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Jonathan Burton Blecher

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Jonathan Blecher is the founding lawyer of the Miami DUI defense law firm, Jonathan Blecher, P.A. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida, College of Arts and Sciences in 1978, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1981. Mr. Blecher was admitted to the Florida State Bar in 1982, and is licensed to practice before all Florida courts. In addition, Attorney Blecher is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar in each of those jurisdictions. Attorney Blecher is a member of numerous associations including the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of Miami, the National Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and a Judge for the University of Miami Law School Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions. In the beginning of his legal career, Attorney Blecher represented felony prosecutions in cases ranging from DUIs to murder, and was an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County. After this, he worked as a senior trial attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Blecher has led seminars instructing attorneys on DUI defense, and has taught lectures on courtroom procedure for police officers at the Miami-Dade County Police Academy.


 


 


Mr. Blecher has been practicing law for over 30 years, and founded Jonathan Blecher, P.A. in 1992. If you would like to find out more about the representation Attorney Blecher may be able to provide you with, contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. today. 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    33 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    30 years, 3 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (50 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

74 total 

  • Gilberto Romilio Izquierdo

    Mr. Blecher is among the finest criminal defense attormeys in Miami, and is the best DUI defense attorney in the State of Florida. He is a tireless worker, respected member of the Florida Bar, and a brilliant litigator. If I ever find myself in a situation, in which I need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney, or a DUI specialist, I would only call Mr. Blecher to represent me.

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    Gilberto Izquierdo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lloyd Harris Golburgh

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is respected amongst his colleagues, clients, and members of the judiciary alike. John has been a trail-blazer in the field of DUI/DWI defense and has an excellent success rate. He is one of the few lawyers I'd hire if I were arrested for DUI in Miami/Dade county.

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    Lloyd Golburgh DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

9150 S Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 1010
Miami, FL, 33156

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer 2015SuperLawyers2015
10.0 Superb RatngAVVO2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
10 Best Attorney in FloridaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Pre-eminent RatingMartindale-Hubbel2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV-Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Who's WhoCambridge Who's Who2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
JudgeUniversity of Miami Law School Client Counseling Competition1998
JudgeUniversity of Miami Moot Court and Mock Trial Competition1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerJonathan B. Blecher, P.A.1992 - Present
AttorneyEssen & Essen, P.A.1986 - 1992
AssociateEntin, Schwartz, Dion and Sclafani, P.A.1984 - 1986
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office1981 - 1984

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Deuce DefendersMember2013 - Present
BNIAmbassador Chair2012 - Present
BNI Referral ProfessionalsPresident2010 - 2011
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
BNI Miami-DadeAmbassador Executive Committee2010 - 2012
BNI Referral ProfessionalsMembership Committee2008 - 2010
BNIMember2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-MIAMIMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganTrial Bar Member2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeMember1999 - 2003
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaTrial Bar Member1985 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaTrial Bar Member1984 - Present
Alpha Epsilon PiLifetime Member1975 - Present
National Eagle Scout AssociationLife Member1973 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
United States Supreme Court BarMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v. Rick SanchezN/A
State of Florida v. Nathaniel Sweeting, Raymond McKelvin and Clarence Banks104 YEARS STATE PRISON
The Killian 9DISMISSED

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CriminalDefenseLawyers.comDUI in Florida: An Overview2010
DUILAWDEFENSE BLOGDUI RELATED ARTICLES2009
Coral Gables TribuneOver-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!2009
Kendall GazetteOver-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!2009
South Miami NewsOver-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!2009
Palmetto Bay NewsOver-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!2009
Coral Gables NewsHe Who Represents Himself May Have a Fool For a Client2009
Clarity News MagazineNo More Wedding Bell Blues2008
How To Defend a DUI CaseThe Physiology of Breath Testing2008
criminaldefenselawyer.comMiranda Warnings and How They Work in a Criminal CaseN/A
criminaldefenselawyers.comConsulting a Criminal Defense LawyerN/A
criminaldefsenselawyers.comAccepting Plea Negotiations (Bargains)N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJuris Doctor1981
University of FloridaCriminal Justice/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
North Miami Beach Senior HighPolitical ScienceHigh School Diploma1975
Miami-Dade Collegecredit classworkN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling Your First DUI CaseDUI Practice2013
How to Handle Your First DUI CaseDUI Practice Seminar2012
Business Network InternationalThe Value of Networking and Word of Mouth Marketing2012
Fried on Business Radio ShowDUI and the Holiday Season2011
Fried on Business Radio ProgramThe Business of DUI2011
CLEHandling Your First DUI Case2011
GALLA Lawyer's LuncheonDUI: What Every Lawyer Should Know2010
Business Netwrok InternationalCriminal Defense2009
BNI Miami-DadeCriminal Defense Issues2009
Sandpiper's Breakfast MeetingRecord Sealing and Expungement2008
MDGLCC Business LuncheonCriminal Defense2008
Dadeland Referral ProfessionalsDUI Defense2008
BNI-Kendall ChapterCriminal Defense Topics2008
BNI DadelandCriminal Defense Topics2008
BNICriminal defense2008
Dade County Police Academy Courtroom Techniques for Police Officers1985