Questions to Ask Before You Hire a DUI Lawyer

“How many years have you
been practicing law?”

The answer to this question will give you a good idea about a Tampa DUI attorney’s experience and will help you get a feeling of whether the DUI lawyer you’re talking to has the skills to handle your case competently.

The truth is that length of time in practice may not mean as much as some lawyers think it does. Some remarkable DUI lawyers have been practicing for only 5 or 10 years, and there are some awful attorneys with 50 years of experience under their belts.

The value of a lawyer’s length of practice depends on several factors, so ask follow-up questions before hiring the lawyer, such as, “How long have you been practicing criminal law?” or “How much experience do you have representing people accused of DUI?” If your attorney has done divorces for 40 years but just started doing DUI defense last week because he’s having trouble making the rent, those 40 years of experience don’t help you very much.

Tampa DUI defense lawyer Elliott Wilcox has been practicing criminal law for nearly 25 years. He has invested more than 10,000 hours in the courtroom and has handled thousands of DUI cases during that time. Elliott currently limits his trial practice to DUI defense exclusively.

To contact a DUI lawyer with the experience 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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Tampa, Florida 33602

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