I began my career in law enforcement at the Daytona Beach Police Department as a police officer shortly after my 20th birthday. 20 years later I retired at the rank of lieutenant. I have investigated everything from traffic infractions to serious felonies up to and including murders as the lead detective. My assignments included Patrol, Street Crimes, Motors, C.I.D. and Special Operations. During my time at the police department the officers unionized and I became a member of the Teamsters Local 385. I worked my way through my undergraduate degree and began law school while still an officer.
I retired in 2003, completed law school and began my second career as an attorney one year later as an Assistant State Attorney. I have prosecuted criminal cases in both the 7th and 9th Judicial Circuits of Florida. As a prosecutor, I handled cases that ranged from misdemeanor and juvenile cases to felony cases that include vehicular homicide, drug trafficking and armed robbery. During my time as a prosecutor I tried several cases in both county and circuit court. I also worked in private practice for a short time.
I understand what it is like to be under investigation because I have been there. I remember the feeling of dread knowing that I was alone in the interview and at the mercy of those who would decide my professional fate because I did not have knowledgeable representation at my side. You do not, and should not, have to be alone.