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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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The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
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Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Lead Counsel badge
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

What happens if charged with stalking in Florida

If you are facing charges of stalking in Florida, you may not be sure what you are up against. Conviction of criminal charges of any kind can lead to serious consequences, such as time behind bars and other life-altering penalties. Stalking is a serious allegation, and you would be wise to take immediate action to develop an appropriate defense strategy.

One of the first steps to developing a strong defense plan is to understand the nature of the charges against you. Stalking involves a pattern of behavior that indicate malicious intent, and it can include various types of harassment. Florida laws define stalking as repeated harassing behavior or following another person in a way that communicates the potential threat of harm.

Stalking laws in Florida

According to Florida law, stalking is behavior that is willful and malicious. In many cases, stalking charges involve estranged spouses and family members locked in disputes. It may be helpful for you to understand more about the two different types of stalking:

  • Stalking – This is happens when a person willfully follows or harasses another person. In Florida, stalking is a first-degree misdemeanor, which is a serious crime.
  • Aggravated stalking – This happens when an individual repeatedly follows or harasses another person while making threats, causing that person to fear for his or her personal safety. Charges for aggravated stalking, which is a third-degree felony, are applicable for stalking a person age 16 or younger, or violating a protection order or other type of court order.

Repeat offenses of stalking can lead to serious repercussions as well. Penalties for repeat offenders can include time in prison, extensive probationary period and excessive fines. Conviction of any type of stalking will go on your criminal record, and it may lead to expensive fines, time behind bars and the loss of your personal reputation.

Quick action to build the right defense

If you are facing this type of criminal charge, you will find it beneficial to take immediate action to develop the right defense strategy for your unique situation. When there is much at stake for you, you may want to rely on the guidance of a defense attorney experienced in stalking cases.

If you are unsure of where to begin or you are currently under investigation, you will find it helpful to seek an assessment of your case and explanation of the specific legal options available to you.