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For the 8th Time in 2018, We Got a DUI Case Reduced to Reckless Driving

April 2018

 When a citizen is convicted of DUI in Florida, one of the most serious practical consequences is the drivers license revocation. Another one is the requirement of high-risk or "FR-44" car insurance.  So when we convince the State Attorney that there is substantial doubt that they can get a conviction, and the charge is amended to Reckless Driving, those are two of the consequences that our client avoids. 

Today we got a DUI case reduced from DUI to Reckless Driving for the eighth time since the beginning of the year. That represents a lot of months of license suspension that our clients DIDN'T suffer.  

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.