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 DUI Defense is a highly specialized field, requiring knowledge of alcohol metabolism, electronic breath testing, field sobriety testing, drug interactions, drivers license regulations and other disciplines not associated with general criminal defense.

Despite this, the State of Florida does not yet recognize DUI Defense as a separate speciality. For that reason, Tom Hudson is not certified as a specialist by the Florida Bar.

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Certification here.




Who do you want to defend you?

A general attorney who dabbles in DUI Defense?

Or a Board-Certified DUI Specialist?

How We Are Different:

  • Board-Certified in DUI Defense since 2008 by the National College for DUI Defense, following a demanding course of study and rigorous written and oral examinations.
  • On the Faculty of the National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, held at the Harvard Law School, 2013-present.
  • Despite his outstanding credentials, clients agree that Tom is approachable and nonjudgmental.
  • Recommended by some of the leading DUI Specialists in the country.
  • A talent for thinking "Outside the Box."
  • Formal NHTSA Certification as an Instructor of DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 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.

There is no objective way to measure which lawyer is the best.  A lot depends on the chemistry between you and the lawyer you select. However, Tom Hudson is widely respected for his training and knowledge of the field, as well as his decades of trial experience. Here are 7 things to remember to avoid a bad DUI lawyer.

This is what the local television station had to say when we got the county DUI checkpoints invalidated for the second time in 18 months.

An important ruling on a Hudson case-The State can't try to prove marijuana impairment by merely proving the presence of non-impairing marijuana metabolites. (1/11/13)

Recently, we proved that touching the lane line isn't enough to pull someone over.  We did it by showing a video of how the police drive.

Here's a recent success story!

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Tom Hudson is one of four DUI Defense experts in the entire State of Florida who is board-certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense.  He has been on the Faculty of the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense since 2013.13. 
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If you are from outside of Florida, we can often get your entire case resolved in absentia, so that you do not even have to return to the state!  Ask us!

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Hudson Law Office
Key West Satellite Office

422 Fleming St.

Key West, Florida 33040

(305) 292-8384

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Board Certification in DUI Defense

The American Bar Association has accredited the National College for DUI Defense to administer board certification in DUI Defense on a national basis. Tom Hudson is not certified as a specialist by the Florida Bar, as the State of Florida does not yet recognize DUI Defense as a separate speciality.

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. 

He is also NHTSA-certified as an Instructor of the Standadized Field Sobriety Tests, is trained as a Florida Breath Test Operator,and as a DRE (Drug Recognition Evaluator.

Tom Hudson with legendary lawyer F. Lee Bailey, at the Harvard Law School for the 2011 Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense. Tom Hudson with Dr. A.W. Jones, one of the pioneers of breath alcohol testing, at the Harvard Law School, for the 2013 Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense.

What you need to know about DUI suspension of your driver's license in Florida.

We have our own Intoxilyzers, and we pride ourselves on knowing the machine better than the police do! 

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