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Boca Raton Physician Jailed On DUI Charge

BY: ANDREW COLTON | EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Physician Michael Baskin, MD, was jailed early Friday morning on a DUI charge.

According to a police report reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com, Dr. Baskin sped by an officer sitting in his car in the 800 block of South Federal Highway just after midnight. Baskin, according to the police report, flew by the officer at 60 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. Baskin was driving a 2017 Mercedes Benz S63…

…Baskin was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 3:55 a.m. Friday. He was released on his own recognizance at 9:05 a.m. Baskin is a physician with “Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches and, according to his bio, serviced as “head of the international spine and pain program” at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He lives in Boca Raton.

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The arrest affidavit narrative reveals that the arresting officer knows just what he’ll need to convict. There are many problems with these field sobriety exercises. The science behind them is flawed, and they are designed to be very difficult — even for someone who is sober. In fact, police are taught that even sober people may have difficulty with these tests. The majority of police officers will not give you proper instructions before either test. And most officers who try to demonstrate a test to you will actually show “clues” of intoxication themselves. However, officers are also taught “cheats” that allow them to pass the tests more easily if they are asked to demonstrate in court. They don’t afford that luxury to anyone accused of DUI.

About the Author: Licensed to practice since 1982, Jonathan Blecher has defended over 5000 DUI and suspended driver license cases. A former Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno, Jonathan later developed his interest and skills in DUI defense working under DUI legend Richard Essen, a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense. A member of the College himself, Jonathan has lectured on DUI topics at seminars, civic and business groups, as well as at the Miami-Dade County Police academy in courtroom procedure for police cadets. Jonathan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth and Eleventh United States Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Blecher can be reached at www.duilawdefense.com, jonathan@blecherlaw.com, and 305.321.3237.

 

About Jonathan Blecher

Jonathan Blecher
Licensed to practice since 1982, Jonathan Blecher has defended over 5000 DUI and suspended driver license cases. A former Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno, Jonathan later developed his interest and skills in DUI defense working under DUI legend Richard Essen, a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense. A member of the College himself, Jonathan has lectured on DUI topics at seminars, civic and business groups, as well as at the Miami-Dade County Police academy in courtroom procedure for police cadets. Jonathan is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth and Eleventh United States Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

If you would like to contact the author, please visit: http://www.duilawdefense.com


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