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A Former Prosecutor — Who Knows How To Win

With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

High Rate Of Dismissals And Acquittals

Recognized by the Equal Justice Foundation for my “high rate of
acquittals and dismissals” in domestic violence cases.

Former Domestic Violence/Sex Assault Prosecutor

With a background in criminal prosecution, I have the know-how and insight
to stand-up for your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence Defense

Falsely accused? Misunderstood? Targeted by a spiteful significant other?
I can help.

Sexual Assault Defense

I don’t judge. I provide mitigating evidence to the
court to paint a complete, accurate picture.

2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
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Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
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The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
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2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
The national top 100 trail lawyers
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lead Counsel badge
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

What’s the current state of Florida marijuana law?

If ever there was an issue that is a legal moving target, it has to be marijuana. Headlines are filled with news about how the drug, banned under federal law, is slowly being decriminalized at the state level. Florida is now on track with many other states in allowing marijuana for medical uses. It has not joined those states that have gone so far as to legalize recreational use of the product.

It’s a confusing environment and where uncertainty reigns, individuals should not be surprised if they find themselves facing possible drug charges for something they thought was legal. Right now, the seas in Florida are roiling, even in so far as medical use marijuana is concerned. To get some sense of where things stand, read on.

What is certain is this. Florida voters up to change the State Constitution last year. They approved the so-called Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. It took effect just after the start of this year. What is still in question is what rules the legislature will adopt to manage the medical marijuana industry.

As this is written, lawmakers are haggling over how to go about implementing the will of the people for expanded availability. Six measures are on the table. Observers say each offers a different level of regulation. Advocates for improving access to medical marijuana say some of the plans are so strict that they will only create barriers for eligible patients. Proponents of those measures say they want to prevent possible abuse of the drug by non-patients.

If the amendment’s established timetable is met, the framework on what doctors, patients and potential growers have to do to operate legally will be in place by September. In the meantime, the only legal use of marijuana now is limited to a low-potency version for epilepsy sufferers. It’s dispensed only with a doctor’s prescription.

What this means is that the average person in Florida needs to be aware that it is illegal to possess or sell marijuana in the state. Even a small amount of 20 grams or less can result in a misdemeanor charge and jail time if convicted. Possession of any amount could result in federal prosecution. Anyone facing charges at any level should consult a skilled attorney to protect their rights.