Criminal Defense

Attorney Beltran has a deep and varied experience defending criminal prosecutions.

Attorney Beltran has worked on some of the largest white collar criminal prosecutions, including the WebMd and Wellcare prosecutions, as well as numerous investigations and proceedings arising out of the subprime mortgage meltdown.

In the violent crime context, Attorney Beltran’s negotiating skill resulted in an offer by the government to drop a federal firearms charge against a client who was allegedly involved in the robbery of a Circle K store in Lakeland. This charge, which carried a ten year mandatory minimum consecutive sentence, accounted for 70% of his client’s potential prison term. In another case, state prosecutors declined to prosecute Attorney Beltran’s client for acquaintance rape after Attorney Beltran met with the police on behalf of his client.

In a case where Attorney Beltran’s client committed serious driving violations, Attorney Beltran reported to the accident scene before the police arrived and counseled his client to avoid making any damaging admissions. Attorney Beltran later obtained a dismissal of the charges due to lack of evidence.

Attorney Beltran also pursues postconviction remedies when other defense attorneys have failed to secure favorable results. He is currently representing several inmates in Florida who are seeking reductions in their sentences and he was a member of the team that secured a rare judgment of acquittal on behalf of a corporate executive convicted of securities fraud. Attorney Beltran’s research on a complex and novel issue of conspiracy law helped to prove that the statute of limitations had expired on his client’s conduct one week before the indictment was returned.

Attorney Beltran has been appointed by the judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to the CJA Panel, pursuant to which he represents defendants in criminal prosecutions in federal court.

Attorney Beltran accepts select cases from suspects, defendants, prisoners, citizens, businesses, and even former government employees who have been mistreated by government agencies and personnel.

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