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Steven W. Hernandez

Steven Hernandez’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • Contested DWI

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Outcome:
    Reckless Driving.
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with his 7th DWI, with a .30 reading. During Suppression hearing it was revealed that the arresting officer could not tell defendant was drunk. Defendant pled guilty to reckless driving.
  • Contested DWI

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty!
    Description:
    Client charged with DWI with a .08 reading, and leaving the scene of an accident in Plumstead. State could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alcohol was not consumed at home after the driving had occurred.
  • State v. J.J

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Outcome:
    Appeal Granted!
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with first degree sex crime. Pled guilty to Third degree endangering the welfare of minor. Defendant found out he could not live with his own child and wanted to wothdraw his plea. Law Division said he could not, because it was a collateral consequence. On Appeal, the court said that not being able to live with your family is of such a consequence that it must be made known to defendant.
  • Contested DWI

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    May 31, 2006
    Outcome:
    9th DWI Dismissed.
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with his 9th DWI in Lakewood, NJ. Defendant, did not do field sobriety tests, and video showed him walking and talking normal (contrary to police report). Charge Dismissed!
  • Contested DWI

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Outcome:
    Second DWI dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant has accident on Garden State Parkway. Admitted that he was drunk. Blood taken. Challenging lab results led to dismissal!
  • State v. DG

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Outcome:
    DWI dismissed!
    Description:
    Defendant charged with DWI (heroin). She had passed out in her car, but in a driveway. A DRE report was not conducted. After lengthy negotations and a willingness to try the operation issue, the charge of DWI was dismissed.
  • State v. WS

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    3rd DWI dismissed
    Description:
    Defendant was charged with DWI. Defense challenged the probable cause to arrest as defendant was only driving slowly in a parking lot. Court agreed that probable cause was lacking, so DWI charge was dismissed.
  • State v. DW

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    1st DWI Dismissed!
    Description:
    Client charged with DWI in Toms River based on a DRE report and tax. screen which was positive for ambien. State could not meet its burden beyond reasonable doubt, and case was dismissed.
  • Contested DWI in Lavallette

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Machine readings thrown out because readings were out of tolerance! Field sobriety tests not enough to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • DWI in Highlands Municipal Court

    Practice Area:
    DUI and DWI
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Outcome:
    Lower tier DWI.
    Description:
    .15 readings thrown out! Defense counsel able to establish that police did not observe defendant for 20 minutes prior to adminsitering the breath test.