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Jonathan Burton Blecher

DUI and DWI Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

4.9   90 reviews

also known as Jonathan Blecher, Jonathan B. Blecher

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Defended over 3,000 DUI and DWI cases since 1982. Florida has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you need to retain an attorney who has the experience to represent you effectively in court. I am a Miami DUI lawyer with more than 30 years of experience and am a specialist in the field of DUI. I understand the laws that affect your situation and I am prepared to offer the strong and effective defense.

    42 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Defended over 3,500 criminal cases as a Criminal Defense Attorney. As an Assistant State Attorney, I prosecuted thousands of cases.

    42 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Expungement
    15%
    One past mistake should not define you forever. A clean record can help your future. I've successfully obtained hundreds of Record Sealing/Expungement orders for clients.

    42 years, 1,500 cases

YOUR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT. 41 YEARS EXPERIENCE. OVER 5000 CASES DEFENDED. 5 STAR REVIEWS. AV RATED, FL SUPER LAWYERS, FORMER STATE PROSECUTOR, FREE CONSULTATIONS. PAYMENT PLANS. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Jonathan Blecher earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida in 1978 and conferred a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1981. Early in his career, Blecher prosecuted criminal cases ranging from DUI to attempted murder as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. Following his public service, he became the senior trial attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A.. He has been licensed to practice before all Florida courts since 1982. 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's a member of the Federal Trial Bar. Blecher belongs to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Lawyer's Network, and has served as a Judge for the University of Miami Law School Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Blecher has given seminars instructing attorneys on DUI defense and delivered lectures on courtroom procedure for police officers at the Miami-Dade County Police Academy.

Mr. Blecher has practiced law for over 40 years.

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Location

Jonathan Blecher, P. A.
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Suite 300
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  90 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer
Mr. Blecher was an outstanding lawyer and an incredible source of support throughout my entire case. During my first meeting with him he immediately put me at ease about my situation and I was able to put my full confidence in him. I’m so happy I had him as my lawyer! Seriously forever grateful.
Response from Jonathan Blecher December 16, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. I appreciate it.
Posted by Nailah | September 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Communication
Attorney Blecher was amazing to communicate with . He was very quick and effective . His pricing was fair and was willing to work with me being a full time college student left to figure things out on her own!
Response from Jonathan Blecher October 13, 2022
Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate them very much.
Posted by John | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Advocate
Hired Jonathan to help us with an unfortunate interaction involving our son and the court system in Miami-Dade. Jonathan was extremely diligent as our representative (we are out of state), very knowledgeable about process and the law, and most importantly, had very good "bedside manners" which was much needed during a tense period. Always returned our phone calls promptly despite being busy and also explained possible outcomes in a way that was accessible to us (with very limited experience with courts, police etc.). We recommend Jonathan highly.
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Response from Jonathan Blecher June 25, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to post this review!
Posted by Luis A | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
at a moment when everything seem hopeless Jonathan was able to offer a realistic solution which he executed to perfection giving myself and my family peace of mind. Thank you Jonathan
Response from Jonathan Blecher January 26, 2023
I'm glad I was able to help. Thanks for the review.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Got a DUI over a year ago. Hired Jonathan and he made it a painless experience and made me feel comfortable as this was a tough time. DUI are expensive but he worked with me on making payments to him. He was very responsive to my emails and always answered me in under 2 hours. I never had to appear in court which allowed me not to miss work and he always updated me on everything. He was great and I recommend his sevices.
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Response from Jonathan Blecher January 28, 2020
Thanks for that awesome review. I wish I knew who you are to personally thank you! Best of luck in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Defense Attorney
Jonathan did an excellent job with my case and the outcome was better than I could have asked for. I would highly recommend Jonathan Blecher to anyone who needs expert legal advice.
Response from Jonathan Blecher February 20, 2020
Thank you. Great result for us!
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and Helpful Consultation
Jonathan gave me a call immediately after I submitted a request online and was able to provide much-needed insight into my DUI situation, which was complicated due to the fact it was out of state (and I had been struggling to get a straight answer from numerous parties).
Response from Jonathan Blecher September 20, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review!
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best
Great, and extremely awesome attorney..At all times he takes care of you and gives you great advice... I strongly recommend his service. He came recommended by another attorney and I so happy to help with my case which he was able to get it dismissed. If you need a good attorney please dont hesitate. He will be there for you all the way through...Thank you very much Mr. Blecher.
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Response from Jonathan Blecher March 12, 2019
I'm so glad we could get all your charges DISMISSED!
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
He is very willing to help getting people headed in right direction. Even though he knew he was not going to be retained, he still researched some info for me. Also easy to talk to.
Response from Jonathan Blecher September 9, 2018
Happy to help! Thanks for the awesome review
Posted by Nicholas | June 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent response time and knowledge
I only asked him a question but his response was to the point and fast, he even pursued the question to make sure his answer was accurate.
Response from Jonathan Blecher August 15, 2018
Happy to help! Thanks for the awesome review.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Essen & Essen, P.A.
  • 1986 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Entin, Schwartz, Dion and Sclafani, P.A.
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 1981 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. B.G.
  • Felony charges dropped, client's DUI charge reduced to misdemeanor reckless driving. No conviction
  • State v. J.M.
  • State dropped DUi down to reckless driving and client got record sealed. No conviction.
  • State v. CERRATO
  • Conviction overturned, deportation teminated
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Associations

