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Watch out!! DUI Wolfpack in Manatee County this weekend!

Posted by Tom Hudson | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Im out of town getting smarter in Boston this weekend, but back in Manatee County, they will be keeping a close watch on the roads, so be careful out there!! If anything bad happens, our office phone will ring directly through to my cell phone all weekend long. (941) 957-0500.  Manatee County D...

Teaching is Part of the Legal Community

Posted by Tom Hudson | May 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

On April 25, Tom was asked to help teach a class in Criminal Justice at the University of South Florida.  Judge Doug Henderson has been teaching the class for several years, and he has guest lecturers for the class to explain the various parts of the legal process.  For the third year in a row, T...

An Unexpected Visitor After Hours

Posted by Tom Hudson | Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

It could have been a lot worse.  On the evening of March 29, after we had closed the office for the day, we had unexpected company.  A Mustang coupe, headed southbound on rain-slick U.S. 41, made a slight detour--through the front of our building. The driver lost control, and the car went airb...

Off to Harvard

Posted by Tom Hudson | Jul 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once again, Tom Hudson headed to Harvard Law School, as part of the Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense. It's the tenth consecutive year he has attended the Summer Session at Harvard.

An Unexpected Honor

Posted by Tom Hudson | Jul 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Time: Friday afternoon Place: Main Lecture Hall, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts I was checking my voicemails out in the hallway, while they were running through some announcements at the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense.  A colleague from Ohio op...

Off to Harvard!

Posted by Tom Hudson | Jul 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I will be heading off to Boston in a few days for the most important conference of the year for DUI lawyers.  For the ninth year out of the last ten, I will be participating in the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, held at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge Mass.  I am prou...

Actual Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle

Posted by Tom Hudson | Apr 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Florida, you can be found guilty of DUI if you are "operating" a motor vehicle while impaired, or if you are in "actual physical control" of the vehicle. It may seem like a distinction without a difference, but consider this:  Often, someone who has had too much to drink will call a friend or...

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Board Certification in DUI Defense

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Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013. He was one of the first 50 lawyers granted national board certification in DUI Defense, and is nationally recognized as an authority in DUI law.

Why We're Different

Board Certification as a DUI Specialist by the National College for DUI Defense. Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests given by police in DUI cases. Formal training as a NHTSA Drug Recognition Evaluator. ("Drug Evaluation & Classification") Formal training to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000, Florida's official breath test instrument. Extensive experience in teaching other attorneys how to handle DUI cases. Hundreds of jury trials both as defense lawyer and as prosecutor. Florida's State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense.