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

  • Dismissed Murder

    The Defendant was arrested and accused of shooting and killing an individual. A witness on the scene positively identified the Defendant as the person who shot and killed the victim. Mr. Hernandez was hired early on in the pre-file stage of the case and prior to the Prosecutor filing charges. Mr. Hernandez interviewed witnesses. He provided the Prosecutor with alibi witnesses and paperwork showing the Prosecutor the Defendant’s location on the date and time of the murder. Moreover, Mr. Hernandez provided the results of a polygraph examination by the Defendant showing that his client was innocent. The Prosecutor agreed and dismissed the murder charge.

  • Dismissed Possession of a Controlled Substance
    The Defendant was arrested for possessing illegal drugs in his vehicle. Mr. Hernandez was able to convince the state to dismiss the charge.
  • Acquitted Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Cocaine
    The Defendant, who was a convicted felon, was arrested for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possession of cocaine. He was looking at a 3 year minimum mandatory if he was found guilty of possessing the firearm as a convicted felon. After trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to all counts.
  • No Jail No Probation Trafficking in Cocaine (2 Kilograms)
    The Defendant was accused of trafficking in two (2) kilograms of cocaine. Attorney Hernandez was hired after the case had been filed by the State Attorney’s Office. The Defendant was looking at a 15 year Minimum Mandatory prison sentence if found guilty at trial. Attorney Hernandez was able to negotiate a CTS plea where the client was given time served. The Defendant received no jail and no probation.
  • Dismissed Trafficking in Credit Cards
    The Defendant was arrest for trafficking in credit cards. He consented to a search of the vehicle where the officer found contraband. Mr. Hernandez was able to convince the state to dismiss the charge against his client.
  • Dismissed Two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Battery

    The Defendant was accused of assaulting two people with a firearm and committing a battery on one of them. The case took 19 months to litigate and depositions of all witnesses were taken. On the day of trial, the State decided to dismiss all the charges.

  • Acquitted Two Counts of Battery
    The Defendant was accused of battering his ex-wife and her new boyfriend. After trial and multiple witnesses called by the State and Mr. Hernandez, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to all counts.
  • 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.

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