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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

Avoiding self-incrimination before, during and after an arrest

Facing an investigation or an arrest is frightening, especially if it is your first time through the justice system. The things you say and do while under investigation or during an arrest can improve your situation or make it worse.

As you may know, in the American system of justice, you are innocent until a prosecutor proves your guilt. The legal system incorporates the principles outlined in the U.S. Constitution. In other words, no legal authority may compel you to incriminate yourself. Depending upon your situation, self-incrimination can occur in a variety of ways.

Tips for avoiding accidental self-incrimination

When facing legal trouble, most people feel compelled to explain themselves. Unfortunately, talking too much can make you appear guilty to investigators or arresting officers. Reduce the odds of incriminating yourself by remembering these things:

  • Avoid apologizing or otherwise implying that you might be guilty.
  • Consider obtaining legal representation as early as possible.
  • Do not answer questions unless your criminal defense attorney is present.
  • If under investigation or released from jail on bond, avoid talking about your situation with others.
  • If your case goes to trial, remember that you can invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination on the witness stand.
  • You may also refuse to testify at all.

Our criminal defense team understands your desire to explain away your perceived involvement in any crime. However, we recommend exercising extreme care in your dealings with local, state or federal law enforcement. Taking the right legal approach and heeding your lawyer’s recommendations will not harm your case and may even improve your circumstances. In the end, what you do and say could make a difference in the outcome of your case.