Attorney Beltran Frees Federal Prisoner

Late last week, a federal prisoner was freed due to Attorney Beltran’s diligent efforts. Although the defendant faced in excess of a decade in prison for cocaine trafficking, Attorney Beltran initially obtained a sentence of less than five years. However, instead of resting on his laurels, Attorney Beltran continued to assist his client in cooperating against a large-scale trafficker and repeatedly advocated with the government for a further sentence reduction. The government acknowledged these efforts but recommended only a modest further reduction. However, Attorney Beltran seized this opportunity to show the full value of his client’s cooperation effort and convinced a federal judge to reduce his client’s sentence to time served. Due to Attorney Beltran’s efforts, his client was released ahead of the Easter holiday