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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

Convicted of DUI? An ignition interlock device could await you

In Florida, if you are convicted of driving under the influence, you could be required to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. It’s just another one of the inconveniences and costs you could be forced to endure with a DUI conviction.

With an ignition interlock device, a car won’t start if the driver doesn’t blow a suitable breath sample of less than .025 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), if the conviction occurred after July 1, 2013. For those convicted before then, the threshold is .05 percent blood alcohol level.

A driver also will hear an alarm that indicates it is time for a “rolling retest,” which requires them to blow into the device within three minutes.

And the cost of the device? The devices aren’t available at just any big-box store. A driver must make arrangements with one of the state’s approved providers to have it installed at a cost of about $70. It costs another $65 to $75 per month for monitoring and calibration.

The ignition interlock device program took effect in the state in mid-2002 and affects anyone found guilty of DUI who seeks to have their restricted or permanent driver’s license reinstated.

If the request is granted, a driver will receive a license bearing what is called a “P” restriction. That indicates an ignition interlock device is required the day the license takes effect.

Ignition interlock devices are required under the following circumstances.

  • First DUI conviction if ordered by a court
  • First conviction with BAC level 0.15 or higher or with a minor in the car requires its use for at least six months
  • Second conviction requires its use for a minimum of one year
  • Second conviction with BAC level of .15 or higher or with a minor in the car requires its use for at least two years
  • Third conviction requires its use for a minimum of two years
  • Fourth conviction and above requires its use for at least five years

A DUI charge can have serious consequences beyond the installation of a device for Florida residents. An attorney with experience in such cases should be consulted as soon as an arrest occurs.