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Facing a Federal Crime? Questions Involving Potential Jail Time.

Clients frequently ask me to assess their case in order to determine whether they will go to jail or not.  And why wouldn’t they?  No one wants to go to jail, and facing potential jail time is probably the number one stress factor associated with being charged with a federal crime. A client deserves on honest assessment of these factors.   … Read More

Navigating the Federal Drug Statutes

Federal Drug Statues

Federal drug statutes make it illegal to possess, distribute or manufacture illegal drugs, or to conspire with others to do so.  These illegal drugs include, but are not limited to Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, LSD and Heroin. They also include possession with intent to distribute over the counter drugs such as Oxycodone, Percocet and Xanax.  Federal drug charges vary in severity from … Read More

Federal Criminal Charges and Federal Sentencing Questions

If you or a loved one are charged or threatened with a federal criminal offense, you need an attorney familiar and experienced with the federal criminal justice system. A crime is federal if it falls within one of the enumerated federal statutes.  It is typically investigated by a federal law enforcement agency (i.e., FBI, DEA, ICE, ATF, FTC, USPS, etc.), … Read More

Money Laundering

The intentional concealment of funds greater than $10,000, derived from illegal activities can subject one to federal money laundering charges. According to the International Monetary Fund, approximately $600 billion to $1.5 trillion is laundered every year. Federal cases involving money laundering often go hand in hand with racketeering cases governed by the RICO Act. One of the more notable money … Read More

Computer/Internet/Cyber Crimes

Computer/Internet/Cyber Crimes With the increase in the use of computers and other electronic devices utilized to access the internet, there has been a proportionate increase in charges relating to those uses. The government brings many crimes against individuals relating to computer use.  Among the charges are crimes relating to Child Pornography (possession, distribution, advertising) Computer fraud charges such as hacking … Read More

New Law Firm Award

LGR Law, LLC is proud to announce that it has been successfully chosen as the
winner of the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for

Boutique Federal Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in New Jersey

MORTGAGE FRAUD

Mortgage fraud cases are generally prosecuted by the feds under one of the following fraud statutes: mail fraud (18 USC § 1341), wire fraud (18 USC § 1343) and bank fraud (18 USC § 1344), A charge of conspiracy can and is often brought in many cases and RICO charges may be brought as well. As in all criminal charges, … Read More

BANK FRAUD

Federal Bank Fraud charges can be brought by the Government under three Federal criminal statutes that govern offenses by or against financial institutions under the Bank Fraud Statute (“BFS”), 18 U.S.C. § 1344. Federal investigation agencies (such as IRS, FBI) sometimes investigate allegations of bank fraud for months or years… depending on the complexity of the scheme involved and the … Read More

Healthcare Fraud 2015 Update

In the last few years federal authorities have initiated many investigations on a variety of healthcare related frauds.  These investigations have involved a wide range of  healthcare related matters including doctors and others in the medical field accepting or paying “kickbacks” or  bribes,  fraudulently billing insurance companies for services not rendered, or for non-medically necessary procedures, money laundering, and failure … Read More