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Jonathan Blecher

Jonathan Blecher

Aggressive Criminal Defense, Over 30 Years Experience. Defending Good People.
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • Florida
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Jonathan Blecher is the leading lawyer at the Miami DUI defense firm, Jonathan Blecher, P.A. Attorney Blecher earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1978 from the University of Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, and his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from the University of Florida, College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice law before all Florida courts. Mr. Blecher is also 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 a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of Miami, the National Association 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. Attorney Blecher founded his firm in 1992, and has defended over 3,000 DUI cases in over 30 years of criminal law practice. Contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. to find out more about working with a highly experienced Miami DUI defense attorney and criminal defense attorney.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
5th Circuit
11th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Essen and Essen, P.A.
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Associate Attorney
Entin, Schwartz, Dion and Sclafani, P.A.
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Assistant State Attorney
Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
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Education
University of Florida, College of Law
Juris Doctor / Criminal Justice (1981)
University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts / Criminal Justice and Political Science. (1978)
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Honors: Dean's List and President's List, Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa
Activities: Student Senate, Associate Justice, UF Traffic Court, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Student Government Productions
Awards
10.0 Superb Ranking
Avvo
AV Peer Rated
Martindale-Hubbel
Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Attorney - Client Satisfaction
American Institute of DUI Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
AV Peer Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite
Florida Trend Magazine
Professional Associations
Florida Lawyers Network
President
- Current
National College for DUI Defense
General Member
- Current
Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
Business Network International
Member
- Current
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Florida State Bar # 337821
Member
- Current
Business Network International
Ambassador Chair
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Speaking Engagements
Effective Practice Tip and Networking Strategies for Attorneys, Coral Gables, FL
Florida Lawyers Network
Videos
Miami DUI Attorney- Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Will I Have to Install Ignition Interlock Devices? - DUI Lawyer in Miami

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What Happens If I Refuse a Breath Test in Florida? - DUI Attorney Jonathan Blecher

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What New Law Can Avoid a DUI Conviction for First Offenders? - Attorney Jonathan Blecher

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What Are the Typical Steps in a Criminal Proceeding in Florida? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Is Possession of Drugs a Felony Offense? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost and How Is the Amount Determined? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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How Do Prosecutors Decide What Charges to File in a Case? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Should I Take the State Attorney's Office Deal? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Does My Criminal Record Go Away After 10 Years If the Case Was "No Filed"? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Do I Have to Complete the Entire Probation Time? - Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

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7 Predictions for Future of DUI - Miami DUI Attorney Jonathan Blecher

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Do I Have the Right to an Attorney When I am Stopped? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Can the State Re-File a Criminal Charge? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Can One Really Get Charged with DUI While Riding a Bicycle? - Miami DUI Lawyer

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Can an Expungement Be Denied in Florida? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Are DUI and DWI the same thing? - Miami DUI Attorney

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Can a person be guilty of drunk driving in Florida if they only had one drink?

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Can I Move If I am on Probation in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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What are the Typical Steps in a Criminal Case in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Facing criminal prosecution is stressful and confusing. Miami DUI Attorney Jonathan Blecher demystifies the steps of a criminal prosecution in Florida. Over 30 years of criminal law experience makes his uniquely qualified to advise you about your criminal case.

What is the difference between drug trafficking and drug possession?

Learn the differences between drug trafficking and drug possession!

IS THE WAR ON DRUGS A FAILURE? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Is the war on drugs a failure? Attorney Jonathan Blecher gives his opinion.

What is Blood Alcohol Content? - DUI Attorney in Miami

MIami DUI lawyer, Jonathan Blecher explains blood alcohol content and how it relates to your DUI arrest.

How much will a DUI cost me? - DUI Defense Attorney in Miami

DUI costs can extend far beyond the penalties from the court. Attorney Blecher explains the comprehensive effects of a DUI conviction.

Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes - Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Blecher discusses the differences between state and federal crimes.

What is an underage DUI? - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Get an idea of the consequences of underage DUI in Florida.

Medical Marijuana in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Is medical marijuana legal in Florida? Attorney Blecher answers.

Probation, Pardon and Parole - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Attorney Blecher explains the differences between probation, pardon, and parole!

Miranda Rights and Warnings - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Your fourth amendment rights need to be read before an arrest. Miami DUI Attorney, Jonathan Blecher, explains Miranda Rights & Warnings.

Warrantless Searches - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Can the police search me and my vehicle without a warrant? Attorney Blecher discusses the legality of warrantless searches.

Implied Consent Laws in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

What are the laws of implied consent in Florida? Attorney Blecher explains the rights of drivers to refuse a chemical test.

DUI Penalties in Florida - Miami DUI Attorney

Arrested for DUI? Get an idea of the penalties that you will be facing if you are convicted.

Miranda Rights and Warnings - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

What are Miranda Rights and Warnings? Attorney Blecher explains when the police should read your fourth amendment rights.

What Do I Do When Stopped for a DUI? - Miami DUI Lawyer

Experienced Miami DUI Attorney, Jonathan Blecher, explains what you should do after you are stopped for DUI.

Reasonable Suspicion - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

What is reasonable suspicion and how does it relate to your DUI case? Attorney Jonathan Blecher explains the components needed for a police officer to stop you for DUI.

Lawyer Qualifications - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Hiring a lawyer for a DUI case? Learn the qualifications that your legal defender needs to have to best represent you.

Proving a DUI Case - DUI Attorney in Miami

Prove your innocence using defense strategies from a knowledgeable and experienced DUI Attorney.

Ignition Interlock Devices - Miami DUI Attorney

Miami DUI Lawyer, Jonathan Blecher, explains the requirements for IIDs.

