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Your Tampa Criminal Defense Attorneys and Team

As a Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney, knowledge and experience are valuable tools in the practice of law. We see many lawyers that are limited by the quality of their staff. On the other hand, our team helps us succeed and get the best criminal outcome for our clients. The entire staff, from the criminal defense paralegals, Austin, Henry, Lavonne, and Angela, to our criminal legal secretaries, Marie, Tatiana, Erica and Ixcel to our web and social media team of Lori Piencykoski Escobar and Robert Escobar.

At Fernandez & Hernandez, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense experience. We represent individuals and families throughout Tampa and the surrounding area in a range of legal matters.

Daniel J. Fernandez has been a criminal defense attorney in Tampa since 1981 and Martin Hernandez has been a criminal defense lawyer since 2001. Both lawyers have been handling Federal cases throughout the country and all felonies, misdemeanors and appeals, with a concentration in DUI and drug crimes. Learn more about Daniel on his page. Learn more about Martin on his page.

Why work with us and why we are the best choice?

Award-Winning Firm

We are known to “go to the mats” for our clients. That carries extraordinary weight and respect with prosecutors and other lawyers.

Experience Counts

Both Daniel J. Fernandez and Martin J. Hernandez have more than 500 trials between them.

5 Star Rating

We are consistently rated among the top criminal defense lawyers by our peers, major independent legal authorities, and others in the community.

Direct Attorney Access

We will provide you with a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. Call us at 813-229-5353.

We Fight for You

Our practice consists solely of trial attorneys and we dedicate ourselves to securing the best result for each and every client who enlists our services.

Our Team

When you contact Fernandez & Hernandez, you not only reach skilled attorneys Daniel J Fernandez and Martin J Hernandez, you also reach our experienced paralegals. Henry Lavado, Lavonne Simpson and Angela Sosik all have more than 25 years of experience. Lori Piencykoski Escobar and Robert Escobar both have more than 20 years of experience working with Tampa criminal defense attorneys. Austin, Loliette, and Marie each have more than more than 8 years of experience in support staff to Tampa criminal defense lawyers. The entire staff are all excellent and are prepared to assist you throughout your case.

Contact a criminal attorney serving Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

If you or a family member is facing criminal charges or is in need of legal counsel, trust the seasoned Tampa criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC. Call us at 813-229-5353 or contact us online today to discuss your case. There is no charge for your first visit

There Is No Criminal Case We Cannot Handle

Whether you have already been arrested or you learned you are under investigation, it is important that you act quickly. We have built a lengthy, proven track record of success in the following types of cases, among others:

  • Violent offenses: Whether you are accused of first-degree murder, kidnapping, domestic violence, assault or any other violent crime, we have the in-depth skill you need to fight the charges.
  • Drug crimes: Florida aggressively prosecutes all types of drug offenses. From possessing a small amount of marijuana to accusations of large-scale trafficking, we can defend your rights.
  • DUI/DWI: If you were arrested for drunk driving, you also will be looking at the loss of driving privileges, which can affect your ability to work. Get our lawyers on your side right away.
  • Federal Offenses and White collar crimes: No case is too complex for us. Whether you were charged with federal drug trafficking, insurance fraud, money laundering, conspiracy or any other white collar offense (like credit card fraud), we have the experience you need.
  • Sex offenses: Charges like rape or possession of child pornography require an aggressive defense, which we are ready to provide for you.
  • Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Violence Injunctions: a restraining order or criminal allegation of batter require attention to detail as this usually changes the outcome in other courtrooms.
  • Theft-related crimes: Whether you are accused of shoplifting or grand theft auto, contact us for help.
  • Criminal Appeals: we have appealed cases in all District Courts and even to the Florida Supreme Court.
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (3.850): our firm has worked on hundreds of these cases and reviewed all files from beginning to end in order to determine and argue that a person was wrongfully convicted of a criminal.e
  • DWLS and other Traffic violations: We handle everything from reckless driving to driving while license suspended.
  • Juvenile offenses: We care about the future of teens and college students. We will be your strong advocate in everything from underage drinking to murder.
  • Probation issues: If you are accused of violating your probation, you could be facing even more harsh consequences. We will provide a fast response.
  • Sealing/expungement: It may be possible to get your criminal record hidden or wiped clean. Learn how.
  • Bond hearings need fast attention and the right arguments to the court.
  • Auto Accident and Personal injury claims: Our firm fights on behalf of accident victims, helping them recover the compensation they need.

It Costs You Nothing To Talk With An Experienced Attorney Today

When your freedom and reputation are at stake, call 813-229-5353 today, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at The Law Office of Fernandez & Hernandez.

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Trustworthy Legal Help When You Need It Most

The Tampa criminal defense lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez have handled thousands of criminal cases and other legal matters, helping people throughout the country, US and especially the Tampa area protect their legal rights and best interests in a criminal accusation. Let us put our skill to work for you, too.

