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Sarasota Criminal Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights

At Fowler Law Group, our legal team focuses exclusively on criminal defense. If you are facing criminal charges, our Sarasota criminal defense attorneys will work relentlessly to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome to your case.
Our firm’s founder, James A. Fowler Jr., has worked as a Sarasota County and Manatee County prosecutor.  Our legal team is able draw upon the inside knowledge our lawyers have gained in these roles to aggressively advocate for and protect the rights our clients.  With over thirteen (13) years combined experience; our attorneys have extensive trial and courtroom experience handling a diverse range of criminal cases.

Fowler Law Group’s “Family” Values

We know that you have many serious concerns about your future and may be feeling overwhelmed with the legal process. Our goal is to take the fear out of the process by advising and guiding our clients through all phases of the criminal justice system.
At Fowler Law Group, we make it a priority to develop a relationship with our clients and work together as a team to develop a solid legal strategy that will ensure the best possible resolution to your case.  Our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to earning the Respect of our clients, colleagues and adversaries; through relentless preparation, effective communication and an unwavering Responsibility to protecting YOUR constitutional rights!
Licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of Florida, our legal team is prepared to represent clients in all types of criminal matters, including but not limited to:

Drunk Driving (DUI)

When an individual is facing DUI charges in Florida, time is of the essence.  At Fowler Law Group, our legal team acts quickly to review your case and identify the best courses of action available.  DUI charges can have serious and long-lasting repercussion and we take all actions possible to protect our clients’ legal rights and driving privileges.

Traffic Crimes

Whether you’ve been charged with driving on a suspended license, not having a valid driver’s license, labeled a habitual traffic offender or any other traffic offense; our legal team has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal and civil traffic issues.

Drug Crimes

Florida laws related to the possession, sale or trafficking of drugs have severe consequences.  Regardless of whether it is your 1st conviction or your 50th conviction, if the Court adjudicates you guilty (of almost any drug crime) there is a mandatory one (1) year suspension of your driver’s license.  Penalties for the sale or trafficking of illegal drugs can carry mandatory prison sentences for up to thirty (30) years.  At Fowler Law Group, our Sarasota criminal defense attorneys have handled hundreds of drug related cases and have the experience necessary to ensure the best possible outcome to your case.

Battery (Domestic)

Domestic battery is a serious offense that can have significant consequences.  Our lawyers help clients to avoid or minimize fines, permanent records, incarceration and other penalties that might arise from domestic violence charges.

Theft Crimes

While seemingly “minor,” theft crimes should be handled with extreme caution.  Whether your charged with petite theft, grand theft, burglary or fraud; these types of crimes are labeled as “crimes of dishonesty” and if convicted, can have consequences that last long after your criminal case is resolved.

Violations of Probation

Depending on the nature of the crime you were originally placed on probation for, the consequences of violating the terms and conditions of probation can be life changing.  In Florida, a judge can sentence you up to the maximum term of jail or prison that the charge(s) allows.

Juvenile Crimes

At Fowler Law Group, our attorneys understand and appreciate the differences between defending an adult and a juvenile accused of a crime.  We focus on working together with youths and their parents to settle legal problems as quickly and confidentially as possible.  We know that children and teenagers often make bad choices, which can seriously impact their future.

Sex Crimes

The laws in Florida as they relate to sex crimes have serious consequences.  Depending on the nature of the offense, a person convicted sex crime may be required to serve a “minimum mandatory” prison sentence, register as sex offender or predator, and/or join the sex offender registry database.  In addition to the consequences imposed by the court, a conviction for one of these types of crimes can be fatal to someone’s career or their ability to pursue higher education.

Sealing & Expunging of Records

The State of Florida allows for a one (1) time sealing or expungement of certain criminal offense from an individuals’ criminal record if certain criteria can be met.  While it is possible for a person to seek a sealing or expungement on their own, the process is confusing, time consuming, and in if not done correctly can lead to unnecessary costs that would could have been applied to hiring an attorney.  Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience necessary to determine whether you meet the required criteria and ensure that the process is handled correctly the first time.

Our Legal Team Can Help

If you are being investigated by the police or have been arrested for a criminal offense, please do not attempt to navigate Florida’s criminal justice system without competent representation.  You need an experienced and respected criminal defense team to protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome to your case.  The Sarasota criminal defense attorneys at Fowler Law Group offer free consultations and will take the time help you understand what to expect as your criminal case moves forward; regardless of whether you choose to hire our firm or not.

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Fowler Law Group proudly represents the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee Counties as well as the surrounding Tampa Bay area. Our experienced team will help guide you through the judicial process and answer all of your questions with honesty and integrity. We understand the important nature of your call, and we will strive to return all calls within 24 hours. Contact us today by completing our online form or calling us at 941-404-8909.

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I retained the Fowler Law Group and obtained an excellent result. In every respect, the Fowler Law Group was professional, responsive and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result. I would recommend them for similar matters without reservation.
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