Tampa DUI Lawyer Case Results (2014)

Tampa DUI Lawyer Elliott Wilcox's Case Results for 2014

Tampa DUI Lawyer Elliott Wilcox’s Case Results for 2014

OVERALL RESULTS FOR 2014
(as of October): 

For cases with breath alcohol levels below .15, drugs, or refusals,
93% avoided a DUI conviction!

The following is an update of all of my Tampa DUI case results for 2014. Unlike other firms who only list the cases they’ve won, I didn’t want to hide anything, so I’ve pulled back the curtain and revealed every case I’ve handled in Tampa since I launched this website.  (Of the 13 cases with breath level over .15 – NONE of them pled guilty as charged, and 23% of them avoided )

One thing you’ll notice is that there aren’t a ton of cases listed. There’s a reason for this. I don’t run a “volume practice,” where I churn and burn cases as quickly as possible. Instead, I limit the number of people I help to a very small, manageable number. By only handling a limited number of DUI cases at any given time, it means that I’ll always know who you are when you call, and I’ll always know what’s happening with your case. You won’t be treated like a case number or a court file – you’ll be given the respect you deserve.

Obviously, I didn’t want to embarrass any past clients (just like you wouldn’t want to be embarrassed), so I have removed any identifying information from the results, including names and case numbers. Each case just contains a quick summary of the facts and the result. If you want to verify any results with the Hillsborough County Clerk’s Office, please call me and I’ll be happy to confidentially provide you with case numbers and citation numbers.

  • 1/8/14 Pled to DUI below .15, impound waived
  • 1/8/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 1/13/14 Case completely dropped
  • 1/27/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 1/29/14 Pled to DUI (motions denied)
  • 2/14/14 License suspension overturned, DUI reduced to non-enhanced DUI (despite .175 BAC on 2nd DUI)
  • 3/11/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless (court costs only)
  • 3/19/14 Case completely dropped
  • 4/4/14 Pled to DUI, but NO JAIL on 2nd offense
  • 4/3/14 Avoided FELONY DUI and pled to misdemeanor DUI avoided the mandatory 30 days jail)
  • 4/19/14 Pled to DUI below .15 (despite .238 BAC)
  • 4/9/14 Pled to DUI (1st time DUI sanctions, even though this was technically a 2nd DUI)
  • 4/14/14 DUI dropped (avoided mandatory jail on 2nd DUI within 5 years with BAC over .270), pled to reckless driving
  • 4/23/14 Reduced to DUI below .15, 50 hours CS
  • 4/23/14 NO JAIL for THIRD DUI inside 10 years
  • 4/23/14 Case completely dropped
  • 5/5/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 5/6/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless (court costs only)
  • 5/13/14 Pled to DUI and DWLS (NO JAIL despite new DWLS charge)
  • 5/13/14 NO JAIL for FIFTH DUI offense
  • 6/2/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 6/4/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 6/4/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 6/4/14 License suspension overturned, DUI dropped, pled to reckless (even though 2nd DUI within 5 years)
  • 6/9/14 Reduced to DUI below .15
  • 6/12/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 6/30/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 6/23/14 Case completely dropped
  • 7/28/14 Reduced to DUI below .15 (even though accident case with .175 BAC)
  • 8/6/14 Reduced to DUI below .15 (even though accident case with .197 BAC)
  • 8/18/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/2/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/2/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/3/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/3/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/10/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/10/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 9/29/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 10/1/14 Case completed dropped
  • 10/1/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 10/7/14 DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 10/7/14  DUI dropped, pled to reckless driving
  • 10/7/14 Reduced to DUI below .15 (breath alcohol level was .230)
Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for alleged "refusal" to submit to urine testing

November 2014 - DUI drug case dropped and license completely reinstated

The client took a breath test, and the results showed that he was sober, with a breath level of .035. When the officer discovered that this wasn't an alcohol related DUI, he asked the client to submit to a urine test. The client tried to go to the bathroom (but couldn't) the officer told him that he was calling it a "Refusal" and would be suspending his license for 12 months.

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Tampa DUI lawyer gets charges reduced in t-bone accident

November 2014 - Charges reduced in "t-bone" crash with .185 BAC

Client was arrested for her second DUI offense after leaving a bar and "t-boning" another car after running a red light. She agreed to take a breath test and the results were more than double the legal limit. Here's how we helped her get the charges reduced...

