Panama City DUI Attorney
North Florida DUI Lawyer
If you have been arrested in Florida for driving or boating under the influence in Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, or Wakulla Counties contact our Panama City DUI law office immediately to find out how to
fight your DUI arrest.
Thomas Hutton is a former Florida 2nd Judicial Circuit Prosecutor in the DUI Traffic Division. He knows how to fight your Florida DUI arrest and prevent you from suffering the
consequences of a DUI conviction for the rest of your life.
Reasons to avoid a DUI conviction
A Florida DUI conviction will include high fines and costs, extended reporting probation,
the loss of your license, possible jail time, and impoundment of your vehicle.
In addition, a Florida DUI conviction could result in job loss, higher insurance costs or cancellation of life insurance, health insurance, and auto insurance; loss of future and current professional opportunities, and even financial difficulties.
Is it really worth withholding the money that could be spent on a DUI lawyer now, and then suffering these DUI consequences for the rest of your life?
The long-term consequences of not hiring
an experienced Panama City and Destin DUI lawyer can certainly be greater than the short-term costs.
Why you should hire a Panama City DUI attorney
DUI law is now so specialized that most agree it takes a dedicated DUI attorney to adequately represent a person arrested for DUI.
A Panama City attorney with DUI expertise can properly determine whether:
- Your constitutional rights were violated during the arrest.
- The police officer properly read your Miranda Rights to you, and if he or she did so at the right moment in time.
- The DUI blood or breath test results were legally obtained and whether proper legal procedures were followed.
- The police officer had a legal right to stop your vehicle in the first place.
- The police officer had the right to ask you to perform DUI field sobriety exercises.
- The attorney can get your DUI reduced to a lesser charge or thrown out of court.
- You can get your license back even if you blew over .08 or refused to give a DUI breath sample.
Fighting a DUI arrest without the assistance of a dedicated Panama City DUI lawyer can be a poor decision. You certainly would not hire an electrician to work on your plumbing issue – so why would you consider hiring a general criminal attorney to help you with your DUI arrest? Both are professionals but only one concentrates his practice on DUI law and DUI consequences.
It is also helpful to find a DUI lawyer who has a DUI law office near the area of your DUI arrest. It is important that your DUI lawyer be familiar with the local Florida court and police or sheriff’s department related to your DUI arrest.
Regardless of the arresting agency, if you have been arrested for DUI in the following Florida cities then contact our office to
speak with a Panama City DUI lawyer about your case:
Panama City, Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Destin, Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Marianna, Blountstown, Rosemary Beach, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Parker, Southport, Crestview, Youngstown, Chipley, Bonifay, Mexico Beach, Bristol, Crawfordville, Bonifay, Wewahitchka, Carrabelle, and Quincy.
Walton County is a hotbed for DUI arrests in North Florida. Beautiful communities like Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Sandestin, and Seagrove Beach draw vacationers and snowbirds by the thousands.
Unfortunately, police officers and highway patrolmen are especially vigilant in these areas – often resulting in overly aggressive attitudes toward those who are just relaxing and enjoying their time in Florida.
If your Florida experience has been dampened by an overly aggressive police officer then call The Law Office of Thomas M. Hutton for help. He serves all of Walton County and the wonderful beach communities that call Walton County home.
Besides serving your DUI arrest needs in Destin, The Law Office of Thomas M. Hutton also services clients in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and Niceville.