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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

Could you wind up arrested for emotional abuse of your spouse?

No one should deny that domestic abuse is a significant problem here in Florida, as it is in the rest of the United States. Approximately 3 million cases of domestic abuse are reported annually — but that is just the tip of the iceberg, as countless more incidents are never reported.

Without trivializing anyone’s claims, it’s also important to consider that not all reports of abuse are substantiated. Then, too, some of these reports are not for alleged physical violence. Reports can also allege far more nebulous acts of emotional or psychological abuse.

When a fist meets flesh and leaves a bruise, that’s a clear indicator that something went awry in a marriage or relationship. But when an alleged victim claims to have been emotionally abused, what does that exactly mean?

Between some couples, a rousing argument is commonplace, with harsh words flung out from both sides. It can be challenging to determine when a line was crossed between normal marital strife and emotionally abusive harm. One partner’s words may unintentionally wound the other without that partner ever understanding the damage they inflicted.

The fact that an especially heated verbal argument could escalate into a criminal charge is frightening. But these situations occur far more often than one would think.

True emotional abuse that attempts to restrict or manipulate an intimate partner or spouse is a real problem in relationships. But it is also possible for one partner to have an emotional outburst that leaves the other devastated without any actions ever rising to the level of abuse.

Because perception is not reality, you could find yourself charged with domestic abuse after a heated verbal argument. Charges such as this can be life-altering, so it is imperative to begin building a solid defense immediately.