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Monthly Archives: August 2020

DrunkDriv

Why You Should Avoid Taking A Field Sobriety Test

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

When an officer suspects you might be driving intoxicated and pulls you over they will likely ask you to take a field sobriety test.  Defense attorneys have limited prosecutors to calling such “tests” exercises while in front of juries so as not to confuse juries as to the real value of the officers observations… Read More »

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HateCrime

Hate Crimes in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

The Florida Attorney General’s report on hate crimes stated that there were 168 reported hate crimes in 2018. Of those, 43.5 percent were race-related hate crimes.  With the increase in awareness of Hate-Crimes and the expansion of Hate-Crime interpretation within the criminal justice system, this number may rise. What Defines a Hate Crime A… Read More »

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Vandalism

Vandalism/Criminal Mischief

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Offense of Criminal Mischief Vandalism, also called criminal mischief, occurs when an offender willfully and maliciously causes damage to property. Graffiti is the most commonly known type of vandalism, but it can also include breaking office building windows, slashing car tires, egging homes or cars, and much more. Depending on the value of the… Read More »

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Opioid

The War on Drugs is Not Working To Solve the Opioid Crisis

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Being convicted of an opioid possession or trafficking offense is a serious crime. Due to the opioid epidemic, prosecutors, judges, and jurors are eager to impose maximum penalties, even when the defendant was clearly only in possession of narcotics because they themselves were trapped in a cycle of chemical addiction. While drug manufacturers like… Read More »

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