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Jesse Hernandez

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.7   27 reviews

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Car accident
    15%

    16 years, 800 cases

  4. Personal injury
    15%

    16 years, 800 cases

  5. Sex crime
    15%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

    Jesse spent his first few years after law school practicing criminal defense as an Assistant Public Defender in Laredo, Texas at the prestigious Webb County Public Defender's Office. After several years handling criminal defense on the border, Jesse moved back to San Antonio where he opened his general practice law office.

 

     While Jesse has extensive training and experience in criminal defense, particularly in the areas of DWI defense, drug defense and sexual assault defense. Jesse Hernandez is always looking for new and challenging legal issues to resolve. If you or a loved one finds yourself in a legal crisis, please do not hesitate to call and set up an appointment to meet with Jesse. Initial consultations are always free and payment plans may be available depending on your case.

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Jesse Hernandez
Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

Contact Jesse

Law Office Of Jesse Hernandez
3107 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX, 78209

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Kelsey | February 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY Cordial and understanding, fast friendly service
As I spoke with Miss Sandra, she made me feel very informed and confident with moving forward with my case regarding this law firm. She made sure I understood everything and she answered all my questions, she gave me a call back and even remembered my name for just a consultation. Thank you very much Miss Sandra. I would rate her service a 12 out of 10!!! I feel confident with their work.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciate it
Thank you Mr John Perez for getting my case dismissed I thought it was a long shot but you got done! You kept your word and I respect you for that.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Thank you Jesse and all your staff for helping me out with my case. I can not tell you how much you have all helped me and understand a lot. Keep being amazing all of you. I would give 10 if I could but 5 stars for sure.
Posted by Eugene | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my life!
My ex made her daughter lie and say that I did things to her that weren’t true just because she didn’t want to see me happy with my new life! I hired Jesse and his office to help me fight this crap because it was ruining everything, my new relationship and my job. The lawyers charged a lot of money but I guess it was worth it because eventually Jesse proved that it was all a lie and the charges got dismissed. I would have paid double for that cause the police originally said I’d be in prison til I died!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I have consulted with Jesse on my case and he has been very understanding and clearly answering my questions.
Posted by Jackie | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
We hired the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez for my brother’s case and were pleasantly surprised at the dedication, time and care the entire staff showed. I appreciate Jesse for truly caring about the case, my brother and our family through this entire processes. I would definitely recommend Jesse to any friends and family members.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most knowledgeable Attorney I know
Jesse Hernandez has proven himself to be the most legally knowledgeable attorney i have ever hired. Criminal law is his passion. He has built a 5-star team whom he oversees. I've seen him and his team work tirelessly on my case. This guy knows his stuff. Got my case dismissed despite the severely incriminating evidence against me. If you need legal help, HIRE HIM!!!
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Posted by Jen | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jesse is my hero!
Jesse saved my life. My marriage, my job and my freedom were all at risk because of some lies that were being told about me by a bitter ex. Jesse and Stephanie from the office helped keep me sane every time I felt like the world was falling apart on me. I could call them or text them any time and they would get back to me right away. When I was first arrested, I was certain that there was no way I could beat these people. They told me to just trust Jesse and let him do what he could. I'm glad I did. Now i have my life back, my family back and my reputation is back to good! Hiring Jesse and Stephanie was the best decision I ever made!
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Posted by Ryan | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend him to anyone!
Jesse Hernandez and his staff are awesome. He handled my dwi case and I was very pleased with the outcome he worked hard to make sure I received fair treat me. I've recommended people to him and I'll continue to!
Posted by sabrina | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney everrrrr
This attorney helped me with my case, and got it dismissed in a matter of a couple months!!! I thought it was gonna take longer, but he stayed on top of it and was able to do what he does and got it dismissed!!! I'm so greatful I hired him and his staff! They are really the best!!! I give him 5 stars hands down!!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision ever!!!
My husband and I hired Jesse when my son went to college and was arrested on a drug charge. Our son was speeding and somehow the police man found a back pack in the car that belonged to a girl from school that my son gave a ride to. Apparently there were drugs in the back pack but my son had no idea they were there. The court appointed lawyer that we originally had was horrible. HORRIBLE! Eventually we were referred to Jesse by a former client of his and it was like night and day. Jesse jumped on the case and right away filed a complaint with the courts saying the policemen had no right to search the back pack and the judge agreed and said the prosecutor couldn't use the drugs as evidence. They dismissed the case!! We are so grateful to Jesse and the people in his office.
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Posted by John | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DWI lawyer!
I attended an office party and may have had a little too much to drink. I was stopped by the police on my way home and was arrested for DWI. I was absolutely devastated over getting arrested. I was pretty sure that I was going to get fired from my job and that I would be convicted and go to jail. Jesse and his staff were really nice to me from the first time I met with them. Jesse walked me through the process of what I could expect and how he thought we could win my case. I wasn't a hundred percent sure that he could do everything he said he could but I figured I had nothing to lose. He took my case to trial and we won! he seemed even happier about winning the case than I did! I'll never get in trouble again, but if I do, I'm definitely calling this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
amazing lawyer
Jesse hernandez and his law firm have been nothing but amazing from the beginning. Jesse brought me in and spread the knowledge of my case and weighed all options out. He checked in with me often and as soon as he received any information it was brought up to my attention. With a ton of things going on he and his firm made it a point to stay in contact. Highly recommended very courteous , professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you once again.
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Posted by Richard R. | July 21, 2015
Choose Jesse Hernandez.
Jesse Hernandez was by far the best choice for my DWI case. I was offered some choices and plea agreements that he felt were not acceptable. However it was his decision and recommendation that I continue to fight because he knew we had the best chance to win and completely have this removed from my record. He fought with me and for me from the beginning, and in the end I was completely pleased with the results. I'd definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by Ray | July 20, 2015
Case is still pending.
Jesse has been handling my case after a strong recommendation from a friend. I went to my first court date with no lawyer and soon found myself very overwhelmed. I met with him at his office and explained my case and was very relieved to find out that he felt confident he could help. Since then, he has made his strategy clear and explained his next move. Excellent communication by him and his team. I've never had much need for a lawyer before. But now that I do, at least I have a go to guy.
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Posted by Irma | July 20, 2015
dwi/ I would recommend Jesse Hernandez to represent me
I was very impressed with the knowledge and skills that Jesse had to contribute to my case. I am very thankful for hiring him and even hired him for my second case. Lisa Marie at the office always answered my calls. I never got voicemail always spoke to her or Jesse.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2015
highly recommended
My family hired Mr. Hernandez to handle a very important case. He treated us with dignity and respect. Throughout the process he became more like a family member to us, and made our family member feel like the most important client he ever had. He fought very hard for us despite the prosecuted lying.
Posted by Charlie | July 20, 2015
Recommend 100%!
Mr. Hernandez is by far one of the best. Day or night he was there to answer any and all questions. He was extremely knowledgeable and always explained what was going on and what to expect. I have dealt with other lawyers in the past and Mr. Hernandez far exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Albert | July 20, 2015
Truly the best!
Diligent, trustworthy, informative, intelligent, punctual. Not enough ways to describe how I feel about the excellent way my case was handled by the Law Offices of Jesse Hernandez! His staff is outstanding, and his passion is unmatched! He will fight for you!
Posted by PopaliciousAndrea | July 20, 2015
outstanding and Efficient
Jesse took the time to actually talk to me. Whether it was through text, email, or fb, he made it a note to always fill me in on the status of my case. I highly recommend him to those I know who need a great and tough lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2021.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2021
updated on 07/20/2021

