Category: DUI

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 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 […]

Watch your drink: Drugs could lead to a DUI

by Jonathan Blecher | June 27, 2022 | Drug DUI, DUI

You were out at a club and you had a few drinks–but nothing that should have remained in your system to the point of impairment by the time you decided left for home. However, you left because you started to feel tired and disoriented, deciding that you probably just needed to get some sleep. If […]

Can my charges be reduced?

by Jonathan Blecher | June 17, 2022 | Criminal Defense, DUI

You’re facing serious criminal charges, and you don’t really think that you can totally avoid a conviction – but you may have hope of seeing your charges reduced. Reduced charges (especially when they take an offense from a felony to a misdemeanor) can still benefit you when it comes to sentencing and the overall impact […]

Can breathalyzer equipment give false results?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 25, 2022 | DUI

Even if you have never encountered one, there is a pretty good chance you have heard about breathalyzer tests. Basically, a breathalyzer test is used to determine the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level in a DUI arrest. If the equipment gives a positive outcome, the obtained BAC test result can be used as evidence […]

Should you contest a DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 18, 2022 | DUI

Drunk driving is one of the simplest ways to become a criminal without intending to. A criminal record can haunt you for life, so it is crucial to do all you can to fight a DUI charge. Getting legal help to understand your options will be crucial to that. Yet many people never do. They […]

How do you know if you are safe to drive after drinking?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 16, 2022 | DUI

You may have carefully calculated how much you drink before driving home without a problem for years. Then one day, the police pulled you over and asked you to perform a Breathalyzer test which you failed. There are two possible scenarios. You may have been wrong all along about how much you could safely drink […]

What if I decline the breath test during a DUI traffic stop?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 10, 2022 | DUI

The result of a breath, blood or urine test often is the strongest piece of evidence in a DUI case. But when it comes to the breath test, at least, the police cannot make you take one without your consent. So what happens if you refuse to take the test? Could the officer have to […]

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 […]