Armando J. Hernandez

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

Armando Hernandez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is a Miami criminal defense attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the area of criminal defense. He received his B.A. from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he graduated with honors. He holds an airline transport pilot license (ATP) and all flight instructor ratings.

He was on the dean’s list and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. He was a member of the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review. A fluent Spanish speaker, Mr. Hernandez represents individuals in and around Miami, as well as throughout the rest of Florida.

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Former Assistant State Attorney

Mr. Hernandez has established a prominently successful and reputable private practice. Prior to entering private practice, Armando Hernandez was an assistant state attorney in which he handled thousands of cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to murder. In 2006, MADD presented Mr. Hernandez with the Prosecution Award of Honor for his outstanding dedication to DUI prosecution.

Attorney Hernandez successfully concluded his career at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office as the prosecutor assigned to anchor one of the two Repeat Offender Courts (ROC). His caseload consisted of life and first-degree felony cases of defendants who qualified as violent career criminals, habitual violent felony offenders, and prison releasee reoffenders. Mr. Hernandez uses his past experience as a prosecutor to protect your constitutional rights. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Recognition and Honors

Attorney Hernandez received the honor of being selected for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. This award recognizes Attorney Hernandez as one of the top criminal trial lawyers in South Florida, and it is a prestigious achievement. Attorney Armando Hernandez has also been chosen as one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®, an elite assemblage of the highest quality criminal defense attorneys in the state. The list makes up less than one-half percent (0.5%) of attorneys currently practicing in the US.

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Achieving Results For Our Clients

  • No Jail Time 3rd DUl
    The Defendant was arrested for a third DUI offense. Traditionally, the State attorney's office would require a long period of incarceration for such behavior. However, Mr. Hernandez was able to avoid jail for his client and convinced the State Attorney’s office that probation and no jail was appropriate.
  • Acquitted Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    The Defendant was accused of trying to run over his ex-wife’s lover with his car at a high rate of speed as the alleged victim walked in an apartment complex. After trial, the jury found the defendant not guilty of all charges.
  • Dismissed Aggravated Battery of a Pregnant Woman
    The Defendant was arrested for battering his pregnant girlfriend. Mr. Hernandez was able to acquire surveillance video and text message showing that the incident did not happen as the alleged victim described. The state dismissed the charges.
  • Dismissed Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
    Defendant was arrested and accused of striking someone with a machete. Multiple witnesses were present during the incident. Mr. Hernandez was able to interview and provide witnesses to the State Attorney’s Office who called in to question the alleged victims credibility. The State agreed to dismiss the charges.
  • Dismissed Armed Robbery Firearm
    The Defendant was accused of robbing two men with a co-defendant. After pre-filing the alleged victims, the State filed charges. Attorney Hernandez was hired on the case after the state had filed charges. Attorney Hernandez proceeded with discovery and forced the case to trial. On the morning of trial, the State Attorney’s Office dismissed the charges against his client.
  • Dismissed Attempted Armed Robbery

    The defendant was arrested and accused of being the getaway driver in an Armed Robbery which took place at a local convenience store. Mr. Hernandez made contact with the prosecutor during the pre-filing phase of the case. Mr. Hernandez convinced the prosecutor that the facts did not support the State Attorney’s Office filing charges on his client based on the principal theory. The state agreed and dismissed all the charges.

  • Dismissed Credit Card Forgery and Possession of Marijuana
    The Defendant was arrested for four counts of credit card forgery. Mr. Hernandez was able to convince the state to dismiss all the charges.
  • Dismissed Displaying a firearm while committing a Felony, tampering with physical evidence and shooting a deadly missile
    The Defendant was arrested for allegedly firing a firearm in the direction of civilians in an apartment complex and later disposing of the weapon in a canal. Mr. Hernandez was able to convince the State during pre-file stage to dismiss all counts.
  • Dismissed Domestic Battery by Strangulation
    The Defendant was arrested for beating and strangling his wife. Mr. Hernandez was able to convince the state the they did not have enough evidence to move forward with the case. The charge was dismissed.
  • Dismissed Domestic Battery by strangulation, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault and Tampering With a Witness

    Defendant was accused of grabbing a females neck and dragging her to a bedroom. He then took bedsheets and covered her face to the point that her breathing was impeded. Defendant then began to hit her face. Mr. Hernandez pushed the case to trial and the state dismissed all the charges on the trial date.

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