Feeling hopeless? Not having strong representation can make a bad situation even worse. Attorney Jonathan Blecher explains why it is still extremely important to have a lawyer there to argue your case.
When you are arrested for a DUI, you face the risk of losing your freedom and your driving privileges. Knowing the process and requirements following a DUI arrest concerning your license is important to your chances of defending your license against suspension. Attorney Jonathan Blecher explains what you and your lawyer will need to do in order to fight license suspension.
Criminal conviction can change a person's life, but will it change yours? Jonathan Blecher discusses the potential impact a conviction can have on your finances, your driving record, your career and your personal relationships.
Jonathan Blecher discusses the standard steps of a criminal proceeding after a DUI arrest. It's important to work with a seasoned attorney who is not only familiar with these steps but also can create a unique strategy from your case and approach the proceeding with your rights in mind.
Are you worried that a DUI conviction will be hard on your finances? Find out what you are up against from an experienced DUI defense attorney.
Miami DUI attorney Jonathan Blecher discusses the penalties for a DUI and Florida laws on the matter.
At a DUI stop, your reaction and responses to the police officer could significantly influence the outcome of the situation. Hear some helpful advice on how to act when stopped for a DUI from a DUI attorney.
What is reasonable suspicion and how does it impact your DUI case? Learn more as Jonathan Blecher discusses the legal principle of reasonable suspicion.
Can you legally refuse a blood or breath test? Will you be punished for it? Learn about Florida's implied consent laws and find out if they change your mind about the decisions you would make at a DUI stop.
Ignition interlock devices are becoming increasingly popular as a means of DUI penalties and prevention. Learn about how these small devices work from our Miami DUI lawyer.
Find out what it takes to prove a DUI Case and what evidence the prosecution will be required to produce in order to warrant a conviction. Jonathan Blecher discusses his knowledge of DUI law and how he approaches defense strategies.
What does Actual Physical Control mean? Learn about how this element of a DUI case affects the outcome of your trial from Miami DUI attorney Jonathan Blecher.
Meet DUI defense attorney Jonathan Blecher, a legal professional with the experience to be effective and the commitment to yield results.
When you are facing a DUI, the criminal court does not have any official sway on the future of your driving priveleges--the Florida DMV does. Jonathan Blecher explains more here.
Did you fall asleep behind the wheel before a DUI arrest? Find out about how the circumstances of your case can impact your charges and your trial.
Blood tests are arguable the most accurate means of testing for intoxication. Learn more about blood testing extrapolation from Jonathan Blecher.
Watch this video to learn more about breath testing regulations in Florida from an experienced DUI attorney.
DUI charges and defenses rely heavily on the use of technology and devices. Learn how Jonathan Blecher utilizes the technology available in order to effectively defend his clients.
There are several jail alternatives for first time offenders of drunk driving in order to keep them out of prison and deter them from repeated incidents. Individuals convicted of DUI may qualify for this alternative sentence that involves several steps. Learn more here.
When you are stopped, arrested for, or charged with DUI, your actions and decision may have a large influence on the outcome of your situation. Jonathan Blecher discusses the Do's and Don'ts during the DUI process.
In Florida, police officers may only pull someone over to check for DUI if that person was committing a legitimate traffic violation. While most of law enforcement complies by these requirements, many officers often set out to single drunk drivers out, stopping them, and then making up a reason for why they stopped them in the first place.
One method of field sobriety testing that a police officer may use is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test. Jonathan Blecher discusses the science behind this test and alternative factors that may impact the final results.
DUI convictions increase with every repeated offense. If you have been convicted of a DUI at any point in your life, a second arrest and charge will inevitably come with increased penalties. Jonathan Blecher explains more about second offense DUI's in Miami-Dade County.
Police officers have made arrests after finding an individual asleep behind the wheel with alcohol in their bloodstream. Obviously, falling asleep while driving is a known offense but many people fail to realize that being behind the wheel at all--even in a parked car--and sleeping is still a criminal offense.
Award-winning Miami DUI attorney Jonathan Blecher gives his clients and prospective clients a glimpse at the strategies he uses in order to build verdict winning DUI defense cases.
In Florida, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. Consequently, that means that an individual can be arrested for DUI if they are under the age of 21 and have any trace of alcohol in their system. Learn more from Jonathan Blecher here.
The entire criminal field of DUI law is based on one primary substance of evidence: blood alcohol content. This measurement system is what the prosecution often builds their case on in order to prove intoxication or impairment at the time of an arrest. Learn more about blood alcohol content.
After a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, police officers and law enforcement agents are now required by law to inform someone of their Constitutional rights concerning arrest and trial. If they fail to read someone their Miranda rights, any information gained from interrogation may be disqualified from court.
After the Florida legislature merged the two charges over three decades ago, a person can now be charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that their abilities are impaired or if they have an illegal BAC level of .08 or more.
When it comes to intoxication and the impact of one drink, there is no blanket statement. Since impairment depends on an individuals tolerance and body weight, there is definitely a possibility that just one drink can have the required impact on an individual with a body weight small enough. Hear more from your Miami DUI attorney.
Riding under the influence? You might want to think twice before you sit on a bicycle after drinking a few too many. You can definitely risk being arrested for a DUI while riding a bicycle. In fact, there was once a case that went all the way up to the Third District Court of Appeals on the same matter. Hear more from Jonathan Blecher.
Many people would like to think that, just because their case was never prosecuted by the court, that it is automatically erased from their criminal record. However, unless a person actively seeks to have the record erased, the record of the arrest will remain there even after 10 years. Learn more from attorney Jonathan Blecher.
Jonathan Blecher discusses the timeline of a DUI stop and the process of utilizing your rights. While you do have the right against incrimination and asking the police officer whether you are able to refuse any of his or her request, your right to an attorney is only active once you have been officially arrested and read your Miranda Rights.
The State Attorney's office often offers plea bargain deals in order to obtain a guilty plea and close out a case without costing the state expenses from court. However, without the right attorneys counsel, you run the risk of accepting an unfair deal. Jonathan Blecher discusses the dangers of accepting a plea bargain without the counsel of an attorney.
Florida law allows anyone arrested for DUI to request an independent blood test for BAC after submitting a breath test. Police officers are required to comply with such requests and the results of the independent blood test are kept private for the defendant's use. Jonathan Blecher explains the process and the benefits of requesting a blood test.
Could a recent legislative measure help first-time offenders of DUI avoid certain conviction? Jonathan Blecher discusses how Florida's new law could potentially help you.
Miranda Rights are important to any case, but can they really get charges dismissed? Attorney Jonathan explains how the absence of Miranda Rights may not get your charges dropped but it can still help your case.
When a police officer asks you if you consent to a breath test, do you really have a choice? Find out what happens if you refuse to comply with a breath test.
Ignition interlock devices are a common part of DUI sentences. Find out what the chances are that you are ordered to install one.