Questions to Ask Before You Hire a DUI Lawyer

“Have you ever been disciplined by the Bar?”

The answer to this one should be “No.” Before you meet with a lawyer, visit the Florida Bar website ( and type their name into the “Find a Lawyer” section. This will reveal if the attorney has been disciplined in the past 10 years.

THE TRUTH is, your lawyer probably won’t have any disciplinary record. 

Most lawyers don’t. 

But if they do, ask them about it. 

Not all lawyer discipline is equal. If the attorney was disciplined for an advertising violation, it may not have any reflection on their ability to represent you. But if they were disciplined for failing to communicate with a client, or for taking client funds and not doing any work, you should run in the other direction as fast as you can. 

Even if their online history is clear, you should still ask the lawyer about any previous or pending disciplinary actions. 

Part of what you’re investing in when you hire a lawyer is their reputation. 

Just like a smelly diaper, a lawyer’s bad reputation can rub off on your case, and negatively impact the strength of your defense.

To contact a Tampa DUI lawyer with a clean disciplinary record to help you with your Tampa DUI case,call (813) 940-4300 TODAY.

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!

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