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Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney Have You Been Arrested in the Panama City Area?

Being arrested and charged with a crime is a traumatic experience that can be detrimental to your future. It is a time of great uncertainty and the stress being charged can affect every aspect of your life including your bank account, career opportunities, and your relationships with friends and family. Your freedom, or maybe even your life, may be at stake and resolving the matter favorably is crucial to your future.

The Panama City based firm Shepard Law is ready to protect your rights and help you attain the best possible result in your case. Shepard Law offers free consultations and you can reach an attorney at any time on our 24/7 emergency hotline.

Firm Overview


We Focus On Results

At Shepard Law we know the most important thing in a criminal case is the result and we are focused on attaining the best possible outcome with a minimum of damage to your reputation and criminal record. Mr. Shepard has assisted many clients in high-profile positions in the community; clients with professional licenses to protect; law enforcement officers; as well as students with career aspirations that could be negatively affected by a criminal history.

At Shepard Law we prepare each case as if it were going to trial; however, depending on the circumstances of the case, the goal may be to have the charges dismissed based on weaknesses in the case, or it might be to negotiate a favorable plea bargain which will help you avoid prison.

Common Criminal Offenses

According to information from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, theft crimes are among the most widespread type of criminal offense charged in Bay County, with crimes such as robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft adding up to 7,119 in 2013 alone. Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder accounted for 915 reported offenses, while there were 1,553 arrests for drug crimes ranging from simple possession to cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and trafficking of drugs.

Last year saw 123 instances of forcible sex crimes including forcible rape and fondling, as well as 82 non-forcible sex offenses such as indecent exposure and possession of child pornography. Local law enforcement made 513 arrests for DUI, including both arrests driving under the influence with a BAC above 0.08%, as well as arrests of drivers who were allegedly impaired by controlled substances.

  • Handled 5000+ Cases
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  • A Decade of Experience
  • Former Prosecutor
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Let a Former Prosecutor Fight for You Straight-Forward, No-Nonsense Analysis of Your Case

At Shepard Law we have the insight and the knowledge to aggressively defend your rights and your freedom!

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Common Criminal Offenses in the Bay County Area

Personalized Defense Strategies Tailored to Your Needs

Defending Your Rights and Your Future

The situation may appear overwhelming and even hopeless—particularly if this is the first time you have been arrested—but you can find the dedicated legal representation by contacting Shepard Law. Shepard Law is ready to answer all your questions and guide you through the legal system with an eye on a favorable disposition of your case.
Some of Our Past Results
    • Violation of Probation (2012) Not Convicted
    • Aggravated Assault (2012) No Charges
    • Sexual Battery (2009) Not Convicted
    • DUI Manslaughter (2010) Negotiated Plea
    • Violation of Probation (2013) Client NOT CONVICTED