5.0 stars 24 totalReview Thomas Hudson
Posted by Mark
For three acquaintances with DUI incidents, I have followed Tom's performance. He does what he represents he will do, and he does it well. In all three cases he achieved good outcomes under the circumstances. Tom knows what to do with the unique information that presents itself in these delicate situations, he works the facts and details to his clients advantage. I recommended him 3 times and would not hesitate to recommend him again.
Posted by M J
I was pulled over and ultimately charged with DUI after refusing a breathalyzer. Upon my release I did a thorough search and selected Tom Hudson to represent me. I was steadfast in my belief that I was unlawfully arrested and was not impaired under Florida law. It turned out that my decision to hire Mr. Hudson was an excellent choice. From day one, he made no false promises and he always worked hard on my behalf. Ultimately he was able to negotiate an acceptable plea of reckless driving rather than the original DUI charge. Mr. Hudson is very knowledgeable and professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous
When I was charged with DUI, Tom Hudson’s office was my first phone call. For me, this case put everything on the line, my job, my career, and future. I wanted the best DUI defense. His office staff are highly professional and responsive. That professionalism helped get me through a stressful and uncertain time.
Ultimately the charge against me was entirely dismissed. I am deeply grateful not only for the outcome in my specific case, but for Tom’s longstanding and respected work in the legal and charitable communities of Manatee/ Sarasota.
Posted by Mark
After getting arrested and thrown in jail on a Friday night I was able to meet up with Mr. Hudson on Sunday at his office.
He took my phone call on Saturday night and came in on his day off to meet up with me!
He was referred to me by a friend and I was not disappointed...
My case was not a dui but 2 serious felony charges.
Mr. Hudson assured me he could handle the case and within 30 days he was able to get both charges dropped completely!
I didn't have to go to court or anything he did it all.
Mr. Hudson and his staff are very friendly people who put me at ease during that very scary time.
I would highly recommend Mr. Hudson and his team if you want the best!
Posted by anonymous
So incredibly thankful for all the work and experience Tom Hudson put into my case. And all of the connections Tom had, led me to the right direction in receiving help that I was needing. My situation was bad and could have turned out really ugly having multiple charges pending. However, Tom was able to lead me in the right direction and I ended up receiving help I needed as well as probation. I could not be happier with the the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Tom Hudson to anyone who is looking for the best DUI Lawyer in the area.
Posted by Scott
After being arrested in May of 2015 for a DUI and blowing a .241, I put myself in a terrible situation. I reached out to three different attorneys the following day (Memorial Day) and Tom was the only one to call me back. My case was pretty open and shut, but the advice and guidance that Mr. Hudson provided me along the way helped me immensely once we went to court. Tom told me to attend AA meetings as much as possible, get a head start on DUI school, Victim Impact Panel, as well as a 28 day stay at a rehab facility. Despite all of my efforts, the prosecution was still asking for me to face jail time. Tom found this unacceptable and fought for me. I ended up with no jail time which was my biggest concern. I cannot thank Tom enough for the time and effort he put in to helping me during this stressful time. Anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation should know that there is no one more knowledgeable, professional and committed to helping you than Tom Hudson.
Posted by anonymous
I am from Louisiana and went to visit friends in Bradenton. Unfortunately my bike broke down and I was kinda stuck there til the part came in. My friends had a loner so I could get around. Long story short... I ran a red light and was charge a DUI which let's be serious no one can afford. Thanks to Mr. Thomas Hudson I was not charged the DUI but reckless operation. As I mentioned I am not from Florida and was not looking forward to facing the system with their lawyer. From the first time I met Tom I knew he was the one if any that could help me out. I am very satisfied with what Tom did for me. THANK YOU Mr. Hudson.
Posted by anonymous
Disclaimer: My BAC was 0.000 and the urinalysis negative, so this might have been a slam dunk for any lawyer. I didn't want to take any chances because the cop lied on the arrest report, I've never been through something like this, and my research showed me that Tom is one of the best DUI lawyers in Sarasota. There's a YouTube video where he explains how to select a DUI lawyer. You should watch it to get a feel for his energy (and then select him). This guy TEACHES field sobriety testing to the police and knows all of them, including their weaknesses and the mistakes they tend to make. It can be quite humorous to start to tell him about something the cop did, and he says it before you do because he's seen the cop do it already in the past. The things that struck me most about him were that he's insightful, realistic, detail-oriented, aggressive, and overall VERY smart. He has you fill out a very detailed form about the arrest experience early while the facts are fresh in your mind. His office instructs you to take down any information on social networking sights that refer to your partying because the prosecutors have started looking there for evidence. Everything went down exactly the way he said it would, when he said it would. The urinalysis took two months to come back clean, and incredibly, the P.A. STILL tried to get a reckless driving out of this, all predicted by Tom. He told the P.A. he would be happy to make them look stupid, and I'm sure they didn't want any of this guy. Some minor criticisms: he wasn't the best about answering my email questions. I think his office handles a lot of cases, so you won't get that mom-and-pop-shop feel from it. His personality is just a tad authoritarian for my taste. Knowing what I know now about this type of legal process, I'm not sure I would hire him again if I was clearly innocent or guilty as hell, mostly because I hear he can get expensive, but if I was in a gray area, this is definitely the guy I would want to be poking holes in the prosecution's case to make it even grayer. He's a shark that swims in some ugly waters that you and I tend to stay out of. 4.5 stars -- averages up to 5.
Posted by rick
Mr. hudson was recomended to me from a friend, and I coudnt have been any happier to have him as my lawyer. I got to see him first hand in the court room representing me and I was so impressed. Anybody who is in need of a lawyer, he should be your No. 1 choice. he will handle your case like it is his only one, and the knowledge he has about the law is totally unbelievable. I would totally recomend him.
Thank you Mr. Hudson you are " THE MAN "
Posted by Steve
Hopefully you never find yourself facing charges for DUI. I never thought that I would. However, attorney Hudson (Tom), has built his practice on helping people with just this situation. At the initial consultation, I was scared, embarrased, and generally pretty upset. Tom lets you know that there is a logical process to deal with and walks you through the scenarios. In my case Tom was able to ensure that I did not lose my license for any period of time and was only restricted to business purpose only driving for about a month. Anytime that I had to appear at a hearing or court, it was very comforting that when I arrived, Tom was sitting there waiting. He knows the process and the players. In my case he got a very good outcome which was a reduced charge to reckless driving with the punnishment being some classes and some community service hours. Hopefully you never find yourself facing this charge, but if you do, I do not believe that anyone could do a better job than Tom.