"Dump truck" lawyers don't make the investment in their ongoing DUI education.

How Much DUI Lawyer Training Should a Tampa DUI Lawyer Have?

To best help drivers accused of DUI, it’s important that your Tampa DUI lawyer is completely dedicated to DUI defense, and attends all of the available DUI lawyer training. Dedicated DUI defense involves a substantial investment of time, money, and energy to keep on top of the complex issues involved in DUI defense.

You deserve an attorney who is serious about DUI defense. If the attorney you’re speaking with doesn’t make a serious and substantial investment in their DUI education every year, they may merely be “dabbling” in DUI defense, or worse yet, they may be a “dump truck” lawyer. Don’t trust your case to someone who doesn’t take DUI defense seriously.

DUI attorney Elliott Wilcox maintains an extensive library of DUI publications, scientific journals, all of the DUI Field Sobriety Testing Manuals (dating back to the original manuals first published in the 1980’s), operating manuals for the Intoxilyzer machine, and one of the largest libraries of DUI defense materials in the state (even larger than the DUI materials housed at the Stetson Law School, Barry Law School, FAMU Law School, and Cooley Law School libraries, combined!)

In addition to this extensive library of DUI defense materials, Elliott attends ongoing DUI training to ensure that he stays on top of the latest developments in DUI defense.

Here is the list of Tampa DUI attorney Elliott Wilcox’s DUI lawyer training

Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration
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Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - National College for DUI Defense
Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - The State of Florida
Tampa DUI Lawyer Education and Training - The Florida Bar
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2016)
    (I was also an instructor at this event)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2016)
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2015)
    (I was also an instructor at this event)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2015)
  • National College of DUI Defense’s Winter Session (2015)
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers’s DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity (2014)
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2014)
  • Dave Cox’s Winning DUI Cases – Cross-Examining the Police Officer (2014)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2014)
  • LawReviewCLE’s Dismantling the Drug Recognition Expert (2013) – Instructor
  • LawReviewCLE’s Attacking and Defending Blood Test Results (2013) – Instructor
  • National College of DUI Defense’s Summer Session at Harvard University (2013)
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers’s DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity (2013)
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2013)
  • Forensic Alcohol Consulting’s Intoxilyzer 8000 & Florida Software 8100.27 (2013)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2013)
  • National College of DUI Defense’s Winter Session (2012)
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers’s DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity (2012)
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2012)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2012)
  • Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Blood Breath and Tears (2011)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2011)
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2010)
  • Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2009) – Instructor
  • Florida Bar’s Masters of DUI (2009)
  • Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor’s Advanced DUI Program  (2009) – Instructor
  • Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor’s DUI Homicide and Vehicular Manslaughter  (2009) – Instructor
  • Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2008) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2007) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2006) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2005) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2004) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2003) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2002) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2001) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Pre-Trial Motions Practice (2001) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (2000) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (1999) – Instructor
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Pre-Trial Motions Practice (1998)
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association’s DUI Trial Advocacy School (1997)

In addition to these programs, Elliott has also attended or completed the following sessions on video, webinar, or audio CLE playback:

