Category: Uncategorized

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 […]


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 […]

Congress Introduces Legislation to Expunge Marijuana Record

by Jonathan Blecher | December 20, 2021 | Uncategorized

The Harnessing Opportunities by Pursuing Expungement (HOPE) Act was introduced in Congress on December 2, 2021, to encourage local and state governments to expunge the criminal records of tens of millions of people who have previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes. Led by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH), the bill provides $20 […]

The Damage Associated with Making Mugshots Public

by Jonathan Blecher | December 7, 2021 | Uncategorized

After a person is arrested in most states, the police department or county jail may post the mugshot photo online or otherwise make them available to the public. However, this practice can do more harm than good. Mugshots often show people in their worst state, whether they are red-eyed from crying, appear visibly intoxicated, or […]

New Jersey Marijuana Cases Expungements

by Jonathan Blecher | September 15, 2021 | Uncategorized

New Jersey Courts Automatically Expunge Over 360,000 Marijuana Convictions Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans have had their criminal records cleared of low-level marijuana and hashish offenses. According to a press release issued by the New Jersey Courts, about 362,000 people convicted of certain crimes were eligible for automatic expungement under the state’s Marijuana Decriminalization […]

Infrastructure Bill Seeks a Drunk Driver Monitoring System & Other Vehicle Safety Measures

by Jonathan Blecher | August 10, 2021 | Uncategorized

The U.S. Senate voted UP on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill aimed at repairing the country’s roadways and bridges, improving the electrical grid, and providing rural communities with high-speed Internet, and instituting several eco-friendly measures. However, contained within the 2,702-page plan, there are several consumer safety provisions, such as keeping drunk drivers off the […]

Best Places for a Big Fourth of July Celebration in Florida

by Jonathan Blecher | June 29, 2021 | Uncategorized

The Fourth of July is almost here, which means that a number of big celebrations – including fireworks shows – throughout Florida are about to take place! If you’re looking for a new or different way to spend Independence Day with your family and friends, check out some of the events we found below! Independence […]

Which Types of Fireworks Are Legal in Florida?

by Jonathan Blecher | June 16, 2021 | Uncategorized

Independence Day is a pyromaniac’s Christmas in July, especially since a 2020 law in Florida legalizes the purchase and use of pretty much all fireworks on three designated holidays: July 4, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Yes, that means that if it shoots up into the air and creates a spectacle when it […]

Can I Have My Mugshot Removed from the Internet?

by Jonathan Blecher | April 13, 2021 | Uncategorized

While plenty of people probably enjoy seeing celebrity mugshots on tabloid covers, the fact is that it can be incredibly embarrassing for the person in question. Mugshots are public information, so even if you are just a regular person trying to leave the past behind you, chances are that you do not want your mugshot […]

Traffic Violations – and Nonprofit Funding – on a Decline During the Pandemic

by Jonathan Blecher | February 18, 2021 | Uncategorized

Less Traffic Tickets Means Less Funding for Florida Nonprofits As coronavirus cases started to rise across the country, government officials and health professionals urged people everywhere to limit unnecessary travel and stay home when possible. Americans heeded these warnings, and Florida drivers committed fewer traffic violations because of it. However, while safer roads are a […]