DUI Case, Highly Recommended I was referred to Michael Hernandez by a lawyer I had used in another county. Michael came highly recommended and after working with him on a few issues I can understand why. Michael represented me on a DUI case where he negotiated my BAC from a .24 to a .15, reduced my financial obligations and kept me from doing jail time. I didn’t have to miss time from work to show up in court since he was there on my behalf. The results were fantastic but what really impressed me about Michael was his professionalism. He was able to answer all of my questions, explain the potential outcomes I was facing, devise a defense strategy and explain the next steps in the judicial process. He put me in a better place mentally and emotionally during a stressful time. Michael always is available to answer any follow up questions I might have or to point me in the right direction when other legal matters come up. I know I was receiving the best advice with Michael, and I recommend him to others.C.T., San Diego
Three Felony Charges To One Misdemeanor Michael was our criminal defense attorney in December 2012. Michael had a creative idea to eliminate some of my husband's felony charges and it worked!! My husband was initially charged with 3 felonies, but thanks to Michael's strategy my husband was only convicted of one misdemeanor at the end. Michael truly has his clients' best interests at heart. He consulted with an immigration attorney to make sure that my husband's charges would not hinder his pending immigration case. Michael also is very professional, and returns calls and emails in a very timely manner. My favorite, he mails you letters after any court proceedings to sum up what happened in court and let you know what the next step will be. If needed, I would without question hire Michael again.R.Z., Newport Beach
Competent, Kind & Compassionate Defense Attorney Michael Hernandez is a most competent, kind, and compassionate defense attorney and counselor for the accused. I feel he had my best interests always in mind, and thoroughly explained all aspects of my case as we went through the legal process. I would certainly recommend him to my friends and colleagues.M.R., San Diego
Integrity, Compassion & Dedication. Integrity, compassion and dedication. Those are the words I use to describe the level of care I received on my criminal case from Mr. Hernandez. He was very understanding of all of my concerns and was able to clearly demonstrate to me what to expect from him in regards to the best outcome of my case. I know Mr. Hernandez worked tirelessly with the City Attorney to reach the outcome I received because Mr. Hernandez was in constant contact with me every step of the way; he even called me from court to discuss my options as he was being summoned by court officials. Mr. Hernandez has been in touch with me regularly, just to see how I'm doing. He is an exceptional person, an amazing advocate and I would highly recommend his services to anyone who thinks they require an attorney.D.O., San Diego
Discounted bail & out of Jail. Cleared Record! I was a college student when I got arrested on drug charges. Michael Hernandez helped get me out of jail, got me a discount on my bail, and got me into an out-patient treatment program. Michael helped me avoid a conviction, which helped me keep my federal financial aid. Today I have a bachelor's degree and no criminal record.M.H., San Diego
Another Attorney Said Guilty, Michael Got The Case Dismissed! My dad originally hired a different lawyer to help him on a big criminal case, and the lawyer told him that nothing could be done and that he would need to plead guilty. That really scared my dad and we then went to meet with Michael. We met with Michael and we liked that he cared about the case. Michael worked on the case for many months, but he got the case dismissed!O.J., National City
Confidential Defense Lawyer I made a mistake one night, acted in a way that was uncharacteristic for me, and I got arrested. I was seriously embarrassed, not to mention a bit scared. I called my friend Michael Hernandez, and he really helped to put me at ease when he took a lot of time to explain to me what to expect in my case. He assured me that everything we talked about would be private and confidential, which was great because we have a lot of friends in common. The outcome of the case was great, and Mike proved he’s a master at keeping secrets.P.T., San Diego
Terminated Probation Early, Conviction Expunged I recently called Michael Hernandez to help me clean up my criminal record. I was applying for new jobs and I didn't want to explain why I was on probation. Michael Hernandez was great! He was able to get my probation terminated early, and he was able to get my conviction expunged. I got the job I wanted and I'm glad my case is behind me.H.M., Los Angeles
