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As a partner in the firm of Parks & Braxton, I have dedicated the majority of my legal career defending those clients charged with DUI.  I am nationally published and have spoken at seminars throughout Florida.  I invite everyone to view the firm's track record on our website at


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years, 8 thousand cases



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Contact info

Parks & Braxton, PA

116 SE 6th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing199606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Ten Best 2014 Client Satisfaction AwardThe American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top LawyerAmerican Lawyer2012
Top AttorneysNewsweek2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerParks & Braxton, PA2000 - Present
PartnerEssen, Essen, Susaneck & Cohen, PA1997 - 2000
Assistant State AttorneyBroward County State Attorney's Office1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2003 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Tonya LynnThe appellate court upheld the lower court ruling.
State v. YackoJudge granted the motion and excluded all of the evidence.
State of Florida v. ByersMotion to Suppress granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationStrategies For Defending DUI Cases In Florida2012
DWI Law & Science JournalExcluding Breath Blood and Urine Results: The Doctrine of Judicial Estoppel2000
DWI Law & Science JournalCitizen Informants, Traffic Stops And The Fourth Amendment1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategies In Handling DUI Cases in FloridaWinning a DUI with motion practice2003
Dismantling The State's DUI CaseMotions to Dismiss2000
Lorman Educational ServicesAn Expert's Approach To Defending A Drunk Driving Case1998