DUI Convictions and Increased Insurance costs

by Jonathan Blecher | July 8, 2015 | Firm News

If you find yourself convicted of driving under the influence, you will receive a notice of suspension from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. If the notice is dated 11/1/14 or later you are required to purchase a FR44 policy with limits of Bodily Injury Liability/Property Damage Liability in the amounts of 100/300/50. […]

If I’m Arrested for DUI, Do I Have to Give a Sample of My DNA?

by Jonathan Blecher | July 2, 2015 | DUI

DNA has become a powerful law enforcement tool because, with the exception of identical twins, no two DNA profiles are the same. Meaning, DNA evidence can be collected from a crime scene and used to link suspects to a crime or to eliminate them from suspicion. When DNA is properly collected from a crime scene […]

Jonathan Blecher Named a 2015 Super Lawyer

by Jonathan Blecher | June 26, 2015 | Firm News

Recently, Attorney Jonathan Blecher was recognized as a 2015 Super Lawyer in the category of Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI. This is an immense honor that was bestowed on a mere five lawyers in the entire state of Florida. Attorney Blecher is proud of this achievement and continues striving for such excellence on a daily basis. What […]

New Study of Cannabis Use with Alcohol Could Affect DUI Laws

by Jonathan Blecher | June 23, 2015 | DUI

A recent study conducted at the University of Iowa has concluded that consuming alcohol causes your blood to retain more THC from cannabis than if you had not had any drinks at all. This could imply that someone who has both inhaled cannabis and drank alcohol within a short amount of time would feel the […]

What is Penalty Enhancement and What Can Increase the Punishment in a Drunk Driving Case?

by Jonathan Blecher | June 18, 2015 | DUI

When you think of a law and its punishments, you would rightfully imagine something that is unwavering and unchanging. Isn’t that the purpose of a law – to provide us with set rules and regulations? However, due to penalty enhancements, crimes can carry punishments that vary widely from case to case. Typically, penalty enhancement – […]

Drug-Related DUIs in Florida

by Jonathan Blecher | June 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

The dangers of driving after drinking alcohol are well-documented, however, now that so many Americans are driving under the influence of controlled substances (prescription drugs, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications), the spotlight is also on the dangers of “drugged driving.” Using any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it extremely unsafe to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under […]

What Will It Cost to Get a DUI Attorney?

by Jonathan Blecher | June 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

When you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), everything about your livelihood and the stability of your future could be hanging in the balance. As a criminal offense, a single DUI could slam you with high fines, the revocation of your driver’s license, and even extensive jail time. Simply rolling over and […]

What is the Back on Track Program?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

If you were recently arrested for your first DUI in Miami-Dade County, you might be interested to learn about the Back on Track program. What is it, and what does it have to do with you? The Back on Track Program is a DUI diversion program for individuals who were arrested for driving under the […]

How Can I Find a Qualified DUI Attorney?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 21, 2015 | DUI

If you have ever been arrested on criminal charges, such as a DUI, you should recognize the line in the Miranda Rights that states that “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.” Even if you have never been in handcuffs, you’ve probably heard a movie or television character say this […]

Can I Buy a Gun With a Florida DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 14, 2015 | DUI

Florida’s legislature recognizes that Floridians retain the constitutional right to bear arms for the purpose of hunting, sporting activities, collectibles, and for defending one’s home, family and self. In some cases however, a citizen may be prohibited from possessing or purchasing a firearm, particularly when the individual has been convicted of certain criminal offenses. Federal […]