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Law Office Of Jesse Hernandez
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bennett & Hernandez
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Webb County Public Defenders Officer
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. R.N.
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Texas vs S.G.
  • No charges filed
  • State of Texas vs. R.F.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • PILMMA
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers- Top 1%
  • American Registry
  • 2022
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyer
  • American Registry
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyer
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • Best San Antonio Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top DWI/DUI Defense Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio DWI
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers San Antonio Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers In San Antonio-Criminal Defense
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Surviving Your First DWI
  • Surviving Your First DWI
  • 2021
  • Self Defense Laws In Texas
  • Self Defense Laws In Texas
  • 2020
  • The Ultimate Guide To Winning Your Personal Injury Case
  • The Ultimate Guide To Winning Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2019
  • DWI Booklet
  • Texas DWI Survival Guide
  • 2017
  • 8 Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know
  • 8 Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Various Social Organization Meetings
  • DWI: Do's and Don'ts
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (31)
Endorse Jesse
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hands down one of the best DUI Attorney's in the business. If you are facing charges you need to contact Attorney Hernandez."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hernandez's courtroom and trial advocacy skills are superior. If you're in need of a criminal TRIAL lawyer, you're in good hands with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Hernandez continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lauren since he was an Assistant Public Defender in Webb County. He is an outstanding attorney with a serious get down to business. If I or a loved one were ever in need of legal representation I would call him. George Altgelt"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jesse is a compassionate, hard working, knowledgeable and thoughtful attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I was ever in need of representation, Jesse Hernandez would be on my defense team. He is an excellent attorney with an impressive track record. He has earned a reputation as a trial lawyer who will represent his clients and will not be bullied. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are accused of a serious crime, Jesse Hernandez is one of the best lawyers you can call. He has a very impressive trial record. One of San Antonio's rising stars."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jesse fights for his clients and isn't afraid to go to trial and win. He is a great lawyer and I highly recommend him for any criminal defense matter."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a hard working attorney who cares about his clients. I have seen him consistently fighting for the best possible outcomes for his clients. I would be proud to have Jesse represent me. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It is my pleasure to offer a few words of praise for Texas DWI Lawyer Jesse Hernandez in San Antonio. Jesse is a top DUI Defense attorney, with specialized knowledge in breath and blood testing that will benefit any client accused of DWI in Texas. I have worked with Jesse as a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and I know that he will always fight hard to give his clients the best chance for Victory!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hernandez is an extremely intelligent and dedicated attorney. I had the pleasure of attending a blood testing/chromatography course with him presented by the American Chemical Society and was impressed with his knowledge and background concerning DWI defense. If arrested for DWI in Texas, Mr. Hernandez would be a perfect choice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of attending one of the most exclusive DUI training programs in the country with Jesse Hernandez. After completing this course, I believe Jesse to have the knowledge and training for defeating DUI blood and urine testing that only a very few top-tier DUI attorneys have in Texas and the rest of the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is the kind of guy who wont take no for an answer. He will use his knowledge the law and science of DWI related charges and defend your rights. I spent a week with Jesse at the nations top course on the science of blood testing and can attest to his superior knowledge. Your in good hands with Jesse."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It takes guts and true grit to stand up for what is right. Attorney Hernandez not only has those characteristics in copious amounts, but he is a true trial litigator. A higher complement I cannot muster. He uses his reputation, knowledge and experience to defend the motorist among us who has been accused of a crime by our government. In doing so, he is standing up for right and for justice. I am glad he has the guts to do this for all of us. Thank you Attorney Hernandez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jesse is fantastic at evaluating a case and a wiz in trial. I've been impressed by his ability to think on his feet and his general courtroom presence. In a short matter of time, Jesse will be one of the go-to guys for criminal defense in South Texas."
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