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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

Why did Nixon start the ‘War on Drugs?’

The last few years have seen a major change in drug laws in the United States. While the push for marijuana to be legalized for medicinal purchases has a fairly long history, it has just recently become legal for recreational use. Colorado was one of the first states to take this approach.

This is a big reversal from the so-called “War on Drugs” that began under President Nixon and gained steam under President Reagan. This was a movement that was intended to crush drug use by making more arrests and giving those who were convicted longer prison sentences. It became a cultural phenomenon, and it really shaped the way that many Americans view drug use even today.

That said, the “war” itself has been controversial. While the idea was that it was supposed to promote moral behavior and increase public safety, some have alleged that the true reason was that the authorities needed reasons to arrest those who opposed their political stances. Namely, they were focused on the hippies and African Americans. It has been claimed that marijuana and other drugs were just used as a way to make those arrests.

You also need to consider the financial side of drug arrests. Many drug convictions come with hefty fines and the war on drugs creates the need for larger police forces with bigger budgets. Does money also play a role?

Regardless, many drugs are still illegal, even as marijuana laws change. Keep in mind, too, that marijuana is still federally illegal. Those who get arrested need to know what legal options they have to fight the charges.