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Still another case dismissed in its entirety.

November 2019

October was a heck of a month for us, as four separate cases were totally dismissed by the State Attorneys Offices in three different Florida counties. And November is starting off well, too. 

This morning, at the trial scheduling of a case that was scheduled for jury selection on November 11, the State of Florida dropped the DUI charge against our client. They had been offering to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving for almost a year, but our client was steadfast. He would not plead guilty or no contest to something he didn't do.

He had been involved in an accident after getting dizzy from a medical condition. At first, the police claimed that they smelled alcohol on him. But he blew .000 on the Intoxilyzer. Then they claimed he was on drugs, and took a urine sample which was positive only for his prescribed medication.

We hired a toxicologist whose report said that there was literally NO evidence that our client was impaired by his medication. Luckily, the State eventually realized that, and dropped the case. 

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.