Sarasota, Florida

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Sarasota is one of the most beautiful cities in Florida.  Its trademark Ringling Bridge links the downtown with St. Armand's Circle, an upscale tourist and shopping enclave.  St. Armand's shopping is a directory of the toniest brands, including Lily Pulitzer, Wyland Galleries, and Tommy Bahama.  Its restaurants are some of the best in Florida.

Beyond St. Armand's Circle is Lido Key. The beach at Lido Key is world famous, and once hosted the historic Lido Casino, which was the venue for beauty contests and athletic events in the 1930's.

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Siesta Beach is one of the most beautiful in the world.

A little south of Lido Key is Siesta Key, with more of a small village atmosphere.  Siesta Village has been called a mini-Key West, with its night life and daytime watersports.  Siesta Beach was named the Number One Beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach in 2012.  Its fine silica sand looks and feels like powdered sugar.

The Sarasota County Courthouse is located on Ringling Blvd. near U.S. 301 right downtown.  Every person arrested on a DUI charge in Sarasota County winds up at the Sarasota County Jail, located on Main Street, east of U.S. 301, in downtown Sarasota.  That is the place to go with the bond money.  (A standard first-time DUI with no injuries or property damage will typically carry a bond of $500.)   Post it as soon as you can, because only bad things can happen if your loved one has to stay overnight and go to first appearances before a judge the next day.

If a friend or family member is booked into the Sarasota County Jail, thisthis is what to expect.

The Hudson Law Office knows that even in paradise, reality sometimes intrudes.  If we can help you with a legal problem, we are happy to do so.

Call us now for a free strategy session. (941) 957-0500!

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.