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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

Are you aware that it’s unlawful for convicted defendants to possess firearms?

Having a criminal conviction on your record or pending domestic violence charges against you can impact your life on multiple levels. One way in which it can is limiting your ability to possess a firearm. 

The 1968 Gun Control Act codified at 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq permanently bars many individuals with criminal records from lawfully possessing a firearm within U.S. borders. Many states like Colorado have similar laws on the books that also prohibit felons from owning firearms. You may face criminal prosecution for violating this law. 

Who do these laws prohibit from possessing a firearm?

The above-referenced law prohibits any felon from possessing a firearm. It doesn’t matter whether a defendant’s crime was a violent or non-violent offense so long as the offense was punishable by a year or more of incarceration. 

This same federal law prohibits anyone subject to domestic violence protective order from possessing a firearm as well. The law also forbids anyone convicted of misdemeanors such as domestic violence, battery and assault from possessing a gun.

You should also know that this law applies retroactively, meaning that it prohibits those with convictions before its enactment from possessing a firearm as well, although it may not apply to someone who has received a pardon, expungement or restoration of their civil rights via another avenue. 

How should you proceed if you’re facing weapons charges?

You shouldn’t assume that your life is over simply because you’re facing a weapons charge. Your freedom may indeed be on the line unless you put up a strong defense in your case, though. You’ll want to have an attorney that’s a strong advocate defending your rights when your life is in the balance.