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Diabetic shock issues affect Tampa DUI case

October 2014 - No DUI - Client avoids DUI conviction and marijuana charge

Client was arrested for DUI charge and the officer thought he observed indicators of impairment due to alcohol or marijuana. Unfortunately, the effects of hypoglycemia can often mirror the effects of alcohol intoxication, and this can result in a false arrest.

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If knee or back injuries affected your performance on the field sobriety tests, you should talk to a Tampa DUI lawyer today..

October 2014 - No Ybor City DUI - Client avoids mandatory jail and 5 year license suspension

Client was arrested for an Ybor City DUI after he was seen driving the wrong way on a one way street. He was asked to perform the field sobriety exercises in a busy area in front of Centro Ybor, and this interference may have affected his performance on the FSE’s. When asked to take a breath test, he declined. This caharge was serious because it was his second Tampa DUI arrest, and he was facing a mandatory 5 year license suspension and a 10 day mandatory jail sentence.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client involved in car accident with .193 BAC.

October 2014 - Charges reduced in DUI accident case with .193 BAC

Client was arrested for a DUI charge involving an accident after he was involved in a two car accident. No one was injured, but when they asked him to submit to a breath test, his breath level was .193 BAC, which is more than twice the legal limit, so he was charged with an enhanced DUI.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for drug related Tampa DUI case.

October 2014 - DUI case completely dropped

Client was arrested for a DUI charge after turning on a "no right turn" red light. Client looked very good on video, and agreed to perform field sobriety exercises. He did well on the FSE's, but the officer arrested him for DUI. Client took a breath test (results showed he was sober) and agreed to take a urine test. The urine test results showed positive for a cocaine metabolite.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI after refusing to perform field sobriety exercises or breath test.

October 2014 - No DUI - Client avoids DUI conviction

Client was arrested for a DUI charge after she was seen driving too fast and allegedly tailgating behind a taxi. Client agreed to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (HGN) but wasn’t sure if she should do any other FSE’s, so she declined to perform them.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client reduce DUI after driving over road flares and blowing more than TWICE the legal limit.

October 2014 - Case Reduced from .189 BAC

Client drove through road flares and a closed-off section of roadway. Police were already on scene with their emergency lights activated, so when he drove over the flares, they stopped him only 20 yards away from their police cars. He agreed to take a breath test, and the results were .186/.189

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid enhanced DUI conviction for car crash case with blood test results showing BAC nearly DOUBLE the legal limit.

October 2014 - Charges reduced in DUI accident case with blood draw

Client was arrested for a DUI charge involving an accident after she crashed her car and was pinned behind the wheel. Fearing she was injured, the officers had her transported to the hospital, where she agreed to submit to a blood test. The results of the blood test were about TWICE the legal limit, so she was charged with an enhanced DUI.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for drug related Tampa DUI accident arrest .

October 2014 - No DUI - Client avoids DUI in accident case

Client was arrested for a DUI charge involving an accident. He was asked to submit to a breath test (which was below .08), and then was asked to submit to a urine test. He declined to take the urine test, so they suspended his license for 12 months and charged him with a DUI.

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Tampa DUI lawyer helps client avoid DUI for second Tampa DUI arrest within 5 years.

October 2014 - No DUI - Client avoids jail and 5 year license suspension

Client was arrested for a second DUI offense. Unfortunately, the DUI was in 2009, so he was barely within the 5 year window to enhance the offense. When you’re charged with a second DUI within 5 years of a previous DUI conviction, the mandatory penalties include a minimum 10 day jail sentence, and a 5 year license suspension.

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Tampa DUI lawyer gets charges reduced in case with breath test 3x the legal limit

October 2014 - Case Reduced from .230 BAC

The Tampa DUI driver was arrested for DUI with a breath test that was THREE TIMES the legal limit. Here's how Tampa DUI lawyer Elliott Wilcox got the charges reduced and helped the driver avoid an ignition interlock requirement.

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Tampa DUI lawyer gets charges reduced in case where client ran through a red light and blew 2x the legal limit

October 2014 - Case Reduced from DOUBLE the Legal Limit

Learn how we helped a client after she ran through a red light (caught on video by police officer) and performed "miserably" on the field sobriety exercises (often falling over), then took a breath test and blew more than double the legal limit.

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NEXT STEP: Speak with a 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!