A Responsive Attorney! Easy To Communicate With. My attorney was not responsive and had to be prodded to answer emails and phone calls. I was immediately envious of my friend who retained Michael Hernandez. Whenever my friend called Michael he was there, if he did not answer the phone, he called back within the next couple of hours. In fact, I made the change and retained Michael Hernandez - and the change was night and day from the previous attorney. He was there informing me of the latest developments, and responding to my calls.R.G., San Diego
Facing Difficulties? I Strongly Recommend Michael I recently had a very serious issue with the law, and had the luck to find Michael Hernandez. I have never had any previous experience with the legal system, and his guidance, understanding, and thoughtfulness were invaluable. He not only answered ALL my legal questions but, more importantly, was also available to speak about the issues involved in the case. I strongly recommend anyone who faces difficulties with the law to have Michael Hernandez on your side!E.S., San Francisco
I cannot recommend Michael's services enough. I cannot recommend Michael's services enough. he made a world of difference with my case. I have never been arrested before or had any run ins with the law, so naturally i was scared and had a lot of anxiety dealing with the legal proceedings to come. Michael made me feel completely at ease and put my fears to rest. He kept me in the loop of everything happening and in the end helped me resolve my issues. I will always recommend Mr. Hernandez to anyone needing legal help, he is definitely my lawyer for life.Thomas, San Diego (Avvo Review - Thomas, a DUI client)
Excellent Service Mr. Hernandez helped my family through an EXTREMELY stressful time. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the EXCELLENT customer service that he provided. He responded to our calls in a quick fashion not days, he always answered all our questions, explained the process and options. If we ever need legal representation again I will ABSOLUTELY call him again.
Mr Hernandez nos ayudo a mi familia y a mi en momentos muy dificiles. Estoy muy agradecida por el servicio al cliente que nos dio. El respondio nuestras llamadas rapido, no en dias. Siempre contesto nuestras preguntas, nos explico el proceso y las opciones. Si un dia llegaramos a necesitar representacion legal nuevamente, defenitivamente volveria a llamarle.A Satisfied Client
Great Lawyer - A Pleasure to Work With! I cannot speak more highly about working with Michael Anthony Hernandez. I was charged with a misdemeanor hit and run charge and did not know what to do/who to turn to. I spoke with beverage lawyers and a family friend suggested I talk to Mr. Hernandez about my case. He took the time to listen to my situation and skillfully guide me through the legal process - not only to I feel that I received a better outcome than I ever would have on my own or with other council, the entire process was much less stressful than previous legal experiences I have had. Michael knows his stuff, he was able to lay out what the road map would be for my legal process. I had many questions throughout the process, especially as I would receive correspondence from other participants in my case, and Michael always got back to me in a timely fashion with answers and put me at ease. I am confident that I received the best possible representation and outcome in my case, and I also feel like I paid a fair price. I looked around and am very happy I ended up at the offices of Michael Anthony Hernandez.Sully
First Rate Service!! Our son needed legal representation and Mike Hernandez was recommended to us by another lawyer. From our very first meeting, he helped our family feel at ease and we realized in hiring Mr. Hernandez we would be in very capable hands.
He explained each step of the legal process, clearly communicating our options, provided excellent follow up and ultimately produced a favorable outcome for our son's legal case. I highly recommend Mr. Hernandez and would definitely use his services again.A Satisfied Client
We are so glad we called - you will be, too We are so grateful we called Michael A. Hernandez. After finding out our son had been arrested for very serious criminal charges – felony robbery – we, like most people, called and spoke with several attorneys we found on the internet. Michael A. Hernandez was one of them.
If you are looking for an attorney that takes the time to listen carefully, explains thoroughly, gets back quickly, and makes you feel like family, you should retain Michael A. Hernandez. The first day we spoke, he spent nearly an hour on the phone with us. He explained information and made suggestions. The second time we spoke, he spent nearly forty minutes making recommendations and helping us to discern our options.
