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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.

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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)
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Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
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The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
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2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
The national top 100 trail lawyers
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lead Counsel badge
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

When that beer after work turns into a DUI stop

After a long day at work, you may feel that few things are more refreshing and relaxing than a beer with friends. Afterward, you get into your car and head home. More than likely, you have done this more than once without incident. In fact, after just a drink or two, you are confident that you aren’t intoxicated and can drive home safely.

Perhaps you committed some sort of traffic offense that brought your vehicle to the attention of a passing patrol car. The officer pulls you over and comes to your window and after a short conversation suspects you of drunk driving. The officer asks you to exit the vehicle, and it is at this point that you have some choices to make.

Should you take those tests?

Right there on the side of a Florida roadway, the officer may ask you to participate in field sobriety tests. These tests are designed to provide officers with the probable cause they need in order to make an arrest for driving under the influence. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration devised a set of three tests that it endorses as a way to determine whether a driver is impaired. Those tests include the following:

  • The one-leg stand test
  • The horizontal gaze nystagmus test
  • The walk-and-turn test

The officer will likely give you the impression that you are required to participate in these tests. You should know that this isn’t the case. Legally, you don’t have to take these tests. Furthermore, you don’t have to submit to a roadside breath test either. However, you do have to submit to the evidentiary breath test given at the jail or police station. This is the one that conforms to the implied consent laws you agreed to when you received your driver’s license.

Refusing to participate in the roadside tests may not keep the officer from placing you under arrest for DUI. However, it does deny the officer further “evidence” of your alleged intoxication that establishes probable cause for your arrest. If you choose to participate in these tests, you may want to know that people fail them all the time — even sober people. Physical or medical conditions, environmental factors and even your diet can cause you to “fail” field sobriety tests and cause false positives in roadside breath tests.