LGR LAW OBTAINS IMPRESSIVE VARIANCE IN DRUG CASE INVOLVING FENTYNAL

On April 21, 2023 LGR Law won a substantial victory for a client in a drug conspiracy charging several individuals with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.  As part of a negotiated plea, the government sought career offender Guidelines, which would have placed him at a sentencing range between 151 – 188 months in prison.  Without career offender Guidelines, he faced a potential sentence of between 70 -87 months in prison.   At the sentencing hearing, the Government requested a non-career offender Guidelines sentence (70-87 months in prison).

LGR Law sought a substantial variance, based upon mitigating factors that set this client apart from his codefendants.  While ultimately seeking a sentencing between 24 and 30 months, the Court  determined first that he was not a career offender, then granted a  variance  down to 36 months (34 months below the lowest  non-career offender Guideline range). The Court relied on many of the arguments set forth in LGR Law’s sentencing submission, as well as the client’s statements at sentencing.

At LGR Law, we are experienced federal criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey and New York. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo and her staff have nearly 35 years of federal and state criminal law experience. We have represented and successfully defended many people charged with fentanyl offenses. Contact LGR Law at 973-239-4300 or visit our website at https://lgaulirufo.com/ for a free consultation today. We fight for your rights and protect your freedom when you are charged or threatened with a federal or state crime.

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