This is not the end of the road.

Our mission is to put this behind you in the best manner possible.

 

Getting arrested sucks. There is really no other way to say it. Then there is the aftermath. The DMV. The Court system. DUI school. Community service. License suspensions. It seems like an unending set of hoops to jump through with no road map on when you should be jumping. That’s why we started DUIgoodbye. To give you a plan. To get your license back. To tell you the easiest way to get through it.

 

There are 3 different ways people deal with their DUI arrest-

 

1. They do nothing (NOT recommended!)

2. They want to hire someone right away to deal with all aspects of the case.

3. They are feeling a little overwhelmed (by the process or finanacially) and just need someone to help them save their license and get them some breathing room to figure this out.

 

If you are stressed about what to do next, the DMV or court, let us take the anxiety out of those processes. At DUIgoodbye, our process will clarify your options, tell you what to do next, and put you back on the road. With our guidance you can handle much of this without a lawyer. And if you want to talk to a lawyer, we are on call at reasonable rates.

 

Our goal for you? A low stress, clearly guided process that gets you through this mess.

 

DUIgoodbye was created by Bruce Denson, a Florida lawyer who has spent the last 25 years working in the criminal justice system, learning how to help people put a DUI arrest behind them. 

 

Getting a DUI sucks. But putting it behind you doesn’t have to. 

 

You are more than one bad night.

 

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Meet Our Founder

DUIgoodbye was created by a lawyer who saw a better way for people to handle the aftermath of a DUI arrest. Using technology and video we help good people at reasonable rates. You pay a flat rate or monthly fee and we provide a road map, DIY forms and access to legal advice when needed.

Bruce Denson

Bruce H. Denson is a partner in the firm of Bruce H. Denson, P.A. Mr. Denson graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Florida.  He received his Juris Doctorate in 1994 from Stetson College of Law. 

After passing the bar in 1994, Mr. Denson was Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit where he prosecuted a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases including over fifty jury trials. 

In 1998, Mr. Denson left the State Attorney’s Office and eventually became a shareholder in the firm Whittemore, Denson PA.  where he focused on complex product liability cases.  Mr. Denson, with cocounsel, is the first attorney to collect on verdicts against Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in individual consumer cases. 

He started his own firm in 2006 to devote himself to representing those accused of crimes and plaintiffs in cigarette litigation.  Mr. Denson has lectured for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and for Bar Associations across the state of Florida. 

He is a published author and has written for the Florida Bar Journal, the Journal of the Florida Justice Association, the Defender magazine of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the St. Petersburg Bar’s Paraclete.  He sat on the Executive Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and served as the President of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. 

In 2011, Mr. Denson founded a non-profit, Paddle Addict, Inc., that helps people in recovery from substance abuse through watersports activities.

Book:

Lawyer Up! Work Smarter, Dress Sharper and Bring Your a-Game to Court (and Life), T&G Press, 2017

Publications:

How Dress Influences Perceptions of Competence, Florida Defender, Spring 2020

Put Your Best Foot Forward, Florida Defender, Fall 2018

Dress Like you Write, Florida Defender, Spring 2018

Breaking Bad News, Florida Defender, February 2018

Drug Court: A Path Toward Rehabilitation, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, June 2013

The Millstone of Mugshots, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, June 2012

Gambling: The Overlooked Addiction, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, March 2011
Bongs, Pythons and Texting While Driving, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, February 2011

Non-Enforceable Civil Process, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete (with Beau Charlet) October 2010

Twelve Things every Civil Litigator Should Know About Sealing and Expunging Arrest Records, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, June 2010

Caveats to Young Drivers, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, October 2009

Primer for Adversarial Preliminary Hearings Under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, Florida Defender, Fall 2008

Making Crime Pay-What Every Civil Litigator Needs to Know about the Collateral Estoppel Effect of Criminal Convictions, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, October 2007 and Journal of the Florida Justice Association, February 2008

To Blow or Not to Blow, St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete, February 2007

Confessing Fault (with Howard Acosta), Journal of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, June 2003

Presentations:

The Lost Art of Client Counselling, St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, February 2018
The Science of First Impressions, Marion County Bar Association, January 2018
Opening Remarks, Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism, Sept 2016
Professionalism and Balance, Hillsborough County Young Lawyers, April 2016
Professionalism Panel, Pinellas County Criminal Justice Meeting, June 2015
Modern Professional Lawyering, Pinellas Florida Association of Women Lawyers, May 2015
The Screenshot Plot, Barney Masterson Inns of Court, May 2015
Dealing with the Aftermath – Mugshot Removal, Sealing and Expunction, Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, July 2013
Substance Abuse, Stress Management and Client Communication (Moderator and Host), St. Petersburg Bar Association, May 2013
Stand Your Ground and Self Defense, Barney Masterson Inns of Court, February 2013
Primer on Bond Estreature and Forfeiture, Pinellas County Bail Bondsmen Association, September 2012
The Paralegal’s Role in the Legal Profession and Rule 20, Barney Masterson Inns of Court, March 2007
Case Presentation Hardware and Software, St. Petersburg Bar Seminar on Legal Technology, September 2006
How To Get And Defend Against Attorneys Fees In Civil Cases, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2003
New Century Cases, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2003
Recognition:
Volunteer Award, Florida Council for Compulsive Gambling, 2013
Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award, Barney Masterson Inn of Court, 2018
Pro Bono Hero, Community Law Program, 2020