The most important decision that you’re going to make is choosing which Tampa DUI lawyer should represent you.
There are lots of good DUI attorneys in Hillsborough county.
Some of them spend a small percentage of their time defending DUI cases, while a handful of others, like Elliott, dedicate 100% of their work to defending drivers like you who have been accused of a DUI.
One of the best ways to decide which attorney to hire (or which attorney NOT to hire) is to review what former clients have to say about how their cases were handled and how they were treated.
Obviously, when picking a Tampa DUI attorney and reading what former client are saying about them, you’ll be asking questions like, “Does this attorney have enough experience to spot the potential defenses in my case? If there are any issues in my case, does this lawyer have enough skill to raise those issues persuasively and give me my best chance for getting the DUI dropped or reduced to Reckless Driving?”
But in addition to those obvious questions about the lawyer’s skill level, you should also be asking questions about how you and your case are going to be treated.
Choosing a DUI lawyer is a little bit like getting into a serious relationship. Your case is going to take several months before it gets resolved. Whoever you choose is going to be with you for the entire time. This is the person who is going to be by your side, the person who is going to protect you, and the person who is going to be your voice in court.
Will they treat you with respect?
Will they look out for your best interests?
Will they give you their personal cell number in case you have an emergency?
Will they recognize your voice when you call, or will you just be one file out of hundreds in their office?
When you hire the Wilcox Law Firm, you’re going to be treated with the respect and dignity that you and your case deserve.
But don’t take my word for it.
Instead, take a look at what former clients have to say about me, about how they were treated, and how their cases were handled.
Keep in mind, a lot of these clients were ecstatic because I found legal defenses or problems with the case that led to great results. I can never guarantee that you’ll get the same results because every case is different. I’ve had cases with .257+ BAC levels that were easy to win, and I’ve had cases with .083 BAC where we fought tooth and nail through a multi-day jury trial and still couldn’t make it go away. Every case is different. Every client is different. Any attorney who promises you that they can “guarantee” the outcome of your case is probably lying to you. (If they do, ask ’em if they’ll put it in writing – I doubt they will). I can’t promise you what the outcome will be, but I can promise you that you’ll be treated with dignity and respect, that your case will be treated with the seriousness that it deserves, and that I’ll do everything I can to help you avoid a DUI conviction.
After you read what these clients said, please call me at (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) and let’s see what defenses might be available in your case and whether you’ve got a winning case.
What Clients Are Saying About Elliott
“It finally felt like someone was on my side…”
I liked that it finally felt like someone was on my side. Jail was demeaning and everyone there made it clear that no one was there to help me and I was on my own. Since that first phone call I made to you, I felt that you were 100% on my side and helping me where no one else did. I felt very secure and assured that the right person was handling my case and aiming for the best possible outcome. If you’re thinking about hiring Elliott… DO. IT. Seriously, you’re not going to find someone more invested or committed to handling your case than this guy. – Alissa (Valrico)
“You were the only lawyer that actually asked me details about my case and looked for an alternative for me to beat it. How professional you were! How compassionate you were to my case and how you helped me not just beat this but to overcome it in the best way for me. Choose Elliott! Without a doubt!” – Gabrielle. (Tampa)
“The charges were dropped…”
Mr. Wilcox’s professionalism stood out from all the other attorneys when I was seeking defense for my case. He handled my case professionally and diligently. I highly recommend him. And best of all: The outcome! The charges were dropped! – Cesar (Wesley Chapel)
“I was initially concerned about losing my job…”
I was initially concerned about losing my job. Elliott helped navigate through all of the legal hurdles and clarified all of the legal matters to be resolved. Elliott will work hard for you. His years of experience pays off – I’m very grateful for his hard work. – Alfredo (Tampa)
“He was the number one attorney for my case…”
I have never been in a situation like this before in my life. I was very worried and I did not know any attorney that would be able to handle an important case like this. I received plenty of mail of attorneys that specialized in DUI. I did my research on line and found Mr. Wilcox. After learning about his expertise which in my professional opinion he was the number one attorney for my case. Mr. Wilcox from the first sit down was very pleasant, professional and very understanding on how I felt about my huge mistake that I had made. He explained in detail every outcome that could take place and heard all my concerns and fears I had. Mr. Wilcox is an expert in DUI arrest and knows every aspect of the law to represent anyone who is in this situation. Mr. Wilcox was fantastic and caring. He provided me with all the tools and information that I needed to beat this ordeal I seem to have gotten into. He handled the entire case and kept me informed 24/7 I am so happy to have chosen Mr. Wilcox handled my case with ease and made me feel stress free. My experience dealing with Mr. Wilcox I have to say it was flawless. I can not think of anything to improve. Mr. Wilcox is well worth hiring and you won’t be disappointed. Hands down!!!! – Rafael (Seffner)
