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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

What are some felonies in Florida?

There are many felony crimes in Florida. Some are relatively straightforward, while others are obscure and unusual. To avoid a felony charge, it’s a good idea to know what some felonies are so you can avoid them. For example, Did you know that it’s a third-degree felony to poach an alligator in Florida? You should think twice about shooting that lizard if it winds up on your property.

Theft has a range of felony penalties. Theft is bad regardless of the age of the person who is defrauded, but if you steal from someone who is 65 or older, you’re in for harsher penalties. Theft from a person who is 65 or older results in a second-degree felony if the amount stolen is between $10,000 and $50,000.

Another interesting fact is that a hit-and-run crash is more serious than a fourth felony DUI charge. The second-degree felony for failing to stop at a scene is also known as a hit-and-run crash felony charge. If the accident involves a death and you leave the scene, a second-degree felony charge may come your way. Comparatively, a felony DUI is only a third-degree felony on a fourth conviction or any conviction thereafter.

When it comes to battery, felonies begin to be of the highest degree. Aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, code inspector or person 65 years of age or older is a first-degree felony. Comparatively, it’s a second-degree felony to commit an aggravated battery against someone under 65.

There are a range of felony charges for almost any crime. Know what you’re accused of, so you can fight to reduce or eliminate penalties.

Source: Florida Department of Corrections, “Florida Criminal Punishment Code: Offense Severity Ranking Chart Section 921.0022, Florida Statutes,” accessed Dec. 22, 2017