Case Results

License Returned.

December 2016

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Last week, we got a license suspension overturned in a very interesting case.  Our client blew two breath samples--one over .08 and another one at .079.  The officer told our client that he had blown over .08, giving him the (false) impression that his license would be suspended. The police then asked for a urine sample, to test for drugs. Thinking that his license was suspended anyway, our client refused. 

In addition, the police never read the "Implied Consent Warnings" to our client. Our client had consented freely to the breath test. When they asked him to give a urine sample, no one told him that they could take his license if he refused. (And in fact, the officer's comment that our client had blown over .08--untrue--probably made that warning illegal even if the gave it.)

Anyway, complicated legal issues, but a successful result for our client, who was told to go the nearest Drivers License office and get his full, unrestricted license back.  Merry Christmas.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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Tom Hudson

Known nationwide as a leading DUI defense lawyer, Tom has tried over 350 jury trials, including numerous death penalty cases. He now limits his criminal practice to DUI defense. His civil practice is devoted to getting fair compensation for the victims of negligence. Tom has attained multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, and is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In 2008, Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Test for DUI Attorneys in Honolulu, Hawaii. NOTE: The State of Florida does not yet recognize DUI defense as a Specialty.

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.