Washington County DUI Attorneys in Chipley

Law Offices of James R. Dowgul
(850) 558-5666

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WARNING
The State of Florida will seek to suspend your driver's license following an arrest for a DUI in Florida.

Arrested for DUI in Washington County? Call Chipley DUI Attorney James Dowgul for help

Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Washington County

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Law Offices of James R. Dowgul
Law Offices of James R. Dowgul
Washington County DUI Lawyer
222 East 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Call (850) 558-5666
Toll Free (866) 469-3444
Toll Free (866) 4-MY-FIGHT

Washington County DUI attorneys at Law Offices of James R. Dowgul can help you with the confusing and stressful legal maze and are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for your case. Law Offices of James R. Dowgul will protect your rights and seek dismissal or reduction of charges at every step of the legal process. Their experience and knowledge of Florida DUI laws can make a positive difference in the outcome of your drunk driving case.

  • Washington County DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of James R. Dowgul have extensive experience with DUI cases, including license suspension and felony and misdemeanor DUI
  • Immediate free consultation available to help you understand the DUI process and your legal rights
  • Call anytime after an arrest for DUI in Washington County and begin working immediately with a DUI attorney to build your defense
  • Law Offices of James R. Dowgul have handled thousands of criminal cases, this experience is crucial to a successful resolution to your case

The State of Florida imposes serious penalties on those accused of drunk driving, and a DUI conviction will stay on your criminal record permanently. After an arrest for DUI you could face difficult repercussions, such as driver’s license suspension, hundreds to thousands of dollars in fines, and potential jail time. Due to the complex legal system and the severity of the consequences for DUI in Florida, it is imperative that you seek qualified legal guidance from a Washington County DUI lawyer to help prepare your DUI defense case.

To learn about your rights and begin building your defense, call Washington County DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of James R. Dowgul now at (850) 558-5666 or submit the consultation request form. The initial review of your case is free and confidential.

Experience Does Make a Difference When You Have a DUI in Chipley

Your attorney’s experience with DUI cases and the Florida DUI laws is crucial to the success of your case. Chipley DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of James R. Dowgul focus on criminal law. They will use their extensive experience and DUI knowledge to provide you with competent and aggressive legal counsel.

The earlier you begin working with an attorney on a DUI case in Chipley or Washington County, the better chance you have at succeeding in retaining your driving privileges and winning your case. Only ten days after an arrest for DUI in Florida, your license will be automatically suspended unless you file the proper paperwork to challenge your suspension. For more information, call (850) 558-5666.

DUI Penalties in Florida

According to Florida DUI laws, legal intoxication of a motorist occurs when there is a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher. Though there are variables, the first three drunk driving arrests are considered misdemeanors and subsequent charges are felonies.

The penalties for driving drunk in Florida are influenced by a number of factors, including the level of your blood alcohol content, whether there was an accident with bodily harm or property damage, if you refused to submit to a breath or blood test, and if you have any previous alcohol related arrests.

Generally, a first time DUI offender in Florida could receive a sentence that includes suspension of driver’s license, fines, community service, immobilization of vehicle, and jail time. Certain circumstances could add mandatory alcohol education classes and installation of an ignition interlock device to the penalties. Auto insurance is usually cancelled after a DUI, forcing the motorist into a high-risk pool with substantially increased premiums. A conviction for drunk driving would result in a permanent criminal arrest record, which would lead to substantial restrictions and limitations in your lifestyle and job opportunities.

To protect your future and your livelihood you need to fight the charges brought against you. Chipley DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of James R. Dowgul will help you by filing motions to suppress your case and challenging evidence. Their goal is to seek dismissal or reduction of your charges in order to keep your record clean.

Washington County DUI Attorneys at the Law Offices of James R. Dowgul

Law Offices of James R. Dowgul know that an arrest for DUI can be emotionally trying and frightening. In addition to offering competent legal advice, Law Offices of James R. Dowgul will answer your questions, work with you to determine the best strategy for your DUI defense case, and continually communicate the status of your case. They will be there for you at all times.

James R. Dowgul began his legal career in the Public Defender’s Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Sarasota, Florida and later with the Public Defender’s Office for the 14th Judicial Circuit in his hometown of Panama City. He has extensive misdemeanor and felony trial experience, especially with DUI defense cases.

Washington County DUI lawyer James Dowgul earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Florida State University and a juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University. Mr. Dowgul also earned a Master of Laws Degree from Stetson University. He is admitted to the Florida Bar.

A Free Consultation is Available Now To Discuss your Washington County DUI

For immediate help with your Florida DUI defense, contact Chipley DUI lawyers at the
Law Offices of James R. Dowgul by submitting the request form or calling (850) 558-5666. Remember, it is important to start your legal defense as quickly as possible if you want the best result from your case. Law Offices of James R. Dowgul will respond to your inquiry at all hours and even on the weekend.

Your Rights

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • Be polite, but do not talk or answer any questions. Law enforcement is looking for evidence of impairment or comments that could be incriminating.
  • You have the right to an attorney. State this early if you have been stopped for suspicion of DUI
  • You do not have to consent to a search. An officer always needs a search warrant, probable cause or your permission before searching a vehicle.
Law Offices of James R. Dowgul
Law Offices of James R. Dowgul
Washington County DUI Lawyer
222 East 4th Street
Panama City, FL 32401

Call (850) 558-5666
Toll Free (866) 469-3444

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