Freedom

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

Misdemeanors can impact future Florida job possibilities

We hear the terms “misdemeanor” and “felony” used regarding crimes, and we know that felonies are serious offenses that can land people in prison.

But don’t take misdemeanors lightly.

While less serious than felonies, misdemeanors still can lead to fines and time in county jails. Also, misdemeanor convictions can have serious impacts on future employment in Florida and elsewhere.

If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor, you need to know what’s next when it comes to your job search.

Prospective employers are entitled to run criminal background checks on potential hires. That’s where your misdemeanor conviction might first show up. So when you’re filling out job applications or going through employment interviews, it’s wise to own up to your criminal past even if the application or the interviewer doesn’t ask. If they’re going to find out about it on the background check anyway, wouldn’t it be better for them to hear it from you?

Addressing your conviction shows that you are taking accountability for your actions, but it also will give you a chance to explain to your prospective boss just what happened. There is a human element to your story that a background check won’t explain. You can discuss the circumstances of your arrest and conviction, then explain what you learned from your mistake. The phrase “the cover up is worse than the crime” certainly applies to job applicants.

Your honesty doesn’t guarantee you’ll be hired for the job, but don’t discount applying for other positions. Probation officers often have a list of employers who hire applicants with convictions. Your probation officer might serve as a job reference for you if they believe you learned your lesson.

If you’re still not having luck finding a job, consider consulting a defense attorney. Your particular offense may qualify to be expunged from your record.