  • Persuading the Appellate Court, presented by Hon. Roderick Kennedy
  • Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases, by Steve Olberman
  • Chemical Test Discovery, presented by Troy McKinney
  • The Science Behind Breath Test Devices, presented by Tom Workman
  • Introduction to Field Sobriety Testing with Lance Platt
  • Introduction to Gas Chromatography with Dr. Jimmie Valentine
  • Introduction to Uncertainty with Ted Vosk
  • Introduction to Breath Alcohol Testing With Dr. Al Staubus
  • The Cure for Bad Breath, presented by Jim Nesci
  • Ethics Jeopardy: What is the Right Thing to Do?, presented by Bruce Kapsack
  • Winning With Your FST Cross, presented by Denis deVlaming
  • FSTs — Running Through the Drills, presented by Gus McDonald
  • Winning at the Top: “Confronting” the Supremes, presented by Jeff Fisher
  • Closing for the Win, presented by Lisa Wayne
  • Suppressing the Evidence, presented by John Wesley Hall
  • Winning Appellate Arguments, presented by Jeff Fisher
  • Was Your Client Tested on a Broken Machine?, presented by Tom Workman
  • From Voir Dire to Opening – 1st Impressions, Lasting Effects, presented by Denis deVlaming
  • Understanding Gas Chromatography, presented by Jim Nesci & Joe St. Louis
  • Voir Dire of the Expert, presented by Dr. SunWolf
  • Evaluation of Suspected DUI Drug Cases — Breaking Free from the Matrix, presented by Dr. Jennifer Souders
  • Advanced FSTs — For Whom Are They Designed?, presented by Mimi Coffey
  • Bad Science, Bad Tests, Good Cross, presented by Mike Hawkins
  • The Perils of Communicating with the Police, presented by Prof. James Duane
  • Scoring the Winning Touchdown with Your Closing Argument, presented by Les Hulnick & Vic Pellegrino
  • Blood Lab Secrets, presented by Dr. Robert Forrest & Jess Paul
  • The Care & Feeding of Your Expert, presented by Jan Semenoff
  • Legal Writing for Motions and Jury Instructions, presented by George Bianchi
  • Making the Most of Your Opening and Closing, presented by Jonathan Rapping
  • When the Breath Machine Malfunctions, presented by Jan Semenoff
  • The State’s Blood Lab — Inside & Out, presented by Ron Moore
  • Using Voir Dire Techniques to Communicate with the Trier of Fact, presented by Robert Hirschhorn
  • Communicating Your Case Theory to Optimize Success, presented by Jonathan Rapping
  • When Your Armed Service Member is in Trouble — What You Need to Know, presented by Jane L. Siegel
  • Ethics and Client-Centered Representation, presented by Jonathan Rapping
  • Winning at Every Level, presented by Flem Whited
  • The Story You Tell Creates the Verdict You’ll Hear, presented by Dr. Paul Homoly
  • Perfecting Your Appeal, presented by Prof. James Duane
  • Winning Before Trial — The Art of Negotiation, presented by Keith Belzer
  • Blood Tests: The Good and the Bad, presented by Lenny Stamm
  • The DRE 12-Step Evaluation, presented by Tony Palacios
  • Preservation of Error — Persuading the Trier of Fact from Beginning to End, presented by Sherry Boston
  • SFSTs: What it Takes to Make Them Valid, presented by Bill Kirk
  • Using Brady to Your Advantage, presented by Jim Lavine
  • FSTs—Facts and Fallacies, presented by Anthony Palacios
  • Gas Chromatography for Jurors, presented by Suzanne C. Perry BSc, MSc
  • NHTSA’s Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), presented by Anthony Palacios
  • Perfecting Your Cross to Get to Victory Lane: It Takes More Than Just a Bunch of Left Turns, presented by James Nesci
  • Body Shop Secrets: Technological Advances in Collision Reconstruction, presented by Steven M. Schorr
  • Crossing the Finish Line Without a Pit Crew: Succeeding Without an Expert, presented by John T. Kirk
  • DUI Case Law Update, presented by Donald J. Ramsell
  • Preparing for Direct and Cross of Experts, presented by Virginia Landry
  • Summations: Compare & Contrast, presented by John T. Kirk (Montgomery, AL) and Joseph St. Louis
  • Hollywood Squares Ethics, presented by James Nesci

When you choose your DUI attorney, make sure you hire someone who is serious and committed to your defense. The books on their shelves and the CLE hours they attend tell the story… Either they’re dedicated to DUI defense, or they’re not. You deserve someone who takes DUI defense seriously.

NEXT STEP: Speak with a Properly Trained DUI Lawyer Today

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, no matter how bad the case looks, don’t ever plead guilty without first talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer. There may even be a way that can get your charges dismissed, but you’ll never know unless you fight your charges by talking to a Tampa DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Many of the issues in DUI cases are very time sensitive. DUI cases are serious, with harsher penalties than many felony cases, and the “hidden cost” of DUI insurance that can easily climb past $25,000! (Good news: You can avoid almost all of that if your DUI lawyer gets the DUI dropped or gets the charge reduced!)

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Tampa DUI Attorney Elliott Wilcox has handled thousands of DUI cases. He is 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 exclusively helps drivers accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

If you want your best chance for avoiding a DUI, you should call an experienced Tampa DUI attorney today. To talk to Elliott about the different options for saving your license and defending your DUI case, call toll-free at (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) or (813) 699-5517 today!