Sarasota Aggravated DUI Lawyer

Sarasota Aggravated DUI Lawyer

Defending Against Aggravated DUI Charges in Florida

The stakes are undeniably high when facing charges of an aggravated DUI in Florida. The legal complexities surrounding aggravated DUI cases demand the skills of seasoned legal professionals. Fowler Law Group, a trusted and experienced legal team in Sarasota, is committed to providing comprehensive and strategic defense for individuals facing aggravated DUI charges.

Call Fowler Law Group today at (941) 900-3100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our aggravated DUI attorney in Sarasota.

What is an Aggravated DUI?

An aggravated DUI occurs when an individual is found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, and certain aggravating factors are present. These factors can escalate the severity of the charges and, subsequently, the potential penalties. Common aggravating factors in Sarasota, Florida, include:

  • High Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): Operating a vehicle with a BAC level of 0.15% or higher is aggravating.
  • DUI with a Minor Passenger: Committing a DUI offense while a minor in the vehicle can result in aggravated charges.
  • Causing Property Damage or Injury: The charges may escalate if the DUI incident leads to property damage or bodily injury.

What are the Penalties for an Aggravated DUI in Florida?

The penalties for aggravated DUI convictions in Florida are significantly harsher than standard DUI offenses. These penalties can include:

  • Hefty Fines: Aggravated DUI convictions often lead to substantial fines, placing a significant financial burden on the individual.
  • License Suspension: A conviction can result in a lengthy driver's license suspension, making it difficult for individuals to commute to work or fulfill their daily responsibilities.
  • Probation: Probation terms can be strict and demanding, requiring regular check-ins, adherence to curfews, and mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
  • Ignition Interlock Device: In certain circumstances, the court could require the installation of an ignition interlock device, which prevents the vehicle from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver's breath.
  • Mandatory DUI School: The court may mandate attendance at a DUI education program, which can take up valuable time and resources.
  • Jail Time: Aggravated DUI convictions can lead to substantial jail sentences, with repeat offenses or more severe aggravating factors resulting in longer incarceration.

Defenses Against Aggravated DUI Charges

Some defenses against aggravated DUI charges may include:

  • Challenging Evidence: We can meticulously examine the evidence to identify any irregularities in the arrest process, BAC testing, or the conduct of law enforcement officers.
  • Aggravating Factor Disputes: We can work to challenge the presence of alleged aggravating factors, aiming to reduce the charges from aggravated DUI to standard DUI.
  • Constitutional Violations: If your rights had been violated during the arrest or investigation, we can vigorously assert these violations to seek a dismissal of charges.

Contact Our Sarasota Aggravated DUI Attorney Today

If you or a loved one are facing Aggravated DUI charges in Sarasota, don't navigate the legal complexities alone. Fowler Law Group is here to provide the experienced legal representation you need. Our Sarasota aggravated DUI lawyers understand the gravity of such charges and are committed to safeguarding your rights and future. Let us fight for your best possible outcome and guide you through this challenging process.

Contact Fowler Law Group today to get started on your defense with our Sarasota aggravated DUI lawyer.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can the presence of aggravating factors in a DUI case be disputed in court?

Yes, the presence of aggravating factors in a DUI case can be disputed in court. The legal team at Fowler Law Group can scrutinize the circumstances surrounding your arrest to challenge the alleged aggravating factors. Successfully disputing these factors could potentially reduce the charges from an aggravated DUI to a standard DUI, which typically carries less severe penalties.

Why should I choose Fowler Law Group for my aggravated DUI defense in Sarasota?

Choosing Fowler Law Group for your aggravated DUI defense in Sarasota means you'll be represented by a dedicated legal team that understands the complexities of such charges. We are committed to protecting your rights and future, offering comprehensive legal strategies and personalized attention to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Our experience in handling aggravated DUI cases in Florida equips us to navigate the legal system effectively on your behalf.

Client Reviews

  • Made an unpleasant experience more bearable.

    “Both Mr. Fowler and his staff were a pleasure to work with and made an unpleasant experience more bearable. I greatly appreciate his assistance and would highly recommend him to anyone.”

  • Best choice for my legal defense.

    “In August 2016, I was arrested for driving under the influence. After my release from jail, my best friend Jessica gave me a number for a defense lawyer so I could hopefully fix my current legal situation involving my arrest by Sarasota PD. Mr. Fowler previously helped my friend get out of her sticky situation with the law. After briefly speaking to Mr. Fowler about my situation, I decided that he would be the best choice for my legal defense.”

  • Demonstrated true passion & professional in my case.

    “Mr. Fowler took on a criminal case in my behave & display full attention to my concerns, he demonstrated true passion & professional in my case. If you ever need a criminal attorney, I highly recommend this law firm for your situation.”

  • Great Job!

    “Mr. Fowler did a great job. He worked hard for my defense and got me the best possible out come for my case.”

  • Highly Recommend!

    “Highly recommended. James is very knowledgeable.”

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Why Choose Us?

  • May 2024
    Andrew Pouget was named as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • May 2024
    James Fowler was named as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • May 2024

    James Fowler is selected to the 2024 Top 50 Lawyers In America list.

  • March 2024
    James Fowler is given the Lawyers of Distinction Award.


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