The amount of time Michael A. Hernandez spent was generous to say the least. Additionally, his call back time is nothing short of remarkable. The first time we called, Michael A. Hernandez returned the call in forty minutes and the second time he called back within one hour and fifteen minutes. Spending adequate time to discuss a case and returning calls in a timely fashion are two necessary attributes we want an attorney to have when dealing with the very real possibility of our child facing jail time. The good thing is Michael A. Hernandez has both.
Since this for us is a very stressful time, we felt another necessary component was being represented by someone who would explain things in a way would help to put us at ease. Michael A. Hernandez has treated us with great respect and compassion and in a very short time has made us feel that he is in our son’s corner.
We hope we never need another attorney. However, if we did, we can say without hesitation we would feel so grateful knowing the only call we would need to make would be to attorney Michael A. Hernandez.A Satisfied Client
He exemplifies what a Great Attorney should be! At the age of 35, I found myself facing my very first Domestic Violence case. With a prior felony conviction from over a decade ago, I was almost certain that I may be facing some prison time. Almost hopeless.. Then, I think of my childhood friend who's brother is Michael Hernandez. I give Michael a call whom was just starting a one month personal vacation, listens to my case without even requesting for a fee (unlike some lawyers) and immediately extends his compassion and advice. I've only been to my first court appearance in which I am out on bail, and Michael was able to help me achieve what I was looking for at this point in my case. I can now breathe easy knowing that I have made the right decision in selecting a reputable lawyer in Michael Hernandez and am extremely confident that he will pursue every viable option that is within my best interests moving forward. Absolutely recommend Mike to anyone in need! DO NOT overlook Michael Hernandez when searching for legal counsel. Thanks Mike!Brian
Professional, Compassionate, Empathetic.. I highly recommend Michael for anyone who needs representation or consultation with a criminal, DUI and DWI case or any legal advice at that. Michael was referred to me by a family member, which I will never forget and be forever grateful for. I never thought I would ever need this type of help, lo and behold, that time came. On two occasions, which of course, I am not proud of. The first was a DUI, long story short, I pleaded guilty for reckless driving. Still nothing to be proud of but, I'll take it over a DUI. The second was a supposedly felony charge for possession of a weapon before boarding a plane. I was cited, weapon was confiscated and they allowed me to board the plane. What a way to start a trip. Wife was so furious. When returning home, I was still worried about the whole situation, so I gave Michael a call. He then submitted a letter of appeal or something like that and, well, in the end, no felony charge. The whole thing was dropped or dismissed. Not sure if I'm using the correct terminology. Anyways, it was a big sigh of relief.
Also, back to the "reckless driving," Michael was able to have that expunged from my record later down the road. Another big sigh of relief.
After all that, speaking, interacting and listening to Michael, I can say that he is a genuine person. Professional, compassionate, empathetic...I can go on.
Bottom line, if you are ever in need of such services, god forbid, I would not hesitate to seek Michael A. Hernandez out.
Once again I am grateful for your advice and services. Thank you.Tyrone
Very Professional Mr. Hernandez is the most professional at his job, he was extremely informative, and patient in explaining to me how to help my wife in her case. I do recommend him to anyone facing serious problems, He gave me all the information i couldn't get from any attorney I spoke to and I spoke to four, before speaking to him.Antonio
Excellent Review After contacting Michael he responded to my call in a timely manner and was quick to understand the legal issues regarding my case. Through out the process he was in contact with me. The communication had a comforting effect to know that the case was moving forward. He demonstrated a high level of knowledge, professionalism and empathy in handling my case and arriving at a favorable resolution on my part. I would highly recommend his legal services in his field of expertise.John
Thank you My fiance came across Michael Hernández throu online searching for a Criminal Lawyer. From the moment we met Michael he went above and beyond what we had not expected from an attorney that we had not yet hired or spoken of costs to retain his services. He accomponied my fiance to his arraignment hearing and counseled on what to expect every step of the way. Unfortunately we were not able to retain Michael Hernandez for his services. However he has guided us in the direction to handle his case and set us up with resources to help with my fiances case. We are extremely grateful to have met Michael and for the resources he provided us yo hopefully beat this case and be able to move on with the future. Thank you MichaelAngie
A Lawyer with Empathy I was specifically looking for a lawyer who specialized in juvenile defense after my 14 year old nephew got in trouble. I contacted Mr. Hernandez after coming across his name on the internet, left him a voicemail and he called me right back within 10 minutes...Mr. Hernandez patiently listened as I explained the situation and he told me that he personally knew the public defender tasked to represent my nephew. Michael explained that if he were to take on the case, it may create an appearance of ethical conflict since his lawyer wife, also a public defender, works alongside the lawyer representing my nephew. Because of the perceived ethical conflict, Michael did not feel comfortable representing my nephew but offered to be an advisor on the case, gratis!
