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What To Do If Arrested

If you have been arrested, then it’s time to call Baginski Brandt & Brandt.

If you are charged with a crime you need an attorney

The police believe you are guilty. Whether or not you are guilty, do not talk to anyone other than your criminal attorney or your criminal attorney’s staff about the charges against you. Do not explain yourself. Do not discuss your situation with anyone. If you say something that you think is perfectly innocent, it may be possible to use what you said against you. Anyone can be called as a witness to testify against you, including friends, family, or cellmates. Don’t risk it – talk only to your criminal attorney.

If you are innocent you need an attorney

Feel confident that everything will be sorted out. Talking will not result in charges being dismissed, so do not discuss the case with anyone. Somebody thinks you are guilty and anything you say might make it more difficult for your criminal attorney to establish your innocence.

If you are guilty you need an attorney

Even if you feel you’ve done something wrong, you may be guilty of a less serious crime than what the police charged you with. If you are proven guilty, your criminal attorney can still be of help in getting you the best sentence possible.

What you need to do to help Yourself

Tell your attorney the whole story.  You Must Be Completely Honest With Your Criminal Attorney. My job is to help you and I am not allowed to tell anybody what you have told me except to help you. If you have lied to me, I may take action on your behalf which will be impossible to correct when the truth comes out. If you have told me something that is not true, do not be afraid to tell me the truth now. I will not be angry at you. I need to know the whole truth so I can represent your best interests without being surprised later on after it’s too late to change my strategy. Behave Yourself.

Keep your cool

Between your arrest and your trial, you must stay out of trouble. The last thing you need is to go to trial with another problem hanging over your head. Do not go and talk to potential witnesses. Do not try to justify yourself to anyone. Your friends don’t need to hear it and people who think you are guilty won’t believe it. The only person you should communicate with about your case is your criminal attorney.

These Are Your Options

OPTIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES: To determine what options you have in defending your case after you’ve been arrested, it is necessary to rely on the expertise of a professional like criminal lawyer, Julia Baginski. The civil attorney will establish a communication with the prosecutor in your case, examine evidence, and make determinations as to how to go forward. Some things that could happen:

  • Your case may require further investigation to obtain additional evidence. In this event, the criminal lawyer will work closely with a skilled private investigator with a law enforcement background to obtain the evidence or information we need.
  • Depositions may need to be taken. This means that we would need to subpoena witnesses that have been listed in your case, and have them give a sworn testimony prior to hearing them testify in court.
  • Motions may need to be filed. One of the most common motions is called a Motion to Suppress Evidence, and is filed when the civil attorney determines your case could be entitled to relief, due to a legal issue concerning a violation of your Constitutional rights. Motions, such as this are heard in court where you will be present to hear witnesses testify.
  • Plea bargaining. The criminal lawyer may negotiate a sentence in your case without the need for a trial. You may decide to enter a plea because it is in your best interest or you feel it is the best resolution to your case.
  • You may end up in trial. The right to a Jury Trial is one of the most important rights guaranteed to us as citizens under the Constitution. An arrest can be based on probable cause, also known as a low legal standard of proof. At a trial, there would have to be enough evidence presented for the jury to make a finding of guilt that would satisfy the beyond a reasonable doubt standard. Beyond a reasonable doubt is the highest legal standard of proof.

OPTIONS IN CIVIL CASES: To resolve your case in an effective and timely manner, it is important to have an experienced civil attorney to represent you such as Julia G. Baginski. Julia G. Baginski will:

  • Determine whether your case requires negotiations
  • Assist you in deciding whether or not to settle your lawsuit out of court or go to trial
  • Discuss your trial options

Arrested in St. Lucie County

If you or your loved one has been arrested and taken to jail in St. Lucie County, you will have many questions that deserve the skill and experience of a criminal lawyer to answer. It is always best to speak to a criminal lawyer as soon as possible, even before contacting a family member or a bondsman. Criminal defense attorney Julia Baginski is always available to speak to you when you are faced with an arrest.

If you are arrested in St. Lucie County, you will be taken to the jail on Rock Road in Fort Pierce. In most cases, a predetermined bond will be set that may or may not be affordable. In other cases, a special court hearing may be required prior to a bond being set. Arrestees may also be released on their own recognizance, or with special conditions that are monitored by Pre-Trial Supervision.

If you’re arrested on DUI, drug charges, violation of probation, misdemeanors, or felonies, then it’s best you get a criminal lawyer or drug lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact criminal lawyer Julia Baginski to determine if your bond can be reduced, and which option for release is in your best interest.

Never speak to anyone about the facts of your case except for your lawyer. Do not discuss your case inside the jail or over the telephone, as you are being recorded.

Arrested in Martin County

If you or your loved one has been arrested and taken to jail in Martin County, you will have many questions that deserve the skill and experience of a criminal attorney to answer. It is always best to speak to a criminal attorney as soon as possible, even before contacting a family member or a bondsman. Criminal defense attorney Julia Baginski is always available to speak to you when you are faced with an arrest.

If you are arrested in Martin County, you will be taken to the jail on Monterey Road in Stuart. In most cases, a predetermined bond will be set that may or may not be affordable. In other cases, a special court hearing may be required prior to a bond being set. Arrestees may also be released on their own recognizance, or with special conditions that are monitored by Pre-Trial Supervision.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, traffic offense, drug charges or a violation of probation, then you need a DUI lawyer or a criminal attorney as soon as possible.

If you’re in need of a criminal attorney or DUI lawyer, please contact Julia Baginski to determine if your bond can be reduced, and which option for release is in your best interest. Never speak to anyone about the facts of your case except for your criminal attorney. Do not discuss your case inside the jail or over the telephone, as you are being recorded. Martin County Jail is located at the following address adjacent to the Sheriff’s office in Stuart, Florida.

800 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL 34994

If you are in a pre-trial detention center or jail

Be aware, telephone calls are monitored. Be aware that your incoming and outgoing mail may be opened and read. Mail to and from your criminal attorney will not be read if you write “Attorney Client Legal Mail” on the envelope. Be aware, you may have to get prior approval before your family will be allowed to visit you. If you want family members to visit, talk to detention center officials about getting them on your approved list of visitors and/or telephone numbers you are allowed to call. Be aware in order to purchase things in the commissary or make long distance telephone calls, you must have money deposited into your account with the detention center.

Whether you need a traffic lawyer or a criminal defense lawyer, we are here for you.

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