How to Get a Domestic Violence Stay Away Order Lifted

by Jonathan Blecher | April 26, 2022 | Firm News

In Florida domestic violence cases, courts are concerned with protecting the alleged victim or other family or household members who might be endangered should the defendant be released. A common tool judges use to ensure the safety of others is a stay away order. The order restricts the defendant from interacting with anyone named in […]

Reducing Anxiety Before Your Court Date

by Jonathan Blecher | April 22, 2022 | Firm News

Having an upcoming court hearing for your criminal case can be anxiety-producing. That’s understandable. Whether this is your first brush with the law or you have been previously accused of a violation, the justice process can be complex and challenging to follow. Various rules, procedures, and formalities exist concerning when to speak, what you should […]


You may not have realized it, but you’ve been a witness to a crime. ​​ It’s true. There are millions of people posting criminal evidence on social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Tik Tok. For example, there’s a comments sections under videos posted by a lawyer on TikTok, Alex Peter. Folks frequently ask […]

Drunk Driving Regulations a Key Issue in New Infrastructure Bill

by Jonathan Blecher | March 24, 2022 | DUI

Drunk driving is a serious issue facing legislators and policymakers. How can you fix something that is different in every case? Finding solutions to these issues can prove beneficial for everyone but difficult to implement. With the passage of infrastructure bill HR 3684, legislators hope that providing additional regulations and safety rules will help save […]

Record Clearing Services Denied Because of Outstanding Court Debt

by Jonathan Blecher | March 12, 2022 | Expungement

Serving prison or jail time can feel like the biggest obstacle to moving on with your life after a conviction. However, many Americans who’ve completed their incarceration are still living half-lives. For citizens with criminal records, lingering court fees and fines have made it impossible to move forward after serving their time. The importance of […]

Can You Get a DUI While Being Stoned in Miami?

by Jonathan Blecher | February 23, 2022 | DUI

Yes. Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Florida and subject to the same penalties as driving while impaired by alcohol or any other drug. You can get a DUI anytime you drive impaired by drugs or alcohol. Worse, you could cause an accident and hurt yourself or others. How Does Being Stoned […]

The Science Behind Stoned-Driving Laws Makes Absolutely No Sense

by Jonathan Blecher | February 7, 2022 | DUI

Recreational marijuana is legal in many parts of the country, but the laws for “driving while baked,” have not yet caught up to the driving under the influence (DUI) laws that apply to alcohol consumption. Unlike alcohol-related DUIs, which apply when you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, drug DUIs are […]

Can I Turn Away from a DUI Checkpoint in Florida?

by Jonathan Blecher | January 24, 2022 | Firm News

Law enforcement routinely conducts DUI checkpoints on dates and in locations where drunken driving is expected to be a problem. Usually, this means that you’ll come across a DUI checkpoint around holidays, but you’re likely to find them on any given Friday or Saturday night as well. If you come across a DUI checkpoint, you […]

Can I Get a DUI for Prescription Drugs in Florida?

by Jonathan Blecher | January 17, 2022 | Firm News

Millions of people living in Florida take drugs prescribed by their doctors every day. It’s a very normal part of everyday life, and for those who suffer medical conditions, their medications may be what helps everyday life feel normal to them. The ubiquity of prescription drugs makes it easy to develop a false sense of […]

Congress Introduces Legislation to Expunge Marijuana Record

by Jonathan Blecher | December 20, 2021 | Uncategorized

The Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act was introduced in Congress on December 2, 2021, to encourage local and state governments to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of people who have previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes. Led by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), the bill provides $20 […]