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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Lori Palmieri’s Legal Cases

50 total

  • No felony arrest in Agg Assault case

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Outcome:
    Agg Assault - No felony charges or arrest
    Description:
    Professional investigated for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (x2) and domestic battery. After fully investigating the matter, presenting client's version of events and mitigating evidence, the State agreed to file no felony charges. The client has entered a diversion program and anticipates getting case expunged.
  • Alibi defense successful in getting serious felonies no-filed by state

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Outcome:
    Alibi defense successful in serious felony arrest
    Description:
    Father of 2 with no prior criminal history was arrested and accused of entering his girlfriend's mother's home, battering her and damaging her property. This was an alibi case where client's whereabouts for the entire day in question were documented and presented to the State Attorney's Office. The alleged victim had just been served with an injunction by client's girlfriend and this was her retaliation. All charges were never filed and is in the process of being expunged.
  • Only defendant to get probation instead of prison

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    5 years probation with 8 mos home detention and restitution joint and several with the co-defendants
    Description:
    Client was charged with Conspiracy to Transport Stolen Goods in excess of $5000 value along with several other co-conspirators. Initially the government was seeking about $2.5 Million in restitution and investigative costs. After a painstaking review of the loss documentation, we were able to convince the government that the loss attributable to client was $384K and reduce his guideline exposure significantly. After presenting considerable mitigation at sentencing, the client was sentenced to 5 years federal probation with 8 months of home detention. He was the only defendant in this case receiving a non-prison sentence.
  • College student not charged with having gun on campus

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Outcome:
    State declined to file any charges
    Description:
    A student at a local college was arrested for having a firearm in his dorm room.
  • No federal prison for theft of govt benefits

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    May 15, 2012
    Outcome:
    Straight federal probation instead of prison
    Description:
    Client had continued to receive the VA benefits after his mother passed away totaling in excess of $87K. Client was facing 10 -16 months in prison with a plea, however, received straight probation with community service and restitution only. There was no government motion to recognize his assistance. His variance was based on 18 USC 3553(a) factors only.
  • Illegal immigrant to avoid deportation

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    May 21, 2012
    Outcome:
    6.5 years less than the guideline
    Description:
    Client was indicted for conpiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 or more kilos of cocaine, possession WITD Methamphetamine and Sale of a Firearm to a prohibited person. He was facing 135 to 168 months in federal prison. Not only did he get a 5K1.1 motion filed for his assistance to the government, but the disparity in the type of sentence he would serve being a deportable alien was factored into the ultimate sentence. In all, his sentence was reduced by 6.5 years and he will be considered for parole into the United States for serving the public with his cooperation.
  • Aggravated Battery Motor Vehicle - NOT GUILTY verdict

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty Verdict to Agg Battery Deadly Weapon
    Description:
    Client was an Iraqi war veteran having served in the USAF for 8 years. He was charged with Aggravated Battery with a deadly weapon (car) after hitting a pedestrian in the street. His friend had just had an argument with the same person who walked out in front of client's car and was struck and injured. Because of the previous argument, the state's theory was that client was retaliating against the victim and ran him over with his car. The defense presented a forensic engineer who did accelleration testing on client's car to discredit the state witness testimony that his car was traveling 35-40 mph at the time of the accident. Client testified as well. Acquittal in less than an hour.
  • Oxycodone trafficker gets probation and withhold of adjudication

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    Waiver of 25 yr min mand for Withhold and 5 yrs probation
    Description:
    Client was charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone and Trafficking in Oxycodone after traveling from TN to Florida to obtain Rx from a pain clinic. Regrettably, one of his companions overdosed and died before they could return home.
  • Trafficking in Oxycodone gets house arrest

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 05, 2013
    Outcome:
    withhold of adjudication, 2 years house arrest f/b 2 years probation
    Description:
    Trafficking in Oxcodone, 4-14 gms. Reverse sting with UC Detective where client brokered deal between her supplier to buy from the UC dealer. Client was a young mother of four small children and is still not a convicted felon.
  • Federal Meth Distribution case gets departure and variance

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Outcome:
    Client sentenced to 63 months BOP
    Description:
    Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute enhanced to 120 months minimum mandatory penalty because of a prior distribution drug prior.