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Assault and Battery on Someone 65 Years or Older

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Assault, aggravated assault, battery, and aggravated battery carry an additional penalty when the victim is 65 or older. For obvious health and safety reasons—for example, aging makes bones and tendons more brittle, according to MedLinePlus—senior citizens are given extra protection in Florida, and defendants charged with assaulting or harming senior citizens are heavily punished… Read More »

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Theft

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Larceny, also called theft, is heavily punished here in Florida. Whether you accidentally walked out of a store with a candy bar by mistake, or have been convicted with shoplifting or another type of theft multiple times, prosecutors will be eager to give you the most strict penalty available. This is why you need… Read More »

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Felony Traffic Offenses

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Because there are tens of thousands of serious, life-threatening injuries and over 3,000 annual fatalities per year on Florida roadways, according to the Insurance Information Institute, you can be sure that prosecutors will do everything in their power to ensure that you pay the highest fine and spend the maximum number of months or… Read More »

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Arson Defense

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Over 35,000 arson offenses are committed each year, according to Statista, and law enforcement and prosecutors are always eager to severely punish those charged with arson. If you were involved in any way with the burning of a home, building, vehicle, or other type of structure, or even involved in the prevention of the… Read More »

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Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses

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Two Degrees of Misdemeanors There are two types of misdemeanors in Florida: a first degree misdemeanor and a second degree misdemeanor. Second degree misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500, whereas a first degree misdemeanor can result in up to a one year jail sentence… Read More »

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Port St. Lucie Opioid Defense Attorney

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Opioids are powerful pain medications that have been overproduced and criminally marketed by various pharmaceutical companies, particularly Perdue Pharma, which has led to millions of Americans becoming addicted. Opioid addiction is difficult or impossible to overcome, and hundreds of thousands of Americans have died in the last few years alone due to overdoses. Possession,… Read More »

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Lewdness and Indecent Exposure

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The story of a Utah stepmother who did home repair work with her top off made national headlines when she was arrested for lewdness, as reported by Vice. The complaint was filed by the two minor children’s biological mother, who told police that the stepmother and her husband—the biological father of the children—both took… Read More »

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Cyberbullying

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Arguments and feuds can quickly get out of hand online, both for school children as well as adults. What may seem like a simple, yet heated, argument to you, can come off as harassment or bullying to another. Cyberbullying is a serious crime in Florida, and can be charged as a first degree misdemeanor… Read More »

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Defense of Port St. Lucie Sexual Assault

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

Rape is one of the most serious, yet prevalent, types of violent crime in Florida. In 2018, there were over 8,000 rapes throughout the state, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Rape, or sexual assault, is a serious felony, and if you have been arrested for sexual assault, you need to talk… Read More »

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Defense Against Stalking Offenses

By Baginski Brandt & Brandt |

If you have been charged with stalking, you need to understand just how serious the charges against you are. Stalking is either a misdemeanor or felony, and can cause you your job, your status within your community, and even your freedom. Over 7.5 million Americans experience some form of stalking every year, either physical… Read More »

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