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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Lori Palmieri’s Legal Cases

50 total

  • Federal Mortgage Fraud client receives departure and variance

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Clients advisory GL was 57-71 months. He was sentenced to 1 yr plus 1 day in BOP
    Description:
    Federal mortgage fraud prosecution based on purchase and sale of waterfront property with falsely inflated purchase and sale price. Subsequent purchaser defaults on loan. Client pled to false statements to FDIC-insured lender.
  • Client is really the victim - State dismisses charges

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Case dismissed by State Attorney
    Description:
    Professional charged with battering the husband of her client as she tried to take control of a clinic and change the staff. The state dismisssed the charges against my client. Another co-def was found not guilty in a bench trial. The 3rd co-def won his "stand your ground" motion before a different judge.
  • State can't prove delivery of coke to CI

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 06, 2013
    Outcome:
    The charges were dismissed by the State Attorney.
    Description:
    Delivery and Possession of Cocaine. Client allegedly made a sale to a confidential informant while videotaped. The tape failed to capture the person selling the drugs and the only person who supposedly could identify the seller was the CI. The CI had also misidentified another alleged drug dealer during the same time frame. Upon a Motion to Disclose the Confidential Informant, the agency refused to disclose the CI and the State had to dismiss the case.
  • Domestic Violence battery dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    State dismissed the charges
    Description:
    Professional charged with domestic battery after ex-girlfriend entered his apt at 1:00 a.m. using key held over from landlord. Client stood his ground and tried to get her out. Client called 911 to report a trespasser. Police failed to investigate that alleged victim did not live there nor have a right to be there. On the eve of trial the state realized the client was lawfully defending his exclusive property and agreed to drop the charge.
  • No prison time on felony battery

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 24, 2013
    Outcome:
    6 mos jail f/b 16 mos probation with mental health evaluation, anger management and restitution.
    Description:
    Client struck bystander at beach bar pool knocking the victim unconscious and continued to strike him causing moderate injuries. Presented dual diagnosis mitigation through forensic psychologist and challenged inuries as slight vs. moderate for purposes of scoresheet.
  • Aggravated Child Abuse case is dismissed

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Outcome:
    State dismisses the charge
    Description:
    In the fall of 2011, my client was watching his girlfriend's 16 month old daughter. He left her on the couch to get her some juice from the kitchen. He heard a thump and a cry and found her 4-5 feet on the floor from where he left her. She had a spiral fracture of her left femur. The Child Protection Team Doctor said it was "non-accidental trauma" and he was arrested 3 weeks later. There were no witnesses, no evidence of abuse and no admissions of wrongdoing. In a purely circumstantial evidence case, which this was, the State must disprove every reasonable hypothesis of innocence. Once a defense expert opinion was provided contrary to the state's expert, they were forced to take another look at the lack of evidence and ultimately dismissed the charges. My client was facing 30 years in prison if convicted and is totally free today.
  • Robbery arrest no-filed after successful alibi defense

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Outcome:
    Robbery charges declined due to Alibi
    Description:
    Client was wrongly identified as a robbery suspect by a convenience store worker in a drive-by Identification. Despite the victim's confidence, we were able to conclusively establish client's whereabouts elsewhere at the time of the robbery. He later was able to ADMINISTRATIVELY expunge this wrongful arrest, graduate from college and have a great career.
  • Robbery no-file gets Administrative Expungment

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2008
    Outcome:
    Administrative Expungement successful
    Description:
    After robbery was no-filed by state following a successful alibi defense, I was able to get the arresting agency to attest that the arrest was made in error. It is a very difficult process to meet the statutory requirements for an Administrative Expunction under Florida Law. This client also had another felony that had to be expunged and could not have 2 to get rid of the robbery. The only way to remove this robbery arrest was through the administrative expunction process. The presiding judge mentioned that he hadn't seen one successfully obtained in 20 years.
  • Burglary, Burglary Tools, PT and L&P reduced to trespass

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 16, 2013
    Outcome:
    No felony filed, Misdemeanor only and expungment
    Description:
    Professional car dealer found in lot after hours. Two felonies and two misdemeanors filed as lesser included trespass and resolved for diversion and expungement.
  • Meth Distributor gets 49 months below GL

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Outcome:
    49 months below the GL
    Description:
    Client was a methamphetamine distributor who was also an addict. Successfully argued the 18 USC 3553 factors to get a variance down to 48 months without a government motion.