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A Good Week Already, as a Second Case is Dismissed in its Entirety

November 2016

For the second time this week, we got the case against our client completely dismissed. This case was the result of our Motion to Suppress Evidence, which was granted last month.  The original traffic stop was unlawful because it started with a stop by an officer outside his home jurisdiction for a mere traffic offense. That's not allowed.

If the original stop was illegal, then the evidence produced by the stop is not admissible in court. This is what lawyers call the "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree." Whatever.  The fruit was sweet for our happy client.  

Court: Manatee County Court

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.

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.