General Information About DUI

The articles below deal with the phenomenon of impairment of driving abilities by alcohol and drugs. We have included the Florida Statutory language, and a convenient chart to figure out the specific penalties in a case, which may vary depending on whether there is a traffic crash, injuries, or whether the individual involved has ever previously been convicted of DUI. 

Florida's DUI Statute

Florida Penalties Chart

Myths, Mistakes, and Misconceptions about DUI

The Double Disadvantage of the Female Drinking Driver

Board Certification in DUI Defense


Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013 and 2018. He was one of the first 50 lawyers granted national board certification in DUI Defense, and is nationally recognized as an authority in DUI law.

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.