Matthew J. Olszewski practices criminal defense in Orlando, Florida, but limits his practice to Orlando and Central Florida DUI and traffic related crimes. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.
Before founding the FL DUI Group law firm in Orlando, Florida, Mr. Olszewski served as the coordinator of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) Program. As the state-wide coordinator of the Florida TSRP Program, Mr. Olszewski was responsible for conducting training and providing guidance for Florida prosecutors and law enforcement officers in matters related to DUI investigation and prosecution. Mr. Olszewski coordinated DUI training seminars for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Mr. Olszewski has trained thousands of Florida prosecutors and law enforcement officers in Orlando, Central Florida and officers spanning each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuit courts. Mr. Olszewski has trained thousands of prosecutors and law enforcement officers in the State of Florida as well as throughout the country on DUI investigation and DUI prosecution, DUI breath testing, drugged driving, DUI report writing, DUI courtroom testimony, DUI jury selection, DUI opening statements, DUI direct and cross examinations, and DUI closing arguments.Mr. Olszewski is one of 6 people in the State of Florida and the only Orlando and Central Florida DUI defense lawyer that has worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to write the DUI curriculum used by the State of Florida at its law enforcement training academies. Mr. Olszewski co-authored the book that is used to train every law enforcement officer in Orlando and Central Florida when it comes to making DUI arrests. Mr. Olszewski has attended the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course (presented by the Orlando Police Department) and attended the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course (presented by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida). These DUI courses are designed to teach law enforcement officers how to properly conduct DUI roadside field sobriety tests like the walk and turn and one-leg stand.Mr. Olszewski also attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) DUI Breath Test Operator Class, a course designed to teach DUI law enforcement officers how to properly conduct DUI breath alcohol tests. Mr. Olszewski has attended the factory training from the manufacturer of the DUI breath test machine used in Orlando and Central Florida. As part of this training, Mr. Olszewski learned the intricate parts of the machine and the science behind the machine. Additionally, Mr. Olszewski was taught how to take apart and reassemble an actual DUI breath test machine.In his role as TSRP Coordinator for the State of Florida, Mr. Olszewski was sworn in as a Special DUI Prosecutor by the State of Florida to argue motions to exclude breath test results in Orlando, Osceola County, Seminole County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Hernando County, Marion County, Alachua County, Broward County, Lee County, Collier County and Monroe County. Mr. Olszewski worked closely with members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Alcohol Testing Program on DUI breath test machine issues.Mr. Olszewski has instructed on DUI cases in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska and at three international DUI conferences.Prior to his DUI experience as TSRP Coordinator, Mr. Olszewski served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Orlando/Osceola State Attorney’s Office in Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida. While a prosecutor, Mr. Olszewski had the opportunity to handle over 100 criminal trials. At the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Olszewski was designated a Lead DUI Prosecutor for Orange County and was assigned to handle high profile DUI cases.
- University of Florida College of Law – J.D.
- University of Florida – B.A. in Business Administration
- Special Recognition Community DUI Champion Award (MADD) – 2009
- DUI Award of Distinction (MADD) – 2009
- DUI Prosecution Award of Distinction (MADD) – 2008
- Top DUI State Attorney Award (MADD) – 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- National College of DUI Defense
- Florida Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Elizabeth Parker practices criminal defense in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. Ms. Parker is Of-Counsel to the FL DUI Group. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.
Extensive West Palm Beach DUI Experience
Ms. Parker began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office in 1998. During her time as DUI Chief beginning in 2003, she trained hundreds of prosecutors how to successfully try DUI cases both in Palm Beach County and around the state.DUI is one of the most technical and litigious crimes prosecuted in Florida. Elizabeth Parker has been one of the most involved litigants in the field of DUI for the past 10 years. She successfully defended the use of the DUI breath instrument (Intoxilyzer) in West Pam Beach and Palm Beach County against three separate attacks in 2005, 2007, and 2010 regarding the source code, software change, plug pull and filter issue by the DUI Defense Bar. These lengthy hearings were held in front of a panel of judges and the results were relied upon throughout the State. Elizabeth was instrumental in obtaining the first blood warrant in a DUI case for refusal to take a breath test in Palm Beach County and lead the first “no refusal weekend” in Palm Beach County.Elizabeth was a member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association (FPAA) Education Committee. During her time as an Assistant State Attorney, Ms. Parker lectured for the FPAA and the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program for prosecutors in the areas of DUI opening statement, DUI closing argument, DUI pre-trial motions, DUI cross-examination of experts, and DUI trial techniques. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) from 2007-2011.Elizabeth created and implemented a ride a long training program for the Florida Highway Patrol on DUI law and DUI report writing. She worked closely with DUI law enforcement and taught for several law enforcement agencies, including the Florida Highway Patrol, Boca Raton Police Department, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, Palm Beach Police Department, Greenacres Police Department, Manalapan Police Department, South Palm Beach Police Department, and the Jupiter Police Department, in the areas of DUI investigation, DUI report writing, DUI courtroom testimony, Domestic Violence investigations and legal issues. She created a Traffic Fatality hearing guide for law enforcement to use in infraction hearings at the request of the Police Chiefs in Palm Beach County.
- 2004 and 2007 Distinguished Service Award for Prosecution from the Traffic Safety Council of the Palm Beach.
- 2005 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outstanding DUI Prosecutor Award for the State of Florida.
- B.A. - Auburn University
- J.D. - Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans, LA)
To contact Mr. Olszewski or Ms. Parker directly, please call (321) 256-1141 or (855) MY-FL-DUI
or email us at Matt@FLDUIGroup.com ; or Elizabeth@FLDUIGroup.com
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help protect your rights!
Orlando New Years DUI Operation TONIGHT!
December 28, 2012
Tonight Friday, December 28, 2012, there will be a county-wide DUI operation in Orlando where agencies from throughout Orange County will also saturate the streets [ ... ]