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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

Think twice before refusing a Breathalyzer test in Florida

Do you know a police officer can arrest you on suspicion of drunk driving if you’re sitting behind the wheel of your car on the side of the road while the engine idles? If the officer determines he or she has probable cause to arrest you for possible DUI, it doesn’t matter whether or not your vehicle was moving at the time. In fact, there are many laws and regulations governing DUI arrests that may surprise you.  

The more you know about Florida drunk driving laws ahead of time, as well as how to protect your rights if a law enforcement officer takes you into custody, the better. A major factor in many DUI arrests is implied consent laws. In short, when you obtained a driver’s license in this state, you agreed to do certain things, including submitting to a Breathalyzer test if a police officer lawfully requests that you do so.  

Implied consent law facts you should know 

A major difference between a speeding ticket and a DUI arrest is that the former is a traffic violation and the latter is a criminal offense that could impact your entire future. The following list includes basic facts regarding implied consent rules that may help you try to avoid a drunk driving conviction: 

  • Florida implied consent laws activate administrative penalties if you refuse to take a Breathalyzer, blood or urine test following a DUI arrest.
  • Such penalties include driver’s license suspension.
  • There are no legal repercussions for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test.
  • You may want to consider the negative impact a driver’s license suspension may have on your personal and professional life before deciding whether or not to submit to a Breathalyzer.  

There is a difference between a preliminary alcohol screening breath test and a Breathalyzer test. Understanding the difference may affect the outcome of your situation when facing DUI charges in Florida. 

Build a strong defense 

Some Florida motorists would rather incur license suspensions than submit to Breathalyzer tests, which may produce evidence of DUI that prosecutors can use against them in court. Others think it’s always better to cooperate with police officers as much as possible when their freedom is at risk. No matter which course of action you take, it can be very helpful to rely on experienced support when trying to protect your rights and avoid a drunk driving conviction.