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Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney

Local Practice Focused Exclusively on Criminal Defense

Being accused of a criminal offense is a scary, stressful experience that you should never face alone. If you have been arrested for a crime, you need to speak with Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law. He can provide you with the tough and well-versed criminal defense you need to overcome your charges. With a reputation for turning the tables on the competition and for providing honest and trustworthy counsel, Attorney Albert Sauline will do whatever it takes to protect you. The firm's vast knowledge of criminal defense and track record of success is proven. With his help, you may be able to walk away with a favorable outcome.

Facing criminal charges? Call (850) 250-3426 to discuss your case with Attorney Sauline in a free phone evaluation.

More Than a Decade of Legal Experience

Devoted entirely to the practice of criminal defense, the firm handles a wide range of criminal defense matters, including those related to DUI defense, drug crimes, sex crimes, traffic offenses, violent crimes, felonies, and misdemeanors. The firm also provides skilled legal defense for tourists and students who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Should you choose to retain the firm's legal services, you may benefit from the following:

  • Easy availability
  • Skilled representation from a former prosecutor
  • One-on-one attention, from start to finish
  • A 100% focus on criminal defense
  • Honest counsel - no empty promises
  • Extensive trial experience
  • Best of Bay 2016 – Best Attorney in Bay County
    (Panama City News Herald)
  • Best of Bay 2015 – Best Attorney in Bay County
    (Panama City News Herald)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers
    Florida's 10 Best
  • 2016 & 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics – Honorable Mention by the Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida

The firm's founder, Attorney Albert J. Sauline, has more than 10 years of legal experience, which includes time spent working as an Assistant State Attorney in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Under his direction, the firm strives to provide legal services that are based on integrity and ethics. As their client, you can feel assured in knowing that your rights will be fiercely defended.

Read what some of the firm's past clients have to say about the invaluable services they received.

Call Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney for a free phone consult. Your phone call will be returned the same day!

Being at the center of a criminal accusation can lead to many questions and concerns, which is perfectly understandable. At Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, Attorney Sauline can explain the various options available to you and the answers you need to feel informed. The firm is on your side, no matter what happens.

Lasting Impact of Criminal Convictions

It is sometimes said that there are no small crimes, only small-time criminals. This is another way of saying that even if a person violates the law only once in their life, the consequences of a conviction can still be staggering and lifelong. No matter how big or small your alleged criminal activity may be, you need the strong and effective leadership of Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney Al Sauline for trustworthy and unwavering Criminal Defense representation. The goal is always to have your charges reduced or completely dismissed.

Penalties that can accompany a criminal conviction include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fines
  • Probation and counseling
  • Registration to a sex offender database (sex crimes)

Beyond the punishments stated directly on sentencing instructions and conviction orders, a person who is convicted will be impacted in many other ways. Convictions for certain crimes, such as domestic violence or drug trafficking, can lead to parallel Court proceedings which strip away child custody rights, for example, removing a person from his or her own home and family. No matter the severity or nature of a crime, a criminal record will always be damaging, as it destroys a person’s professional reputation. Employers, lenders, and landlords often turn someone away just due to a single conviction.

Don’t let the criminal justice system push you around! Call the firm at 850.250.3426 today for help.

Upholding & Maintaining the Presumption of Innocence

An undeniable cornerstone of the criminal process is the presumption of innocence, a Constitutional guarantee for anyone charged with a crime. In everyday terms, this is the concept that someone is innocent until proven guilty. In recent years, with information and news spreading across the globe the second an event or scandal occurs, it feels more and more like there is a presumption of guilt, that alleged offenders must prove they are innocent rather than the prosecution needing to prove they are guilty.

Albert J. Sauline, III, Attorney at Law wholeheartedly ensures the presumption of innocence alive and well. Everyone deserves a fair trial, to tell their story in Court without first being painted as guilty by the news media, society, the Judge, and the jury. When you have Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney Al Sauline in your corner, you can be confident that the criminal justice system will be kept honest and held to the highest standards.

Please call now for more information about how Attorney Albert J. Sauline, III can defend you from criminal charges.

An Attorney You Can Trust Albert J. Sauline

Attorney Al Sauline has over a decade of legal experience, over which time he has built a reputation for professionalism and integrity. He never makes false promises to clients, and each person he defends can expect him to deliver personalized attention, making himself available whenever a client needs him. Handling criminal defense cases exclusively, Attorney Sauline is willing to do whatever it takes, invest however much it takes, to successfully preserve a client’s future and freedom. When you need honest, dedicated, and experienced counsel, you can rely on Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law.


Were you arrested on vacation in Florida? Whether you are an out-of-state visitor or student, a criminal charge is something you have to take seriously, responding to any summons, appearing at court, taking whatever steps necessary to protect your future. With a local Panama City criminal defense attorney on your case, however, you might not have to step foot in court.

Attorney Albert J. Sauline can go to court on your behalf, keeping in regular communication with you over the phone and email so that you stay updated on your case. Whether you face criminal trespass or felony DUI charges, you can count on this attorney’s ethical and tireless advocacy. Get started today with a free case evaluation!

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