Spring Break Arrest Attorney in Panama City Beach
Every spring, no less than 150,000 high school and college students converge on Panama City Beach 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, and nightlife. Of course, sometimes the party gets out of hand, crimes occur, the law gets involved and sons and daughters end up in jail. Attorney Dana Morris, a criminal defense attorney 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 attorney.
Florida Defense Attorney Representing College Students
For hardworking students, spring break should be an enjoyable, relaxing, and stress-free time. Unfortunately, however, even the best vacation 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. At the Morris Law Firm, we represent students arrested for crimes while on spring break, offering sound advice and guidance through a scary situation.
Alcohol, disorderly intoxication, marijuana, and party drugs (such as cocaine, ecstasy, meth and molly) are often involved in 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 spring breakers face include:
- Possession of alcohol by a minor, underage drinking
- 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 drug paraphernalia
- 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 can help you prevent criminal charges from limiting your options and success in the future.
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 criminal defense attorney. Do not hesitate to contact 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 attorney now, (850) 257-5680.