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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

Avoiding drug charges under Colorado’s 911 Good Samaritan law

You are partying with friends in the Lakewood area. People are drinking and doing drugs. Someone suffers an emergency medical condition. You want to call for help, but you do not want to get in trouble. It seems like a lose-lose situation.

Under Colorado’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, you can have legal immunity. You can call for help. You can save your friend. You will not face charges.

What the law says

You can qualify for immunity. So can the person suffering from the medical emergency. But immunity applies only to the following:

  • Unlawful possession or use of a controlled substance, synthetic cannabinoids or salvia divinorum
  • Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Unlawful possession of no more than 12 ounces of marijuana
  • Unlawful possession of 3 ounces or less of marijuana concentrate
  • Open and public display, consumption or use of less than 2 ounces of marijuana
  • Dispensing 2 ounces or less of marijuana to someone without payment or benefit
  • Transferring 2 ounces or less of marijuana to someone without payment or benefit
  • Illegal possession and/or consumption of alcohol, marijuana, or marijuana paraphernalia by an underage person

What you must do

You also must meet certain conditions. They include the following:

  • Reporting the incident in good faith to a law enforcement officer, the 911 system or a medical provider
  • Waiting at the scene for law enforcement or emergency medical personnel
  • Waiting at a medical facility for a law enforcement officer
  • Identifying yourself to law enforcement, emergency medical personnel or a medical provider
  • Cooperating with the law enforcement officer, emergency medical personnel or medical provider

What else can happen

The scene of any medical emergency can be chaotic. Adding the presence of drugs and the arrival of police makes it a recipe for disaster.

You can act in good faith, but what about others? Other people at the scene may be more interested in protecting themselves. The police or family of the victim may want someone to blame. You can get caught in the fallout. You did the right thing for someone else. Do the same for yourself.