“How many years have you been in practice?”

The experience level of your Tampa DUI lawyer may make the difference in avoiding a DUI conviction

Experience counts. Your Tampa DUI lawyer should have significant pre-trial and trial experience handling DUI cases.

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 whether the DUI lawyer you’re talking to has the skills to competently handle your case.

THE TRUTH is that length of time in practice may not mean as much as some lawyers think it does. There are some wonderful DUI lawyers who have been practicing for only 5 or 10 years, and there are some awful attorneys with 25 years of DUI experience under their belts.

The value of a lawyer’s length of practice depends on a number of 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 over 15 years. During that time, he has invested more than 10,000 hours in the courtroom, and has handled thousands of criminal cases. Elliott currently limits his trial practice to DUI defense exclusively.

To contact a Tampa DUI lawyer with significant experience for help with your Tampa DUI case, call (855) THE-DUI-GUY (855-843-3844) TODAY.

Here are more questions you MUST ask before choosing your Tampa DUI attorney:

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

Learn why membership in the National College for DUI Defense is critical to determining whether or not a potential lawyer is qualified to handle your Tampa DUI defense.

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"How many cases have you taken to jury trial?"

Learn why jury trial experience (or lack thereof) should play an important role when deciding whether a Tampa DUI lawyer should handle your case.

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"How many years have you been in practice?"

It's important to hire an attorney with experience, but not all experience is created equal. Learn why the Tampa DUI lawyer handling your case should have significant DUI experience.

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"What percentage of your practice focuses on DUI defense?"

Some lawyers "dabble" in DUI defense, while others dedicate their entire practice to DUI. Learn the signs for identifying if a Tampa DUI lawyer dedicates their entire practice to DUI defense.

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"Who will REALLY be handling my case?"

Shameful lawyer secret revealed: The lawyer you speak with on the phone may never handle your case again! Make sure you speak with a Tampa DUI lawyer who will really handle your case.

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"What was the last DUI defense seminar you attended?"

Tampa DUI defense is constantly changing and evolving. Learn what programs your lawyer should be attending to keep up-to-date on the latest DUI defenses.

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Tampa DUI lawyer Elliott Wilcox DUI prosecution experience

"Have you ever been a DUI prosecutor?"

Learn why your DUI defense may benefit from hiring a Tampa DUI attorney who is a former DUI prosecutor, and how to evaluate their DUI prosecution experience

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Tampa DUI lawyer limits number of DUI clients

"Do you limit the number of DUI clients you represent?"

Learn why the best Tampa DUI lawyers limit the number of DUI clients they accept, and why accepting too many clients can sabotage your chances of winning.

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"Have you ever been disciplined by the Florida Bar?"

Learn why your Tampa DUI defense lawyer MUST have a clean disciplinary history and how to check a DUI lawyer's disciplinary records online.

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How much does a Tampa DUI cost?

"What are the potential costs (experts, trial, etc) for my DUI ?"

Learn why the Tampa DUI advertisements for "$1000 DUI" lawyers don't tell the whole picture and what expenses are involved with your Tampa DUI defense.

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Tampa DUI Lawyer Guarantees

Guarantees?!? Most Tampa DUI lawyers would NEVER make you a guarantees... But we will. Learn what guarantees we make and how we can help you survive your DUI arrest.

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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!