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I am the author of Florida DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc. I am one of the founders of the National College for DUI Defense. I am currently the Florida State Delegate for The National College for DUI Defense. I have lectured on DUI issues in Florida, and out of state about Florida’s breath testing machine to blood testing in DUI cases.  My clients have included lawyers, police officers, pro athletes, political figures, business executives, entertainers and just plain folks. I attended Nova Southeastern Law School, where I graduated near the top of my class in 1981. I am the founder of Alan S. Bernstein P.A., with offices in both Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. My firms practice is devoted almost entirely to Traffic and DUI defense. I have been practicing criminal law, with an emphasis on DUI since 1982. I am a member of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had extensive training in the defense of citizens’ accused of Driving Under the Influence. In 1995, I became a founding member of The National College for DUI Defense, which is the leading institution in the United States for training attorneys to defend DUI cases. I am the Florida State Delegate for The National College for DUI Defense, as well as being a faculty member of the college. I am also a founding member of The DUI Defense Lawyers Association. I has completed courses on the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. I have received training as an Intoxilyzer 5000 and Intoxilyzer 8000 series Operator and Maintenance technician through C.E.S. Consulting and The Florida Department of Law Enforcement. I am a highly trained attorney in the area of alcohol-related DUI, and the growing area of DUI drug cases. I have taught other attorneys on the use, theory and law on the Intoxilyzer, in addition to lecturing at the National College for DUI Defense. I have often been involved in large-scale challenges to DUI chemical testing, investigative methods and Field Sobriety Testing. I was on the team that attacked the Field Sobriety Tests that led to the seminal decision in State v. Meador, 674 So.2d 826 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996). I have worked hard to have earned a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and highly skilled DUI attorneys in Florida. My opinion is sought by DUI attorneys throughout South Florida. I reside in South Florida with my wife and son.


 


1995 Summer Session Graduate; 1996 Summer Session Graduate; 1997 Summer Session Graduate; 1998 Summer Session Graduate; 1999 Summer Session Graduate; 2000 Summer Session Graduate; 2001 Summer Session Graduate; 2002 Summer Session Graduate; 2003 Summer Session Graduate; 2005 Summer session Graduate; 2006 Winter Session Graduate; 2006 Summer Session Graduate; 2007 Summer Session Graduate; 2008 Summer Session Graduate;2009 Summer Session Graduate; 2011 Summer Session Graduate; 2012 Winter Session Graduate; 2012 Summer Session Graduate; 2013 Summer Session Graduate; 2014 Summer Session Graduate; 2015 Winter Session Graduate; 2015 Summer Session Graduate. Attended summer session training on DUI In 2015 from The DUI Defense Lawyers Association. The Florida State Delegate for The National College for DUI Defense. 


 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    35 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    35 years

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Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Alan is a superb lawyer with a wealth of experience. He has exceeded the expectations of every client I have referred to him.

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  • Rhonda Faith Gelfman

    I have worked with many criminal lawyers in the past 25 years as an immigration attorney. Alan Bernstein has successfully represented clients I have referred to and each case was handled with the most efficiency, professionalism and results. Alan knows the law, teaches it, and has written several books on DUI Defense. I have been referring clients to him for many years and will continue to do so. My clients are very thankful to him and his staff. I would recommend him highly for all my clients who have a DUI arrest.

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Alan S. Bernstein P.A

2131 Hollywood Blvd Ste 303
Hollywood, FL, 33020-6751

Alan S. Bernstein P.A.

2131 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite 303
Hollywood, FL, 33020

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198206/25/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198106/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2015
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2014
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2013
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2012
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2011
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2010
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2009
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2008
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2007
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2006
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2005
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2004
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2003
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2002
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2001
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense2000
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense1999
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense1998
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense1997
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense1996
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENTNational College for DUI Defense1995
Defense of accused in DUINational College for DUI Defense1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerAlan S. Bernstein P.A.1983 - 2015
Trial AttorneyChief Counsel's Office, Internal Revenue Service1981 - 1982
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1983 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1983 - Present
Broward County Criminal Lawyer AssociationMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI SERIOUS BODILY INJURYDUI MISDEMEANOR WITH ADMINISTRATIVE PROBATION AND NO JAIL
DUI Serious Bodily InjuryFelony reduced to misdemeanor and no jail.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
SelfHow to Avoid or Survive a DUI Arrest2013
Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, IncFlorida DUI Defense: The Law & Practice2012
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersReview of Drunk Driving Book2006
National College for DUI DefenseCROSS EXAMINATION OF STATE EXPERT IN BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTING2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter session of National College for DUI DefenseDUI MOTION PRACTICE2015
Public Defender SeminarFIELD SOBRIETY TESTS IN DUI's2015
National College of DUI Defense Summer sessionOpening Statements and Cross Examination in DUI Cases2015
THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC STANDARD FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING PRACTITIONERS COURSEFIELD SOBRIETY TEST2009
AGENCY INSPECTOR COURSE ON THE INTOXILYZER 8000FDLE OFFICIAL INTOXILYER 8000 AGENCY INSPECTOR COURSE2008
BREATH TEST OPERATOR COURSEINTOXILYZER 80002007
National College for DUI DefenseCross Examination of a Toxocologist in a DUI serious bodily injury or Death case2003