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 […]

Are Roadside Sobriety Tests Reliable?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 20, 2022 | Sobriety Tests

Roadside sobriety exercises, also known as field sobriety tests, are used by law enforcement officers to determine if a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs. These tests are often administered during a traffic stop if an officer has reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence. There are three standardized field sobriety tests […]

Should you agree to a standardized field sobriety test?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 20, 2022 | DUI

Under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police may pull over a driver and ask them to perform a sobriety test. Police may ask the driver to do a more commonly known sobriety test called a breathalyzer to evaluate their blood-alcohol content (BAC). If their BAC is 0.08% or more, then […]

Can you face a DUI charge when the alcohol doesn’t affect you?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 2, 2022 | DUI

The average adult driver may have an overly simplistic idea of what constitutes a driving under the influence (DUI) offense. Many people think that a driver has to show diminished skill at the wheel or cause harm to other people, such as injuries and property damage, for the state to bring impaired driving charges against […]

3 questions and answers about house arrest

by Jonathan Blecher | November 17, 2022 | Criminal Defense

After getting a DUI, especially for the first time, many people fear that they will be charged fines or end up in jail. However, even first-time offenders in more serious cases are given an alternative to jail, such as house arrest. According to Florida Statutes Chapter 948.001(3), house arrest is a form of community control […]