Key West

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Nationally recognized DUI expert. On the Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, held at Harvard Law School. Check our recommendations from some of America's elite DUI lawyers here.

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We've been defending Key West Citizens since 2002. Even if you've already left Key West, we can help. Call us toll-free at (888) 957-0500.

Key West is world-famous as a place for sun and celebration.  From its ancient history as a hideout for pirates and wreckers, to its jazz age celebrity as the home of Ernest Hemingway, to its declaration of secession as the "Conch Republic" in 1982, Key West has been a home for iconoclasts and free-thinkers.


Sloppy Joe's is one of the best known businesses in Key West, an anchor of Duval Street, and usually the first stop on the "Duval Crawl," the bar-hopping odyssey that can take days to complete.


But there is more to Key West than drinking.  The one-by-four mile island offers an amazing course in history, remarkable architecture, outstanding watersports, and deep-sea and flats fishing.  You can also go snorkeling on North America's only living coral reef.

But more than any of these things, Key West stands out as a crossroads of humanity.  From the filthy rich to the merely filthy, you can find all types in Key West, and all accepted as part of "One Human Family."  At any time of the day or night, you can walk up and down Duval Street, and see people walking and speaking dozens of different languages. Not bad for a town with only 30,000 permanent residents. Key West is truly, as one clever boy said, "a cross between Manhattan and Mayberry."

As we all know, even in a far-away destination like Key West, reality can intrude in the form of an injury or an arrest. When that happens, the Hudson Law Office stands by ready to help.

Call us now for a free strategy session. (305) 292-8384!


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Tom Hudson Teaching the NCDD at Harvard Law School, 2019

In July of 2019, Tom Hudson addressed the Summer Session of the National College of DUI Defense at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tom has been a member of the NCDD Faculty since 2014, and has been Board-Certified in DUI Defense since 2008.


When the New York Times ran an expose in November 2019 on the unreliability of the Intoxilyzer 8000, Sarasota's SNN News came to Tom Hudson. We discussed the efforts of defense lawyers to force the manufacturer to reveal how the machines work. What is law enforcement hiding? 

Board Certification in DUI Defense

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Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013. 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. Florida's State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense.