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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

Improper use of medical marijuana is no small matter

Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, which is great news for individuals with certain medical conditions. By passing this law, people now have access to something that will allow them to experience less pain and fewer complications when dealing with certain ailments and disabling issues.

However, medical marijuana is not easy to get, and individuals who do have valid prescriptions must be careful to follow guidelines and avoid using medical cannabis improperly. Even with a prescription for medical marijuana, you may still face criminal charges if you drive while high. Individuals without a prescription may also face charges, even if it is being used for medical purposes.

Who is eligible for medical marijuana?

Only certain individuals will qualify for a prescription for medical marijuana. If you have one of the following medical conditions, you may be eligible for medicinal cannabis:

  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • PTSD
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic non-malignant pain
  • Terminal conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis

If you have one of the above medical conditions, you may be able to secure a prescription for medical marijuana. Any valid prescription must come from a doctor.

Medical use of marijuana without a prescription is a violation of controlled substances laws, and significant criminal penalties can follow.

Facing drug charges

While medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, people with prescriptions would be wise to avoid drugged driving under all circumstances. Driving while under the influence of drugs is extremely dangerous, and you could face significant criminal penalties, even with a qualifying medical condition and valid prescription. Additionally, possession of marijuana outside of the legal medical process can result in serious penalties, as can prescription fraud related to medical cannabis.

Florida takes any violation of its drug laws seriously. If convicted of possession, cultivation or distribution of marijuana, you could face penalties that may include time behind bars, fines and more.

Your need for a strong defense

No matter the specific type of drug charge you are facing, you would be wise to defend yourself appropriately. Your future, reputation and career are on the line, and acting quickly to build a strong defense is in your best interest.

It is prudent not to underestimate charges related to marijuana, but to take the steps needed to confront your situation head-on. You do not have to do this alone, but may find it useful to seek a complete explanation of your legal options as soon as possible after an arrest or after you learn of an investigation.