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Oviedo, Florida, located in the southwest part of Seminole County is truly a varied place to live. Portions of Oviedo and areas on the outskirts of Oviedo such as Geneva and Chulota are still parts of the “Old Florida”, with rural pasture land mixed with Florida scrub palms. Oviedo started as a “Florida Cracker Cowboy Town” and if you look closely, you can still see Oviedo’s rural past. Oviedo is now made up of a large portion of single family homes and is a great place to live and raise a family. In the south portion of the city of Oviedo a large student population exists. Oviedo is less than a mile from the UCF campus in Orlando. Many students live in housing and apartment complexes in Oviedo. As UCF continues to grow, the school is now the second largest in the United States, Oviedo has become home to more and more of the university’s students.

Many UCF students unfortunately find themselves subject to arrest. The most common crimes that UCF students find themselves in trouble for are related to marijuana and alcohol. Many UCF students are arrested yearly for DUI, possession of open container, possession of alcohol by an under aged person, disorderly conduct, disorderly intoxication, and possession of an altered identification. UCF students also find themselves charged with drug offenses including but not limited to possession of marijuana, cocaine, Xanax, MDMA “Molly” and other “party drugs”. UCF students also must abide by their honor code known as “The Golden Rule” both on and off campus. If students have violated “The Golden Rule” by committing any crime, they may be subject to additional penalties enforced by UCF and suspension or expulsion if the conduct is serious enough. If you are a UCF student in Oviedo or elsewhere contact, Ryan, a UCF criminal defense attorney.

The city of Oviedo is now much more than their famous chickens, a group of chickens that have congregated in downtown Oviedo for years, Oviedo is now a diverse community made up of families, students, twenty somethings, and even large groups of descendants of Slavic farm workers that came to cultivate the land in the late 1800’s and still reside in the area known as Upsala. If you live in Oviedo and need the help of a criminal defense attorney, don’t hesitate to contact our office.