Out of State DUI in Panama City
Arrested for DUI while visiting Panama City, FL?
You may have heard the phrase, "Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation," and thought that it was amusing. Until now, it might not have occurred to you how serious it can be to find yourself arrested for DUI while travelling for pleasure or business. Any arrest for drinking and driving is a serious matter, but the situation can be especially stressful when you are hundreds or thousands of miles away from home. Fortunately, you can come to Shepard Law, P.A. to find the caring support and dedicated legal representation you need to help you resolve this situation.
Mr. Shepard is a former Assistant State Attorney who has spent his entire career practicing in the 14th Judicial Court. He has excellent relationships with local prosecutors and law enforcement officials, and has personally handled more than 5,000 criminal cases in the courts in this area. The team at the firm understands what a difficult experience this may be for you, and they are prepared to give you knowledgeable legal counsel and hard-hitting advocacy, fighting to clear your name of the charges you face.
Consequences of an Out of State DUI Arrest
When you are arrested for driving under the influence while visiting Panama City on vacation or a business trip, you are at risk of having the consequences of the situation follow you to your home state. Most states in the country participate in the Driver's License Compact, an information sharing agreement which makes it possible for serious traffic offenders to be penalized at home for infractions committed out of state, so the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will most likely report the matter of your conviction to the DMV in your home state. Your attorney will represent you at the DMV hearing in an effort to defend your driver's license against a suspension, using proven DUI defense strategies such as challenging the validity of the chemical test results and raising questions about whether the police officer had probable cause to pull you over. The firm is available for contact at any time 24/7, so don't hesitate-take action now!