Our Tampa law firm has a clear mission: Getting your criminal charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible, while minimizing any negative effects that come with an arrest. Led by founding criminal defense lawyer Daniel Fernandez, a former prosecutor for the state attorney’s office, our firm handles all types of serious felony and misdemeanor charges. We also handle select personal injury cases. Call 813-229-5353 for a free consultation today and Get Lawyered Up Now.

Hiring the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer for the Right Case

If you do not have an experienced lawyer who is skilled in the area of law in which your case falls, you are putting your future at risk. While many lawyers will try to make you believe that they can handle any auto accident or mislead you into believing that all personal injury cases are the same – and therefore that they can handle any personal injury claim type – the truth is, each area of personal injury law is distinct and should be thoroughly understood by your Tampa injury attorney. For example, the laws surrounding premises liability would not apply to a car accident claim, just as the theory of strict liability would rarely apply to a car accident case. Knowing legal nuances, statutes, and relevant case precedent can make or break a claim. Hiring an attorney that concentrates in auto accidents. Be weary of the Tampa lawyer who claims to handle six or seven areas of the law. As they say, ‘jack of all traits; master of none.’ This is your life or liberty, why risk it with an inexperienced attorney? Be sure to hire an experienced attorney.

More than just knowing the laws pertinent to your case, however, an attorney with specialized skill set will likely also have a experience working with other specialists and experts in that field, negotiating with insurance adjusters, and even litigating in court.

Contact Us for Your Free Consultation

Only an experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your situation and determine whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. To find out whether you can take legal action, contact us today by completing our free case evaluation form.

If you’ve been in an arrested and want a free consultation with a highly rated attorney, contact us.

Tampa Attorney Martin J. Hernandez

Attorney Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC in Tampa provides legal representation for those who have been criminal accused and those involved auto accident injury and wrongful death cases. Our Tampa criminal defense attorneys welcome the opportunity to interview with you and your loved ones. We invite you to review our recent results from settlements to trial verdicts. Our qualifications and background are available to you as well. Our Tampa Attorneys Martin Hernandez and Daniel Fernandez are bilingual as well. Just call us at 813-229-5353 for your free consultation.

The Tampa criminal defense lawyers of Fernandez & Hernandez, serve Florida communities including Tampa, Brandon, Carrollwood, Westchase, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Pasco, Pinellas, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland, Plant City, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Dover, Valrico, Lutz, Lakeland and many other neighborhoods in Tampa Bay area. Contact an Experienced Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney from Fernandez & Hernandez Law. When you add the experience of our attorneys (Daniel J. Fernandez and Martin J. Hernandez), to our paralegals, to our legal secretaries and Web support of a Lori Piencykoski Escobar and Robert Escobar, our firm has more than 100 years of legal experience.

If you have been involved in an Auto Accident in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa personal injury lawyer Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now. We recommend also reading his reviews on Google Reviews, Avvo and Yelp.

Call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez at 813-229-5353 or read more at: https://CriminalDefenseLawyerTampa.com

