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Posted by Freda, a DUI client, Flag
Doug is a lifesaver. He gave my husband back to me and our lives back. Although there were no injuries involved, DWI is still, and always is a serious deal.
All the tears and sleepless nights weighed heavily on me, and our relationship. When the judge said that normally they would have "strung him up by his heels", my heart skipped a beat. Doug's experience & knowledge allowed him to broker a plea that was in our best interest, and our outcome was much better than expected. Had I not been married, I would have kissed him! He did a wonderful job, and now our hearts can rest and our emotions return to normal. I would have to say that it's really important to find a competent, capable and compassionate attorney to plead your case, and Doug is that man. Thanks for a great job, Doug! Freda.
Posted by JD, a DUI client, Flag
Douglas Wilder was a God-send, prayers answered. I'd reviewed and spoken with several attorneys before hiring Doug. I retained him because of his personable, calm, professional and knowledgeable demeanor. He allayed my fears and gave me hope.
I was facing 2 separate charges on DWI and when we reviewed the video evidence and police reports I was more than just concerned, I was panicked! I said, "Doug man, this looks really bad. I'm scared". He replied "yeah (in other words, not real good!), but I'll work you through this and we'll get through it with the best possible outcome (i.e., the least possible collateral damage)".
And he did. We discussed the options in detail, and with that, he allowed me to make an informed, educated decision that I had confidence in. It's amazing what that security can do to boost your confidence and reduce stress.
When the court date came, he was a miracle worker. At one point early on he'd asked me what I wanted to see out of this and I replied, "if I had only one wish - no jail time". Well, with his knowledge and experience before the bench, he was able not only to get one charge completely dismissed, but probation for the other! He completely exceeded my expectations. I cannot tell you how elated I was - my wife actually cried on the way home.
Miracles CAN happen with the right guy on your side. That's why I'd recommend Doug for anyone else in my situation. The peace of mind that comes with that experience is irreplaceable.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was very thankful we chose Doug to handle my case for a DUI. He was very knowledgeable, experienced, and even knew the Judge who handled my case. He has an extraordinarily efficient support team in Judy and Ashley who will answer every question you may have, and will walk you through the entire process. I highly recommend Doug Wilder.
Posted by a client, Flag
Doug was undoubtably an amazing attorney. I don't even know where to begin. We hired Doug for a DWI case in a very tough county. When we first went to him he was upfront, honest and caring. He gave us advise, and had we not taken it, we probably would not have had such a desireable outcome. Do your self and your family a favor, use Mr.Wilder and his advise. He works hard, shows compassion, and most of all he knows what he is doing. He exceeded any and all expectations I could have had for an attorney.
Posted by Michael, a DUI client, Flag
Doug worked with me for over 2 years trying to get the best possible outcome concerning a dwi/ucw case. He is very knowledgable about the law and will stick with whom ever his clients are until the end. I could not have chosen a better lawyer for my case; he had my ucw dismissed and made my dwi managable. I contacted Doug after I had completed all necessary requirments by the law after 9 months. He had my interlock removed off my vehicle immediately once eligible. Overall excellent lawyer, and if you want your case handled right with the best possible outcome contact Doug Wilder.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Doug was excellent! I had a PI and a resisting arrest case. Doug worked magic! He brought the courts down to letting me do 36 hours of community service, write an apology letter to the officers I offended, and a 12 hour class on anger management. My case was DISMISSED! They wanted me to also pay a fine, and Doug was able to get that dropped! I would recommend him to EVERYONE!
He is responsible, very personable and actually cares about his clients and what's in their best interest! 10 Stars if possible! All in all, he made a horrible situation tolerable. His staff is knowledgeable and everyone works hard to help the clients!
If you need an attorney in the DFW area, choose Douglas Wilder!!!
Posted by Roxanne, a DUI client, Flag
As a very busy mother and professional I was very concerned about what to do with my first accident, DWI and arrest.
I have met many business professionals, but once I met Doug I knew he was the lawyer for me.
I argued with alot of his decisions , I thought I was right and he patiently explained to me REALITY.
I questioned him constantly and argued and he never lost patience with me. He went above and beyond everything he said he would do for me and more.
I even had another issue he helped me with at the same time, and he was awesome.
I feel like his friend and that he cared for me, more than I felt like a client.
Even if I didn't like his answers he was always honest with me.
l needed a strong willed, honest, straight-forward,trustworty, patient, and experienced lawyer.
I have recommended him to lots of friends and will continue to do so.
I count the day I walked into Doug's office one of my luckiest days in my life.
Posted by Ricky, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was wondering what I was going to do about my case and I bumped into doug and in less than a hour I was taken care of. He doesn't sugar coat nothing, but a man of his word and will do everything in his power to help you. He went beyond the call of duty for me.
Posted by Donna E., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
If you are seeking an attorney who is professional,knowledgable,hardworking and believes that you are innocent until proven guilty.....look no further. Mr Wilder is the man for the job!!! The attorney my husband initially had before Mr Wilder exhibited none of these qualities ....a simple case that should have and could have been disposed of within a couple of court dates lingered for almost a year, then Mr Wilder took over the case and resolved it within 30 mins of us meeting him!!! Absolutely phenomenal !!! Thanks to Mr Wilder my husband has his life back!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
When we were faced with a potential DWI we called Doug to represent us. We scheduled a consultation and were armed with many questions on how he was going to handle the case. I walked into his office as if I were a Professional Sports scout because I wanted to know his win percentage, his percentage of having charges reduced, and how quickly we could get this over with. Doug looked us in the eye and gave us the straight truth. He told us we were in for a long fight and that he would do his best to help us get our case dismissed or the charge reduced. I wanted to know if we had enough to get our case dismissed and he looked at us and said not without his help. He counseled us that if we trusted him and helped him present our case to the jury that we would have a fighting chance to have the case dismissed or be found not guilty. We left his office without the security of a not guilty guarantee but with the comfort of knowing that I could trust Doug to be our advocate. His honesty and non-salesman approach resonated with me and reinforced our decision to have him represent us.
A DWI conviction could have disastrous effects for my spouse's career so we were essentially putting her career advancement in Doug's hands. Doug's guidance assisted us throughout this three year tribulation. I'm happy to report that our case was dismissed and it was because of Doug's brilliant representation and experience in these matters. If you should ever be charged with a DWI you need to get Doug on your side. The man is honest, trustworthy, experienced, and will fight for you.
Posted by Scott, Flag
Doug helped me with a case in which I had very little time to obtain a settlement, and the outcome was better than expected.
Posted by Jason, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Wilder was a very professional lawyer. I had previously hired an attorney before Mr. Wilder that was the opposite. When I was in despair with the previous attorney, I luckily found Mr. Wilder and he took my case and had turned everything around. He did so very promptly and acted on my behalf in such a manner that I very quickly realized that I had him in my corner and that everything was going to work out better than I had imagined. I highly recommend Mr. Wilder to anyone that needs representation on any legal matter. He did everthing he said he would do and more. I hopefully will not need his assistance in the future but would not hesitate calling him to represent me again.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I thought the evidence against me was overwhelming. I blew a 0.12 twice. Doug convinced me to not plead guilty. Due to Doug's persistence and skills, the case never went to trial. The charges were dismissed. I am forever grateful to Doug.
Posted by Steve, a DUI client, Flag
Douglas Wilder...I can't think of enough words to explain how great an Attorney Doug was for me. I was arrested for my 3rd DUI, and you probably know the consequences that could have resulted. I had used other lawyers for the previous DWIs, all of which told me what I wanted to hear and promised me everything. Doug was a straight shooter and handled my case in my best interests. Long story short, I only received probation with NO jail time.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was Charged with a DWI after an accident on the highway. My Career was on the line and I had no idea what to expect. Doug and his staff took great care of my case giving it detailed attention working with me through the process. He managed my case in such a way based on timing and all the favorable aspects of my case that the state finally realized that I was infact not guilty.
Cant say enough about Doug's professionalism and skills as a defense attorney....
Posted by Veronica, a DUI client, Flag
I said in my mind, "if I ever need an attorney I would seek Doug Wilder." Well, life has a way of giving you curve balls, and my daughter 18yr old received a DWI like 2-3 month after, and Doug Wilder is who I called immediately. I knew Doug Wilder would go above and beyond for his client and he did.
I have recommended Doug Wilder to a personal friend and a first time DWI she is in good hands. Doug Wilder is the true definition of an attorney.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
A year and a half ago, I was arrested for DWI, my first. My career does not allow a DWI. I was facing losing my career and my home. I prayed for help. I was truly blessed when God brought Douglas Wilder into my life. He gave me a sense of calm with his direct, realistic advice. He gave me reassurance that he would take care of me. Doug worked VERY hard for me. He makes you feel that you are really important to him. Thanks to Doug, my charges were reduced to Obstruction of a Thoroughfare. I got deferred adjudication, community service and probation. I will be forever grateful to Doug for giving me back a future. Thank you, Doug , and may God bless you!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Doug Wilder may be one of the best DWI defense lawyer in the DFW area. I have never committed a serious offense until I was charged with a DWI. I had no idea what to expect or where to begin to fight it. As I was going through the process of choosing a lawyer, out of the many I met with, Doug was the most down to earth and sincere lawyer I met. I could tell right away, that he truly cared about my future and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I would not get convicted. All the cards were stacked against me to get convicted because I made the mistake of taking the breathalyzer test and giving the prosecutors solid evidence to use against me. However, thank's to Doug's due diligence and his amazing support staff, Doug was able to reduce my charge. I know that my life would not be the same without his help and I highly recommend Doug to anyone that is trying to fight their DWI.
Posted by Melonie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Douglas wilder is the best in Texas. He is awesome lawyer. I can say I felt more like family than a client. After my lawyer quit on me because of my attitude towards the guilty plea he was presenting. Doug came to my rescue. He is persistent and he knows the law. He works well with the people in the justice system getting you in and out of court house. I believe there isn’t a case he can’t handle and he will go above and beyond for you. If I ever need help again I would not hesitate to call He’s my right hand Man and Please trust in my experience with Mr. Wilder I wouldn’t trade him for the world . Thanks again Doug !!!!
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
As a very busy career oriented professional I was very concerned about the impact my 1st and ONLY DWI would have on my schedule, finances and of course public record. After interviewing 5 attorneys in DFW I met Doug. Doug was very honest and up-front about the process, cost and expectations relative to the DWI. While the case was open for just under 2 years Doug was able to guide me and explain why the process was lengthy and it's impact on my case. My specific case was difficult for Doug because of my self incriminating video from the night of the incident. Because of the sensitivity of the evidence my case was all but lost and expected to go through an extrenuous probation/fine scenario. I was determined to stay positive and patient during the process. Doug's support staff were extremely helpful in setting the right expectation during the almost 2 yrs. Recently, Doug was able to get a plea for obstruction of a passageway with no supervised probation and deferred for 1 year with a $750 fine to the courts. You get what you pay for! Spare no expense on your attorney when you are up against your DWI. I am extremely grateful to Doug and his staff as my life with a DWI is more bearable when you don't have to report to probation and you get through the charges of a DWI in Texas for under $4K. I hear of first offenders spending upwards of $10-12K. Look no further. Doug is the best in DFW!
Posted by Aaron, a DUI client, Flag
When searching for an attorney after being arrested for DWI charges, Doug was the obvious choice for getting the job done. As his website notes, he is highly qualified to handle these cases and is an expert at what he does. As a result, I was found not guilty. His presentation in court was so impressive that the bailiff (someone who sees attorneys all day long in court) asked for his business card afterwards. He and his staff were a pleasure to work with through such a stressful situation. His straight forwardness regarding how he viewed the case was refreshing and very helpful. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Richard, a DUI client, Flag
I had a DWI 2nd case that lasted longer than I would have liked. Doug made the entire process for me so much better. His professionalism, dedication, drive and knoweldge got the result that was needed in a jury trial... "NOT GUILTY". Doug has the know-how, the commitment and the resources to get you where you need to be. His supporting staff made this process much easier for me as well. I am in a much better place having worked with him.
Posted by CASEY, a DUI client, Flag
I met with two of the supposed "best lawyers" in the DFW area. They all told me that my case was not going to be winnable. They told me that I needed to take whatever I was offered and hope for the best. I was referred to Doug, went and met him and immediately began to have hope. Doug is straight forward, no BS, highly competative individual. He is also a really cool guy. Doug got me the outcome that I had hoped for and became a friend of mine.
Posted by Thankful Mike, a DUI client, Flag
I hired Doug after meeting with a couple other DUI attorneys in the DFW area. Doug was the only one who made me feel like we could win the charge. I hired him and we ended up in trial. I knew I was likely in good hands when everybody at the court house liked him and knew him. Even the cops were asking advice from him. Sure nuff he convinced the jury too. He is very confident and very persuasive. Saved my career.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Doug was recommended to me by a good friend and helped me through the most stressful time of my life. Doug is personable and his professionalism, knowledge and honesty were greatly appreciated. He was very candid about the options and was responsive and gave great advice during my whole trial process. In addition his assistants, were very helpful, organized and informative and every inquiry was returned promptly.
I highly recommend him to anyone facing DWI charges who wants a real professional to handle any matter delicate or otherwise with a very positive outcome.