How does bail jumping hurt your criminal case?

by Jonathan Blecher | February 16, 2023 | Bail, Criminal Defense

If you are arrested and charged with certain criminal offenses like driving under influence (DUI), Florida courts might release you on bail while your case goes through the trial process. Before you are released on bail, however, the court will set the terms of your bond. You might have to deposit a monetary bond with […]

Will the Legal Limit for DUI be Lowered to .05?

by Jonathan Blecher | February 10, 2023 | Firm News

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities on the roads. Despite numerous campaigns, laws, and penalties, it remains a significant problem. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to lower the legal limit for intoxication from .08 to .05, with many countries around the world already making this […]

Roadside THC Testing: What You Need to Know

by Jonathan Blecher | February 6, 2023 | Drug DUI, In the News

The use of cannabis has become more widespread and accepted in many parts of the world. As a result, law enforcement has had to adapt to this changing landscape and find new ways to detect whether drivers are under the influence of marijuana. One tool they’ve adopted is roadside THC testing. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what you need to know about these tests and how they work.

Types of sobriety tests

by Jonathan Blecher | January 31, 2023 | DUI

During a traffic stop, law enforcement may want evaluate a driver to determine if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Post-arrest, the police will request the driver take a breath test and if it reads 0.08% BAC or higher, then they’ll be charged with a DUI. A urine test for drugs may be requested […]

Is the 80 Hour (EtG) Alcohol Test Reliable or Unreliable?

ETG testing is commonly used in legal proceedings such as probation and child custody cases. It is also used in rehabilitation and treatment centers to monitor patients’ progress and ensure they are not consuming alcohol during their recovery ETG alcohol testing is a method of detecting the presence of alcohol in a person’s system. Unlike […]

What are some common defenses to a DUI charge?

by Jonathan Blecher | January 17, 2023 | First DUI, Traffic Stops

A lot is on the line if you have been charged with drunk driving. Depending on the nature of your charges, you risk a mandatory jail term, fines or even a license suspension, among other penalties. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome your Miami DUI charges with the right approach. Remember, a DUI is like […]

Prison Phone Call Industry About to Be Fixed

The prison phone call industry is a lucrative and predatory business that exploits the vulnerability of incarcerated individuals and their families. This industry operates by providing a telephone service for inmates to call loved ones and maintain communication while behind bars. However, these services often come with exorbitant fees and charges that can put a […]

Can you share a medical marijuana card?

Over recent years, twenty-three states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, though Florida has not yet joined this trend. Legalization has been proposed in the Florida Legislature but hasn’t made it past committee hearings. So while medical marijuana is legal, recreational marijuana use is not. This could change in the future, but things are currently […]

What happens if you refuse to perform a breath test?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 30, 2022 | DUI, Sobriety Tests

When a police officer pulls you over, their goal is to write you a ticket or gather enough evidence to arrest you for a criminal violation. If they suspect alcohol impairment, they will ask you questions and request that you submit to roadside sobriety exercises to try to build a case against you. It is […]

Justice Department moves to eliminate cocaine sentencing disparity

by Jonathan Blecher | December 21, 2022 | Criminal Defense

Cocaine sentencing disparity refers to the unequal treatment of individuals who are convicted of crimes involving cocaine, particularly in regards to the length of prison sentences they receive. This issue has been a longstanding concern in the United States, where there is a significant difference in the way that federal sentencing guidelines treat offenses involving […]