If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, what is most important to understand what to expect. By hiring The Law Offices of Pelayo Duran, P.A. you will improve chances of a desirable and positive outcome.
In a criminal case, the prosecution must prove the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt, which is a significantly higher burden of proof than in other cases. Criminal cases are usually decided by a jury and penalties include monetary damages and/or time in jail or prison.

What are some common criminal defense strategies?
In all criminal prosecution the accused is guaranteed the right to an attorney at all stages of the criminal proceeding even if they cannot afford one. Often time in criminal cases hiring the bets lawyer you can afford can make all the difference in a person’s life, The Law Offices of Pelayo Duran, P.A. can be there for you and your loved one at a time like this.

At The Law Offices of Pelayo Duran, P.A. we can help you to decide on the best approach to take based on the specific facts of your case.
The most common criminal defense strategies include but are not limited to:

  • Arguing that the facts presented are untrue, inaccurate, false or fail to rise to the necessary burden of proof to prove a crime was committed.
  • Presenting an alibi which shows that the accused could not have committed the crime because of where they were or what they were doing at the time it was committed.
  • Arguing that police entrapped the accused into committing the criminal act.
  • Arguing that the prosecution did not bring charges within the statute of limitations, or amount of time allowed by law, so the charges must be dropped.
  • Arguing that evidence was not properly collected and therefore it should not be admissible based on complex legal arguments.
  • Arguing that the accused did not have the required knowledge or criminal intent to commit the crime.
  • Arguing that the arresting officer did not have probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop, detain to arrest the accused.
  • Arguing the that accused is wrongfully accused and is not really the person who committed the crime
  • Arguing that the Defendant did not commit the crime he is accused of by physical forensic or DNA evidence.

Types of Criminal Case that The Law Offices of Pelayo Duran, P.A can handle:

White Collar

  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Computer Hacking
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Cyber Crime
  • Email Interception
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Pandering
  • Pyramid Schemes
  • Racketeering / RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Computer Hacking
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Currency Violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Import/Export Crimes
  • Insider Trading
  • Internet Theft
  • Investment Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Organized Fraud
  • Perjury
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Procurement Fraud
  • RICO Charges
  • Securities Fraud
  • Telecom Fraud
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Theft
  • Wire Fraud
  • Witness Tampering

Violent Crimes

  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Armed Robbery Arson
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Habitual Offenders
  • Hate Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Terrorism Charges
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

Sex Crimes

  • Date Rape
  • Depraved Indifference
  • Internet Porn
  • Obscenity
  • Pandering
  • Pimping / Pandering
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Sexual Offense
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Statutory Rape

Other Crimes

  • Aiding/Abetting
  • Arms Trafficking
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy
  • Hit and Run
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Perjury
  • Stalking

Drug Crimes

  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Importation
  • Manufacturing
  • Possession for Sale
  • Possession
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Trafficking
  • Transportation

Forfeiture Cases

  • Federal
  • State
  • Seizures of:
    • Account
    • Cars,
    • Boats
    • Houses
    • cash


  • Expungements
  • Perjury
  • Stalking
  • Writs and Appeal
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