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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

How domestic violence charges can impact your child custody arrangements

When it comes to child custody cases, courts always focus on what is in the child’s best interest. Family law judges tend to view domestic violence accusations similarly to convictions. 

The court may use such allegations against you in an emergency custody hearing, even though nothing is yet proven. A conviction on domestic violence charges could result in the court depriving you of your custodial rights for the foreseeable future. 

Instances in which domestic violence charges are likely to affect your custody

A family law judge is likely to ask various questions before deciding whether to deprive a parent facing domestic violence charges of their custody or visitation rights. They may inquire about:

  • Your prior history of domestic violence, if any
  • The recency of your current charges
  • Proof of the current allegations, if any
  • Whether your co-parent or child was your alleged victim
  • The severity of the allegations against you

A judge will likely want to know more about whether you continue to pose a danger to your alleged victims and the impact it had on them before deciding how such charges or a conviction may impact your custody in the long run. 

Why you’ll want to put up a strong defense in your domestic violence case

Anytime you’re facing criminal charges can be scary because of the uncertainty in not knowing how a potential conviction may impact your life. Your charges can be even harder to digest if custody of your kids is hanging in the balance as well. You’ll want to craft a solid defense against such charges to achieve the best result in your case. Working with an experienced criminal law attorney is the wisest move you can make.