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Criminal Law

Federal & State Criminal Law - Investigation, Trial, Appeal, Post-Conviction Motions including Writs, 2255 Motions, Sentence Reductions, Compassionate Releases, Presidential Pardons, Expunctions and Non-Disclosures

Federal criminal investigations are serious and complex.  Federal crimes include offenses involving health care fraud, bank fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, computer crimes, hate crimes, animal crimes, RICO, conspiracies, immigration, drug crimes, sex crimes and offenses occurring on federal lands.  We also handle state misdemeanor and felony cases including domestic violence, assault, DWI, fraud, theft, bribery, drugs, resisting arrest and more.  Our attorneys stand ready to represent you at all phases of your case to protect your rights, providing you experienced and compassionate representation. 

Contact us at 817-282-9050 or, or request a consultation online.

Services for Other Attorneys - State and Federal

We have worked with attorneys nationwide in federal and state criminal cases for over twenty-three years.  We assist in providing a full-service representation team to achieve the best result possible for each particular case.  Our services can be as minimal or as complex as your case requires and include:

  • Pre-Indictment investigations to assist in strategies to avoid indictment and prediction of potential sentencing exposure

  • Evaluation and organization of discovery materials

  • Preparation of motions to suppress and motions to dismiss

  • Evaluation of immigration consequences of criminal charges against defendants who are not US citizens

  • Review of Presentence Reports for accuracy, potential objections, and downward departure and/or variance factors

  • Preparation of Objections to Presentence Reports

  • Preparation of Motions for Non-guideline sentence and/or Sentencing Memoranda to provide the court with the full picture of your client, the offense, and any applicable mitigating factors

  • Coordination of character letters and preparation of summaries for the court's reading ease

  • Post-conviction assistance including review of transcripts to determine issue for appeal

  • Preparations of state and federal appellate briefs, and petitions under §§ 2241, 2254, and 2255

  • General legal research in all areas of the law for all state and federal courts


Attorneys have made the following recommendations of our firm:

Donn Baker, Tahlequah, Oklahoma - "I have used Joaquin & Duncan on a regular basis for the last ten years.  Any research or brief writing I need, I use them.  They are great.  I can't count the number of successful Motion to Suppress, etc. . . they have done for me.  I wouldn't think about consulting anyone else."

Robert M. Burns, Dallas, Texas - "Using the services of Joaquin & Duncan has allowed me to take on additional cases and expand my practice.  I highly recommend them for state and federal cases.  Their expertise in sentencing and post-conviction issues has proved invaluable."

Charles L. Caperton, Dallas, Texas - "Thanks again, and again, and again, and again.  I would not do it without you.  You've helped my clients in ways that I had never considered."

Charles Banker, Houston, Texas - "I have a very busy statewide criminal law practice.  I've used Joaquin & Duncan for several years now.  They do thorough and excellent work in both state and federal cases.  I highly recommend them."

Don Carter, Fort Worth, Texas - "I recommend Joaquin & Duncan to anyone faced with serious research and sentencing issues.  Their work is excellent, prompt, thorough, concise, on point, dependable and current."

 44 Years of Combined Practice

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