Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Fort Pierce
When you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, this is no time to try to deal with matters on your own or to think you can get a good result by working directly with the police and prosecutors handling your case. This is the time to hire a very strong, aggressive criminal defense attorney who will vigorously challenge the prosecution at every corner, who will hold the prosecutor, police and judges accountable to the laws, and who will fight to protect your precious and vital constitutional rights. This is the type of representation you can expect from the Port St. Lucie criminal defense lawyers at Baginski Brandt & Brandt. We handle the full range of Florida criminal law matters, including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and juvenile offenses.
Vigorous defense of Florida felony charges
A felony is punishable by a year or more in Florida state prison, up to life in prison without parole for some offenses. Convicted felons may also face thousands of dollars in fines along with asset forfeiture. Any felony charge should be taken seriously, not only because of the serious penalties involved but also the possibility of being charged as a repeat offender on a subsequent arrest. Our Port St. Lucie felony defense practice includes representing people charged with:
Misdemeanor convictions can be punished with fines in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, along with jail time ranging from a few days to up to a year. Certain misdemeanor convictions can also cause you to lose your job or professional license or blow your chance at valuable educational opportunities.
We’ll fight to help you keep your driver’s license and avoid the fines, skyrocketing insurance, and social stigma of a drunk driving conviction. Police don’t always get it right when they stop, search, test or arrest for DUI. We’ll examine every aspect of the police procedure and prosecution’s case and bring up any errors that were made along the way.
Speeding tickets and other citations may not seem like too big a deal at the time, although the fines are often quite steep. What you may not be considering is that each citation puts points on your license and can lead to a suspension or loss of your driver’s license and/or astronomical rises in your insurance rates. Some traffic infractions are civil in nature, but others are criminal and carry the same risks of fines and county jail incarceration as other misdemeanor offenses.
Juveniles who are arrested and charged with a crime may be handled through the delinquency court with the involvement of the Department of Juvenile Justice, or they may be put through the adult criminal court process. A number of factors go into the decision of whether to prosecute a minor as a juvenile or adult, and your defense attorney plays a large role in influencing that decision. Baginski Brandt & Brandt works closely with juvenile clients to get the best possible outcome, including diversion and the avoidance of any conviction or sentence.
Get Immediate Help from Our Port St. Lucie Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our criminal defense lawyers have years of experience handling the full range of Florida criminal law matters in St. Lucie and Martin counties, including probation and prison release re-offender defense. We know the prosecutors you will be facing and the court systems you will be going through. We’ll provide the advice and representation you need for a positive outcome in your case. If you’ve been arrested in Port St. Lucie, Stuart or Fort Pierce, don’t talk to anyone else until you have talked to a criminal defense attorney at Baginski Brandt & Brandt.