Being that he would not be compensated, I did not expect much out of Michael. But boy was I wrong! Michael went above and beyond, my expectation. He recommended that we continue with the public defender assigned to the case and assured me that this gentlemen was a very good lawyer and that he would provide more than an adequate defense. At my request, Michael spoke with a number of people and spent a few hours discussing our case with them and he assured me that my nephew's case was in good hands and that I should not worry. And he did all this without asking for ANY compensation. Michael's show of honest empathy during this very challenging time for my family has restored my confidence in humanity in general, and lawyers in particular. In the area of juvenile defense, Michael is, without any doubt, a shining beacon and I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for good legal representation.Karim
Honest, Professional, and Understanding I don't usually review or comment on products or services, but after dealing with Attorney Michael Anthony Hernandez I felt the need to share my experience with others. Without going into detail about the legal situation, let me say that I was impressed by Mr. Hernandez's knowledge of the law and his professionalism (he even returns phone calls promptly). In a matter that threatened to disrupt my family, I felt confident that Attorney Hernandez was working for me. His honesty and sincerity was obvious from day one. I pray that I will never need a lawyer again, but if I do, Attorney Michael Anthony Hernandez will be the first person that I call.SAI-San Diego
Excellent Attorney and Service Michael was honest and open with me right out the gate! I came to him with a case thinking I had a high chance of needing representation. Even though I did not need his services, he took the time and thoroughly talked with me regarding my situation, explaining to me everything I needed to know including options just in case. He most definitely is a very good communicating attorney and did not try to string me along to pay for services like the first firm I called did. Michael has a clear head and a quick mind and has earned my respect and trust from just one consult. If there ever is a time I need an attorney Michael will be it, no questions asked! About an hour latter the second attorney I called, called me back and in short, verified exactly what Michael had told me. To the point and honesty matters, as well as his other exceptional qualities. One gets a sense about a person that one chooses to defend them, Michael is more than the sensible choice.Randy
Excellent lawyer with an excellent staff Mr. Hernandez has a very reasonable rate compared to many other lawyers for handling DUI cases. I decided to hire him not really for the fee, but because a friend glowingly recommended him, and she told me not to worry because he would get me through the process just fine. A DUI case, handled properly takes a long time in order to not end up a catastrophe for the defendant, and Mike handled my out of state residency situation deftly at every step while clearly, and reassuringly explaining what was happening each time.
Tiffany Carrillo, his paralegal assistant, is obviously extremely hardworking and diligent. Considering everything, with all the work they do, and the time they spend helping you through it, with the best result one could expect from a judgment in a case of this sort, my legal fee seemed to be a huge bargain. To conclude, I would unhesitatingly recommend the Hernandez team to take care of your DUI. You will NOT find any better council, anywhere.John
A Great Example Of An Attorney. With this being the first time ever dealing with law enforcement, I was recommended to Mike Hernandez and I gotta say he met all my expectations. From the beginning there was a lot of fear of the unknown but Michael put all of that to rest by always keeping me informed and always being professional and good-hearted. I was glad to choose Michael for without him I wouldn't had all my charges dropped and all my personal property returned to me. By choosing Mr. Hernandez, you will be in great hands. Thanks MikeAlex
Professional and Understanding Advocate When my son was arrested for DUI and some additional serious charges, it was frightening since we did not have any idea where or how to get legal representation. A friend of mine recommended Michael Hernandez. After reading pass review services and first meeting consultation, the decision was easy. Michael was very professional and sensitivity to our circumstances, he was able to provide us with some level of tranquility for what has been an unusual challenging year for our family. He kept us informed and updated throughout the procedures, getting us a favorable court resolution based on what we were facing at the time. Since Michael provided an outstanding legal representation, my son will be able to put his life back on track as a productive member of society.Julio
Professional I used Michael Hernandez thru my insurance at work. I was so impressed with his professional demeanor and work ethics I knew I would use him again if needed.
