Case Results

Two DUI cases reduced to Reckless Driving in one day

July 2017

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It's not unusual for us to convince a prosecuting attorney that a DUI case should be reduced to Reckless Driving. Often, a Reckless charge is a good compromise which allows the prosecutor to claim a small victory without our client enduring the risk  and the expense of a trial.

It is a little unusual for us to get two cases reduced to Reckless Driving on one day, however.  But that is exactly what happened today. One case is in Key West. The other is in Bradenton. And the emails from the Assistant State Attorneys came in within 30 minutes of each other. We will probably jockey for a little better offer on each of them, but both clients were happy.

And both revised offers were the result of pretrial motions filed by us, so we feel good that we did our job.

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.