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Port St. Lucie Criminal Attorney

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 attorneys at Baginski Brandt & Brandt. We handle the full range of Florida criminal law matters, including felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and juvenile offenses.

Get the advice you need after an arrest in Port St. Lucie

At the law offices of Baginski Brandt & Brandt in Port St. Lucie, you’ll get the strong, aggressive representation you need from an experienced and successful Port St. Lucie criminal defense lawyer. While you trust your attorney to implement the best strategies in a criminal case, many of the biggest decisions – whether to take a plea or go to trial, whether to testify – are yours to make as the defendant. We’ll give you the advice and information you need to make the right decisions in your best interests, and we’ll back your decisions with smart, effective representation and advocacy in court.

Get the best result in your Port St. Lucie criminal case

Our goal at Baginski Brandt & Brandt in Port St. Lucie is to get you the best outcome available at the earliest possible stage in your case. We go to work right away looking into your case, reviewing evidence and talking to witnesses, and engaging in discussions with the district attorney to test the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you. Some of the favorable outcomes we may be able to obtain for you include:

  • Charges dropped or dismissed
  • Reduced charges
  • Pretrial diversion
  • Pretrial intervention
  • Withhold adjudication
  • Drug court
  • No jail time
  • Reduced sentence
  • Not guilty verdict/acquittal

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:

  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Weapons Offenses


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.

Traffic Offenses

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.

Juvenile 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

Getting convicted of even a minor offense can have immediate negative effects that continue to haunt you for years or even for the rest of your life. A criminal conviction can affect your educational and employment opportunities, cost you your driver’s license or professional license, keep you from owning a firearm, and damage your reputation in the community. Also, even if your conviction is for a low-level misdemeanor, any subsequent arrest may bring down much more serious charges and penalties based on the fact that you have a record of conviction. For all these reasons, any arrest should be taken seriously and dealt with forcefully with the help of skilled and experienced Port St. Lucie criminal attorneys. Baginski Brandt & Brandt is the law firm you need when you’ve been arrested for DUI, drugs or any felony or misdemeanor in Port St. Lucie.

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.

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Port St. Lucie 8483 S. U.S. Highway One
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Stuart By Appointment Only 100 SW Albany Ave., Suite 300k
Stuart, FL 34994
Fort Pierce By Appointment Only 311 S 2nd St., Suite 102b
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Telephone: 772-466-0707 Fax: 772-223-9290 or 772-466-0907 Office Hours: 8:30 to 5:00pm M-F