Key West

Author and nationally-recognized expert on drunk driving law. Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense, held at Harvard Law School. 

Don't hire a criminal lawyer who merely dabbles in DUI defense. You need a specialist. 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. It is a unique community. But a DUI can happen anywhere. 

Key West lawyer Tom Hudson is one of four Board-Certified DUI Defenders in the state. He has been teaching DUI Defense to other lawyers since 2004, and is on the faculty of the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense, held at Harvard Law School. He has had an office in Key West since 2002.

As we all know, even in a fun destination like Key West, reality can intrude in the form of an arrest. When that happens, the Hudson Law Office stands by ready to help. Even if you have already left Florida, call us and see if we can lighten your load.

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.


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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? 

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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.