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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
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

Domestic violence in the digital era: Turning homes into weapons

Modern homes are increasingly wired for control through smartphone apps and voice-controlled systems like Siri and Alexa. Lights, television sets, air conditioners, thermostats, security systems and even the locks on the door are all possibly connected.

As a result, domestic violence experts say there’s been a distinct uptick in the number of victims who have experienced “digital abuse.” In addition, the definition of what digital abuse means is beginning to broaden rapidly.

Once, digital abuse meant things like harassing texts, mysterious emails to the victim’s employer, explicit photos being sent via text to friends and family members, stolen passwords and control over a victim’s phone.

Now, thanks to the Internet of Things, it can mean taking control of the passwords used to control a smart home and locking a victim inside the home when the abuser is at work or continuing to control the home’s appliances, lights, doorbells and other features from afar in order to make a victim who is trying to move on aware that the abuser is still watching. The goal is usually to monitor and control the victim through fear and intimidation when outright physical control isn’t an option.

However, some people do this kind of cyberstalking just for kicks or revenge. They may see it as nothing more than an elaborate practical joke of sorts to be played on a romantic partner that has hurt them emotionally in some way.

For example, maybe a romantic partner had an affair and abruptly ended the relationship. What’s the harm in pulling a few jokes in order to get a little revenge?

Plenty. Accessing someone’s electronics and home devices remotely is a lot more serious than continuing to use their Netflix password without their permission and can land you in jail. Prosecutors are increasingly inclined to come down harshly on someone who crosses a line, even if they were just trying assuage their hurt feelings after a breakup.

If you made a mistake and indulged in few revenge fantasies, don’t trust your future to the mercy of the court. Talk you situation over with an experienced attorney before you talk to the prosecutor.