Steven W. Hernandez



Steven Hernandez is a New Jersey DWI lawyer who specializes in DWI defense and uses his knowledge of forensic science and case law to protect the rights of his clients.  He is one of the few attorneys who regularly takes DWI case to trial.  He represents DWI cases all over the state of New Jersey.

Mr. Hernandez is a Sustaining member in the pretigous National College for DUI Defense(NCDD) and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), actively participating in many of their rigorous training seminars they conduct.

Mr. Hernandez has successfully completed the DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and is one of a handful of NJ lawyers to be trained as a Field Sobriety Test Instructorand was the first attorney in New Jersey to receive his Forensic Sobriety Assessment (FSA) Certificate, by demonstrating knowledge of the science and forensic use of roadside sobriety testing.  He is also a certified Alcotest 7110 operator.
Mr. Hernandez has completed over 120 hours of analytical forensic chromatography, which is the manner in which blood and urine DWIs are analyzed. In 2014, he successfully completed the American Chemistry Society’s (ACS) Lawyer-Scientist examination.
Mr. Hernandez is on of the few lawyers recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Municipal Court Trial Lawyer.
Attorney Steven Hernandez is dedicated to your DWI defense and uses his experience and knowledge to protect your rights.

For a free case consultation, please call (732) 286-2700.

Payment
Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
805 Main St
Toms River, NJ, 08753

Office (732) 286-2700

License
NJ Active 2004 06/25/2016

Awards
Certified Municipal Court Trial Lawyer New Jersey Supreme Court 2015
Pass Lawyer-Scientist Examination American Chemical Society 2014
Forensic DUI Drug Certificate Axion Labs 2014
Certificate Forensic Solid Drug Analysis Axion Labs 2013
ARIDE Impaired Driving Specialists 2013
NCDD Summer Session National College for DUI Defense 2012
DRE Overview Certificate Impaired Driving Specialist 2011
Certified Alcotest Operator Draeger 2011
Certificate of Completion: SFST Instructor Impaired Driving Specialists 2011
Forensic Chromatography Certificate Axion Labs 2011
Cert. of Completion for DUI Detection & SFST Impaired Driving Specialists 2010
Certificate in Forensic Sobriety Assessment Forensic Sobriety Assesment 2010
Deans List Rutgers University School of Law 2001

Work experience
CEO & Chief DWI/DUI Lawyer The Hernandez Law Firm, P.C. 2007 – Present
Pool Attorney Ocean County Public Defender 2007 – 2012
Pool Attorney Monmouth County Public Defender 2007 – 2008
Associate Law Office of Robert L. Tarver, Jr. 2004 – 2007
Intern Ocean County Prosecutor 2003 – 2003
Intern Ocean County Prosecutor 2002 – 2002

Education
Axion Labs N/A Cert. of Completion Forensic DUI Drug 2014
Trial Skills University N/A Field Sobriety Testing 2014
Trial Skills University N/A Blood Evidence in DWI Cases: Mastering the Science 2014
Axion Labs N/A Cert. of Completion Forensic Solid Drug Dose 2013
MacCarthy on Cross N/A N/A 2012
NCDD Summer Session N/A N/A 2012
Mastering Scientific Evidence N/A N/A 2012
Axion Labs N/A Cert. of Completion Forensic Chromatography 2011
NCDD Summer Session held at Harvard Law School N/A 2011
National College of DUI Defense Summer Session at Harvard Law School N/A 2010
Rutgers University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2004
Rutgers University, Camden Business Administration BS – Bachelor of Science 1998

Speaking engagements
New Jersey State Bar Foundation Annual Conventional Handling a DRE Marijuana case 2015
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice Section Handling a Marijuana DWI in Municipal Court 2014
New Jersey Bar Association Annual Convention Forensic Science & Municipal Court 2014
DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 2014
Municipal Court for the Uninitiated Municipal Court for the Uninitiated 2013
Field Sobriety Testing Field Sobriety Testing 2013
New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice Section Field Sobriety Testing 2012
Atlantic County Municipal Defense Association Field Sobriety Testing 2012
12 Angry Credits Field Sobriety Testing 2012
Field Sobriety Testing Field Sobriety Testing 2011
ABC’s of DWI DWI 2011
Business Networking International Why I defend DWI 2010

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