Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Florida DUI Laws are some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. If you are convicted of a Florida DUI you face a criminal record, loss of driving privileges, probation, heavy fines, alcohol abuse counseling and a possible jail sentence.

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Firm Overview

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.


Main Office

DUI and Criminal Law
9150 South Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 1010
Miami  FL  33156

Phone
  • 305.321.3237
  • 305.670.1800
Fax
  • 305.670.4827

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, one hour

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases charged on fixed fee basis. Costs are additional.

Hourly Rates

Negotiable

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday-Friday , 9-5

Office Manager

Emergency 305.321.3237

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

DUI and DWI
Florida DUI Laws are some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. If you are convicted of a Florida DUI you face a criminal record, loss of driving privileges, probation, heavy fines, alcohol abuse counseling and a possible jail sentence. If you have que
In Florida, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime, subjecting offenders to harsh penalties, which include mandatory jail time, roadside litter pick-up and loss of a driver license. Hiring a Miami DUI Defense Lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make and should not be taken lightly.

Although we understand the growing problem of DUI in our society, the often-overlooked fact is that innocent persons are charged each day with this offense. Furthermore, it is our philosophy, as an experienced DUI Defense Attorney to vigorously protect the constitutional rights of Florida citizens.

Therefore, even if you believe you may have been driving under the influence at the time of your arrest, you may be able to win your case if your constitutional rights or other rights guaranteed under Florida law were violated.



Practicing DUI and Criminal Defense Throughout Miami and South Florida

Jonathan Blecher serves the areas of Brickell, Downtown Miami, Biscayne, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, Coral Gables and beyond.


Jonathan Blecher can put his more than 30 years of experience handling DUI cases to work for you. Florida DUI Laws are tough and you might be putting your freedom at risk. Please call 305.321.3237 to contact Jonathan Blecher now to receive a complimentary, no-obligation DUI Defense consultation. Mr. Blecher can help you learn about your options so that you may make an educated decision about this very important matter.










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Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with Florida DUI or any state or federal criminal offense in Florida, the decision about who you hire to represent you is critical. You will be putting your freedom and your future into the hands of a lawyer whom you may not know
Jonathan Blecher, P.A. is a Miami criminal defense law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients who have been accused of committing misdemeanor and felony crimes. With over 30 years of experience in the Florida criminal justice system, Mr. Blecher has the knowledge and skills to successfully handle criminal cases of all classifications and seriousness. Mr. Blecher understands the magnitude of cases of this nature, as a criminal conviction can lead to serious life-altering results. For this reason, Mr. Blecher has remained committed to providing all of his clients with attentive counsel, unrelenting dedication, and aggressive representation throughout every stage of each case.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

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.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)

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.

Jonathan Blecher

Defended over 3,000 DUI and Suspended License cases and thousands of criminal cases since 1982.


Qualifications



  • Defended over 3,000 DUI and Suspended License cases

  • Defended thousands of criminal cases

  • Former Miami-Dade County Assistant State Attorney, Prosecuted DUI to Murder Cases, 1981-1984

  • Former Senior Trial Attorney, DUI Defense, Essen & Essen, P.A.

  • Former Member, Florida Bar DUI and Traffic Court Rules Committee

  • Lecturer at Metro-Dade Police Academy, Courtroom Procedure for Police

  • Assistant State Attorney Judicial Circuit Florida
  • Federal Trial Bar

    • Southern District of Florida

    • Middle District of Florida

    • Eastern District of Michigan



  • Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982


Experience



  • Admitted to practice before:

    • the United States Supreme Court

    • the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

    • the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan



  • Associate Justice, University of Florida Traffic Court


Education



  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, University of Florida, 1978

  • Juris Doctor, University of Florida, 1981


Memberships & Contributions



  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami

  • Member, Business Network International

  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Member, Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section

  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

  • Member, American Civil Liberties Union

  • Judge, University of Miami Law School Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions

  • Member, Florida Blue Key, University of Florida

  • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Florida

  • Life Member, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1973

  • National Eagle Scout Association

  • Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America


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License
  • Bar Number: Florida Bar
    Florida , 1982
  • Bar Number: U.S. Dist. Ct
    Florida , 1985
  • Bar Number: U.S. Dist. Ct.
    Michigan , 2008
  • Bar Number: S. Ct. U.S.
    , 1986
Education

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Citizen's Arrest for DUI?

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The Cost of Hiring a "Good" DUI Lawyer

Created On: 03/10/2010

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DUI Administrative License Suspensions in Florida

Created On: 02/11/2010

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DUI In Florida. An Overview

Created On: 02/05/2010

We should all be mindful of Florida’s conservative DUI (Driving Under the Influence) laws. It goes without saying that we should all drink responsibly. But, did you know that...

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