The answer to this one should be “No.” Before you meet with a lawyer, visit the Florida Bar website (www.FloridaBar.org) 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.
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 to Elliott about the available options to continue driving and avoiding a DUI, schedule a phone appointment or call (813) 940-4300 today!
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