Panama City Criminal Defense Lawyer – Common Questions
Criminal Defense FAQ for Panama City Criminal Cases
Our law firm,
Seaton Law Offices, P.A., has gained a reputation for excellent criminal defense work and represents
the accused in either state or federal court. Our legal team takes the
job of criminal defense very seriously. We know you are concerned, and
have provided you with basic answers to general questions about criminal
defense. Our lead criminal attorney is a former prosecutor and knows the
criminal justice system inside and out – from both sides. This past
experience can be an advantage for developing a powerful case for your defense.
Will I go to jail?
The question about whether you will be convicted is impacted by several
factors. These include the quality of the evidence in the case, your past
criminal record, and the negotiating and trial skills of your
Panama City criminal defense lawyer. There are many people who are convicted that may have been acquitted
had they gotten a skilled trial lawyer. There is a wide range of skills
in lawyers – not all are created equally. You want to ensure you
have a very skilled trial lawyer on your side if you are facing criminal
charges. That will increase your chances of a case dismissal, reduced
charge or an acquittal at trial. Don't risk your future freedom. Call our firm.
What if I am innocent?
If you have been arrested and charged, the prosecutor and the State Attorney
believe there is enough evidence to convict you. Innocent people get convicted.
Don't take a chance and assume that your innocence will mean that
you will be found "not guilty." You need an attorney that will
fight for you at every point of the process. An innocent person facing
criminal charges is in a difficult position. Let us hear your side of
How do I choose a Panama City criminal defense lawyer?
It can be tough to know who to choose to represent you. You want a qualified,
experienced Panama criminal attorney, even for a misdemeanor offense.
Why? Your criminal record will affect you for years into the future, even
for a first time misdemeanor
DUI conviction. Look for a track record of trial results, and a law firm that
is prepared to do the hard work that is necessary to fight for you. At
our firm, you will never be treated like "just another number."
We know how important your case is. You can trust us to relentlessly fight
for your rights. Our lead criminal attorney knows both sides of the justice
system intimately. This experience on the other side of the aisle could
be a benefit to you in your case.
Do I need a lawyer if I am being questioned in a criminal case?
The rule is – NEVER answer questions in a criminal investigation
without your attorney present. It may not be immediately evident that
you are the target of the investigation, and a friendly conversation asking
you for information about a case can take a terrible turn. Law enforcement
can lie to you to try to get information, and there are various traps
that you could fall into. We are there to protect you in any questioning,
and exercising your right to remain silent is critical. Don't answer
any questions. Call our firm.
Contact us and talk to our Panama City criminal attorney with specific questions
about defending your case. We focus on protecting the rights of the criminally accused.