Arrested on Vacation?

Were You Arrested On Vacation in Daytona Beach?

Allow Our Daytona Beach Attorney To Help

Vacationing in the beautiful coastal city of Daytona Beach, Florida, can quickly turn into a nightmare if you find yourself facing criminal charges. Dealing with out-of-state criminal charges can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when you're far from home. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime while on vacation in Florida then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. In such situations, having the right legal representation is crucial to protect your rights and navigate the complex legal system.

We have extensive experience in representing individuals who have been arrested while on vacation. One big issue that arises in this scenario is that the criminally accused individual will go home from their vacation and be required to appear in court at a later date, this can be extremely costly and inconvenient. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A. we have experience in handling these issues, we have assisted numerous individuals in the past by preventing them from being forced to return to Florida for a legal proceeding. It is important for you to act quickly in order to begin building a strong defense of your case that will maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court.

If you are facing this kind of situation then do not hesitate to contact our firm for an immediate case evaluation to discuss your case and how our firm can help you.

How to Deal With Out-of-State Criminal Charges in Florida

Being arrested while on vacation can be a distressing experience. If you find yourself arrested while on vacation in Florida, the first step is to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Avoid sharing any information or making statements without an attorney present. When facing criminal charges in a state where you don't reside, it's essential to seek immediate legal counsel. Hager & Schwartz, P.A. has a team of skilled attorneys who understand the unique challenges of out-of-state charges. We can guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are upheld and building a strong defense strategy tailored to your case.

Can I Go Home if Arrested While in Florida?

In many cases, being arrested does not prevent you from leaving the state. However, doing so without consulting a criminal defense attorney from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. can have serious consequences. Leaving the state might be seen as an attempt to evade charges, which could lead to additional legal complications.

Do I Have to Appear in Court if Arrested in FL?

Yes, if you're arrested in Florida, you're generally required to appear in court to address the charges against you. Failing to appear could result in a warrant for your arrest and potential extradition back to Florida. Your attorney can guide you on the best course of action regarding your court appearances.

What if I Can't Make It Back for My Trial?

Missing your trial can have serious consequences. If you're unable to return for your trial date, you should immediately consult with your attorney from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. We can help explore options such as rescheduling the trial, negotiating a plea deal, or finding alternative ways to appear in court, such as through video conferencing.

Most Common Reasons Tourists are Arrested in Florida

Tourists can face a range of criminal charges while on vacation in Volusia County, Florida, including but not limited to DUI (driving under the influence), drug offenses, public disturbances, theft, assault, disorderly conduct, and engaging in altercations. Each charge comes with its own set of legal implications and potential penalties. It's essential to remember that local law enforcement may be stricter or have different policies compared to your home jurisdiction.

Penalties for Being Charged With a Crime While on Vacation in Florida

Penalties for criminal charges vary depending on the nature and severity of the offense. They can range from fines and probation to jail time. Being unfamiliar with the local laws and legal procedures can put you at a disadvantage, making it even more crucial to have skilled legal representation from Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

How Can a Local Criminal Defense Attorney Help Resolve My Out-of-State Charges?

A local criminal defense attorney, such as those at Hager & Schwartz, P.A., can provide invaluable assistance when facing out-of-state charges. They have a deep understanding of the local legal system, contacts within the legal community, and the experience needed to build a strong defense. They can negotiate on your behalf, explore plea options, gather evidence, and ensure your rights are protected at every step.

How can we help you?

Our firm will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding your case, discuss your available options with you, advise you of the best legal action for you to take and provide you with the aggressive and persuasive representation of your case that you will need in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court if you choose to work with us. Our legal team has nearly 50 years of combined experience with a long history of success in the cases that we handle and we have many satisfied clients whom we have represented in the past.

Contact our criminal defense team today for a free initial consultation.


  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyer Top 100
  • 100 Nation's Top Attorneys
  • TopRated Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers - Schwartz
  • Avvo - 2018 Hager
  • SuperLawyers - Hager


  • I thoroughly recommend Brett Schwartz as a defense attorney.

    “I thoroughly recommend Brett Schwartz as a defense attorney. He worked tirelessly and relentlessly to get my case dropped even before it went to trial. He succeeded, although the odds were heavily stacked against us.”

  • Should you ever need a defense attorney, he is the person to contact.

    “I was referred to Brett Schwartz by a friend facing very serious charges. He was very understanding and also very honest, walked us through the process of what could happen from beginning to end best case scenario and of course worst case scenario.”

  • If you need help go see Brett!

    “We worked with Brett on a domestic violence charge. He was the third lawyer we went to and we FINALLY got the result we desired. His knowledge of the law, the system and straightforwardness are beyond impressive.”

A Firm With A Winning Record

  • Case Dismissed
  • Charges Reduced and No Conviction
  • Case Dismissed
  • Case Not Filed


  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.