The need arrived. I was given various other referrals thru my same insurance. I myself went to seek him out. I used his services once again, and if ever need be will come back again. I highly recommend Mr. Hernandez. He keeps you informed from start to finish.A Satisfied Client
Excellent service When I got my DUI I was very new to everything so I didn't know what was ahead of me . When I met Mr. Hernandez I knew he was certainly the one that would be best to represent my case. He's been the most understanding and generous person to me. He got my DUI down to a wet reckless and I served no jail time after the night I was arrested, he's made everything so smooth for me and helped me fully understand my situation and most definitely walked me through it all.
After my DUI was settled and I completed most of my requirements there was a mix up with the court so I received a phone call and I was completely confused about it I called Michael and right away he made sure it was fixed , it took less than a day for him to settle it and made sure my case was in the right path . Michael Hernandez definitely goes above and beyond for his clients I couldn't thank him enough for his hard work he did for my case. Getting a DUI was a big deal in my life because it set me back financially and professionally I was lucky to have a great defense attorney take my case and reassure me this wasn't the end I would be able to move on from it because of that I was confident to leave it in his hands.
I spoke to his assistant maybe once or twice but Mr. Hernandez was great about speaking to me directly so that made me feel content with his lead in my case . With no doubt he definitely achieved everything I asked of him. I more than highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services.A Satisfied Client
I cannot recommend Michael's services enough! I cannot recommend Michael's services enough. he made a world of difference with my case. I have never been arrested before or had any run ins with the law, so naturally i was scared and had a lot of anxiety dealing with the legal proceedings to come. Michael made me feel completely at ease and put my fears to rest. He kept me in the loop of everything happening and in the end helped me resolve my issues. I will always recommend Mr. Hernandez to anyone needing legal help, he is definitely my lawyer for life.Thomas
A Zealous and Trustworthy Advocate. I had known Michael Hernandez before my legal matters and I knew as soon as I had been arrested who I wanted to defend me. I contacted Michael immediately and he instantly calmed my nerves and began to talk me off a cliff. He was so incredibly supportive of what I was going through and made me feel like I wasn't alone. He helped to explain what was going on and what he was going to do for me and I knew he understood what was most important to me. He listened to me and it showed. The result was more than I could have ever dreamed of and if I ever have another legal after I will not hesitate to contact Michael; having someone who believed in me and wanted what was best for me really made this a learning experience. Michael is hands down one of the most dedicated people I have ever met and his passion for his clients and the law definitely shines through.A Satisfied Client
Great Defense Lawyer I was referred to Michael Hernandez by a lawyer I had used in another county. Michael came highly recommended and after working with him on a few issues I can understand why. Michael represented me on a DUI case where he negotiated my BAC from a .24 to a .15, reduced my financial obligations and kept me from doing jail time. I didn’t have to miss time from work to show up in court since he was there on my behalf. The results were fantastic but what really impressed me about Michael was his professionalism. He was able to answer all of my questions, explain the potential outcomes I was facing, devise a defense strategy and explain the next steps in the judicial process. He put me in a better place mentally and emotionally during a stressful time. Michael always is available to answer any follow up questions I might have or to point me in the right direction when other legal matters come up. I know I was receiving the best advice with Michael, and I recommend him to others.A Satisfied Client
