Criminal Defense From A Former Prosecutor

Under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the state of Florida, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond every reasonable doubt under the law.

If you've been charged with a crime in Panama City or the surrounding areas, the experience can be immensely stressful and confusing, particularly if it's a first-time offense. When those charged aren't sure of how to proceed they can inadvertently take action that has detrimental effects to their case. The ideal way to avoid mistakes and work toward the best possible outcome is to partner with an experienced Bay County criminal defense lawyer.

More Than 19 Years Of Experience

We at the law offices of Carroll L. McCauley III have been working to protect the rights of those charged with crimes and working together to arrive at optimal resolutions. Carroll L. McCauley III provides a comprehensive understanding of criminal defense, having served as both an assistant state prosecuting attorney as well as a criminal defense attorney in his own private practice. He's able to provide counsel to those charged with:

  • DUIs
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Violent crimes/assault and battery
  • Stalking
  • Restraining orders
  • Drug crimes
  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Computer-related crimes (wiretapping/intercepts)
  • Sex crimes
  • Child pornography

Depending on what charge you or a loved one is facing, it's beneficial to know the possible consequences:

DWIs/DUIs — Florida imposes a very harsh penalty for DUI convictions including incarceration and revocation of a driver's license. It's also noteworthy that it's a crime to refuse a breath or blood test under certain circumstances.

Domestic violence — If you are convicted of one of these crimes, there are severe penalties, including incarceration and loss of the right to possess firearms.

Drug crimes — These crimes have severe penalties for possession and other drug-related offenses including minimum mandatory sentences. Florida's drug enforcement statute has been challenged on constitutional grounds, and its validity is presently being challenged in the courts. Currently, however, these penalties are still in effect.

Our Approach

We take pride in providing our clients with quality service and value. Our experience means we understand how prosecutors think and how judges view cases similar to yours. We incorporate those insights into every case we handle.

Our representation includes working with you if your child now faces criminal charges, but you live out of town. We know the area and can advise you as to your child's options, particularly if future educational opportunities are of a concern.

We also represent tourists and vacationers. If you have passed through the area and face criminal charges, we can help you.

Our years of experience mean you depend on our guidance to you when it comes to negotiating, accepting a plea deal or going to trial. You will know that you are being advised by a firm that knows its way around the courtroom. You will also know that you have been advised as to all of your legal options and how to choose from those options wisely.

How Can We Help You?

To discuss any aspect of your criminal defense case in a initial consultation call toll free 866-561-7558 or email us.