Case Results

Two cases dismissed in their entirety in One Week.

October 2019

It has been so busy that we've been ignoring this page of our website. But this week was so good that we have to brag.

Twice in the past week, the State Attorneys Offices have dropped our clients' DUI cases in their entirety. 

In the Twelfth Circuit (Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties), we were scheduled for a Motion to Suppress Evidence on Monday afternoon. The police had failed to protect the rights of our client, who had been injured in an automobile crash. Police took a blood sample from our client without her permission and without a search warrant, as required by the U.S. Supreme Court. The prosecutor realized that the State was going to lose the contest to admit the blood test, and without the illegal blood test, there was no case against our client. 

So on October 3, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case against our client in its entirety. Another happy Hudson client. 

Then just six days later, the State Attorney's Office in Key West agreed to dismiss the charge against a different client. More information on that case to come!

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

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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.

Board Certification in DUI Defense

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Tom Hudson passed the National Board Certification Examination (written and oral) in Honolulu in 2008, and was recertified in 2013. 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. Florida's State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense.