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Fourth case completely dismissed in less than a month.

October 2019

On the morning of trial, the State of Florida dismissed the case against our client, a 75 year old veteran. We are the second lawyer on the case, and insisted that the case be dismissed or we would go to trial. 

Our client had been pulled over for weaving, and was having a diabetic episode. He blew .000 on the breath alcohol estimator. But police asked for a urine sample, and found nothing but his prescribed medication. He took medicine for PTSD from his combat tours in Vietnam. The State had said many times that they were not abandoning the prosecution. We were equally determined that this American hero, who had been honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force, would not plead guilty to anything.

Late in the week before trial, we got word from the State Attorney's Office that the case would be dismissed. An example of what you can accomplish if you fight your 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.