Category: DUI

How Long Is a Florida License Revoked for DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 10, 2018 | DUI

There are numerous reasons why someone’s Florida driver’s license might be suspended or revoked, some that are well-known and some that are not so well-known. The reasons for suspensions and revocations include failing to pay child support, having too many points on one’s driving record, unpaid traffic tickets, failing to complete Driver Improvement School, using a […]

Can I Get a DUI for Vitamins or Herbs?

by Jonathan Blecher | November 22, 2018 | DUI

Each state has enacted its own driving under the influence (DUI) laws and while there are many similarities from state-to-state, there are some nuances. For example, here in Florida, it’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcoholic beverages, a chemical substance like nitrous oxide, and any controlled substance including over-the-counter drugs, such as those formulated for […]

How Does a DUI Affect the NEXUS Program?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 22, 2018 | DUI

The NEXUS Program was established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. NEXUS was created to help certain low-risk travelers so they can enjoy expedited processing while they enter the United States and Canada. In order to become a member of the program, you have to be pre-screened and undergo a background check. You cannot be […]

Can a DUI Affect Global Entry?

by Jonathan Blecher | October 15, 2018 | DUI

Do you travel abroad frequently through Miami International Airport (MIA) or through any other U.S. airport with Global Entry Kiosks? If so, I assume you’re a frequent traveler and most likely because of your occupation, though you may travel frequently for pleasure. If you are a proud member of the Global Entry Program, you know, […]

Can I Get a DUI if I’m Not Driving?

by Jonathan Blecher | September 20, 2018 | DUI

It’s common knowledge that it’s unlawful to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or a combination of drugs and alcohol, but what fewer people are aware of is that it’s also unlawful to be under the influence, driving or “in actual physical control” of a vehicle. “Actual physical control,” what […]

Will a DUI Prevent Me from Travelling Abroad?

by Jonathan Blecher | September 12, 2018 | DUI

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol and you have plans to travel outside the United States, it makes sense for you to consider if a DUI conviction can affect your ability to travel abroad. “Will a DUI conviction stop me from getting a U.S. passport?” Generally, no, […]

How Does a Florida DUI Affect Insurance?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 20, 2018 | DUI

Whenever a Florida driver is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), it’s not long before they start to think, “If I’m convicted of DUI, how will my insurance premiums be impacted?” The answer, “They’ll increase…by a lot.” When a driver has a major violation, such as DUI, their auto insurance premiums can skyrocket for […]

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Florida?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 7, 2018 | DUI

Have you heard of, or seen a DUI (sobriety) checkpoint before? “Sobriety checkpoints (also called DUI checkpoints) are locations where law enforcement officers are stationed to check drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment,” according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Most states incorporate DUI checkpoints as part of their anti-drinking and driving campaigns. DUI […]

What Are The Common DUI Mistakes?

by Jonathan Blecher | July 9, 2018 | DUI

Is there a right way to conduct yourself during a routine traffic stop or when you’re suspected of driving under the influence (DUI)? Yes, absolutely! As a DUI attorney with over 30 years of experience, I have seen and heard it all. I’ve heard stories from clients about their behavior during a DUI stop that […]

Will I Have to Install An Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?

by Jonathan Blecher | July 6, 2018 | DUI

If you are accused of driving under the influence (DUI) for the first time, you may be wondering, “Will I be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on my vehicle or all vehicles that I drive?” It depends, but it is possible. Under Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, IIDs are required to be installed on the […]