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Case Reduced to Reckless Driving with No Conviction

August 2017

In Florida, criminal cases can be resolved with a "withheld adjudication." That means that there is technically no conviction. It also means that the case may later be "sealed" or removed from public view. The hitch is that there is a statute preventing adjudication being withheld on a DUI conviction. 

Today, we got a DUI case reduced to a Reckless Driving, with adjudication withheld. Our client got his case resolved with no conviction, no drivers license suspension and no immobilization of his vehicle. This came after six works of hard work, and an adversary evidentiary hearing on our Motion to Suppress. The result was a happy client with no criminal record.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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.