How to Choose the
Best DUI Lawyer
for Your Case

One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the best DUI lawyer to help you through this ordeal.

Think about it this way... 

If you needed life-saving brain surgery, would you waste any time interviewing eye doctors, ear doctors, or oral surgeons?

Of course not. 

Even if they were the best in the world, they couldn't help you.

If you need brain surgery, the only choice is a brain surgeon.

The same thing is true when choosing a DUI lawyer

There are lots of lawyers who say they can handle your DUI case.

But not all attorneys are created equal.

Before you choose a DUI attorney, whether it's me or anyone else, you should check their credentials and make sure you're hiring someone who specializes in DUI defense.

You deserve the best DUI lawyer... A dedicated professional, someone committed to defending DUI cases, who can help you survive this ordeal. 

You deserve someone who understands the finer details of DUI cases (which are very different from other types of criminal cases), who can persuade judges, prosecutors, and jurors to put aside their biases against DUI cases and give you the fair outcome you deserve.

But as I said, not all lawyers are equal.

Which type of DUI lawyer are you talking to?

The first type of lawyer picks up the occasional DUI case to help a friend or family members, or because they need the money, but otherwise they don't normally handle DUI case.

The second type of lawyer is the "dabbler." They commit a portion of their practice to DUI defense, but don't exclusively help people in situations like yours.

Unfortunately, if you choose someone from of these groups, they may not be qualified to spot the best defenses in your case. 

These lawyers might be experts in other areas, but may have no idea how to determine if your Field Sobriety Tests were administered incorrectly or if there's a problem with your breath test.

Then there are the third category of attorneys, who commit 100% of our practice to helping people like you who have been accused of DUI.

These are the lawyers who attend every DUI program, belong to the national DUI defense lawyer groups, and study everything they can to learn the ins and outs of DUI defense. 

How to find the best DUI lawyer

Within that group, there are a handful of lawyers like me.

These attorneys don't just attend the annual DUI conferences... 

We're in the front of the room, training the other lawyers how to win DUI cases.

These attorneys don't just read about the breath testing machine...

We buy the machines so we can tear them apart, and uncover any problems in your breath test. (This requires not only a significant financial investment, but a lot of creativity, because the manufacturers refuse to sell these machines to DUI attorneys.)

These attorneys don't just assume the evidence against you is reliable...

We create exhaustive databases on every breath test machine and every police officer, leaving no stone unturned so we can do everything possible to help you avoid a DUI conviction.

How can you tell the difference?

They all look alike, they all have the same type of law degree, and they all say they're great... How can you tell the difference between the best Tampa DUI attorney and the worst one?

It's easy... But only if you know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Read through these next few sections and you'll have all of the information that you need to identify the best Tampa lawyer to handle your case, as well as everything you need so you can avoid hiring the worst DUI lawyer for your case.

If you have any questions, or want to speak with a DUI attorney who can happily answer all of these questions, call me today at (813) 940-4300

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Tampa DUI Lawyer Elliott Wilcox exclusively defends DUI cases. Call now to ask if he can help you get your license back and help you avoid the "hidden cost" of a DUI conviction.

NEXT STEP: Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Your Case

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, no matter how bad the case looks, do NOT plead guilty without talking to a lawyer specializing in DUI defense. It may be possible to get your charges reduced (maybe even dismissed), but you’ll never know unless you talk to a DUI expert.

DUI cases are serious, with penalties harsher penalties than many felony cases. Additionally, the “hidden cost” of DUI insurance can easily easily cost you $30,000, $40,000, even $50,000! (Good news: You can avoid almost all of that if your DUI lawyer gets the DUI dropped or reduced!)

Many of the issues in DUI cases are extremely time sensitive, so you must act quickly.

If you want your best chance of avoiding a DUI, call an experienced Tampa DUI attorney today.

Tampa DUI Attorney Elliott Wilcox has handled thousands of DUI cases. A member of the National College for DUI Defense, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and a life member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Elliott's practice is dedicated exclusively to helping drivers accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). To talk with Elliott about your available options to continue driving and avoiding a DUI, schedule a phone appointment or call (813) 940-4300 today!

The Wilcox Law Firm
620 East Twiggs Street, Suite 304
Tampa, Florida 33602

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You will be okay, and you will get through this... We promise!

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