Category: DUI

Top 10 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Miami

by Jonathan Blecher | September 11, 2023 | DUI, Uncategorized

A conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Miami can result in more than just legal penalties. Beyond fines and potential jail time, individuals facing a DUI conviction may encounter a range of collateral consequences that can impact various aspects of their lives. It’s crucial to be aware of these consequences to make informed […]

Sucking on a penny and other myths about beating a DUI

by Jonathan Blecher | March 6, 2023 | Alcohol testing, DUI

Spend any time in a bar or campsite, and you’re bound to hear all kinds of rumors, theories and “true stories that happened to a friend of someone’s uncle” about how you can pass a Breathalyzer test even after having a few drinks. These kinds of urban legends may make for good conversation but very […]

Types of sobriety tests

by Jonathan Blecher | January 31, 2023 | DUI

During a traffic stop, law enforcement may want evaluate a driver to determine if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Post-arrest, the police will request the driver take a breath test and if it reads 0.08% BAC or higher, then they’ll be charged with a DUI. A urine test for drugs may be requested […]

Is the 80 Hour (EtG) Alcohol Test Reliable or Unreliable?

ETG testing is commonly used in legal proceedings such as probation and child custody cases. It is also used in rehabilitation and treatment centers to monitor patients’ progress and ensure they are not consuming alcohol during their recovery ETG alcohol testing is a method of detecting the presence of alcohol in a person’s system. Unlike […]

What happens if you refuse to perform a breath test?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 30, 2022 | DUI, Sobriety Tests

When a police officer pulls you over, their goal is to write you a ticket or gather enough evidence to arrest you for a criminal violation. If they suspect alcohol impairment, they will ask you questions and request that you submit to roadside sobriety exercises to try to build a case against you. It is […]

Should you agree to a standardized field sobriety test?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 20, 2022 | DUI

Under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police may pull over a driver and ask them to perform a sobriety test. Police may ask the driver to do a more commonly known sobriety test called a breathalyzer to evaluate their blood-alcohol content (BAC). If their BAC is 0.08% or more, then […]

Can you face a DUI charge when the alcohol doesn’t affect you?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 2, 2022 | DUI

The average adult driver may have an overly simplistic idea of what constitutes a driving under the influence (DUI) offense. Many people think that a driver has to show diminished skill at the wheel or cause harm to other people, such as injuries and property damage, for the state to bring impaired driving charges against […]

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 […]