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Accident case with .15 blood reduced to Reckless Driving with No Conviction

April 2018

Our client was involved in an accident, in which her car flipped and she sustained some fairly serious injuries. At the hospital, the police got her “consent” to a blood draw, which ultimately measured .15.  However, her “consent” occurred after a serious head injury, and after she had received morphine and Dilaudid from hospital personnel.  

After a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that a warrant is needed to draw blood, the State decided to offer a plea to Reckless Driving with no adjudication of guilt. We probably would have won the Motion to Suppress Evidence which was set for yesterday, but our client decided to take the sure thing, which would result in no conviction and no criminal record. She was happy with the result.

Practice area(s): Administrative Law, Alimony, Appeals, Agriculture

Court: Sarasota County Courft

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.

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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.