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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

Young offenders must not be treated like adults

When young people are arrested, the results of that arrest can define the rest of their lives. They may not even grasp the gravity of the situation at the time, but anything they say and do can have a long-term impact on their future.

For this reason, the courts have determined that the authorities cannot just treat children as “miniature adults.” Children lack experience in legal proceedings. They may be immature and have no real grasp of what is happening. They may not fully understand what an arrest or conviction means for their future. In many cases, the protections that children have while being interrogated and speaking with the police are greater than those given to adults. 

How do children view the police? 

One important thing to consider is how children view police in general. They tend to see the police as authority figures. This can lead to inaccurate assumptions on their part that they can confide in the police, must answer questions when asked or rely on them to always tell the truth — none of which is wise when under arrest.

For instance, a child may have learned growing up that teachers and others in authority will not lie to them. But what if the police lie during the interrogation? Would a child be more likely than an adult to accept it as truth? Is it really fair to use this type of psychological trick to confuse children or push them into critical legal mistakes?

Looking into your legal options

If your child has been arrested, you’re likely thinking about all of this constantly. It’s very important to know what legal options you and your child have. Working with an experienced attorney is wise.