The State of Florida has some of the strictest criminal and drunk driving laws in the country. If you have been charged with any criminal violation or driving under the influence (DUI), you need to retain an attorney who has the experience to represent you effectively in court. I am a Miami DUI lawyer and Miami Criminal 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 you need.
I was named a "Top Ten DUI Lawyer" by the Miami Herald, and my name is included in the Cambridge Who's Who in Law as well as Florida Trend's Legal Elite. I am a general member of the National College for DUI Defense and have earned a 10.0 Superb Rating from AVVO and an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® - both nationally recognized attorney-ranking services. In my three decades of practice, I have defended more than 3,500 DUI cases, in addition to criminal defense cases. I also have over 85 peer endorsements from other attorneys on AVVO.com, attesting to my knowledge and experience in Florida DUI law.
At the start of my career, I represented the State of Florida in felony prosecutions in cases ranging from DUI to murder, serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County from 1981 to 1984. I then worked as the Senior Trial Attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A. until 1992, when I opened my own defense firm - Jonathan Blecher, P.A. In addition to my legal practice, I have led seminars instructing attorneys regarding DUI defense and given lectures on courtroom procedure for police officers at the Miami-Dade County Police Academy. I also speak to various professional and civic groups about DUI defense and criminal law practice.
I take a holistic approach to my cases, not only working towards a great result on the criminal side, but attending to other issues that flow from the arrest.
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There's many moving parts to any criminal case. I try to take a holistic approach with my clients, by addressing the client's expectations, goals and needs. It's very important to establish trust and confidence at an early stage, as most people have never been immersed in the criminal justice system before.
I'm a former prosecutor and have lectured police trainees in courtroom procedure. I've delivered dozens of talks and semiars on criminal law and DUI, and I'm a member of the National College for DUI Defense.
Each case is different and it's only fair to the the client and the attorney to gague the level of work, degree of difficulty and time involved before arriving at a legal fee.