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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

What to do if you’re accused of shoplifting

There could come a time in your life when you’re accused of shoplifting in a retail store. Regardless of your true intentions, you must know the steps you can take to protect your legal rights.

Follow these tips

There’s no exact strategy for facing a shoplifting accusation, but there are some tips you can follow to maintain the peace without making yourself look guilty:

  • Don’t run: For example, if a store clerk or security officer confronts you, don’t run away and hope for the best. Instead, ask them why they’re stopping you and go from there.
  • Don’t admit to anything: As long as you’re still in the store, you can always argue that you were going to pay for the item. So, there’s never a reason to admit that you had intentions of stealing. Furthermore, even if you’re caught outside the store, you shouldn’t admit to anything.
  • Don’t resist: For instance, the clerk or security officer may attempt to hold you in place until police arrive. While they don’t have the legal authority to do so with force, you shouldn’t resist their efforts. Wait for police to arrive and then explain yourself.

If you’re formally charged with shoplifting, it’s critical that you better understand the circumstances surrounding your case, potential penalties and the steps you can take to defend yourself.

With the right shoplifting defense strategy in place, you’ll feel better about your ability to avoid a conviction. And if you’re successful in doing so, you can leave this chapter of your life in the past and look toward a better future.