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I have been practicing DUI / Criminal Defense in Florida for 20 years. I have defended over 150 cases as lead counsel in Jury Trials ranging from DUI's up to First Degee Felonies. I have also argued several hunded pre-trial motions in court.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Parks & Braxton, PA

1041 Ives Dairy Road
Suite 137
Miami, FL, 33179

201 East Kennedy Boulevard
Ste #950
Tampa, FL, 33602

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199306/17/2016
NJAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199406/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers Organization2014
Top AttorneysNewsweek2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
TOP SOUTH FLORIDA ATTORNEYSLegal Times2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerParks & Braxton P.A.2000 - Present
PartnerEssen & Essen, Et. Al.1997 - 2000
Trial AttorneyHillsborough County Public Defender's Office1993 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ASPATORESTRATEGIES FOR DEFENDING DUI CASES IN FLORIDA2012
DWI JOURNALEXCLUDING BREATH, BLOOD, AND URINE RESULTS: THE DOCTRINE OF JUDICIAL ESTOPPEL2000
DWI JOURNALCITIZEN INFORMANTS, TRAFFIC STOPS, AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LORMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICESSTRATEGIES IN HANDLING DUI CASES IN FLORIDA2003
LORMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICESCONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE CROSS-EXAMINATION IN FLORIDA2001
LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICESDISMANTLING THE STATE'S DUI CASE2000
LORMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICESTHE ART OF WINNING A DUI A CASE WITH MOTION PRACTICE1999
LORMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICESAN EXPERTS APPROACH TO DEFENDING A DRUNK DRIVING CASE1998

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