State and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense (Federal and State)

At Crews and Pesquera we provide excellent representation in all types of criminal cases both in state and federal courts across the nation, including the District of Puerto Rico. To protect your liberty and constitutional rights you need to consult an attorney immediately upon learning you are under investigation or placed under arrest. Do not talk to anyone about the case nor provide any information or documentation until you have the opportunity to speak with an attorney. Do not permit yourself to be intimidated and always demand that your rights are protected. At Crews and Pesquera we recognize the sensitive nature of criminal defense representation and all consultations are held and maintained with the strictest confidence. For a consultation, please contact us.

 

White Collar Crime

Crews & Pesquera has 29 years of experience in handling all types of white collar criminal cases in State and Federal courts. While working as a federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico, Ricardo Pesquera handled all major white collar crime cases and was named Chief of the White Collar Crime Division. As a defense attorney, he has successfully represented numerous clients charged with this type of crime which normally include money laundering, healthcare fraud, government corruption, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud and securities fraud. If you have any questions regarding this type of representation, please contact our office for a confidential consultation at (800) 683-5291.

 

Shaken Baby Syndrome

The shaken baby syndrome, also known as the “whiplash” baby syndrome, has been a source of medical controversy for many years and in the public eye since the televised trial of nanny Louise Woodward held in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1997. No one can possibly disagree that the protection of innocent children is a good and desirable end. This protection, however, must be grounded in logical, reproducible scientific concepts. Should the science be erroneous or ill-founded, another category of innocent victims surface; that is, the wrongfully accused. At the present, scientific studies contradict themselves as to whether or not the shaken baby syndrome exists at all. Objective evidence strongly suggests that we should abandon the term “shaken baby syndrome” and instead admit that we do not know the force required to cause the injury. We must also recognize that accidental short-distance falls can cause the complete set of symptoms usually attributed to the shaken syndrome.

Attorneys involved in alleged shaken syndrome cases must have special education in how to defend these cases and have access to a pool of qualified experts willing to testify on your behalf. Ricardo R. Pesquera is a member of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center and attends their international conferences held every other year to ensure he is up to date with the most recent studies and research on the subject matter. Because of the inherent problems that exist in defending shaken baby syndrome cases, special efforts are required by defense counsel. Defense attorneys must look for ways to introduce rationality back into the courtroom. We must not allow feelings of sympathy for the victim of child abuse to overwhelm the law or a client’s right to a fair trial under the law. The attorney must look for ways to explain the scientific contradiction and present other justifiable explanations for the symptoms shown by the child.

Crews and Pesquera has successfully defended numerous clients charged under the shaken baby syndrome theory. For a consultation held in the strictest confidence, please contact our office.

 

Sexual Crimes and Offenses

An alarming number of innocent people are in prison after being convicted for sexual crimes and offenses they did not commit. An effective and adequate representation in these type of cases requires the defense attorney to have special education and have access to a pool of qualified experts willing to testify on your behalf.

Ricardo R. Pesquera is a member of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center (NCADRC) and attends their international conferences held every other year to ensure he is up to date with the most recent studies and research on the subject matter. Because of the inherent problems that exist in defending sexual abuse cases, especially those involving children, special efforts are required by defense counsel.

Again, defense attorneys must look for ways to introduce rationality back into the courtroom. We must not allow feelings of sympathy for the victim of child abuse to overwhelm the law or a client’s right to a fair trial under the law. The attorney must look for ways to excuse or avoid the child’s accusation. For this, the child is not to be presented as an active participant in developing a fabricated accusation but rather a victim of adult social influences, adult agendas and adult purposes. Defense attorneys cannot accept the picture of being a mean, hostile, aggressive lawyer who attacks little children to impeach, discredit and confuse them. The attorney must frame his role as a champion of the child, protecting the child from harmful adult social influences, even if it may be well intentioned.

 

Health Care Fraud

Includes health care fraud, prescription fraud, and medicare fraud. Health care fraud occurs when a company or an individual defrauds an insurer or government health care program, such as Medicare (United States) or equivalent State programs. There are several different schemes used to defraud the Health care system: billing for services not rendered, upcoding of services, upcoding of items, duplicate claims, unbundling, excessive services, unnecessary services and kickbacks.

 

Bank Fraud

Is the use of potentially illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by financial institution, or to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution. In many instances, bank fraud is a criminal offense because it affects the nation’s financial institutions. As such, it carries heavy penalties.

Ricardo Pesquera has 40 years of experience in handling white collar crime cases and provides criminal defense for clients accused of or charged with all types of fraud, often referred to as white collar crimes, including: money laundering, health care fraud, wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, ets. If you have any questions regarding this type of representation, please contact our office for a confidential consultation.

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To all our valued clients and colleagues,

Amid these uncertain times, we want to assure everyone that the safety of our clients and employees is the most important thing to us. We are working remotely and remain open.

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New Clients please call: 407-270-1568

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Edgar 407-270-1568
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Becky 407-584-7888

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