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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
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Lead Counsel badge
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

Is a misdemeanor a serious charge?

If you think a misdemeanor is no big deal, you couldn’t be more incorrect. While you’re not likely to head to prison and may not face the largest of fines, convictions affect you in other ways, too. Even if the penalties for your misdemeanor seem minor, they can affect your everyday life. How? They hurt your reputation.

Imagine getting a conviction for a DUI. It’s a misdemeanor, but you’ve paid the fines and done the requirements needed to fulfill the court’s requests. Although that’s true, if you apply to a job where you need to drive, you might be out of luck. Few businesses will hire drivers with a history of DUIs.

Planning to apply for an apartment? That could be difficult too. While some landlords might be willing to accept those with criminal records, others only choose tenants without records. That DUI, although seemingly minor, could be limiting your ability to move and live where you want.

The collateral consequences of a DUI can be significantly worse than the penalties you face in court. You could lose your job, be viewed poorly by your community or be unable to work where you want because of your background. Even a misdemeanor has the potential to throw your life into an unstable situation, which isn’t good.

To reduce the risk of collateral consequences, it’s important to avoid a conviction at all costs. If you can’t avoid a conviction, getting the lowest possible charge is in your best interests. Your attorney can help you develop a strong defense against the allegations that you’re facing, so you have a better chance of protecting your reputation.

Source: TIME, “A Misdemeanor Conviction Is Not a Big Deal, Right? Think Again,” Maya Rhodan, accessed Oct. 04, 2017