Florida Criminal Defense
I have been practicing criminal law in the State of Florida since 1994. I have been an Assistant State Attorney, an Assistant Public Defender, and in private practice for many years. I can represent you in all kinds of criminal cases that may have been brought against you by the State of Florida. I choose to defend my clients vigorously and proactively and make the State of Florida meet their burden of proof at every step along the way. I have represented clients in approximately 200 jury trials in my career.
I have an extensive background in criminal law. I was a Florida State Trooper in Orlando, Florida, from 1987 to 1990. I was a police officer at Indiana State University from 1983 to 1985 while I studied criminal justice. I graduated from Indiana University in 1985. I went to Nova University, now called Nova Southeastern University, for law school and graduated in the summer of 1993.
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
I was admitted into the United States District Court, for the Middle District of Florida in 1994. I was admitted into the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1998. Additionally, I was admitted into the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida in 2009.
I have represented clients in more than a dozen jury trials in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Additionally, I have represented clients in the direct appeal of either their judgment or sentence. The most common cases in federal court are drug cases. I have represented clients charging with distributing or conspiring to distribute almost any kind of controlled substance you can imagine. Other types of cases in which I have represented client in federal court, include but are not limited to sex trafficking, child pornography, marriage fraud, counterfeiting, and distribution of counterfeit goods/merchandise.
I have represented clients in Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) cases, Custody cases, and various Modifications regarding a Dissolution of Marriage. In these type of cases, I charge an hourly fee.