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Parental Kidnapping: Everything You Need to Know

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Parental kidnapping occurs when a parent takes the child from the other parent without consent. Often times, the child is forced into an unfortunate situation, burdened with the responsibility of having to suddenly start a new life elsewhere. Parental child abduction can be traumatic for not only the child, but also the entire family…. Read More »

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Top Three Reasons Why You Should Establish Paternity

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Establishing paternity means to legally identify the biological father of a child. Within a married couple, paternity is automatically established to the husband. But what happens when an unmarried couple has a child? In the instances where a couple has a child without being legally wed, paternity is not automatically granted. As a result,… Read More »

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Different Types of Manslaughter in Florida

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Just last week, a woman in Florida was charged with DUI manslaughter after being involved in an accident that resulted in another’s death. She was also charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, also known as a “hit and run.” Leaving the scene of an accident without injuries is a second degree… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Spouse Is Arrested in Port St. Lucie

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

In the year 2019, a total of 9,855 people were arrested in St. Lucie County. This breaks down to 27 people a day. If your spouse was among those arrested, would you know what to do or who to call? If this unfortunate situation ever happens to you, don’t be stranded in the dark…. Read More »

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Domestic Violence Cases Increase in Florida During COVID-19

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Several factors related to the COVID-19 crisis have led to heightened emotions and rising stress levels. This in turn has worsened domestic abuse in many households across the nation and in Florida in particular. On Tuesday, August 11, a shooting occurred just 30 miles southwest of Port St. Lucie in a domestic violence situation… Read More »

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How Does Death Affect Child Support?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Child support is a periodic monetary aid of a fixed sum that a child receives from either of their parents following their divorce. Its value to a child cannot be overstated, and in 2017, the Government of Florida distributed almost $1.5 billion worth of money in child support funds. In most cases, child support… Read More »

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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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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/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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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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