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  • A nationwide leader in DUI defense. Sarasota, Bradenton, Key West.

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  • A family business that serves your family

    Tom Hudson and Ruth Wohlman Hudson have been married for over 40 years. They are both graduates of the elite Kenyon College, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where they met, and were married in 1981. Ruth is licensed as an attorney in Ohio. They raised two daughters, who live in Philadelphia. Their house is filled with rescue dogs.

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  • Speaking for Those Who Can't Speak for Themselves

    The Hudson Law Office fights for the little person, and for animals who have been abused or abandoned. Tom has been a Board Member of the Animal Rescue Coalition of Sarasota since 2010. He and Ruth have three rescue dogs at home.

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Don't Hire a General Criminal Lawyer For Your DUI. You need a specialist.

DUI defense requires command of chemistry,biology,and physics. Plus the driving regulations in Florida. Tom Hudson has spent the last 20 years teaching DUI law to other lawyers,legal assistants,and the general public. Call us so that he can help you!

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Handle your case without risk.

We can meet you by FaceTime,Facebook Video,Google Meet or Zoom,and send documents by email. One way or another,we will work with you to get through it,without risk to your health. Call us today.


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Convenient Locations

Our Sarasota-Bradenton office is at 1800 Second Street, a short walk from the Sarasota Court House. Our Key West office is on Fleming Street, steps from the Monroe County Courthouse. We have had our Sarasota office since 1996 and Key West since 2004.

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Get A DUI Defender with a National Reputation To Fight for You!

Tom Hudson speaking at Harvard Law School's Austin Hall at a recent Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense. Board-certified in 2008, Tom has been on the faculty of the NCDD since 2014.

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LOOK UP YOUR OWN DUI CASE

We are happy to provide a direct link to the office of the Clerk of Courts where your case is located. You can link directly to the Clerk of Court and check out the most recent filings and court appearances in your case,without waiting on the phone!


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Tom Hudson is one of four board-certified DUI defenders in Florida. He has spent the last 20 years teaching the finer points of DUI defense to other lawyers, legal assistants, and the general public. Call us so that he can help you.


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Sometimes, you need an Expert

  • Board-Certified in DUI Defense since 2008 by the National College for DUI Defense, following a demanding course of study, rigorous written and oral examinations, and recommendations by lawyers and judges for legal skill and ethical standards.
  • Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, held at the Harvard Law School, 2014-present.
  • Featured speaker at the 2019 NCDD Summer Session, held at the Harvard Law School.
  • Despite his outstanding credentials, clients agree that Tom is approachable and nonjudgmental.
  • Recommended by some of the leading DUI Specialists in the country.
  • A talent for thinking "Outside the Box."
  • NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
  • 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.

There is no objective way to measure which lawyer is the best.  A lot depends on the chemistry between you and the lawyer you select. However, Tom Hudson is widely respected for his training and knowledge of the field, as well as his decades of trial experience.

Here is a news story about how we challenged the unconstitutional roadblock procedures of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.  

If It Is Your Second Offense, You Need a Specialist.


All About DUI School After Your Drunk Driving Arrest.
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The Double Disadvantage of the Female Drinking Driver.


The TRUE COST of a DUI Conviction. Why you should fight your case.


The Scoop on Suspensions. What you need to know


Boating Under the Influence in Florida. What you need to know!

When the New York Times ran an expose in November 2019 on the unreliability of the Intoxilyzer 8000, Sarasota's SNN News came to Tom Hudson. We discussed the efforts of defense lawyers to force the manufacturer to reveal how the machines work. What is law enforcement hiding? 

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Board Certification in DUI Defense


Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013 and 2018. 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.

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