The Sombathy Law Firm is a leading Panama City criminal defense practice. Led by Bob Sombathy, a distinguished attorney Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar Association, our firm vigorously defends the rights and freedoms of those facing criminal charges. Our expertise spans a broad spectrum of criminal offenses, from assault and battery to DUI and manslaughter, ensuring comprehensive legal support for our clients. 

Our team offers strategic defense, personalized attention, and unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes. No matter the charges facing you, trust us to navigate the complexities of your case with skill and dedication. Contact our experienced Panama City criminal defense attorney today.

Criminal Defense Specialist for Panama City Residents

Our firm has extensive experience and an impressive track record handling all types of offenses, including:


Assault, the threat of violence against another, carries significant legal implications. Our approach focuses on dissecting the prosecution’s evidence and asserting defenses such as self-defense or lack of intent. Bob Sombathy’s expertise, particularly in Criminal Trial Law, ensures clients facing assault charges receive a robust and effective defense to safeguard their freedom and reputation.


Battery, distinct from assault, involves actual physical contact or harm inflicted upon another person. In Panama City, facing battery charges can lead to severe consequences without a solid legal defense. We apply in-depth legal knowledge and tactical defense strategies to challenge the charges against our clients. Our criminal defense attorneys scrutinize every detail of the case, from the circumstances of the incident to the credibility of evidence, striving for outcomes that favor our clients’ futures.

Drug Possession

Drug possession charges in Panama City can have profound impacts on an individual’s life, including potential incarceration and lasting criminal records. Our team leverages extensive experience in criminal defense to navigate the complexities of drug possession cases. Our approach challenges the legality of the search and seizure, the possession and intent, and the substance’s classification. Bob Sombathy’s skillful defense strategies aim to reduce or dismiss charges, protect clients’ rights, and to minimize the consequences of these serious allegations.


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions carry harsh penalties in Panama City, from license suspension to significant fines and jail time. The Sombathy Law Firm, under Bob Sombathy’s expert guidance, offers aggressive defense strategies for DUI charges. We carefully examine the evidence, from the breathalyzer’s accuracy to the legality of the traffic stop, advocating for our clients’ rights at every turn. We aim to challenge the prosecution’s case to mitigate penalties or secure a dismissal of the charges.


Manslaughter charges in Panama City, defined by the unintentional taking of another’s life, necessitate a sophisticated defense strategy. Our firm brings unparalleled expertise to these sensitive cases to consider every angle, from accidental circumstances to mitigating factors. We diligently work towards reducing the severity of the charges or seeking acquittal, focusing on protecting our clients’ futures and liberties in these grave matters.

Other Criminal Charges Bob Sombathy Handles

Our comprehensive defense services include:

  • Shoplifting, Robbery, and Burglary: These property crimes range from minor theft to entering a property with intent to commit a felony, each carrying the potential for significant legal penalties.
  • Domestic Violence: Accusations involve harm or threats against family members or cohabitants, requiring a defense that navigates both legal and personal complexities.
  • Sex Crimes: Allegations can devastate reputations and futures, making a vigorous defense crucial to protect against severe legal and social consequences.
  • Murder: The most serious of charges, where strategic, knowledgeable defense is imperative to contest the prosecution’s case.
  • Weapons Charges: Involving the unlawful possession or use of firearms or other weapons, these charges necessitate a detailed examination of the circumstances and legality of the possession.

Lead attorney Bob Sombathy offers expert legal representation across these diverse charges and prioritizes protecting your rights and future with proven defense strategies.

Why Choose Bob Sombathy?

Bob Sombathy’s strategic approach to each case and our in-depth understanding of criminal law ensures that our clients receive informed representation from an advocate dedicated to protecting their rights and freedoms. Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom. We believe in personalized attention, knowing each client’s situation is unique. 

With us, you’re not just a case number; you’re a person who deserves respect and vigorous defense. Whether facing charges of DUI, drug possession, or more severe allegations, our firm will handle the complexities of your case, striving for the most favorable outcome. Above all, we are committed to excellence and your successful legal journey.

Talk To An Expert Panama City Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Panama City, trust Bob Sombathy to provide the experienced legal representation you deserve. We will stand by your side with the expertise and commitment that your case demands. Contact us now to get started.