Florida Warrants for Old DUI Probation Violations

by Jonathan Blecher | November 24, 2015 | Firm News

On occasion, a person will find out that they have a warrant in Florida for a probation violation on a DUI that they got years earlier. Let’s say that “John” thought his case was closed back in the early 1990s, which is when he contacted Broward County and they had him pay a $500 fine. […]

‘Drunk Girl Driving’ Video on Periscope Leads to DUI Arrest

by Jonathan Blecher | November 16, 2015 | DUI

On Oct. 10, Lakeland Police Department was alerted of a drunk driver after Periscope viewers watched a live video of a 23-year-old woman taping herselfwhile driving, claiming to be “so drunk.” As the live video streamed, Lakeland police started receiving 911 calls from viewers as the possible drunk driver was broadcasting herself on Periscope. Periscope, […]

Should I Refuse a Breath Test?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 29, 2015 | DUI

If you should ever be pulled over for a suspected DUI in Miami, you will more than likely be asked to submit to a breath test to measure your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). While under immense pressure and emotional distress, you may find yourself not knowing whether or not to consent. In many cases, it […]

Penalties for a Commercial Driver Convicted of DUI

by Jonathan Blecher | October 23, 2015 | Firm News

A DUI conviction in Florida can bring harsh consequences, especially if you are a commercial driver. For people with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the laws and restrictions for maintaining your license are very strict, carrying a very low tolerance for driving under the influence or receiving traffic violations. If you have been arrested for […]

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz Arrested for DUI

by Jonathan Blecher | October 15, 2015 | Firm News

Body camera footage released on Sep. 21 shows Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz dropping a sheriff’s name and identifying himself as a commissioner during a Key West traffic stop. Diaz was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Video footage shows Diaz apologizing to an officer, telling him that he’s Commissioner Diaz from Miami-Dade […]

What if an Officer Doesn’t Show Up to a DUI Trial?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 13, 2015 | Firm News

What if you were arrested for driving under the influence in Miami and the arresting officer failed to show up at your DUI trial, would this give you any sort of an advantage? What if the state re-files, does this mean that you may get a better deal? If you were arrested for DUI in Miami-Dade County […]

Will an Out-Of-State DUI Affect My Florida License?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 1, 2015 | DUI

As a Miami DUI attorney who focuses exclusively on DUI defense, I occasionally get asked about out-of-state DUIs. Considering how much people travel back and forth between Florida and Georgia, and other nearby states, such as Alabama and South Carolina, this is not an unusual topic. Let’s say that a Florida resident travels to Georgia […]

Jonathan Blecher, P. A. Receives Avvo Client’s Choice Award

by Jonathan Blecher | September 24, 2015 | DUI

Jonathan Blecher, P.A. has received the 2015 Avvo Client’s Choice award for DUI defense. This achievement adds to the growing list of accolades garnered this year, as the firm was recently named a 2015 Super Lawyer for DUI/DWI defense. Attorney Blecher is honored by the recognition and will continue to provide his clients with personalized […]

I’ve Been Pulled Over for a DUI! What Should I Do?

by Jonathan Blecher | September 22, 2015 | Firm News

Many people are unsure of what they should do when they’re stopped by the police for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). If you should ever be pulled over for a suspected DUI, there are several things that you should do and even more things that you should avoid doing. By following […]

Opa-locka Police Major Arrested on DUI Charges

by Jonathan Blecher | September 17, 2015 | DUI

An Opa-locka Police major was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) over the weekend, and has been placed on administrative leave, officials said. Maj. P. Cruz was arrested for DUI in Aventura and placed on administrative leave, said Opa-locka spokesman David Chiverton on Aug. 31. Cruz, 56, was arrested early Sunday morning […]