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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)
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
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"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Will my child get financial aid after a juvenile conviction?

After the police broke up a party that involved your child, you learned they were arrested for underage drinking. Other people at the party identified your child, so it will be difficult to get the charges dismissed.

Your child is a young teenager, which means they are curious about the world.

You try to protect your child, but it isn’t easy

At this stage of your child’s development, they think they are immortal. You have found your teen pushing boundaries beyond what you believe to be safe — but they think you are trying to stop them from having fun.

Your teenager is at a stage of their life where they feel like they can get away with anything they do. While pushing the boundaries is a natural part of their development, they also need to know they can get into trouble with the law.

Could a charge of underage drinking stop my child’s college plans?

No. The Federal Student Aid website says that drug convictions will not affect your child’s eligibility for financial aid. As long as they honestly answer a worksheet while filling out their financial aid application, they should be able to receive financial aid.

Convictions for other types of crimes could have a negative effect on a student’s eligibility for financial aid.

Where your child is housed affects their ability to get financial aid

If your child is sent to a state institution, they will not receive federal student loans or Pell Grants. While they may be eligible for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), they may not receive one because these are reserved for students receiving the Pell Grant.

Being held in an institution other than a state institution means they are eligible for the Pell Grant.