Arias and Pereira, PLLC is a law firm representing clients in the areas of criminal defense, immigration law and naturalization. Maggie Arias and Eduardo X. Pereira are experienced attorneys passionate about pursuing the best possible result for every client.
Self-defense is not a legally created concept but, rather, a natural right inherent in to all persons
The Law Firm of Arias and Pereira, PLLC is based in Miami, Florida and has other affiliates in New York, Boston, Tampa and St. Petersburg. Whether you have the need for a criminal defense attorney or whether you require representation in the area of immigration law, visas, or consular processing, Maggie Arias and Eduardo X. Pereira and the team at Arias and Pereira can assist you! Call today for a confidential consultation: 786.360.1341
If you were charged with a crime of murder or aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after you felt the need to defend yourself using deadly force, you may be able to raise the Stand Your Ground defense. The Stand Your Ground law, enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2005 under Florida Statute section 776.012, received nationwide attention after the death of Trayvon Martin. It is vital in achieving a successful outcome of your case to have a steadfast and qualified Stand Your Ground attorney willing to advocate, defend and represent you. Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Eduardo X. Pereira is the first attorney in the State of Florida to win a dismissal of a homicide case with Stand Your Ground. Eduardo has also gained national attention after securing multiple dismissals by employing Stand Your Ground defenses, most notably in two internationally reported cases which were documented by the television shows ‘The First 48’ and ‘After the First 48.’ Eduardo has championed the belief that self-defense is a natural, fundamental right endowed to all persons, and he is ready to provide you with a strong and thorough defense.
WHY CHOOSE THE LAW OFFICES OF ARIAS AND PEREIRA?
Education is important to us. First and foremost we want you to understand without doubt what you’re being accused of and the charge(s) you are up against. We will ensure you know exactly what is happening during each phase of your case. Law is a business of details and we will ensure you experience no surprises.
Work with the Founders Directly
With more than 16 years of combined experience in the criminal justice system, founders Maggie Arias and Eduardo X. Pereira will meet with you directly. Unlike many larger firms, we will not pawn you off to a recent law school graduate, a newly-hired associate, or a law partner who will not personally handle your case. We will work with you directly throughout the entire process.
Focused and Strategic
From the very beginning of a case, we are researching and analyzing the case facts, and all relevant statutes and applicable defenses. If you are not a U.S. citizen, the strategic approach to preserve your right to remain in the United States must be executed immediately. For example, if you’re here on a work visa, if you’re a resident, or if you have no legal immigration status, and you are charged with a criminal offense, your immigration status may change and your right to remain in the United States could be in jeopardy. We understand the process and are aware of the residual effects of your charge. Because we are focused on your ultimate life goals which may include residing in the United States, travel outside the country, or simply the goal of remaining out of custody, we strategically work to maintain and preserve those goals every step of your case.
We will challenge the arrest and argue in favor of our client being released from jail. We will not waste any time and will fight for your rights immediately. We are often seen visiting the scene of a crime, taking photographs personally, interviewing witnesses, and preserving information in preparation for a client’s defense. In criminal cases, when there is physical evidence at a police station’s evidence bureau, we personally inspect the evidence to discover and analyze the case from the perspective of the police and prosecutors. The use of an investigator is a key aspect in any criminal defense case. The use of experts, agents, law professors and other professionals is often critical in both the preparation of a criminal defense case as well as in an immigration trial setting.
We bring a face and a story to the prosecutor and mitigate the case. We have extensive experience in the acquisition of favorable pleas and verdicts at trial.