Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney
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Panama City Violent Crime Lawyer

Local Litigator, Staunch Defender

In Florida, a violent crime is classified as an act that involves either actual harm or threat of bodily harm to another person. Even if the victim was not injured, if there was a probability that a threat could result in physical harm, you may still be charged with a violent crime. If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, you need to act quickly. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, any violent charge on your criminal record could negatively impact your reputation and ability to secure gainful employment.

Call Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law at 850.250.3426 to work with an experienced Panama City criminal defense lawyer.

Why Choose This Violent Crimes Attorney?

  • He Brings more than 18 years of Experience
  • Exclusively Focused on Criminal Defense
  • Former Prosecutor on Your Defense
  • One-on-One Counsel Throughout
  • Trial-Tested, Proven Advocacy
  • Same-Day Returned Phone Calls
As someone who has formerly prosecuted felonies involving violence and firearms, Attorney Al Sauline brings valuable insider knowledge of how a prosecuting team works. This can help you even the playing field and give your case a unique advantage.

Cases We Handle

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Robbery
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Resisting an officer with violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Child abuse

Penalties for Violent Crimes

In the state of Florida, if you are charged with a violent crime you could be facing severe penalties. Some of these penalties include lengthy jail sentences, hefty fines, probation and more. However, there are circumstances of you case that will determine the severity of the penalties you receive:

  • Whether the offense is considered a misdemeanor or felony
  • Criminal History
  • The extent of the victims injuries
  • The victims age
  • And whether or not a weapon was involved

​​​​​​Florida's Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: The 10-20-Life Law

Under Florida's 10-20-Life law, mandatory minimum sentences will be imposed for violent felonies that involved firearms.

Examples of sentencing under 10-20-Life:

  • If you produced a firearm during the commission of a certain type of felony, you will be ordered to serve at least a 10-year prison sentence.
  • If you fired a firearm, you will be ordered to serve at least a 20-year prison sentence.
  • If you shot someone, you will be ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years to life (regardless of whether the individual was killed or not).

In addition, this law also increased or established mandatory minimum sentencing for specific crimes involving law enforcement or seniors aged 65 or older. Offenses under this law must be served consecutively with other sentences rather than concurrently.

Call a Panama City Violent Crime Attorney to Fight for You

At Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, Attorney Sauline is prepared to work for you. The firm provides effective defense strategies and one-on-one counsel that is rooted in honesty and integrity. You can have peace of mind knowing that Attorney Sauline is committed to protecting your rights, no matter how challenging your charges may seem.

For a free consultation with an experienced violent crimes defense lawyer, call (850) 250-3426.

Past Clients Give Attorney Al 5 Stars!

Read Real Testimonials From Our Past Clients
  • “He is more than qualified to do his job!”

    Travis P.

  • “At all times Mr. Sauline represented himself very professionally. We would recommend him to anyone.”


  • “great attorney”

    susan glover

  • “I don't think you could find anyone better than Al Sauline!”


  • “He provides his clients with the utmost respect, professionalism and personal care.”


  • “He was a real friend and a great attorney.”


  • “I would definitely hire him again!”

    Bob S.

  • “He was honest in advising of possible outcomes and advocated for the best. I would recommend!”

    Past Client

  • “Al gives personalized attention”

    Martha A

Get a Dedicated Defense Attorney On Your Side

Protect Your Rights. Hire Attorney Al Sauline Today.
  1. Easy availability - phone calls are returned same day!
  2. Skilled representation from a former prosecutor.
  3. One-on-one attention from start to finish.
  4. Focused 100% on criminal defense matters.
  5. Honest counsel with no empty promises.
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