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

Autism and stalking: When to get an attorney involved

Stalking charges can often start with a simple misunderstanding — particularly when someone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is involved.

People with autism spectrum disorders often have trouble picking up on the ordinary social cues that other people take for granted. A polite smile, for example, can be mistaken by the person with an ASD for genuine romantic interest.

Because more people with an ASD are trying to integrate into regular social settings at high schools, colleges, universities and workplaces, they’re coming into contact with others who aren’t prepared for the level of obsessiveness that someone with an ASD can show toward any object or person that he or she has fixated on.

The fixation may be harmless and just an attempt by the person with the ASD to make friends. However, someone unfamiliar with autism spectrum disorders may be genuinely frightened by the obsessiveness, apparent refusal to obey social cues and the often flat emotional affect that someone with an ASD may have.

People with an ASD often simply don’t realize that they are being obsessive or intrusive — nor do they necessarily make the same mental associations that other people do. For example, someone with an ASD might buy a coworker a necklace that she openly admired — which is a gift that’s too extravagant for their social relationship — thinking it will simply make the coworker happy. It may never occur to the person with an ASD that he or she could be seen as an overly persistent suitor or even “creepy” by the coworker.

Ideally, if you have a young adult child with an ASD, you can avoid serious legal problems by teaching him or her some necessary social skills that will help avoid the issue. For example, teaching him or her how to recognize boundaries, understand the language or social cues that indicate rejection and explaining what type of romantic behavior is acceptable can all help.

However, if the young adult with an ASD is either accused of stalking or questioned by the police regarding a stalking incident, it’s wise to get an attorney to intercede. An attorney can often help diffuse the situation before formal stalking charges are even filed if you act quickly enough.