Category: Firm News
DUI AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
by Jonathan Blecher | April 18, 2023 | Firm News
A DUI conviction can have a significant impact on your mental health. The stress of dealing with the legal consequences, the financial burden, and the social stigma can all lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and shame. If you are struggling with your mental health after a DUI arrest, it is important to seek help. […]
IS “OPEN CARRY” NOW LEGAL IN FLORIDA?
by Jonathan Blecher | April 2, 2023 | Firm News
The Florida Legislature recently passed a new law regarding concealed weapons, which has stirred up some controversy and debate. Governor DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law very soon. SB 150/HB 543, expand the rights of gun owners in the state and allows them to carry concealed weapons without a permit in certain […]
WHO IS THE BEST DUI LAWYER IN MIAMI, FLORIDA (ACCORDING TO BARD)
by Jonathan Blecher | March 27, 2023 | Firm News
Google recently launched it’s own experimental version of an Artificial Intelligence program for the public to compete with others already in the mainstream, such as ChatGPT, and to position themselves for a solid place in the future of AI. Google’s version is called Bard. A bard is a professional story teller, poet, music composer and oral historian. They’ve given […]
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR LEAVING A COURT-ORDERED DRUG & ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER?
by Jonathan Blecher | March 22, 2023 | Firm News
Leaving a drug and alcohol treatment center when court-ordered can have serious consequences, as the court has ordered the treatment as a part of a legal sentence, condition of pre-trial release or condition of probation or parole. The specific consequences can vary depending on the terms of the court order and the jurisdiction in which […]
WHEN CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR PROPERTY?
by Jonathan Blecher | March 22, 2023 | Firm News, Uncategorized
We’ve all seen it on crime shows. An officer goes to search someone’s home or vehicle, the suspects scoffs and says, “You can’t do that!” and then the officer proudly flashes a warrant and proceeds with the search. Or, the officer wants to carry out a search, the suspect smugly says “Got a warrant?” and […]
Can a Passenger be DUI in a Self-Driving Car?
by Jonathan Blecher | March 15, 2023 | Firm News
In most places, a person who is a passenger in a self-driving car would not be charged with DUI because they are not actively operating the vehicle. As more self-driving cars hit the roads, we can expect to see more legal precedents established around their use.
Florida Legislature Tinkers with Refusals and Ignition Interlock Devices
by Jonathan Blecher | March 6, 2023 | Firm News
The Florida Legislature, motto: “We never saw a due process right we wouldn’t trample on”, has proposed legislation which would require the installation of an ignition interlock device immediately after a driver refuses to submit to a breath test. HB197/SB296 read, in pertinent part: “The person shall be told that his or her failure to […]
Will the Legal Limit for DUI be Lowered to .05?
by Jonathan Blecher | February 10, 2023 | Firm News
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities on the roads. Despite numerous campaigns, laws, and penalties, it remains a significant problem. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to lower the legal limit for intoxication from .08 to .05, with many countries around the world already making this […]
Prison Phone Call Industry About to Be Fixed
by Jonathan Blecher | January 15, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Firm News, In the News
The prison phone call industry is a lucrative and predatory business that exploits the vulnerability of incarcerated individuals and their families. This industry operates by providing a telephone service for inmates to call loved ones and maintain communication while behind bars. However, these services often come with exorbitant fees and charges that can put a […]
What Defenses Can Be Raised for Reckless Driving?
by Jonathan Blecher | April 29, 2022 | Firm News
Reckless driving in Florida carries serious penalties. Depending on the facts, the offense can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, with punishments including incarceration and/or fines. If you’re convicted, you will also have a mark on your criminal record, which can show up on background checks for employment, housing, or other opportunities. But being […]