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Sometimes the Victories Are Smaller

June 2018

Not every victory comes from a jury verdict of Not Guilty. In this case, our client was charged with a misdemeanor DUI, but with felony drug possession because of the pills that were in her purse. The pills weren't hers, but it turns out that her husband had a prescription for the medications that she did not. We were able to convince the State Attorney that the case shouldn't proceed as a felony, and now the case has been taken down from the Circuit Court and "downfiled" to the County Court as a misdemeanor.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Twelfth Circuit of Florida (Sarasota 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.