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Case Results

Starting the Year Off Fast

January 2019

It is January 16, 2019, and we have already gotten some good results for our clients. Since the New Year rang in, two Hudson Law Office clients have had their cases reduced from Driving Under the Influence to Reckless Driving. In each case, there was no official conviction, as the adjudication was withheld.

The importance of getting adjudication withheld is that a person with no prior criminal history can get his case "sealed" and removed from the public records if the adjudication is withheld. For a younger person, who might face job interviews, security clearance investigations or public interest, it is important to try to get the record sealed. 

At the Hudson Law Office, we provide record sealing as a service, at an additional fee. Many people choose to seal their records by themselves, and a good starting place is our page on Expunction and Sealing Under Florida Law.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Sarasota County Court

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.