Don’t Drink and Drive…period. But if you make a mistake, hire a DUI defense specialist, not just “a lawyer”.

tampa-dui-lawyer-national-college-for-dui-defense-elliott-wilcoxIt used to be that a DUI arrest or Public Intoxication arrest was no big deal.

Not anymore.

I’ve been practicing law for 25 years.  During that time, I’ve met hundreds of clients that have a DUI or Public Intoxication conviction (maybe several) on their record because in years past, it was basically a ‘slap on the wrist’ with no real immediate consequences.  No jail time, just a fine and court costs, so they saw no need to hire an attorney.

Not anymore.

An arrest for Driving Under the Influence or for Public Intoxication is serious business. Whatever you do, do NOT make the mistake of trying to handle a DUI case or a Public Intoxication case alone.

Hire an experienced DUI and alcohol defense lawyer to represent you.

DUI cases can have far-reaching consequences, usually as it pertains to future employment and the ability to drive a vehicle as part of a job requirement.  You can also destroy the lives of others if you cause an accident after drinking.  If so, the guilt you would suffer may destroy your life in the process as well.

I can’t tell you how many clients have sat in my office complaining that a prior DUI conviction is hindering their ability in the job market. When I ask, ‘Did you hire an attorney to represent you,’ their answer is invariably  ‘No…I didn’t think it was a big deal, so I just went to court and pled guilty.’

Think about it like this: five years from now, you are up for a job promotion that will increase your salary $20,000 per year. The promotion requires travel all over the state and you must have a clean driving record. Two people are in line for the promotion.

The other person has no DUI convictions on his record. You, on the other hand, have a DUI conviction from a few years ago. You chose to go the cheap route, didn’t hire an attorney, and just went to court alone and pled guilty.

You tell me who gets that promotion.

We can’t always see the big picture when we are in the middle of dealing with a personal crisis like a DUI arrest. But seeing the big picture is the job of an experienced DUI lawyer.

If you are arrested for DUI, don’t make the mistake of destroying your future by trying to handle something that is over your head. Hire an experienced DUI attorney to get you the best possible outcome. You’ll be glad you did.

Text me now at 205.799.3800 to schedule your free consultation.  Let’s sit down today and begin exploring the defense of your case.

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