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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

Outdated, unusual laws can catch you off-guard

If you’re accused of a crime, it’s devastating at the best of times. What’s even worse is if it’s a charge for something you didn’t know was a law or if the law is outdated.

For instance, Florida has a very outdated law that makes it illegal to amble or stroll. It’s actually a misdemeanor in Hialeah. Although it’s unlikely you would be charged, it’s still in the books.

Another unusual law that could catch some people off guard is a law banning anyone from selling oranges on the sidewalk in Miami. This is likely to prevent people from blocking the sidewalks or from begging, but it’s interesting considering the high number of orange vendors in the state.

In Sanford, those in the theatre could get into trouble with the law if they perform nude. Nudity is common in many older classic plays, but unless the theatrical performance is approved and professional, you could face an arrest.

Interestingly, one law in Daytona Beach prevents people from having cars on their property if they aren’t in use. Cars have to be registered and be functional. Again, while it’s unlikely you’ll face any trouble if your car isn’t working, leaving a broken-down vehicle on your lot for too long could draw attention and lead to a citation.

There are plenty of laws that don’t make sense, but at the end of the day, any law on the books can still result in charges and penalties. While most will be dismissed or easy to defend, they can still cause you trouble while you await a hearing.

Source: Orlando Weekly, “35 absolutely ridiculous Florida laws,” accessed April 05, 2018