“I didn’t receive a DUI…” (Second DUI arrest)
When I was arrested, I was concerned about getting charged with my second DUI and not being able to drive for a long time, possibly going to jail for a while, and the cost of an attorney. Elliott was very honest with me and didn’t let me get my hopes up to soon before seeing any outcome and that was very commendable, even though I was a bit impatient to hear results. Also, I never had to go to any hearings and got to still go on my planned vacation during the case while getting updates over the phone. Ultimately, I didn’t receive a DUI, it got dropped to a Reckless Driving charge, I received no jail time, and he wasn’t that expensive and worked well with my budget. – Chase (Tampa)
“Elliott did everything he said he was going to do…”
I was concerned about traveling back from California and the cost, but he kept me out of court and I didn’t have to travel back to Florida. Elliott did everything he said he was going to do, and I was very happy with the outcome.” – Andrew (California)
“… helped me avoid a DUI conviction.”
I was concerned about going to jail and being convicted of a DUI. I hired Elliott because he seemed to have superior knowledge about how to handle a DUI case, and he kept me out of jail and helped me avoid a DUI conviction. He was very respectful, very professional, knowledgeable, and definitely worth hiring. – Kevin (Wesley Chapel)
“An impossible case to win…”
I was afraid I had to do jail time. I went to other lawyers first and I felt everyone of them judge me before we even went to court. They where already predicting the result without even trying. From the moment I entered his office, I soon understood that in case of a DUI I was better off with a lawyer that specialized in the matter. I interviewed with a couple of lawyer before I selected Elliott and every time the other lawyers were trying to convince me there wasn’t much that could be done in my situation. They were already judging me without even trying. With Elliott it was a different story, he moved to explain all the possible outcomes and took his time explaining what where the things that could benefit us and the ones that could hurt us in the case. And after reviewing my case, that was practically impossible to win, he said there were several things he can try. without promising anything he was diligent finding out all the things that we needed to get the best outcome possible of this case. At the end, all his work shows, an impossible case to win, he was able to get my case reduced based on technicalities that no other lawyer would have been aware of. My case was an aggravated 2nd DUI within 5 years, a case that I thought I would have to do jail time, he was able to get me a plea for reckless driving. No jail, no impoundment, 6 months community service, no insurance FR-44, easy to deal with. I will definitely recommend him, he did exceed my expectations and was always really cordial and available when I call or email him. – Ernan (Tampa)
“I was afraid of jail time, losing my privilege to drive, and ridiculous increases in my car insurance. I was able to continue going to my school and work and gym knowing that my case was handled by the BEST. In the end, I didn’t lose my license, and I avoided a DUI. I was very happy with the outcome.” – Sonny (Tampa)
“Everything was dropped!” – Christopher (Seffner)
“My case was dismissed!!!”
Speaking with Elliott over the phone made me feel like we were face-to-face. I live in another county so it was refreshing to have that. You kept the line of communication open so I always knew what was going on. My case was dismissed!!! I couldn’t have been more ecstatic! – Heather (Boynton)
“Your case statistics were impressive and stood out to me…”
After doing research on DUI lawyers in Tampa, your case statistics were impressive and stood out to me. I interviewed 3 of my top picks by phone. I liked how down to earth, understanding, and your experience with dealing with DUI cases. Any time a court date changed you always sent me notification. I trusted that you were handling everything that needed to be taken care of. And my favorite part was that you got my case dropped to reckless!! You clearly advised me of my options, and made me feel comfortable I would be able to get to my job. You clearly explained the laws and what I should expect. You also helped me understand what to expect in regards to costs through the entire process. You were very honest, upfront, and very professional. You helped get my case dropped to reckless, and that is a great thing! I would highly recommend you as anyone’s DUI lawyer in Tampa! – Tommy (Orland Park, IL)
“I was terrified of losing my license…”
Since this was my 2nd DUI arrest within 5 years, I was terrified of losing my license. I knew that my only hope was to hire a lawyer and I called you after I saw an advertisement for your firm. I had a high BAC and I thought for sure that I was going to lose my license for a long time and not be able to get to work and school. You enabled me to keep my license, I did not face jail time and my DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving. I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me and my case. I’m graduating next month and wouldn’t have been able to do this if I had lost my license. – Natalie (Tampa)
“The prosecutor threw out the case…”
Of the many lawyers I received information from, Elliott was the most qualified. He did an excellent job at making the entire ordeal as painless as possible, and kept me out of court the entire time. Elliott is very competent, thorough, and highly qualified in the DUI defense field. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, I would absolutely recommend Elliott. – Terrance, Airline Pilot (Redington Beach)
“He saved my job and reputation.”
