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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

Is eyewitness testimony reliable?

Testimony from eyewitnesses has long provided valuable evidence and powerful courtroom moments. If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado and have been informed of a potential witness, you may think your conviction is all but handed down. However, eyewitness accounts are not always accurate. 

According to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, eyewitness misidentifications may result from visual perception or memory failures. Visual perception failures result when people see things inaccurately. Memory failures, on the other hand, involve a loss of precision or accuracy in storing, maintaining and recalling what people saw. 

Numerous factors, including glare, shadows, refractive error, scattering of light in the eye, and even loud sounds or distracting signs, may affect people’s visual experiences. Due to these types of noise, witnesses may have some ambiguity regarding what they are looking at. In such cases, people’s biases, such as previous experiences or beliefs or expectations, may fill in these uncertainties, creating inaccuracies in people’s memories. For example, despite only getting a brief look, a witness may perceive that a robber had a gun based on the prior knowledge that many robbers carry weapons. 

The human mind does not store memories like pictures in an album. Rather, people encode information with their own prejudices; reconstructing, updating and distorting memories based on what they believe to be true as they forget or lose focus of the details. This allows people’s recollection of events to be biased by information from a range of sources, including family, friends, legal counsel and law enforcement.  

This post’s information is meant for general purposes only and should in no way be taken as legal advice.