Is a plea deal a good deal?

by Jonathan Blecher | November 8, 2022 | Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges, there is a high chance the prosecution will offer you a plea deal. The vast majority of criminal cases take this route these days. While jury trials still happen, and you still have the right to one, their use has declined to less than one in ten cases. This […]

2 mistakes you must never make when under criminal investigation

by Jonathan Blecher | October 25, 2022 | Criminal Defense

Florida is one of the toughest states to be charged with a crime. While being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be stressful, it is important that you do your best to remain calm and understand that your case begins the moment law enforcement pulls you over or knocks at your door to […]

About to be arrested for a DUI? Keep your cool

by Jonathan Blecher | October 24, 2022 | DUI

It’s frustrating to be stopped by the police on suspicion of drunk driving, and even more upsetting to face arrest – especially when you think that the officer is being unfair, unreasonable or even acting illegally. However, you need to control your temper and your actions. Regardless of the charges you may be facing, things […]

How can field sobriety tests be wrong?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 7, 2022 | DUI

Have you ever had a field sobriety exercises (FSE) conducted with you? It probably felt a little silly having to perform tricks for law enforcement to demonstrate your sobriety, However, your compliance with the police may not have turned out how you expected. Field sobriety exercises are just one of a few tools police may […]

Did the police make a mistake during your DUI arrest?

It can be a scary when the police pull you over for even a minor moving violation. However, the situation is always more serious when the police stop your car and suspect you of DUI. After all, a DUI charge and conviction can impact your life in many ways.  Knowing your legal rights can be […]

Why you shouldn’t run from the police 

by Jonathan Blecher | September 12, 2022 | Criminal Defense

You see blue lights behind you. Cops approach you on the street or the airport.  It generally comes as a bit of a shock, particularly to those who have had no previous dealings with law enforcement and have done nothing wrong.  In situations like this, it’s common for what is called the “fight or flight” […]

A DUI Can Cost More Than You Think

If a police officer pulls you over because they suspect you of a driving under the influence (DUI) infraction, they will ask you to perform certain physical tests before they arrest you and chemical tests after arrest. You may question the validity of those test results because you know that you were not drunk at […]

How do I establish an alibi in a criminal case?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 25, 2022 | Criminal Defense

If you are indicted and charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to take the charges seriously. If you do not and are convicted, you will pay a heavy price. One of the most effective defense strategies you can consider when facing a criminal charge is establishing an alibi. Basically, an alibi […]

How much does the average person drink?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 17, 2022 | DUI

When someone gets pulled over for a DUI, critics will sometimes say that they should have just not consumed as much alcohol. That would have perhaps kept them under the legal limit, or it would have given their blood alcohol concentration time to fall far enough that they could have driven safely. But this leads […]

Your teenager is probably drinking already

by Jonathan Blecher | August 8, 2022 | DUI, Underage DUI

It is certainly true that no one in the United States is supposed to drink until they turn 21 years old. The legal drinking age has moved around a bit over the decades, but it has firmly been set at 21 for quite some time now and all teenagers understand that they are not allowed […]