Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorney Daniel Fernandez recently successfully argued a motion to suppress challenging the unlawful search of his client’s residence. The citizenry benefits from zealous advocates such as Fernandez who keep law enforcement officers in check by calling out the government when they overstep constitutional boundaries. Kudos to Fernandez. The citizenry also benefits from bold jurists such as Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Samantha Ward who is willing to rightly rule even if it is not the politically popular ruling to make. We the people win when that happens. The court found that these officers lacked credibility: Det. Michael Hannaford, Dep. JJ Marcano and Dep J. Brock (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office).