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Case Results

September Has Been Good To HLO Clients

September 2018

Case Dismissed.

As it sometimes happens, we had a number of cases all come up for trial at once this month. We were prepared to go forward to trial on all of them. So far this month (and we're only half-way through) we have had four cases reduced from DUI to Reckless Driving. In addition, we have had another case dismissed in its entirety. 

That means five clients this month had their cases favorably resolved by the tenacious defense of the Hudson Law Office. For two of our clients, the State reduced the charges on the morning of jury selection. That is why it makes sense to prepare for trial on every case that could reasonably go before a jury. 

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Sarasota/Manatee County Courts

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.