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN) or Eye Test - DUI Lawyer in Miami

Learn the problems with the HGN test and how you can defend yourself against your DUI charges from experienced DUI lawyer, Jonathan Blecher in Miami.

Implied Consent Warnings in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Explains Implied Consent Warnings and the consequences of a breathalyzer refusal.

DUI Blood Testing - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

If you were arrested for DUI because of a failed blood test, then get some defense strategies to protect your rights.

Creative Defenses - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Charged with DUI? Get creative defenses from Miami DUI Lawyer, Jonathan Blecher.

Breath Testing Regulations - Miami DUI Lawyer

Miami DUI attorney, Jonathan Blecher, explains the different ways that breath testing could result in faulty conclusions.

Blood Testing Extrapolation - DUI Attorney in Miami

Attorney Jonathan Blecher explains retrograde extrapolation and the unreliability of blood tests.

Administrative License Suspension - Miami DUI Lawyer

Learn the different situations in which your drivers' license can be suspended for a DUI related incident.

Actual Physical Control - DUI Lawyer in Miami

You can be arrested for DUI if police believe that you were in actual physical control of the vehicle; you didn't have to be driving it.

Experience - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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DUI Do's and Don't's - Experienced DUI Attorney in Miami

Learn what you should and shouldn't do after a police stop for DUI in Miami from seasoned attorney, Jonathan Blecher.

DUI Do's and Don't's - Experienced DUI Attorney in Miami

Learn what you should and shouldn't do after a police stop for DUI in Miami from seasoned attorney, Jonathan Blecher.

Florida Criminal Laws - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Florida DUI Penalties - DUI Attorney in Miami

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DUI Diversion Programs - DUI Defense Firm in Miami

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DUI Defense and Technology - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Second Offense DUI - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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DUI Penalties in Florida - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

Attorney Blecher details the various penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida.

Sleeping It Off - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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DUI Checkpoints - Miami DUI Defense Attorney

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Fourth Amendment - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

DUI Attorney Jonathan Blecher explains fourth amendment rights and common violations.

Habitual Traffic Offender - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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DUI Traffic Stops - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Winning DUI Strategies - DUI Attorney in Miami

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DUI Consequences - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.

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Jonathan Blecher- Miami DUI Lawyer

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Administrative DUI Suspension Law in Florida - Miami DUI Attorney

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Legal Answers
32 Questions Answered

Q. If I work for store an the owner accused me of taking merchandise from the shelf without paying for it .do I go to jail
A: If they call the police and police have probable cause, they could arrest you. More likely is that the police will issue you a promise to appear in court instead of an arrest.
Q. I am going through a divorce. I found proof of his (and his partners) illegal activity. Can I use it to make him settle?
A: Florida is a no fault divorce state, meaning bad behavior doesn't figure in to the divorce. Though it may have a bearing on custody/visitation issues. Further, threatening to expose alleged illegal activity to gain some kind of advantage in the divorce proceedings could be viewed as extortion. Let your lawyer hammer out the details of your divorce and move on.
Q. I was arrested for a DUI. I blew a .06 but refused a urine test. they then searched my truck, is that legal w/o consent
A: The police are permitted to search a vehicle after a lawful arrest. Whatever evidence they find is subject to suppression by a judge if the arrest was without probable cause.
Q. What are some ways to get a DUI charge dropped?
A: Follow this link to a FAQ page with answers to many of the questions/issues you face with a DUI charge: http://www.duilawdefense.com/dui-defense/frequently-asked-questions/
Q. [Florida] Can I have a gun in a gun safe in my room in a felon household?
A: You won't find a specific law that says it's allowed. Each circumstance under which the police seek to charge a convicted felon with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon will be very fact specific. Your procedures appear to insulate him from access sufficient to prevent such a charge, but you never know how things play out in real time.
Q. my daughter was in a one car accident where she totaled her car and was taken to hospital she just received a letter
A: You must IMMEDIATELY speak with an attorney. The letter means that her blood test came back over .08 and the police submitted that to DHSMV, who issued the suspension. She has only 10 days to deal with this. Additionally, the case has likely been submitted to the state attorney for criminal prosecution. I hope I've been helpful and Good Luck.
Q. Hi I receeived a call from a detective to be questioned
A: Q: " What should I do? " A: Speak with an attorney face to face and don't talk to the police before doing so. This forum is for simple questions and answers and your case is quite a bit more complicated.
Q. Injunction for protection , and aggravated stalking 2-months apart. same victim. Can same questions that injunction
A: Interesting idea, but you'll find that double jeopardy applies to not being placed in criminal jeopardy for the same charge twice. The testimony won't be barred, but you have good impeachment material. Since this case is so fact specific, these questions should be posed to your lawyer who knows the precise factual and procedural history. Good luck.
Q. Can you be arrested for running a boat after a couple drinks, even if no one else is around to collide with?
A: Police can arrest you if they have probable cause to believe that you are operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol while impaired. And, since police can stop you for "safety checks" on the water at any time, it makes no difference if you are operating the vessel properly, or if you are moving or anchored, or if there are any other vessels in the vicinity. Police will ask you to perform a series of "on water" sobriety exercises in a seated position to establish that probable cause for arrest. They involve an HGN exam of your eyes, a palm pat test, another hand coordination test and perhaps a finger to nose test. The only exam with any level of scientific reliability is the HGN, but it must be done properly and under proper conditions. How can that be done on the open water with any degree of accuracy?
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Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
9150 S Dadeland Blvd
Suite 1010
Miami, FL 33156
USA
Telephone: (305) 321-3237
Cell: (305) 321-3237
Fax: (305) 670-4827