Impressive! I was referred to Michael by a lawyer friend of mine who doesn't handle criminal defense. My initial meeting was to be the day I was due in court. Michael showed up early and immediately made me feel safe and well taken care of during a pretty rough time. He took all of the weight off my shoulders and made me feel like I could relax and that he was there to handle everything. I was impressed that many people in the courthouse knew who he was and seemed like everyone respected him. During the time that he was working on my case it was very easy to reach Michael. If he wasn't able to answer my call he always called me right back. He constantly kept me up to date even with the smallest of details. The best part is, he ultimately got my case thrown out! Hopefully I don't ever need an attorney like that again, but if I do I am absolutely calling Michael. His number is saved in my phone as "my lawyer." I would recommend him to anyone who needs a defense attorney.A Satisfied Client
Great Attorney Michael was our criminal defense attorney in December 2012. Michael had a creative idea to eliminate some of my husband's felony charges and it worked!! My husband was initially charged with 3 felonies, but thanks to Michael's strategy my husband was only convicted of a misdemeanor at the end. Michael truly has his clients' best interests at heart. He consulted with an immigration attorney to make sure that my husband's charges would not hinder his pending immigration case. Michael also is very professional, and returns calls and emails in a very timely manner. My favorite, he mails you letters after any court proceedings to sum up what happened in court and let you know what the next step will be. If needed, I would without question hire Michael again.A Satisfied Client
Highly Recommend As a first time offender, I had no idea on how to proceed. I had already met with a lawyer prior to being referred to Mr. Hernandez. Deciding to meet with Michael proved to be advantageous. I was immediately much more informed on how to proceed and opted to work with him. He handled my case with high knowledge and efficiency and ended with a favorable ruling and outcome. Informative, prompt and responsive. Mr. Hernandez epitomizes a true professional. Highly recommend.A Satisfied Client
Mother of a Client I retained Mr. Hernandez to represent my mentally disabled son in a criminal misdemeanor case. He went above and beyond expectations and was able to establish a respectful and trusting relationship with my son. He clearly explained all of the legal issues to both of us and was always available to answer our questions. We feel very fortunate to have found such a caring and capable professional.A Satisfied Client
Great Profissional I was referred to Mr. Hernandez by a friend of mine. He worked on my DUI case 2 years ago. He got my case settled to a wet and reckless charge, which I considered a very positive out come. I had hired Mr. Hernandez service again, these time to work on the removal of my probation and case expungement.A Satisfied Client
Michael Hernandez Mr. Hernandez was referred to me for my federal case. I flipped and totaled my car onto federal property with open containers. Luckily I had Mr. Hernandez represent me. I had to appear only twice, Mr. Hernandez was able to go in my place. I was facing DUI and open container charges and I was only charged with wet and reckless - Mr. Hernandez treated me like a priority and made me feel secure. I was blessed with his determination to win.A Satisfied Client
There are good attorneys and great attorneys, however, every once in awhile you find an Exceptional Attorney. Michael Hernandez is truly a remarkable and understanding lawyer. He took the time to explain to us our sons criminal case and what to expect in the coming weeks. He is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We feel better having met him and are thankful we were referred to this very compassionate and kind man.Valencia, CA
For four months during law school I had the privilege of working for Mike and I really can't adequately express my gratitude for that opportunity. Mike is honestly the most genuine person I have ever met. Unlike so many lawyers I know, he isn't in it for the money or prestige. He does what he does because he truly loves helping people. And he's really, really good at it. Working with Mike redefined the role of a defense attorney for me. I now see the practice of criminal defense as an opportunity to directly help clients take initiative to correct their own mistakes if necessary and pursue a brighter future, in part by avoiding excessive and counterproductive punishment. I would absolutely recommend Mike to anyone in need of criminal defense representation.Sean Jones
When we needed help with a family matter he went head on and gave us 110% through it all. We could not have asked for a better attorney. During a time of extreme stress he put our minds at ease. Thank you Mike! We are ever grateful for your expertise and knowledge.Lorena Mina
Very professional, trustworthy and highly competent. I am comfortable referring clients to Atty. Hernandez.Audie de Castro