  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member-Coral Gables Chapter
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Deuce Defenders
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-MIAMI
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Trial Bar Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Trial Bar Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Trial Bar Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Life Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Chapter
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • President - Coral Gables Chapter
  • 2015 - 2019
  • BNI
  • Ambassador Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • BNI Referral Professionals
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • BNI Miami-Dade
  • Ambassador Executive Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • BNI Referral Professionals
  • Membership Committee
  • 2008 - 2010
  • BNI
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Florida DUI SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Rated Preeminent 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Florida SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Florida SuperLawyer DUI
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10.0 Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10.0 Superb Ratng
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorney in Florida
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • 10.0 Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Pre-eminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV-Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Who's Who
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Judge
  • University of Miami Law School Client Counseling Competition
  • 1998
  • Judge
  • University of Miami Moot Court and Mock Trial Competition
  • 1997
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Publications

  • DUILAWDEFENSE BLOG
  • DUI RELATED ARTICLES
  • 2009
  • Coral Gables Tribune
  • Over-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!
  • 2009
  • Kendall Gazette
  • Over-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!
  • 2009
  • South Miami News
  • Over-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!
  • 2009
  • Palmetto Bay News
  • Over-indulging can cause a lot more problems than a hangover!
  • 2009
  • Coral Gables News
  • He Who Represents Himself May Have a Fool For a Client
  • 2009
  • How To Defend a DUI Case
  • The Physiology of Breath Testing
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Criminal Defense in Florida
  • 2015
  • Business Network International
  • The Value of Networking and Word of Mouth Marketing
  • 2012
  • Fried on Business Radio Show
  • DUI and the Holiday Season
  • 2011
  • Fried on Business Radio Program
  • The Business of DUI
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Handling Your First DUI Case
  • 2011
  • GALLA Lawyer's Luncheon
  • DUI: What Every Lawyer Should Know
  • 2010
  • Business Netwrok International
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2009
  • BNI Miami-Dade
  • Criminal Defense Issues
  • 2009
  • Sandpiper's Breakfast Meeting
  • Record Sealing and Expungement
  • 2008
  • MDGLCC Business Luncheon
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2008
  • Dadeland Referral Professionals
  • DUI Defense
  • 2008
  • BNI-Kendall Chapter
  • Criminal Defense Topics
  • 2008
  • BNI Dadeland
  • Criminal Defense Topics
  • 2008
  • BNI
  • Criminal defense
  • 2008
  • Dade County Police Academy
  • Courtroom Techniques for Police Officers
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (95)
Given (128)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blecher is a wealth of information inside and outside the courtroom. Well-respected and admired attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on his thousands of volunteer answers on Avvo, those answers are accurate, full of analysis and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As always, Mr. Blecher was ready and willing to answer a question I had regarding what FL HSMV might place on the driving history of a FL driver charged in NC and whom I represent. He's always made himself available and been generous with his time and expertise and I truly appreciate having such a knowledgeable colleague to call upon."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Blecher has worked on a number of DUI cases which I was prosecuting. He knows how to find a weakness in a case, and also when to recognize a lack of weaknesses so that he is able to reach the best outcome for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Blecher is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Burton Blecher gives all of his clients the tenacious defense that has earned him a reputation of being one of the very best DUI/DWI lawyers in the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jonathan Burton Blecher has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Burton Blecher is one of the top attorneys in his field. He is extremely knowledgeable, skillful, and knows the ins-and-outs of the law. However, this is not what makes him great. His most valuable asset is his strong conviction for what he does. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Expungement Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blecher is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blecher is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Blecher is a very experienced and accomplished criminal law attorney. I would trust him with my clients, and do not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and provides a great service to AVVO users in answering their questions both thoroughly and with great insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is an extremely capable and personable advocate for his clients. I highly endorse his abilities."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blecher's frequent contributions to the AVVO Q&A forum are specific, informative, and easily understood by the average layman. I would gladly refer to him anyone in need of an aggressive and knowledgeable South Florida DUI defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blecher is a very knowledgeable DUI attorney. He uses that knowledge to help fight for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a honest, trustworthy criminal defense attorney who knows his trade inside and out. If you have a difficult matter which needs expert assistance and guidance, look no further than Jon."
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Coral Gables DUI and DWI Lawyer Jonathan Burton Blecher
Jonathan Burton Blecher
DUI and DWI Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available