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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 the story.

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.

Reasons To Choose Attorney Seaton:

  • Over 15 Years of Legal Experience

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers

  • Numerous Cases Successfully Litigated

  • Free Consultations to Active Military & Law Enforcement

  • Proudly Represents in the Entire 14th Circuit

  • Admitted to the 11th Circuit