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Boca Raton police officer fired after DUI crash and Internal Affairs probe

Boca Raton police released an internal affairs investigation that led to the firing of one of their officers.

Delray Beach police initially charged off-duty officer Bartolo Renteria with driving under the influence with property damage or injury following a crash on South Military Trail on Sept. 8, 2020.

In May, Renteria, 30, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless driving causing property damage. Read the rest of the story HERE.


Local attorney Ron Herman did a great job in this case. The PC Affidavit doesn’t paint a pretty picture for this former police officer, but it seems the officers on the scene made a critical mistake requesting a “blood test” from the Defendant when not authorized by statute. I suspect that Mr. Herman seized upon this and was able to secure a reduction of the DUI down to reckless driving. That didn’t save his job, though.

 

 

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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, a Florida DUI SuperLawyer, and is authorized to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States 11th Circuit Court 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.

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