Miami Curfew Order Violation Arrests

By Jonathan Blecher on May 1, 2020

Stay Home or Risk Getting Locked Up

On March 27th, the City of Miami ordered a strict curfew policy to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Residents must stay indoors from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night until further notice, and violators of the rule will be arrested by the City of Miami Police Department. To avoid encountering the police, which could result in jail time and fines, you should do your best to obey the temporary curfew order.

Exemptions to the curfew order include:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Travel to or from approved, essential workplaces, such as:
    • Healthcare providers
    • Grocery stores
    • Banks
    • Gas stations
    • Restaurants
    • Home services businesses
    • Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers
  • Dog walking: Residents must stay within 250 feet of their home or residential building at all times
  • Food delivery services

This situation is not normal. People across the world have been forced to change their lifestyles, habits and schedules to align with the nation’s COVID-19 mandates. It’s okay to make mistakes and reach a breaking point during quarantine: You’re human. Contact me online or call 305-321-3237 immediately if you have been arrested for violating Miami’s curfew order. I have what it takes to help.

Miami COVID-19 Curfew Updates

Quarantine is a tough adjustment to bear. Not only have hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their jobs, but we are still getting used to staying at home with our families and roommates 24/7. Not to mention, countless people have died from COVID-19. This is the first time we have experienced such extreme changes and regulations on our livelihoods, therefore it’s inevitable that some people are struggling to adapt to this way of life.

Since April 10th, at least 16 people have been arrested for violating Miami’s curfew order.

What Were the Reasons for These Arrests?

So far, most arrests have been made in conjunction with another crime, such as resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and trespassing. This essentially means that those people were already committing crimes on top of violating the curfew order. Thus, if you are arrested solely for violating curfew, there is a higher chance that I can win your case because you’re technically not violating a formal law.

Although there is no statewide or nationwide curfew in effect, cities have the power to enforce their own mandates when needed. In this case, Miami can legally arrest you for violating its curfew order unless you fall under the exemptions listed above. The city is doing everything it can to protect its residents from contracting the coronavirus, understandably. However, Americans are entitled to certain liberties under the US Constitution.

My goal is to defend your rights and work to prevent your fines and imprisonment.

Contact Me If You’ve Been Arrested for Violating a Curfew Order

I, Jonathan Blecher, have represented thousands of clients and served as a former prosecutor, meaning I have a well-rounded understanding of both sides of the courtroom. If your curfew violation case ever ends up in court, you can trust that I am working diligently to prepare defenses against the attacks you may face in court. To best prevent your case from going to court, I will work to negotiate for your fines and jail time to be reduced or dismissed altogether.

Your focus should be on your safety and sanity, not on your arrest. Call me at 305-321-3237 or connect with me online to schedule your FREE consultation. You can count on me to fight tirelessly for your freedom.

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