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Frank Fernandez is an experienced criminal defense lawyer, who has defended clients against charges of drunk driving for years. It is important to understand your rights before getting pulled over especially when the consequence of your actions can result in a long suspension of your driver’s license for refusing to take the breathalyzer to potential incarceration if convicted of driving drunk.

Having been a former prosecutor attorney Fernandez is well aware of the best trial strategies in trying to overcome a failed breathalyzer or field sobriety tests. He also works with private investigators who are former State Troopers and expert toxicologists to present the best case possible at trial.

When an officer pulls you over it is because he has in his mind a good reason to do so, or what is known as a “reasonable suspicion” that either a traffic violation has occurred or a crime such as operating under the influence is being committed. The reason for the stop can be as simple as a broken taillight to observations of swerving within a lane, crossing back and forth over a center line or speeding or driving too slow. Whatever the reason the officer when approaching your vehicle after a stop will always be very aware of your appearance, what you are doing and saying and what is taking place in your vehicle.

Any experienced state trooper or police officer will tell you that vehicle stops are always a great unknown and the most dangerous part of their job. From an officer’s perspective, he never knows who is inside a vehicle as he approaches and will always assume the worst, that a person may be armed and dangerous. Troopers and officers are shown surveillance videos in their training academy which show officers being shot and killed performing what looks like an innocent, routine traffic stop in the middle of the day. They approach your vehicle alert and ready for anything. It is important to know the officer’s perspective; it is his observations that will be recorded in his report and form the basis of his testimony at trial.

Always be respectful to an officer during a car stop. If asked to step from a vehicle be aware of how you do so and how you stand in front of the officer. He will be observing whether you pull yourself out of the seat using the car to balance yourself or lean on the vehicle and whether you are swaying as you stand. Observations will be recorded as to your physical appearance, whether your breath smells of alcohol, whether your eyes are blood shot, whether your clothing is neat in appearance or unkempt and disheveled in appearance. Anything you say to the officer and how you say it, such as slurred speech, will be in his report. Listen to what he asks you and give short, polite answers directly in point with what is asked. Be prepared to answer routine questions such as providing license and registration, where are you going, where did you come from, have you been drinking, are you aware of the speed limit or reason for the stop.

Being prepared and responsive once an officer approaches your vehicle gives you the best chance at trial. To be able to ask an officer months after an arrest at trial to recall my client’s behavior and whether he was polite and responsive to his questions, and confirm that he did not lean on his vehicle or sway can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.

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Thank you Frank Fernandez for your help with my case. You were very patient and knowledgable. Will certainly be recommending him to anyone in need.
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Katherine Stevens
12:25 25 Jun 19
Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
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Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
If you find yourself needing a lawyer, Frank is your guy. Right from the very first phone call (which he answered, not a call center) he made me feel comfortable and gave me great advice. He was very professional, did a great job explaining everything to me, and really listened to what I had to say (which helped me calm down in a stressful situation). Very happy I chose to work with Frank, he made a tough situation the easiest it could be. Also - added bonus for some - he's fluent in Spanish! Thanks again Frank.
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Meg Gaff
19:46 17 Dec 18
I would 100% recommend The Fernandez Firm to anyone looking for a Boston lawyer. Frank is kind and patient, really making things go smoothly when you need them to most. Thanks to The Fernandez Firm for all your help, i highly recommend your services.
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Evan Matthews
16:55 13 Jul 18
I needed a criminal lawyer here in Boston, and needed one quickly. After doing something stupid that would have costed me my scholarship, I called The Fernandez Firm and got legal advice from Mr. Fernandez. I was so worried at first but after talking to Mr. Fernandez I felt so much better and knew it could be dealt with properly. Thanks for taking the time to figure out my case exactly.
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Alex Dueckson
21:41 10 Jul 18
I needed discretion and someone professional to take care of things quickly and quietly. Attorney Frank Fernandez did exactly that. Thanks for taking my case and helping me get my life back.
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Evelyne Ivy
01:31 03 Jun 18
What a relief. That's all I have to say! Almost speechless with how happy I am that Frank Fernandez is the boston lawyer that I ended up calling. I was in a jam, googled for a lawyer and up came Frank Fernandez. Right away I knew I had made the right decision. He is such a friendly and personable guy, he really put me at ease with everything that was going on. I will certainly be returning to Frank for any legal needs I have. And even more so recommend him to anyone in Boston who needs a lawyer. Thanks again Frank Fernandez, I owe you big time.
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Tricia Kendall
21:56 02 Jun 18
Oh my God, how and where do I start from?Infact Attorney Frank Fernandez is just an amazing human being, strictly professional with a lot of sympathy for me as his Client.He gave me his cell phone number before even accepting to take the case. He spoke to me in a very pleasant manner and took care of my case within hours. His Fees was the lowest that I was quoted and after resolving my case he returned my unused balance of funds back to me.I sincerely thank and appreciate God for leading me to such a wonderful kind hearted Attorney like Barrister Fernandez.Thanks so much Sir, I really really really appreciate all your help, God bless you sir.My prayers for you is that God will send you plenty of cases and good & adequate help to keep you flying high in your profession.Remain blessed Sir, I appreciate you.
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