Anyone who’s done any sort of research regarding the selection of a Tampa DUI attorney is well aware that there are literally hundreds of choices, but the real question is which one is the right one for you in your particular case. As we discussed throughout our Tampa DUI blog, every DUI case is different, people’s expectations and needs are different for those cases and inevitably the defense to your Tampa DUI case should be specifically designed for your wants and needs from resolution of the case. Generally, we recommend folks meet with as many Tampa DUI attorneys as possible, so they can get to know the attorneys and take advantage of the free case consultations to find who they’re most comfortable. We generally recommend folks further consider the selection of their Tampa DUI attorney on three things.
First, we recommend folks look for an aggressive attorney to ensure their rights and interest to protect throughout their entire time matter. DUI cases involve heavy financial fines, the suspension of driver’s license, the potential of doing time in a county jail or a Florida state prison, lengthy probation, increases in insurance rates and the list goes on. It’s critical that you have someone who will aggressively defend you to avoid receiving maximum sentences and being taken advantage of by the system. Further it’s critical that your DUI attorney Tampa take an aggressive approach the collateral consequences of a DUI like the suspension of your driver’s license by the Florida Department Highway Safety Motor Vehicles immediately after either you blow and blow above the legal limit and/or you refuse to blow.
Secondly, we recommend folks talk to individuals about their DUI experience. In today’s criminal justice system, it’s not enough to simply plea out a lot of cases. State Attorneys’ Offices are becoming far more aggressive in the prosecution of those accused of driving under the influence due to a number of factors, including media attention, the increased power of groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (“MADD”), etc. This aggressive approach has required defense attorneys to become more adept to trying Tampa DUI cases. If you talk to your Tampa DUI attorney and they haven’t actually tried these cases before juries, it’s nearly impossible for them to properly defend your rights because they haven’t simply tried these case and taking these cases before jury. At Hackworth Law, we pride ourselves in trying a large number of cases each year and having great success in front of juries on these sorts of matters.
Lastly, we encourage you to find a Tampa DUI attorney you’re actually comfortable talking to because inevitably you’re gonna be spending a significant amount of time together. DUIs and criminal charges in general are very personal to folks and if you’re not comfortable speaking with your DUI attorney you’re already starting off at a great disadvantage. Further, the majority of individuals are incredibly stressed when they attend court and if you’re uncomfortable speaking with your DUI attorney prior going into a court room, this will only make the situation far more frustrating and nerve-racking for you. In Hackworth Law, we pride ourselves in our accessibility and down to earth nature in speaking with our clients.
If you have questions concerning your Tampa DUI arrest and looking for a Tampa DUI attorney, contact the Tampa DUI attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We’ve handled thousands of criminal cases throughout the entire Tampa Bay area and pride ourselves in the results we give our clients. If you’d like to contact one of our Tampa DUI attorneys immediately, please use the “Contact Us Now” tab in the upper hand corner of our website. We appreciate your time in checking out our blog and look forward to working with you in the near future.