Alan Bernstein

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Driving Under the Influence

Biography

Alan Bernstein is a 1981 graduate of Nova Law School and has been a sole practitioner from 1984 to present, representing clients throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Bernstein has been a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association since it’s inception. He is a Founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association Mr. Bernstein is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His firm’s practice is devoted almost entirely to DUI Defense. At any time he typically defends 60-70 DUI Cases in several jurisdictions. These cases range from a simple DUI to DUI’s with serious bodily injury and DUI Manslaughter cases which have penalties ranging from up to fifteen years in jail. Mr. Bernstein often defends cases where the breath alcohol result was well above the legal limit. He has won numerous cases where the client blew above the legal limit. Mr. Bernstein has caught numerous officers being untruthful and changing their stories on the stand as well as making numerous officers look like they did not know what they were doing. He was one of the attorneys involved in suppressing numerous breath tests in Broward County Florida in 2005 and 2008. He was also involved in recently suppressing numerous cases in Broward County Florida regarding the Intoxilyzer 8000. Mr. Bernstein has taken and successfully completed courses in operating and maintaining the Intoxilyzer 5000. He is also one of the only attorneys who has taken and successfully completed The Florida Department Of Law Enforcement courses on operating a breath test machine and maintaining a breath testing machine with regards to the new Intoxilyzer 8000. He has also taken scientific courses at Axion Labs working towards becoming a member of the American Chemical Society's Lawyer-Scientist section. He has lectured at several seminars including wherein among other subjects he has lectured on cross examining a Toxocologist on blood test results in DUI’s involving serious bodily injury and death. In the summer of 2017 he gave lectures on defending a DUI where the subject had ingested Ambien or some other similar drug. He has also lectured in Florida on breath testing and maintenance of their Evidentiary machines as well as attacking the field sobriety tests. Mr. Bernstein has also instructed attorneys on defenses to illegal searches and seizures ranging from officers illegally stopping a car to detaining a person in a legally parked car. In addition, he has lectured DUI task force Police Officers on DUI's. Mr. Bernstein is currently the Florida state delegate for DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Bernstein has written a book for Lawyers and Judges; published through Lawyers & Judges publishing company, entitled "Florida DUI Defense: The Law and Practice." This book is available to judges and attorneys throughout the state of Florida. He is currently working on the second edition of this book.

Education

High School: Cherry Hill East College: Law School: Nova Law

Litigation Experience

Handled and tried hundreds of cases since 1981.

Notable Cases

Meador V. State - part of team that changed law on Field Sobriety Testing in the state of Florida.

Instructional Experience

Have lectured on Field Sobriety Testing, cross examining police officers and experts on DUI cases. Lectured on Ambien defense and on breath testing on the Intoxilyzer.