DWI Case Results
No lawyer can guarantee a win. However, when your case is in the hands of a diligent, aggressive attorney who is willing to put in the hard work, you have the best chance at receiving a favorable outcome. Attorney Steven Hernandez has successfully defended hundreds of clients against DWI charges and secured “not guilty” verdicts in courtrooms across New Jersey.
Here are just a few of Mr. Hernandez’s case wins.
How Attorney Hernandez gets results
Challenge the Traffic Stop
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that in order to lawfully stop you, police must have “reasonable and articulable” suspicion that a law has been or is about to be committed. In other words, the police must have a legitimate reason to pull you over. If you did not violate any laws, then your attorney may file a motion to suppress, which could result in the dismissal of your case.
Challenge the Officer's Observations
During the course of the traffic stop, the officer will make observations that will help him or her formulate suspicion that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Slurred speech, watery or bloodshot eyes, and a flushed face could be indicators of impairment—or they could just be symptoms of a speech impediment, a medical condition, or being tired.
Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)
Challenge the Results
Breath, blood, and urine BAC tests are highly scientific and should be challenged every time. Failure to maintain and properly calibrate the machines could lead to flawed test results. Further, specific procedures must be followed in the collection, transportation, and storage of test samples. If these protocols are not followed, the test results could be unreliable and should be dismissed in court.