ignition, you have the actual ability to still operate that vehicle and therefore justify receiving the DUI. This situation has occurred for hundreds of people attempting to “sober up” in the car with the music on, utilize the AC, and even take a nap in the backseat of their car. Though there may not be any intention whatsoever to operate the vehicle while intoxicated, the law allows individuals to be apprehended for drunk driving simply because of their ability to operate that vehicle at any time.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Orlando and need legal services with a professional lawyers, contact the Umansky Law Firm now at (407)228-3838.


Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client accused of DUI with property damage. The client was alleged to have rear-ended a vehicle that resulted in damage to the vehicles. Additionally, the client was transported to the hospital where law enforcement directed the hospital nurse to do a blood draw to determine the client’s alleged blood alcohol level. The blood results were allegedly over a .20 blood alcohol level. Attorney Umansky filed motions challenging the detention, seizure, and blood draw that had been done on her client. The Court granted Attorney Umansky’s motion which would then not allow the prosecutor to introduce the blood results at a trial. As a result, the prosecutor dismissed all charges against the client!


Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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