Category: Firm News

What Are the Penalties for Public Intoxication in Miami?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 3, 2018 | Firm News

Miami is recognized around the world for having some of the hottest nightlife across the globe, and the city does not disappoint locals and visitors alike – it holds up to its reputation. Because Miami is home to some of the best bars and nightclubs in the country, it has its fair share of alcohol-related […]

Can I Get a DUI for Nitrous?

by Jonathan Blecher | November 8, 2018 | Firm News

Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as “laughing gas,” is a colorless gas used by dentists to sedate patients. It is combined with oxygen and used during some dental treatments to help ease patients’ anxiety. Not only does the gas cause “pleasant sensations,” but it can help patients relax in the dentist chair. Side effects from […]

Mandatory Ignition Interlock Devices: Iowa becomes the 32nd All Offender State

by Jonathan Blecher | July 6, 2018 | Firm News

In March, 2018 Governor Kim Reynolds signed HB 2338 into law. This Bill requires an ignition interlock device be installed on all motor vehicles operated by a person with a restricted or temporary license.The Bill signed into law in March propelled Iowa to become the 32nd all offender state (DUI) in the nation. On July […]

How Do I Restore My Civil Rights?

by Jonathan Blecher | May 22, 2018 | Firm News

When someone is convicted of a crime in Florida, they can face various penalties, such as fines, incarceration, community service, probation or parole and more. Beyond the criminal penalties, they will have to contend with other negative consequences. For example, Section 943.053 of the Florida Statutes makes adult criminal records public information, unless the defendant’s records have […]

Am I Eligible for Back on Track with a Prior DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | April 23, 2018 | Firm News

A conviction for DUI, even a misdemeanor DUI will have long-lasting consequences. In the short-term, it can lead to thousands of fines, license suspension, community service, probation, DUI School, AA classes, and more. In the long-term, it causes a driver to lose the Good Driver Discount for years. A DUI results in a criminal record and the stigma […]

What is the Margin of Error in a Blood Test?

by Jonathan Blecher | August 28, 2017 | Firm News

Some drivers assume that a blood draw test will prove that they are not driving drunk; however, this can be a false assumption. There is little room to argue that the blood alcohol instrument (Gas Chromatograph) has a significant error, sufficient to create reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. When it comes to testing […]

New Florida Domestic Violence Laws Go Into Effect October 1, 2017

by Jonathan Blecher | August 7, 2017 | Firm News

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott recently signed revisions to Florida’s Domestic Violence laws. The changes to Florida law, which take effect on October 1st, 2017, focus on 1) minimum jail sentences for domestic violence; 2) domestic violence in the presence of a child, and 3) withholds of adjudication which previously allowed certain convicted defendants to still […]

Attorney Jonathan Blecher Selected to Super Lawyers for 2017!

by Jonathan Blecher | February 28, 2017 | Firm News

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I have been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers® for the year 2017! This award indicates my standing as one of the premiere attorneys in the Miami area, thanks to my record of trial success, my dedication to ethical practices, and my outstanding reputation amongst my peers. […]

Martindale-Hubbell® Awards Attorney Blecher AV® Rating

by Jonathan Blecher | February 3, 2017 | Firm News

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Blecher has always been known throughout the region as a criminal defender and DUI lawyer that is willing to go above and beyond what is expected for his clients. He has recently been officially recognized for his talents and dedication by Martindale-Hubbell®, a nationally-recognized lawyer-reviewing organization. Attorney Blecher was given […]

Can I Get a Passport After a Florida DUI?

by Jonathan Blecher | December 13, 2016 | Firm News

When you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Miami and throughout Florida, not only will you face probation, jail, and fines, but other aspects of your life will be affected as well. What other aspects am I referring to? Some of them include your auto insurance premiums, your ability to obtain a college scholarship […]