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Addiction Help in St. Petersburg

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Being charged and arrested for a drug or alcohol-related crime can be scary, especially if the charges allege that you were under the influence at the time of your arrest. At Fleming Law Group, we understand that navigating the legal system can be overwhelming and very difficult, especially if you have specific needs.

If you are struggling with mental health issues or an addiction to drugs or alcohol, we can help pursue admission to an outpatient addiction program as a reduction in your sentencing. We can also help you to find a rehab facility best equipped to help you recover.

To speak with a caring St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer, call us now at
(727) 202-4858.

Understanding Baker Act Admissions

The Baker Act (also known as the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971) allows individuals to be committed and examined if they are thought to be suffering from mental illness. Undiagnosed mental health conditions can often lead to criminal offenses and addiction. An admission under the Baker Act can occur both voluntarily and involuntarily, depending on the circumstances. A voluntary Baker Act occurs only when a person who is 18 years of age or when the parent of a minor makes an application to a facility for observation or treatment.

An involuntary Baker Act occurs when a person is involuntarily taken to a mental health facility for the following reasons:

  • The individual refused to voluntarily be examined
  • The person cannot determine for themselves whether the examination is necessary
  • The person could pose a threat to their own well-being if they don't receive care
  • The person could cause serious harm to themselves or others if they do not receive care

Our firm can help you or a loved one who may be a threat to themselves or others gain admission to rehab under the Baker Act.

Marchman Act in St. Petersburg

With nearly 40 years of combined experience at Fleming Law Group, we recognize that the abuse of alcohol or drugs often stems from an addiction. Many individuals find themselves in legal trouble stemming from an addiction which has not been properly diagnosed or treated. The Marchman Act allows for both voluntary or involuntary examination and treatment of people who may be abusing drugs or alcohol. Our St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyers can assist you if you or someone you care about are struggling with substance abuse.

Call us anytime 24/7 at (727) 202-4858 for a free consultation.

Why Choose Fleming Law Group?

  • 24/7 Accessibility

    There is always an attorney in the office and there is no time that we cannot be reached. We are always available via email or phone at
    any time.

  • Honest Guidance

    Our attorneys are not out for their best interest, but for yours. Our clients receive personalized care that is focused solely on them and their unique case.

  • Unique Backgrounds

    As former prosecutors, both Attorneys Fleming and Bettker have unique perspective in the courtroom and stay one step ahead of
    the opposition.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have more than 40 decades of combined experience. Over the years, we have gained a renown in our field for our results and care for our clients.

“Mr. Fleming got me an incredible result for my case. I have worked with many other lawyers in the past and thought he represented me the best. He also stays in touch with me since my troubles to make sure everything is ok. He also has a great people working with him. They are always so nice to me when I call and I get return calls right away.”

- Kip
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