Federal Report Admits Problems with Weed DUI Laws

by Jonathan Blecher | April 27, 2015 | DUI

Controversy has surrounded laws governing DUI-Drug prosecutions since their inception. Holding criminal prosecutions of illicit substance impairment to similar standards as alcohol sounds flawed on the surface. A high blood-alcohol level very clearly inhibits your reaction time and better judgement, but drug-use, specifically marijuana or cannabis, has more subtle effects. And yet, that hasn’t stopped […]

South Florida Man Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges After Hit-and-Run

by Jonathan Blecher | April 16, 2015 | DUI

In the early hours of April 11, a man drove into a pedestrian and fled the scene, leaving the woman for dead. The impact of the accident was so severe that the victim’s body was severed in half. The contents of the victim’s shopping bag were strewn all over the street. The hit-and-run occurred around […]

Mangos, Mendelssohn and Mental Health of Lawyers

by Jonathan Blecher | April 7, 2015 | Uncategorized

My friend, colleague and patent/trademark/copyright lawyer, Susan Dierenfeldt-Troy spoke to a group of lawyers last week. She shared her thoughts about how lawyers need an outlet for their frustrations and stresses. This isn’t a new topic, and I’ve heard and read others who treated the subject, including my good friend, Brian Tannebaum. Brian’s book, The […]

There are Jurisdictions Where Both DUI & DWI are Classified Separately, So What is the Difference Between DUI & DWI?

by Jonathan Blecher | April 2, 2015 | DUI

Although DUI and DWI are often used interchangeably, some states consider them quite different from each other. The states that do often have often unique penalties for each classification and drivers may suffer as a result. Florida is different in that it only refers to drunk driving crimes in one way – DUI. However, it […]

6 Tips How Not to Be Arrested at the ULTRA Music Festival

by Jonathan Blecher | March 26, 2015 | Firm News

It’s Springtime, and that means The ULTRA Music Festival and Winter Music Conference descends on Miami. It also means that law enforcement is on high alert all over town, particularly at the festival venues. Based on past year’s experience of massive drug and alcohol abuse, disorderly intoxication and underage drinking, police will be out in […]

Attorney Blecher Receives the “Nation’s Top One Percent” Award

by Jonathan Blecher | March 24, 2015 | Firm News

  The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has honored Attorney Blecher with the “Nation’s Top One Percent” award. This distinction is a manifestation of his devotion to clients and to being effective in his advocacy of DUI defendants. As one of the elite few invited to join this membership, Attorney Blecher has made it through […]

Attorney Jonathan Blecher Receives Avvo Top Contributor Award

by Jonathan Blecher | March 17, 2015 | Firm News, the nation’s leading attorney directory and rating platform, has recognized Attorney Jonathan Blecher as a “Top Contributor” for 2015 because of his commitment to giving people with DUI -realted problems the answers they need, thus earning him over 1,500 contributor points. He has received the Avvo Top Contributor Award year after year for consistently […]

What is DWI or Driving While Intoxicated?

by Jonathan Blecher | March 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired. In the state of Florida, the term “DUI” or Driving Under the Influence is the actual crime of drunk driving. Florida’s penalties for DWI are harsh and can have a negative impact on your future. It is important to ensure that you are fully defended […]

Blecher Awarded Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®

by Jonathan Blecher | March 5, 2015 | Firm News

Being an effective attorney goes beyond courtroom skills. Effective and consistent client communication, responsiveness and providing value are just as important to clients. Based on independent client evaluations, Jonathan Blecher has been awarded a Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®. Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings provide client feedback on a lawyer by asking clients to complete a […]

What is the Difference in Penalties Between a Regular DUI & a Commercial Driver’s License DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | February 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

A conviction for drunk driving is serious anyway you look at it. Unfortunately for individuals with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a DUI conviction can be infinitely more devastating. Hundreds of individuals are arrested for drunk driving in Florida each year and penalties are severe to deter offenders from committing the same crime twice. It […]