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What should I do if the police come banging on your door because you have been Baker Acted?

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Hello, everyone. It’s Mark, and welcome back to our video newsletter.

In this video, I want to talk about what you should do if the police come banging on your door with a Baker Act order and that they are looking to take you to a Baker Act facility.

Just this week, I got a call from somebody who said that the police had come banging on his door. They informed somebody else who was living in the house that they were there to execute a Baker Act pick-up order, and he wanted to know how he could avoid the police and avoid the court order. And so my response was, “Look, I am a lawyer. I represent many people stuck in Baker Act facilities, but I’m also an officer of the court, and as such, I’m not going to counsel you on how to avoid a court order. If the police come banging on your door and they are looking to execute a court order, I’m going to suggest to you that you need to comply with that order. I’m not going to tell you how to avoid the police if they have a court order in hand. If a judge has reviewed an application to have you picked up, I’m not going to counsel you on how to avoid that. What I can counsel you is that if somebody has made false allegations against you, there is a time in a place where I can help you address those allegations.”

That’s what we do here at Baker Act attorneys. I will help you to fight an unlawful and illegal Baker Act. Suppose somebody has lied in a sworn application to a judge; in that case, I’m more than happy to call that person out for you. I’m more than happy to point out to a judge that somebody has lied to the court, but I’m not going to counsel you on how to avoid a court order or how to thumb your nose at a judge. If police come banging on your door, you must comply with the order. Have somebody call us. We don’t charge for a consultation. I will walk them through and help them to challenge the unlawful and illegal Baker Act if that’s what’s happened

Thanks for all the support and the questions. If you have any more questions about the Baker Act, feel free to email us through the website, or you can email me or give us a call.

With that said, thanks for tuning in, and until the next video.

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