After doing my research and background checks I knew Elliott Wilcox had the most experience and was well known in the court system. It was reinforced when I was in court for my trial. The judge knew him and they had a very good rapport. Elliott handled himself professionally throughout my case and I felt my case went to the proper attorney. Elliott spoke to me as a professional. I felt no judgment against me. He listened to my story and worked off of that. I never felt like he was going through the motions. There was always eye contact, which is very important to me. I always felt he was truly on my side. That is a great quality because I was innocent and the officer who stalked me lied on the stand. That is the truth! Elliott did great things for me. He fought for an innocent man and won my case. I couldn’t have done it without him. Excellent! – John (Mayfield Heights, Ohio)
“Saved me thousands on my insurance…”
After researching Elliott on Google and speaking with him, he seemed to be the most professional and the most educated on these types of cases. My biggest concerns were losing my drivers license which meant losing my job, and Elliott guided me in the right direction so this would not happen. I was also concerned with being able to afford him, but he worked with me and let me make payment arrangements which were satisfactory to myself as well as him. If you’re thinking about hiring Elliott, I would say that he is very professional and helped me in a way that I would not have been able to help myself. He’s also very courteous and responsive when I had questions or was not sure about something I received in the mail from the courts. Whenever I called I did not speak to a secretary I spoke directly to Elliott. Best of all, he got my DUI reduced to Reckless Driving, which saved me thousands on my insurance. Excellent! – Greg (Ruskin)
“He made me feel like my case was his top priority…”
I did plenty of online research on DUI attorneys in the Tampa area. Mr. Wilcox’s website stuck out to me so I set up an in-person meeting. After the meeting it was clear that the website wasn’t making any overstatements. Mr. Wilcox is an experienced DUI attorney and was the right one for my case. I really like the professionalism that Mr. Wilcox used throughout my case. I’m sure he has plenty of other cases, but he really made it feel like mine was his top priority. Even though I wasn’t around all the court dates in person, I’m confident that Mr. Wilcox represented me in the best way possible. It also doesn’t hurt that he was able to convince the state to lessen my DUI to a reckless driving charge! – John (Orlando)
“You were great!”
I hired Elliott because I did my research and he was the best I found. He won my case and got the charge reduced. Elliott did a perfect job – everything I could ask for and more! – Evan (St. Petersburg)
Elliott did an excellent job. He got the DUI reduced to Reckless Driving and kept me out of court the entire time. He really cares for his clients and wants them to receive the best outcome possible. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, I would absolutely recommend hiring Elliott. – Rohail (Tallahassee)
“Elliott is an awesome attorney!”
OMG, when the judge looked at me and said, “Do you know how lucky you are to have an attorney like him,” I said “Yes, Sir!” Elliott is an awesome attorney. When I tell people what he did for me, they are amazed. I highly recommend Elliott. – Theresa (Pinellas Park)
“My case was handled professionally, quickly, and painlessly.”
My case was handled professionally, quickly, and painlessly. You made the extremely scary process seem much easier for me throughout my entire case. You were always eager to meet or discuss my case, you were great at answering any questions I had for you and returning phone calls/emails, and you really made me feel like I was your only client. – Lacey (Tampa)
“You didn’t give up on getting my DUI reduced!”
Elliott is very good at answering all questions and he’ll work hard to get the best results possible. He made me feel that even before he met me that he had my best interest at heart. I appreciate all the information he gave me because it made me feel less stressed about the situation. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, I would absolutely recommend hiring Elliott to handle your case. – Anthony (Seminole)