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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

Why the War on Drugs doesn’t work

President Nixon’s so-called “War on Drugs” was touted, before he was forced to resign from office over the Watergate scandal, as a way to keep people from making, selling or using drugs. It essentially just meant making the laws strict and stepping up enforcement efforts for drug offenses.

It has not worked. Some have called it a “continued failure.” Although drug arrests are very common and they’re a big reason why the prisons are so full, they have not stopped drug use at all.

Why doesn’t the “war” work? It never has. It’s the same as Prohibition, which is when alcohol was very briefly outlawed in the United States. It was also a massive failure. People used alcohol anyway, at about 70% of the rate they used it at when it was legal. Moreover, you had public health concerns, a lack of respect for the government and an increase in crime. It was quickly noted that prohibiting the use of alcohol was certainly not effective or worth the massive cost, and it was overturned.

The fight against drug use has done the same thing. People still use, regardless of legality. In an unregulated market, that just means they’re exposed to more risk. Crime increases because the government has made things that people are still going to do illegal.

In some ways, this was the argument for legalizing recreational marijuana. Doing so allowed it to be distributed in a controlled, safe and regulated fashion. It reduced crime and kept people out of jail on simple marijuana charges.

Prohibition and marijuana reform have both shown the issues with the War on Drugs, and yet it continues. If you get arrested, you need to know what options you have.