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It's Been a Good Week. One Case Reduced to Reckless Driving, and a Two Other Cases Dismissed Altogether

March 2018

It's already been a good week. As noted below, we started a trial on Monday which resulted in our client being offered a Reckless Driving plea without a conviction on Tuesday. Then we got notice on Wednesday that a different client's case had been completely dismissed, following our intervention. Finally, on Friday, we learned that a third client's case, which is set for trial on Monday morning, has been entirely dismissed.

We don't win every case, but we try. And getting good results like this for people whose guilt is truly in doubt, is reward in itself.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Manatee County

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.