Spring Break Trouble?
Being arrested in Okaloosa and Walton county can be a scary experience. Political officials have taken a hardline stance in requesting our local sheriffs to arrest every minor in violation of the law during the spring break season and take them to jail as a deterrent to cultivating a wild Panama City Beach environment. As a result, it has caused good folks such as yourself severe undue charges which could have been handled with a warning and just a pouring out of beer as it was handled in the old days. Our law firm has handled many such cases as your own and know local prosecutors and judges. We can work within the local system with the known faces on the other side to provide you the best outcomes available.
Know the Law and Your Rights!
Our Emerald coast is one of the most attractive and exciting vacation destinations among Americans. Tallying more than 4.1 million tourists last year alone, it’s no wonder people tend to get caught up in the utopian surroundings and mistakes happen. It is important to consider the laws in our region, how they differ from what you may be accustomed to, and what to do if you find yourself in a compromising position.
Currently, the law states that in Florida, a DUI can be issued for driving or being in physical control of a vehicle while “under the influence” or with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.8% or more. This goes beyond just alcohol. In Florida, recreational marijuana is illegal. A driver deemed to be deprived of full control of normal abilities is considered under the influence and in danger of serious legal repercussions.