Spring Break Arrest Attorney in Panama City Beach
Every spring, no less than 150,000 high school and college students from some of the best colleges converge on Panama City Beach in Bay County looking for fun, sun, and more fun. And the party doesn’t stop in March—vacationers flock to Panama City year-round for sand, surf, boating, golf and nightlife. Of course, sometimes the party gets out of hand, crimes occur, the law gets involved and good people (sons and daughters) end up in jail. Dana Morris and Chelsea Stewart, criminal defense attorneys with The Morris Law Firm, represents teens, students and vacationers who, while visiting Panama City Beach, find themselves arrested on spring break and in need of legal representation by an experienced Panama City attorney.
Florida Defense Attorney Representing College Students
For hardworking students, spring break should be an enjoyable, relaxing, and stress-free time. There are so many fun things to do while on Panama City Beach, what could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, even the best vacations can turn into a nightmare if you are arrested and charged with a crime. This is likely your first encounter with the criminal justice system, and you’re probably far from home, upset, and confused. Our attorneys (former prosecutors) at the Morris Law Firm, are very experienced at representing students arrested for crimes while on spring break, offering sound legal advice and guidance through a scary situation.
Alcohol, disorderly intoxication, marijuana, and party drugs (such as heroine, benzos, cocaine, ecstasy, meth and molly) are often involved in beach spring break arrests. If a student doesn’t cooperate with police during an alcohol or drug-related arrest, additional charges such as resisting arrest or battery on a law enforcement officer, may be filed. The most common criminal charges that Panama City spring breakers face include:
- Possession of alcohol by a minor, underage drinking
- Possession of alcohol on the sandy beaches of Bay County during the month of March
- Disorderly conduct or disorderly public intoxication, including being drunk in public, disturbing the peace, or loitering in places where it is not allowed
- Possession of a controlled substance with or without a prescription
- Possession of marijuana edibles, pot gummies, oils and vapes
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Drug possession or drug trafficking
- Possession of fake identification (ID)
- Resisting arrest with or without violence
- Theft, petty theft, larceny, shoplifting, burglary, robbery
- Traffic offenses, including speeding, reckless driving, street racing, driving under the influence (DUI, DWI), and driving without a license
- Sexual assault
College gives most teens their first real taste of freedom and independence, and too often, students do not think about the serious consequences of being charged with a criminal offense while experimenting with alcohol or drugs on spring break. For example, if you are considering medical school or law school, a single conviction can prevent you from obtaining a professional license. The Morris Law Firm has helped others and can help you prevent criminal charges from limiting your options and success in the future. Let Dana Morris put his 21 years experience to work in your best interest with your case.
Talk to a Defense Lawyer Who’s Helped Students Just Like You
If you or your child faces charges related to drinking, drugs, theft, or any other offense in Panama City, the best thing to do is contact a Panama City criminal defense attorney. Do not hesitate to contact one of The Morris Law Firm. We answer our phones 24 hours a day and will be happy to offer a free initial consultation over the phone or in person. We have helped many college students avoid the serious consequences of a criminal record. If you need a lawyer in Panama City or the surrounding areas, call our attorneys now, (850) 257-5680. Once hired we will be there for you throughout the entire process including filing the paperwork that will allow us to appear on your behalf at all your court dates. This will prevent the added trouble and expense of having to return to Panama City for each court date. Give us a call to find out more (850) 257-5680. We will work hard to defend your rights.