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Thomas Hudson

Accredited Florida DUI Attorney


(Attorney Thomas Hudson)




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Tom Hudson is a nationally-recognized expert in DUI Defense.  He is one of three Florida lawyers who is board-certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense. He is an eight-time attendee of the Summer Session of the NCDD held at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.  Tom is a NHTSA-certified instructor of DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing, and has been trained as a Florida Breath Test Operator as well as a Drug Recognition Expert under the protocols of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  He is the author of “The Drinker’s Guide to Driving: The Secrets of DUI from One of America’s Top DUI Lawyers”.

DUI Specialist


Florida DUI laws

Florida’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws make it illegal for drivers of all ages to operate motor vehicles if they have blood alcohol content (BAC) percentages of:

  • 0.08% or higher, if they’re 21 years old or older operating regular passenger vehicles.
  • 0.04% or higher, if they’re operating commercial vehicles.
  • 0.02% or higher, if they’re younger than 21 years old.

Board Certification in DUI Defense

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.


Counties Represented


7780 Westmoreland Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243



  • Positive client testimonials

  • No professional misconduct found

  • More than 15 years of law practice experience

  • Endorsed attorney

  • Active member in good standing


State: Florida

Year Accquired: 1996

Status: Active Member In Good Standing

State: Ohio

Year Accquired: 1980

Status: Inactive


Law School: Case Western University School of Law

Degree: JD (Juris Doctor)

Graduation Year: 1980


Title: National College for DUI Defense

Award: State Delegate For The State Of Florida

Year(s): 2010


  • National College for DUI Defense

  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Florida Justice Association


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Tuesday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
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