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Jonathan Blecher

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Since 1982, I have defended Florida men and women facing a wide variety of criminal accusations. As a former prosecutor and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer, I can assess a set of case facts quickly and accurately in order to prepare my clients for the various possible outcomes to their cases.

No matter how complex your situation is or overwhelming your charges may seem, don't lose hope. Over the years, I have defended thousands of criminal cases, including 3,000 driving under the influence and suspended license cases. Thus, you can count on me to help you achieve a favorable outcome in your case.

    Professional Ratings & Accolades

    • Named "Top Ten DUI Lawyer" by the Miami Herald
    • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
    • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Named in the Florida Super Lawyers® and Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite

    In addition to my accolades, I am proud of my history of successful case results and the satisfied client testimonials I have received from the thousands of men and women I have been fortunate to defend.

    Your case deserves a reputable attorney, which is why you can depend on Jonathan Blecher, P.A. Contact my firm at (305) 330-1976 to discuss your case!

    Background and Experience as a Prosecutor

    Following law school, I was formally admitted as a member of the Florida Bar in 1982 and began my career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. During my work as a prosecutor, I represented the State of Florida in a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from driving under the influence (DUI) to homicides.

    In 1986, I began working as Senior Trial Attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A. and, in 1992, formed my own defense firm. Since then, I am proud to have defended thousands of clients against a variety of serious charges. My experience and track record have given me a reputation for successful, aggressive, and informed advocacy, which has led to a variety of additional opportunities, including:

    • Serving as a judge for the University of Miami Law School Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions
    • Lecturing at the Miami-Dade County Police Academy on police officer courtroom procedure
    • Leading seminars on DUI defense and law for attorneys

    Legal Experience

    In addition to my Florida Bar membership, I am a member of the Federal Trial Bar in the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida and Eastern District of Michigan. My experience also includes serving as an Associate Justice for the University of Florida Traffic Court. Further, I am admitted to practice before all Florida courts, as well as the following:

    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
    • United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle Districts of Florida, Eastern District of Michigan
    Education
    • Juris Doctor University of Florida - Graduate School 1981
    • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice University of Florida - College 1978
    Memberships & Contributions
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami
    • FACDL-Miami, Board of Directors
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Florida Lawyer's Network
    • Business Network International
    • Florida Blue Key, University of Florida
    • Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Florida
    • Life Member, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
    • Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America
    • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1973
    • National Eagle Scout Association
    • Former Member, Florida Bar DUI and Traffic Court Rules Committee
    • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
    Tell Your Story We Have Defended More than 3,000 People in Criminal Cases and Have the Track Record to Prove It. We are Ready to Hear Your Side and Discuss How We May Be Able To Help. 

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