Panama City Defense Attorney: Out-of-State Visitors And Drunk Driving Charges

Panama City is a popular year-round tourist destination and a spring break hotspot for college students. Unfortunately for some, their dream vacation may turn into a nightmare if they have been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or for driving under the influence (DUI). The trouble is only compounded by the fact that many people who face these charges do not live in the state of Florida. That is why it is important to secure experienced legal representation from local counsel who understands how to build you an effective defense.

At the law firm of Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., our Bay County defense lawyer has more than 30 years of legal experience. Stanley Peacock has worked both as an assistant state attorney and as a Panama City public defender. He understands how both sides of the criminal justice system work, and he will use his skills to ensure that your rights remain protected while he works to help achieve the best possible results in your case.

You May Not Have To Return To The State Of Florida

One of the biggest concerns for out-of-state visitors who have been charged with DUI/DWI is whether or not they will be required to return to Florida to deal with the various legal matters surrounding their arrest.

Depending on the circumstances of your case and the exact nature of your criminal charges, you may not be required to return to Florida. We will keep you informed of the status of your case at all times and we will make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have. We know how to challenge the evidence in your case on both constitutional and procedural grounds, and we will use every tool at our disposal to protect your rights and your interests.

It is important to note that even if you are not required to return to Florida, you may still face consequences in your home state, including a possible suspension of your driver's license. We can help explain in further detail what steps you may need to take back home to retain your driving privileges.

Contact Our Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

A drunk driving charge that occurs while you are on vacation does not have to mean the end of the world. We are here to help guide you through the process one step at a time. Contact us online or call 877-839-0706 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.