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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.

Deputies arrest boater for BUI after he allegedly sprayed them with saltwater in Key Largo

KEY LARGO, Fla. (WPLG-10 – Deputies arrested a 43-year-old Cutler Bay man for boating while under the influence of alcohol on Sunday night after he sprayed deputies with saltwater from his center console boat’s outboard engines, deputies said on Monday. According to Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies David Campbell, Jacques Rozek and Mario Benedetti responded to Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo after Christopher Peter Suda, of Cutler Bay, allegedly refused to leave the bar ... Read More »

Police Officer Arrested on DUI Charges in SW Miami

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. (Local10.com, Amanda Batchelor)  – A police officer was arrested Tuesday on DUI charges in southwest Miami-Dade, although she refused to provide a blood sample or conduct a field sobriety test, authorities said. According to Ashley Susan Hunter’s arrest report, the 30-year-old police officer was arrested Tuesday in the area of Southwest 224th Street and Old Cutler Road. Miami-Dade police said officers were dispatched to the scene to assist another officer in reference to a possibly impaired person. ... Read More »

Hialeah motorcycle cops charged with issuing bogus tickets to drivers they never pulled over

– Miami-Dade Corrections Two Hialeah police motorcycle officers surrendered on Wednesday to face allegations they issued dozens of bogus traffic tickets to motorists. Prosecutors charged Ernesto Arias-Martinez, 23, and Armando Perez, 40, with multiple felony counts of official misconduct and falsifying public records. They were being jailed early Wednesday and are expected to post bond by later in the day. READ MORE HERE:  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article250832779.html ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ These actions by two motorcycle cops evidence a number of problems. The inherent dishonesty of ... Read More »

New York State Assembly Passes Recreational Marijuana Law

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — They estimate this could being in 375 million dollars a year in revenue. Lawmakers tell CBS 6 they have made an agreement, But critics of legal marijuana are concerned about what this could mean for public safety, specifically about impaired driving. “We have passed the point of legalized cannabis. It’s in New Jersey it’s in Massachusetts,” Governor Cuomo said in a briefing. The text of the bill hasn’t been finalized yet, but Assembly members say the ... Read More »

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy arrested on DUI charge

WKMG-TV-Orlando, FL, Daniel Dahm,  Digital Content Manager. Published: March 22, 2021, 12:42 pm A Polk County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy was arrested Saturday on a charge of DUI. Michaela Butler, 25, was arrested in unincorporated Arcadia by the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office after she registered a blood alcohol level of 0.09, above the legal limit of 0.08. Read Full Article Consistent with many interactions citizens have with police during a roadside DUI stop, it’s pretty clear that officers have human frailties ... Read More »

Lee County Sheriff’s Office commander arrested for DUI

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA – by Kyra Shportun ABC7-Fort Myers, FL 6:41 PM EST, Tue March 09, 2021 A Lee County Sheriff’s Office commander was arrested for DUI in Collier County. Just after 11 p.m. Sunday Commander Mark Shelly, 42, was pulled over for making an illegal u-turn in North Naples and swerving in and out of his lane of traffic, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Shelly was pulled over on Vanderbilt Drive where deputies said he was seen putting ... Read More »

Drunk Florida man arrested for DUI admits ‘damn I’m buzzed’

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.(NBC2-Fort Myers)– A man was arrested in Charlotte County for a DUI after leaving the White Elephant bar. A Charlotte County Deputy pulled a tan Lincoln Town Car over for careless driving on Monday. When the deputy asked the driver for his license, Charles Kensill handed over his credit card instead. The deputy explained that his license was needed but Kensill said “see, I told you that’s it”. After he was able to produce his license, Kensill told ... Read More »

Third DUI: Florida Teacher Arrested For DUI, Causing Two-Vehicle Crash

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A Florida woman has been arrested for her third DUI in the State of Florida. This time, the DUI resulted in a traffic accident. The two-vehicle traffic crash in southeast Winter Haven on Thursday afternoon, February 11, 2021, culminated with the arrest of a middle school P.E. teacher for driving while impaired. Arrested was 57-year-old Kathryn Lewis. Neither she, nor the other driver were injured in the crash…. Kathryn Lewis’ prior criminal history ... Read More »

Court orders over 27,000 notices to drunk driving defendants, possible reversal of convictions

by: Amy Phillips Posted: Feb 2, 2021 CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)–A Massachusetts court has ordered that defendants in drunk driving convictions be notified that they can return to court and request that their conviction be overturned in the appropriate circumstances. Twenty-seven thousand notices will be sent to individuals across the state who were prosecuted with a breath test result. In January 2019, after learning of the intentional misconduct of the Office of Alcohol Testing (OAT), the Court held that a class ... Read More »