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Chris Martin
Chris Martin
19:37 13 May 20
You are only as good as the team you have working for you. He has a huge asset in his paralegal Austin. He helped me... all the way through the process and kept me informed with all updates. Also thank you Danny for going to all of my court appearances and getting my probation terminated early. Thank Youread more
winston thompson
winston thompson
17:45 04 May 20
I recently hired Mr Fernandez and his Firm to handle a family Case . I was very pleased with their service. It was... strategic and comprehensive in the methods he applied . I would highly recommend him and his firm. To anyone need competent legal servicesread more
Ronald Barton
Ronald Barton
00:38 31 Mar 20
I would recommend this firm to anybody they were very professional and friendly at the same time. I flew in from out of... state and contacted them to represent my son and they took right to the chase. The results was very satisfying. Don’t waste your time with anyone else they are the best!!!!read more
Gina Love
Gina Love
19:12 26 Mar 20
Praise God for Daniel J Fernandez!!! He got my charges dropped completely and I was facing a felony!!! This man works... nationwide and if you ever need legal help he is your guy!! Austin was also incredible at keeping me calm, cool and collected the while way through!! God bless this team of amazing individuals!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Forever grateful I can move on with my life and not have to look back!read more
15:43 12 Feb 20
Daniel Fernandez is by far THE BEST ATTORNEY I've ever hired. He's straight to the point, he worked magic in the... courtroom on 7 year sentence. He made what I thought was the impossible happen!! Daniel was very consistent on contacting me about any new important updates. I've hired attorneys in the past and from now on I will recommend him to everyone and only hire him from here on out if any situation occurs. He GETS THE JOB DONE!!!! Austin (his paralegal) was just as diligent and I'm grateful to have hired them and had them work on our case.read more
Gennetza Hernandez
Gennetza Hernandez
16:44 30 Jan 20
I was very concerned about my case coming from being a victim from a abuser. After meeting with me Fernandez I felt... very comfortable all my question were answered and assure me that there a was solution on my case. I felt very confident that my case would be resolved. I highly recommend not only mr. Fernandez but his staff Marie and Austin for an excellent service.read more
juan millan
juan millan
16:36 24 Jan 20
This process has been wonderful with Daniel Fernandez and Austin. Thanks to them and the team it has been speedy and... produced the best outcome for myself and my family. Expected to be finished with the process in about 6 months, only took about 2.read more
Amy Brennan
Amy Brennan
19:49 13 Jan 20
Mr. Daniel Fernandez and his staff treated me like a family member from the moment I walked into his office. He and... his staff are knowledgeable, diligent, attentive, and effective. They immediately went to work and didn't stop until they obtained the absolute best results for my case. From the moment Danny became my attorney, I felt at ease and knew that I was being represented by the best there is. I'm eternally grateful for all he and his staff have done for me. He is a true professional and an amazing advocate for your legal needs.read more
Irene Meadows
Irene Meadows
21:56 11 Dec 19
If you need an attorney who is compassionate, knowledgeable and will be there every step of the way for you and your... family during a difficult and challenging time in your life, you have made the right decision with Daniel Fernandez and his staff. Mr. Daniel Fernandez and his staff treat you like a member of their family. My husband and I would highly recommend you contact the law office of Daniel J. Fernandez. You will be glad you did.read more
A Google User
A Google User
14:27 11 Dec 19
Great Experience, attorney Daniel J Fernandez was extremely kind, and explained everything in great detail. The staff... at the office was excellent! Great experience would recommend the attorney to anyone.read more
Luella Nelson
Luella Nelson
23:30 10 Dec 19
Attorney Daniel Fernandez My daughter was facing a few issues that was going to effect her for a very long time. I did... not know which direction to turn or what to do. I googled 5 star attorney's and Mr. Fernandez's name displayed. I called his office and spoke to his paralegal Austin. He was very kind, understanding and gave me peace of mind just by speaking to me. I then met Mr. Fernandez shortly thereafter. This Attorney is very kind, compassionate, understanding and truly cares about his clients. His proven results were simply phenomenal. He basically saved my daughter from going away for a very long time instead she is going to receive some medical treatment and soon released with a short period of supervision. Afterwards Mr. Fernandez sat down with me and explained the out come and also has a plan for her moving forward. I know that each situation is different however this attorney not only has proven results he cares and looks for cures for his clients. If your in need of an attorney for any situation I suggest that you call Attorney Daniel Fernandez. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. -----Original Message-----read more
Joe Blanco
Joe Blanco
01:48 07 Dec 19
Daniel Fernandez is by far the best criminal defense attorney in the Tampa Bay area. I have used Mr. Fernandez for... several years to help my son with several issues he has faced. He compassionate, informative, and reliable. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer I highly recommend you to hire Mr. Fernandezread more
Anjeanette Blanco
Anjeanette Blanco
22:37 06 Dec 19
Daniel J. Fernandez has been my lawyer for 25 years and he is amazing! He is always available when needed and goes... above beyond. His entire office staff is always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Mr. Fernandez.read more
Nicole Tarantelli
Nicole Tarantelli
17:36 02 Dec 19
I am so pleased with the experience I had with everyone in their office. The service was excellent! Everyone was kind... and patient. I mostly dealt with Austin. He did everything he said and always returned my calls the same day. I am incredibly grateful for all the hard work!read more
Cheryl Stinson
Cheryl Stinson
14:41 22 Nov 19
Daniel Fernandez represented us in a violation of probation in dade city'. He did a great job. Judge was going to... sentence my friend to one year in jail .Mr. Fernandez argued for 60 days and hot the court down to 70 days .thank you for your help Mr.Fernandezread more
gilbert Lozada
gilbert Lozada
18:23 01 Nov 19
Great work Mr. Daniel J Fernandez he is very knowledgeable as a defense attorney I will Highly recommended his services... to anyone.Thank youread more
stephanie santiago
stephanie santiago
18:13 21 Oct 19
Im so pleased with Daniel Fernandez. He was able to get my husbands case to go better than what we thought it was.... Thank you so muchread more
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
13:39 25 Sep 19
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing the experience with attorney Fernandez was. I could not have asked... for better services. Attorney Fernandez was very professional throughout the legal process which resulted in a positive outcome. Thank you again attorney Fernandez for giving my family and me peace of mind.read more
Genesis Padilla
Genesis Padilla
04:22 12 Sep 19
Mr. Fernandez was absolutely amazing with our family’s case. Very genuine and intelligent. Austin was a pleasure to... work with as well. We had a great experience overall, we were blown away by what he was able to accomplish so quickly.read more
Alex Gomez
Alex Gomez
15:13 14 Aug 19
I'm very satisfied with the services provided from Mr. Daniel J Fernandez. I was in a bad situation and contacted his... firm. They were very professional and informative. They're very knowledgeable in the law and great at what they do. I would recommend them to everyone I know without hesitation. Mr. Fernandez and his firm are the real deal. Once again thank you.read more
D Serano
D Serano
01:21 18 Jul 19
Daniel Fernandez is an amazing lawyer! I have used a few times for a family member and I highly recommend! He knows... his stuff, hes aggressive, a fighter, not afraid to try any case that comes his way!! He is honest and let’s you know what to expect from the moment you hire and until the case in closed!read more
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