What Is a Miranda Warning?

by Jonathan Blecher | September 15, 2015 | Firm News

Watch just about any television crime drama or any movie you are going to eventually hear someone say the following during an arrest: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If […]

App-Controlled Taxi Options Are Reducing Drunk Driving Incidents

by Jonathan Blecher | September 10, 2015 | DUI

It is hard to go out for a night on the town these days without someone mentioning Uber, Lyft, or Side Car – the three most popular app-based taxi services out there. The services were initially founded to easily connect drivers to their clientele, potentially avoiding that awkward feeling everyone gets when stepping into a […]

Broward Judge Faces Suspension After DUI Incident

by Jonathan Blecher | September 3, 2015 | DUI

A Broward County circuit judge agreed to a 90-day suspension without pay as a disciplinary measure for driving under the influence of Ambien, a prescription sleep aid. Judge Lynn Rosenthal was charged with DUI after an incident on May 27, 2014. The accident occurred at Broward County Courthouse, where the judge clipped a deputy’s marked […]

Should I Refuse a Breath, Blood, or Urine Test During a DUI Arrest?

by Jonathan Blecher | September 1, 2015 | Firm News

In Florida, everyone on the roadways – they could be in a car, on a motorcycle, or operating a huge semi-truck – has automatically agreed to an “implied consent” law, whether they realize it or not. This law states that by accepting your responsibilities as a driver and using your license as issued by the […]

Can I Get a Hardship License if I’m Caught Driving on a Suspended License?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 27, 2015 | Firm News

If you were recently arrested for DUI in Miami, the thought of a suspended license is probably overwhelming, especially if you have a family or your work is miles from home. Many people who are convicted of DUI and have their license suspended find themselves in quite the predicament. When a person is convicted of […]

Can I Be Charged with a DUI for Being Asleep in the Car While Intoxicated?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 20, 2015 | DUI

After a night out drinking on the town, driving home would not only be reckless but it could result in an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). Instead, you may think it wise to sleep it off in your vehicle until it is safe to drive. If you make that choice, you very likely […]

If You Don’t Take Field Sobriety Tests, Will You Lose Your License?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 7, 2015 | DUI

At first blush, field sobriety tests seem like a legitimate way for officers to assess drivers suspected of intoxication. But when you dig a little deeper, it quickly becomes apparent that these tests often do more harm than good to the driver being questioned. The biggest reason for this is because field sobriety tests are […]

CDL DUI and Your Future

by Jonathan Blecher | July 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

According to Florida State law, it is illegal for a driver in possession of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and operating a commercial vehicle to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.04% or higher. While this is just half of a typical driving under the influence (DUI) charge, the strictness is in […]

What Constitutes a Felony DUI in Florida?

by Jonathan Blecher | July 17, 2015 | Uncategorized

In Florida, a DUI can be charged as a misdemeanor or a elony depending upon the facts of the case. If this was your first DUI offense and there weren’t any aggravating factors present, then odds are you won’t be charged with a felony DUI. On the other hand, if this is your third DUI offense […]

Florida Mom Accused of DUI and Child Neglect

by Jonathan Blecher | July 9, 2015 | Uncategorized

In a recent case, a resident of Lake Worth, crashed her vehicle while driving under the influence of a cocktail of alcohol and medications. According to a Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office arrest report, she was driving under the influence with her two children in the back seat. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. at […]