Case Results

Marijuana DUI Case Reduced to No Conviction

March 2016

Cannabis

A marijuana DUI case which was scheduled to go to trial at the end of the month was resolved yesterday in the Sarasota South County (Venice) Court.  Our client, who blew .000 on the Intoxilyzer, was asked to give a urine sample because of the smell of marijuana in the car he occupied with others.  The Hudson Law Office raised the issue and made it clear that we intended to fight the admission of the urine test results, which showed only an unimpairing metabolite of marijuana in his system.  (See this article on the subject)

The State Attorney's office reduced the charge to Reckless Driving with a Withheld Adjudication (which means no conviction) so that our young client will be able to perform some community service, get his record sealed, and go forward in life with a clean criminal record.

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.