How a Reported Breath Test Result is Not Always Accurate

by Jonathan Blecher | February 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

While the science surrounding alcohol breath testing in the U.S. is generally accepted by courts, the research surrounding breathalyzer tests doesn’t tell a very convincing tale. According to one study, one out of every four individuals will have a tested blood alcohol concentration (BAC) higher than their actual BAC. Another study showed that breath test […]

Have You Been Charged With Causing an Injury by Drunk Driving?

by Jonathan Blecher | February 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

Being arrested and charged with driving under the influence alone is a serious offense. When personal injury is also involved, the penalties significantly increase. If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI with injury, you need to hire a Miami DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. You can be charged with […]

What to Ask Before Hiring Your DUI Attorney

by Jonathan Blecher | February 5, 2015 | Uncategorized

When you have been accused and arrested for DUI in Miami, you are faced with many more penalties than just jail time and fines. You may also have your license suspended, an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle, be required to do community service, placed on probation, and be forced to attend DUI school. […]

Attorney Blecher Discusses DUI Checkpoints with Miami New Times

by Jonathan Blecher | February 4, 2015 | DUI

You have rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments that protect you from many of the DUI checkpoint processes, thus, you should be able to engage these rights if pulled over by police. The argument seems simple enough, but will it really stand up in the midst of a real DUI checkpoint? While a South […]

DUI with Injury in Miami

by Jonathan Blecher | January 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

If you’ve been charged with DUI with injury, it implies that you were found driving while your blood alcohol content (BAC) was at or above 0.08% and that you caused serious bodily injury to another individual in an accident or collision. What sounds impossible to disprove can be accomplished under the right circumstances and with […]

Out of State Driver DUIs in Miami

by Jonathan Blecher | January 22, 2015 | DUI

Regardless of where you’re visiting from, the state of Florida expects you to abide by their specific laws while present during your stay. This goes especially for drinking and driving. It is possible to get slammed with DUI charges while on vacation. If you find yourself in this boat, the question of “what will I […]

What to Look for in a Miami DUI Attorney

by Jonathan Blecher | January 15, 2015 | Uncategorized

If you were recently arrested for DUI in Miami, it is important that you know that you are up against serious penalties, including: Up to $1,000 in fines, plus court costs 50 hours of community service Probation Up to 9 months in jail Up to a one-year driver’s license revocation DUI classes and counseling All […]

Miranda Rights & Warnings

by Jonathan Blecher | January 8, 2015 | DUI

Have you ever watched a television show where a police officer placed the handcuffs on a suspected criminal while saying “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can be held against you in a court of law?” If so, you have heard what is known as Miranda warnings. It’s the […]

Can I Be Charged with DUI for Sitting in My Vehicle While Intoxicated?

by Jonathan Blecher | January 1, 2015 | DUI

After an evening of drinking with good friends, you assume that you’re unfit to drive and park in a secure parking garage to sleep off the effects of the alcohol. Smart choice, right? While it’s certainly better than attempting to drive home, police officers aren’t always as appreciative of this ‘smart choice’ and have no […]

Can I Get Fired for a Florida DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | April 9, 2014 | DUI

When people are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, it’s not as if their lives come to a grinding halt. Since most people who are arrested for DUI are normal, everyday citizens, they still have bills to pay, children to take care of, and jobs to go to. Considering the fact […]