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When You Should Hire A Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

You need to protect your rights if you were arrested for a misdemeanor or felony charge. Speaking with a skilled defense lawyer as soon as possible is an important step to understanding what options you have after you have been charged. Criminal penalties can be severe, having a legal professional on your side is… Read More »

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Are Florida Police Allowed To Search My Vehicle?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

While the typical  interaction after being pulled over is short, there are times when an officer wants to search an individual’s vehicle. Officers are allowed to search your vehicle if they have consent or if they have probable cause to believe a crime is being committed. After a car search that results in arrest,… Read More »

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What to Do If Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Crimes with a sexual nature will make anyone’s records look bad, even if the accusations were false. Many people understandably become alarmed when they encounter such a situation, as such allegations are extremely serious. In turn, they may inadvertently allow their accusers to get away with lying, even when their own reputation was permanently… 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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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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How Smart Device Technology is Being Used in Criminal Cases

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

With more and more smart technology being incorporated into daily life, law enforcement and prosecutors are searching for new ways to gain evidence in criminal cases. Just about everyone is aware that a computer’s search history or hidden files can be used against them in a murder trial, but what about your smart TV… Read More »

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Arrested at a Port St. Lucie Protest?

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

If you were arrested at a protest and charged with an offense, you need to talk to an experienced Port St. Lucie criminal defense attorney to ensure that you are not wrongfully convicted. Common Protest Offenses Unlawful Assembly—Defined under statute 870.02 as three or more people meeting to “commit a breach of the peace,… Read More »

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Your Rights as a Protester

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Hundreds of people protesting police brutality and the murder of George Floyd have been arrested throughout Florida, according to the Miami Herald. In many cases, defendants are jailed and then let go without being charged with a crime. In other instances, defendants are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If you were… Read More »

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