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Jonathan Burton Blecher

305-321-3237
Jonathan Burton Blecher
Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
9150 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33156
www.duilawdefense.com
Phone: 305-321-3237
National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

Jonathan Burton Blecher

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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jonathan Burton Blecher

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About Jonathan Burton Blecher

JONATHAN B. BLECHER is a member of the Florida Bar since 1982. He is admitted to practice before all Florida courts, the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eastern District of Michigan and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar in each of those jurisdictions. Mr.... read more »

Biography

JONATHAN B. BLECHER is a member of the Florida Bar since 1982. He is admitted to practice before all Florida courts, the United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eastern District of Michigan and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar in each of those jurisdictions.

Mr. Blecher graduated from the University of Florida, College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. Mr. Blecher earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Florida, College of Law in 1981.

Mr. Blecher served as an Assistant State Attorney in Dade County, representing the State of Florida in felony prosecutions from 1981-84, and as Senior Trial Attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A. from 1986-1992. In 1992 he formed his own firm, Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A. Mr. Blecher was referred to as a "TOP TEN DUI LAWYER" by the Miami Herald. He has served as a member of the Florida Bar Traffic Court and DUI Rules Committee.

Mr. Blecher is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He serves as a Judge for the University of Miami Law School moot court and mock trial competitions. Additionally, he has lectured at the Dade County Police Academy in the area of courtroom procedure for police officers as well as legal seminars for attorneys about DUI law and practice.

His practice concentrates on DUI and Criminal Defense and in State and Federal Courts. He represents clients in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties in DUI, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Felony, White Collar and Cyber Crimes. Mr. Blecher has defended over 3,000 Driving Under the Influence and vehicular crimes cases since 1982 as well as thousands of criminal cases.

Jonathan Blecher is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense and is Peer-Review Rated “AV/Pre-eminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, rated “10.0/Superb” by AVVO and is recognized by Cambridge Who's Who and Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite.

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Jonathan Burton Blecher -
Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
9150 S Dadeland Blvd Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33156
www.duilawdefense.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 305-670-1800
  • Mobile: 305-321-3237
  • Fax: 305-670-4827

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving80.00%
Criminal Defense20.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 1982

Work Experience

Position Duration
Managing Partner - Jonathan Blecher, P.A. 1992 – present
Senior Trial Attorney - Essen and Essen, P.A. 19861992
Associate Attorney - Entin, Schwartz, Dion and Sclafani, P.A. 19841986
Assistant State Attorney, Dade County, Florida 19811984

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Florida College of Law - Gainesville, Florida Law Juris Doctor 1981
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts 1978

Associations

Position Organization Duration
General Member National College for DUI Defense 2010 – present
Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1992 – present
Alumni - Trusler Society University of Florida Levin College of Law 1981

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Florida SuperLawyer Super Lawyers 2016
Florida Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2016
Florida Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers Martindale-Hubbell 2013
Legal Elite Florida Trend Magazine 2013
AV-Preeminient Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2013
10.0 Superb Rating Avvo.com 2013
Ambassador of the Year BNI Miami-Dade 2011
Who's Who in Law Cambridge Who's Who 2009

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
DUI Basics for the Young Practitioner LawReview CLE 2013
DUI Basics for the Young Practitioner LawReview CLE 2012

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DUI Accidents in Florida

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016

Were you recently involved in a car accident that was not your fault, only to be arrested for driving under the influence? Or, were you driving under the influence and you caused an accident that invo... [read more]

Miami Beach Police Secure $100K for DUI Enforcement

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

According to a recent article in the Miami New Times, the number of drunk driving arrests in Miami Beach have been noticeably down in recent years.In 2011, a reorganization of police patrol zones made... [read more]

Former Marlins Pitcher Faces DUI & Child Abuse Charges

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

CUTLER BAY, Fla. – On Thursday, Dec. 10, former Florida Marlins pitcher Hansel Izquierdo was arrestedon several charges, including driving under the influence and child abuse, CBS Miami reported... [read more]

Can I Get a Hardship License After a 2nd DUI?

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Were you arrested for your second DUI offense in Miami? Let’s say it’s been less than five years since your first DUI, and now you’re facing a five year license revocation. Are you e... [read more]

Florida Man Hits Pedestrian, Charged With DUI Manslaughter

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

COOPER CITY, Fla. – A Cooper City man who was arrested for driving under the influence is now facing additional charges after allegedly running over a pedestrian who was out late walking his dog... [read more]

‘Fair DUI’ Creator in Cuffs at a DUI Checkpoint

Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Almost everyone has heard about the Boca Raton attorney who came up with a controversial method for getting out of a DUI checkpoint. Attorney Warren Redlich is the one whose technique requires that dr... [read more]

Publications and Articles

7 Predictions for the Future of DUI Cases

Published May 2014

Publisher: Local10.com - South Florida ABC Affiliate

Wherever there’s money and votes, you’ll find laws making it easier to put them in the pockets of the people most likely to benefit. Jonathan Blecher writes about his predictions for the future of DUI prosecutions.

Stopped for DUI: Do's and Don'ts

Published 2013

Publisher: Avvo.com

Does wearing a t-shirt that says "got beer?" give off that "arrest me" vibe? So, what gives police reasonable suspicion to think that someone is under the influence of alcohol? Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, odor of alcoholic beverages, unsteady gait? What if the guy was wearing a "Free Mary Jane!" shirt? Would that be reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence of marijuana?

DUI Charge for Sleeping in Your Car?

Published 2013

Publisher: Avvo.com

Being in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle can get you arrested for DUI. This means is that in Florida, and many other states, you can be arrested for driving under the influence even though you aren’t driving. In other states, such as California, there must be “volitional movement” for DUI. The definition of actual physical control differs by state but the legal analysis centers on whether or not you have the ability to operate the vehicle

You have the right to remain silent!

Published 2013

Publisher: Avvo.com

One of the questions criminal defense attorneys get on a regular basis from clients, friends and family is, "What do I do and what are my rights when dealing with the police?"

Defendants' Incentives for Accepting Plea Bargains

Published 2009

Publisher: Avvo.com

Defendants who are represented by private counsel can save a bundle on attorneys' fees by accepting a plea bargain. It almost always takes more time and effort to bring a case to trial than to negotiate and handle a plea bargain