If you have been charged with Florida DUI or any state or federal criminal offense, the decision about who you hire to represent you is a tough one.
And while the lawyer you choose for your case is probably the most important decision in your life right now, you may be going into the process blindly.
Jonathan Blecher is a Miami DUI Lawyer and criminal defense lawyer, Florida DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer based in Miami, Florida. He has defended thousands of DUI and criminal cases since 1982. He knows Florida laws from serving as an Assistant State Attorney, participation on the Florida Bar committee which writes DUI and traffic court rules, and over 30 years of Criminal Law experience.
Yes, one hour
Most cases charged on fixed fee basis. Costs are additional.
Monday-Friday , 9-5
I wanted to be a lawyer since I was a kid. I would watch B&W shows of "Perry Mason" and "The Defenders" with my parents, loved the drama but particularly the skill of the lawyers on both sides.
So, it was logical to join the State Attorney's Office in Miami right out of law school where I learned how the state puts their cases together. Those years of experience has made me a better defense lawyer.
Now, if you are going into law just for a nice paycheck and some prestige, you are doing it for the wrong reasons. And it is probably not worth it unless you are so smart and accomplished that you can be hired by a big firm (and yet not quite bright enough to figure out that, except for a few awesome firms, doing so is essentially trading your life for a living, and putting off any further accomplishments for the next several years). If you aren't already a superstar at what you have been doing with your life thus far, odds are you are not going to morph into one during law school.
And if you are doing it because you can not think of anything else to do, it is so obvious that you are doing it for the wrong reasons that it is a waste of space to even explain it here.
So what are the right reasons?
It is going to be different for each person, because the right reasons are always personal. It is something about you, who you are, what purpose you want your life to have. But if you are doing it for the right reasons, you don't have to be the smartest person in the room. You don't have to graduate in the top third of your class at a top-tier school. All you need to do is learn how to think like a lawyer.
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