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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

Is marijuana decriminalized in Florida?

Drug penalties vary based on the class of drugs used or sold. Depending on the kind of drug you’re caught with, you could face a misdemeanor or felony, fines or imprisonment.

One drug that officers in Florida come across often is marijuana. In several states, it has been decriminalized, and in some, it’s totally legal. That’s not the case in Florida, where the possession of 20 grams or less still results in a misdemeanor and up to a year of incarceration. In fact, the maximum fine for your first offense is $1,000.

Possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana will instantly lead to a felony charge, which could land you in prison for up to 30 years. That’s a shock considering the multitude of opinions on this drug across the country.

Selling marijuana is also dangerous in Florida and can lead to a felony if you make any money from the sale. Selling 25 pounds or less leads to a risk of five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Selling within 1,000 feet of a school, park, college or other specified areas could lead to a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Even simply possessing paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in the state.

If you’re accused of possessing marijuana, you could also find yourself charged with intending to sell it. Remember that its important to take steps to protect yourself if you’re accused of using or selling drugs. If you don’t, you could end up facing a jail or prison sentence.

Source: NORML, “Florida Laws & Penalties,” accessed May 11, 2018