Questions to Ask Before You Hire a DUI Lawyer

“Are You a Member of the
National College for DUI Defense?”

The National College for DUI Defense is the organization for lawyers dedicated to defending drivers accused of DUI, and represents some of the most experienced DUI attorneys in the country.

The reason why membership in the College is important is because it shows that your lawyer is truly dedicated to DUI defense. The National College for DUI Defense is different from every other DUI directory on the internet (where the only requirement is usually that the lawyer has a valid credit card to pay the fee and get listed) because they require that your lawyer meet a variety of qualifications, including having at least two other lawyers vouch for the lawyer’s competence and diligence in handling DUI cases. As a result of this process, very few lawyers qualify for membership in the College. For example, there are currently 94,487 lawyers in Florida, but as of recently, only 55 (less than 1/10th of 1%) have been admitted as members of the College.

In addition to showing that your lawyer is dedicated to DUI defense, membership in the College allows your lawyer to attend intensive DUI-specific continuing legal education programs to keep up with this ever-changing area of the law. College members also have access to a national network of DUI defense attorneys for brainstorming sessions on new and novel DUI defenses that may be applicable to your case.

To see if the Tampa DUI lawyer that you’re considering hiring is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, check the College’s website at Elliott Wilcox is an active member of the College, and you can go directly to his member page by clicking on his National College for DUI Defense link.

To contact a Tampa DUI defense member of the National College for DUI Defense 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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