Miami DUI Lawyer
Attorney Jonathan Blecher Has More Than 30 Years' Experience
Florida has some of the toughest driving under the influence (DUI) laws in the United States. If you have been charged with 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 Miami DUI lawyer whom you may not know anything about. The law firm you choose for your case is probably the most important decision in your life right now. I am a highly experienced and professional Miami DUI lawyer with more than 30 years of experience defending DUI and other serious criminal charges.
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Florida has some of the strictest DUI Laws in the United States.
Extensive Knowledge of Florida DUI Laws
If you are facing DUI charges in Florida, you should know that this is not the end of the world! With strong, knowledgeable and experienced representation on your side, there is no reason to give up hope. I am Jonathan Blecher, a DUI defense lawyer based in Miami, Florida. I have defended more than 3,000 DUI and suspended license cases since 1982. I know Florida DUI laws from my years serving as an Assistant State Attorney, my service on the Florida Bar DUI and Traffic Court Rules Committee - which is responsible for writing DUI and traffic court rules - and my more than 30 years of experience in criminal law. I am confident that I can help see you through this situation and handle your case efficiently and effectively.
What are the Florida DUI laws? Florida DUI laws are some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. If you are convicted of DUI in this state, you face a criminal record, temporary license suspension, probation, heavy fines, alcohol abuse counseling, and a possible jail sentence. If you have questions about Florida DUI laws, I am the Miami DUI attorney who can answer them for you. Allow me the opportunity to demonstrate to you how my experience can help you during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Are you facing DUI charges in Miami?
For 80% of the clients I represent - businesspeople, college students, young professionals - this is their first arrest. Good people get arrested, too. I understand that you may be feeling scared, intimidated, overwhelmed, and anxious, but I am here to help. Immediately
after a DUI arrest, call my office. We can discuss the
DUI defenses available to you, and I can help you avoid the many
DUI mistakes I saw people make time and again during my time as a state prosecutor. Whether you have been accused of an
out-of-state DUI, an
underage DUI, a commercial driver's license
(CDL) DUI, or were involved in a
DUI with injury, I have the experience and ability necessary to effectively fight for you in court and at your DHSMV hearing in order to avoid the notoriously strict
Florida DUI penalties.
Defending DUI Cases in Miami-Dade Since 1982
When it comes to DUI charges, time is of the essence! Current DUI laws in the state of Florida provide for an immediate suspension of your license upon arrest in most cases. You only have 10 days to file an appeal of this suspension - so it is imperative that you act quickly. Contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. and speak to a member of my friendly support staff today to set up a no-charge, no-obligation consultation during which we can discuss your case. I have more than 30 years of experience as a Miami DUI lawyer and I am prepared to put that experience to work for you.
Recent Legislation Has Increased DUI Penalties
When Your Freedom Hangs in the Balance,
Who You Hire To Represent You Is Critical.
Let Me Help You Make an Informed Decision.
Over the past 20 years, the state attorney's offices along with the non-profit organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving have pushed the Florida Legislature to enact harsher penalties in DUI cases. This is true all over the state of Florida and in counties such as Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe, and Collier and cities such as Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Aventura, and Kendall. This makes it increasingly more difficult for DUI lawyers in Florida to challenge DUI cases for their clients or to obtain the lesser charge of reckless driving. While Miami-Dade DUI defendants are not generally given jail time for first offenses, the state attorney's office often asks for a jail sentence upon conviction after trial.
Skilled Former Prosecutor Fighting for You
Because of the exceptionally tough rules and punishments in Florida, it is crucial that you act now to protect your freedom and your reputation if you have been accused of driving under the influence. It is very important to retain a knowledgeable and highly skilled Miami DUI attorney to help you fight an arrest. I will not only to try to get your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense - ensuring that you do not have any criminal record as a result - but I am also prepared to prevent you from going to jail even on your first arrest.
As a former prosecutor, I understand the Florida criminal justice system inside and out. Because of my recognized level of experience and knowledge, I am asked to deliver seminars on DUI practice teaching other attorneys how to defend DUI cases. I am a member of the National College for DUI Defense and I am listed in Florida Trend's
Legal Elite and
Cambridge Who's Who in Law. There are many reasons to choose me as your Miami DUI defense attorney. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982, I have built up a reputation for strong representation and professional ability.
Highly Rated in the Legal Community
I have the highest possible Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb, with dozens of reviews and endorsements from other lawyers and clients on the site as well. I am also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and a contributor to its DUI Defense Blog. I am admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the Eastern District of Michigan.
Call for your free DUI case evaluation today!
At my Miami office, I offer free, initial case evaluations. While some other law firms may offer consultations with less experienced paralegals or assistants, at my practice, you will meet directly with me, and I will have direct responsibility for your case from start to finish. I don't delegate my cases to associates, partners, or coverage lawyers. By retaining my representation as your Miami DUI lawyer, you can rest assured that your interests are being preserved and cared for from start to finish. I can analyze the facts of your case and prepare a watertight defense.
In our first meeting, I will carefully assess the facts of your case from top to bottom, looking for potential strengths and weaknesses and envisioning my closing argument and theory of defense throughout the consultation. This forward-thinking approach allows me to prepare my clients for the best - and the worst - possible outcomes so that they feel confident and informed moving forward. You can trust me as your Miami DUI attorney to do everything in my power to take care of you and to protect your name and your future. Don't hesitate. Call Jonathan Blecher, P.A. today to set up your free case evaluation.