The Florida Panhandle is a popular travel destination. At the law firm of Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., our Panama City DUI defense lawyer represents local clients as well as visitors from out of state who have been charged with drunk driving or other traffic offenses. We will work hard to protect your interests and keep you well-informed of all developments in your case.

For tourists who have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, we provide the same exceptional representation that we offer local residents. We may be able to handle your out-of-state case without requiring you to return to Florida.


Our founding attorney, Stan Peacock, has more than 30 years of trial experience, including more than two decades serving as an assistant state attorney. With the unique perspective that comes with working on both sides of the courtroom, he is able to provide our clients with the exceptional drunk driving defense that they deserve. We handle all types of cases involving drunk driving allegations, including:

DUI/DWI accidents: Motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol are taken very seriously by the state and a conviction may result in a lengthy prison sentence. You can rely on us to explore all potential avenues of defense as we work hard to protect your rights and your future.

BUI (boating under the influence): Drunk driving charges are not confined to roadways. With its oceanfront location, many residents and tourists enjoy boating on Panama City waterways. However, operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. We understand how to build an effective defense in these types of cases.

Repeat DUI/DWI: If you have previous DUI convictions, subsequent criminal charges can result in increasingly more severe punishments, including the possibility of a lengthy jail term. We will get to work right away for you, attacking the state’s case at every turn.

Out-of-state visitors and drunk driving charges: A vacation can be ruined in an instant if you have been accused of having one too many before taking the wheel. We have extensive experience representing tourists and others from out of town in drunk driving cases. Depending on the charges, it may not even be necessary to make a return trip to Florida.

Field sobriety tests: The results of field sobriety tests are highly subjective. We understand how to attack this evidence as part of our comprehensive defense services.

Underage drinking: Florida has zero tolerance for alcohol use and driving among those who are under 21. Many college students who visit for spring break learn this lesson the hard way. We are committed to helping young people make sound legal decisions and to help obtain the most successful outcome available.

Drunk driving charges are often people’s only experience with the criminal justice system. Following a DUI arrest, most people are unsure about what the legal process entails and what it is they need to do. If these charges are not handled properly, they can become a major challenge with immediate negative effects and have repercussions that can be felt for years to come. That is why it is important to retain skilled legal representation as soon as possible.


If you or a family member has been arrested on suspicion of or charged with drunk driving or drunk boating, do not hesitate to call the law firm of Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., at 850-215-2112 to schedule a consultation. You can also schedule a consultation using our online contact form.