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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 arrest results in police officer’s firing

It may be difficult for many people in Lakewood to understand the implications that come with an arrest (particularly when the alleged offense involves an issue as sensitive as domestic violence). Those who stand accused of such crimes may not only face the potential criminal penalties that can accompany such a charge, but also career ramifications (depending on their line of work). Then there is the social stigma assigned to those accused of domestic violence, which can often be difficult to shed (even in the absence of a conviction). Yet even with the emotion that such cases are bound to stir up, it is important to remember that criminal defendants are innocent until proven guilty. 

If one’s evidence is ultimately proven, the hope is that they can reclaim some measure of whatever it is that they may have already lost. A recent case involving a now-former South Carolina police officer serves to illustrate just how much might be at stake in domestic violence cases. The man was arrested after he allegedly head-butted a woman in front of her children. He was ultimately charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated. Subsequent reports showed that his employment with the local police department was swiftly terminated shortly after his arrest. 

The concern with the rush to judgment that can often accompany an arrest for domestic violence is that not only will an accused offender be forced to deal with the potential social ramifications, but that the publicity that may arise from the case could prejudice any chance they have of having their claims heard by an impartial audience. For this reason, those accused of this crime may be well-served by working with a criminal defense attorney to help ensure their rights are protected.