Second Offense--or Third...

If you have a previous conviction for DUI--or even an arrest with no conviction--the authorities will look at your case much differently than they will a first-offense. This is because they are human, and do not want blood on their hands. If they go too easy on someone with a proven record of drinking and driving, they risk being responsible for a human life, if you get into an accident.

Do not underestimate the sense of responsibility that most prosecutors and judges feel when they are dealing with someone who has had a DUI before. There are definite things that need to be done to mitigate that prejudice against you. And we know what they are. 

  1. If it's your second offense, you need a specialist.
  2. What kind of factors can make a DUI more serious in Florida?

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.