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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

Diversion programs help prevent criminal records

If you get into trouble with the law, you probably think immediately that you’ll go to trial and face a penalty. The court system is a little more complicated than that, and there are now many diversion programs you may be able to use to avoid a criminal record or to reduce the penalties against you.

Florida has several diversion programs including those for truancy, misdemeanors, felonies, domestic violence, civil citations, juvenile issues and others. For juveniles, diversion is particularly important, since an early conviction could impact minors through the rest of their lives.

Minors are usually able to enter a diversion program if they committed a nonviolent offense or a misdemeanor. Any minor under 12 years of age can go through a diversion program instead of through the traditional court system as well. It’s hoped that with a diversion program, children can get the assistance they need to correct problem behaviors or other issues.

For those who are not juveniles, the felony pre-trial intervention program and misdemeanor diversion program are both important. The felony pre-trial intervention program, or PTI, gives first-time felony offenders the chance to divert the case from the court system. Only qualifying third-degree felony defendants may seek out help through this program.

As for misdemeanors, first-time offenders can immediately admit to their actions and divert their cases from the courts if they seek rehabilitation or assistance. An individual’s eligibility is determined at the arraignment, so it’s important to talk to your attorney ahead of time if this is something that you may want to participate in.

Source: Office of the State Attorney, “Diversion Programs,” accessed Dec. 08, 2017