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DUI Charge Dismissed Outright for the Eighth Time This Year

August 2018

When we are retained on a case, we often don't know what our defense is going to be. We have to react to the facts as we find them--and they aren't always all favorable. In this case, we came into an investigation where the client said that he had had a couple of beers, but the breath test said .000/.000. That was good for us, but police took a urine sample, and were claiming that it showed that our client had been smoking marijuana. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetics of marijuana (what happens to the substance once it is taken into the body) allowed us to show the court and the prosecutor that their "positive" urine test for marijuana meant no more than a bus transfer.  The DUI case was dismissed, and the client was happy. 

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.