Can the State Force You to Trial?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 19, 2013 | Criminal Defense

The decision to go to trial is always the defendant’s since it is the State that has the burden of proof in every criminal case. However, if the State doesn’t make you an offer you are satisfied with, you don’t have to go to trial. You can always request that the judge make you an […]

The Effects of Marijuana on Driving

by Jonathan Blecher | November 15, 2013 | Firm News

When it comes to reckless and dangerous driving on the road, there are several factors that can contribute; one of which is marijuana. Over the past few decades, the widespread use of marijuana amongst the general public has been seemingly rampant. And with over two dozen states decriminalizing the use of marijuana, access to this […]

Florida Drug Convictions Less of an Immigration Concern

by Jonathan Blecher | November 14, 2013 | Criminal Defense

On November 7, 2013, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published decision in the case of Dwight Dion Donawa v. U.S. Attorney General, No. 12-13526, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22635. The case concerned whether Florida’s possession with intent to distribute/sell statute qualifies as an aggravated felony drug trafficking crime for purposes of Immigration Law. […]