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Increased Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

Cryptocurrency has been at the forefront of debate between various law enforcement and regulatory efforts to impose stricter controls and regulations and those who view it as a form of currency that should not be closely regulated. Within the past two weeks, both the SEC and the Treasury Department have defended their enforcement actions [...]

By |2024-04-10T17:29:20-04:00April 10th, 2024|Crypto, Federal Plea & Sentencing Mitigation, Fraud Charges, Money Laundering, Securities Fraud|Comments Off on Increased Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers Named 2024 Super Lawyers and Founder Robert G. Stahl to the Top 100 List

In 2024, Super Lawyers® named three New Jersey attorneys from the criminal defense law firm of Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers to its prestigious Super Lawyers list, and named firm founding partner Robert G. Stahl in the Top 100 list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers from more [...]

By |2024-03-25T12:58:51-04:00March 25th, 2024|Criminal Defense Law Firm News, White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers Named 2024 Super Lawyers and Founder Robert G. Stahl to the Top 100 List

Strong Sentencing Submissions in Federal Court Can Make a Big Difference

After a client decides to plead guilty and counsel negotiates the best possible plea agreement – negotiating what count of the Indictment to plead to or what statute for a plea to an Information; limiting the loss amount, negotiating the other Guidelines’ enhancements; and the like – the work is not complete until a [...]

By |2024-02-16T17:22:42-04:00February 16th, 2024|White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Strong Sentencing Submissions in Federal Court Can Make a Big Difference

Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers Promotes Andrew Olesnycky to Partnership

Westfield NJ - We are pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Olesnycky to Partner at Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers. With offices in Westfield, New Jersey, and Manhattan, New York, Stahl Gasiorowski. P.C. is recognized for its unwavering excellence and dedication in defending white-collar criminal cases and related litigation. Mr. Olesnycky's practice includes [...]

By |2024-02-15T11:31:04-04:00February 15th, 2024|Criminal Defense Law Firm News, White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers Promotes Andrew Olesnycky to Partnership

Why Smaller Boutique Firms Outshine Larger Firms in Criminal Defense

A recent survey of 2023 rates from top firms reveal attorney hourly rate increases of 8-14%.  Notably, top partner rates now range from $2,100 to $2,720 an hour. The bottom partner rates from $1,025 to $1,995 per hour.  Even more telling, first year associates, those lawyers who have just passed the Bar exam and have [...]

By |2024-02-22T22:50:48-04:00February 14th, 2024|Criminal Appeals, Criminal Charges, Criminal Defense Law Firm News, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Trial, White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Why Smaller Boutique Firms Outshine Larger Firms in Criminal Defense

Defending Federal Bribery and Extortion Charges

When facing the formidable gears of the federal justice system, individuals accused of bribery and extortion are immediately thrust into a complex legal arena where the stakes couldn't be higher. These white-collar crimes carry severe penalties, including hefty fines and significant prison time. In such high-stress, high-stakes situations, securing an experienced criminal defense attorney [...]

By |2024-02-07T11:08:01-04:00February 7th, 2024|Asset Forfeiture, Bribery, Conspiracy, Criminal Charges, Criminal Investigation, Fraud Charges, Money Laundering, Theft/Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Defending Federal Bribery and Extortion Charges

Federal Government May Finally Recognize Marijuana’s Medical Uses

Marijuana has steadfastly been listed by the DEA as a Schedule I Controlled Substance, the most highly restricted category. Schedule I drugs, like heroin, mean that there is no evidence of the drug’s medical efficacy.  As recently as 2016, federal regulators concluded that there was no evidence of currently accepted medical use justifying moving [...]

By |2024-01-24T22:28:31-04:00January 24th, 2024|Criminal Charges, Drug Crimes/Trafficking, Marijuana|Comments Off on Federal Government May Finally Recognize Marijuana’s Medical Uses

Partner Laura K. Gasiorowski To Instruct Tulane Law Students at Criminal Pre-trial Litigation Bootcamp

Bootcamp Prepares Law Students in Essential Skills for Pre-Trial Motions In January, Partner Laura K. Gasiorowski will return to Tulane Law School to participate in the Tulane Law School Intersession Criminal Pre-trial Litigation Bootcamp along with criminal defense practitioners and prosecutors from across the country. The Bootcamp is a week-long practical skills course in [...]

By |2023-12-28T18:27:43-04:00December 28th, 2023|White Collar Criminal Defense|Comments Off on Partner Laura K. Gasiorowski To Instruct Tulane Law Students at Criminal Pre-trial Litigation Bootcamp

Feds Continue to Aggressively Pursue Health Care Fraud

Over the past 10 years the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices around the country have focused their investigative efforts on the billions of dollars that have been fraudulently billed to federal and private health insurers. Medicare, Tricare, Medicaid and private insurance companies have been the victims of numerous fraudulent schemes, most notably [...]

By |2023-11-09T14:02:01-04:00November 9th, 2023|Healthcare Fraud|Comments Off on Feds Continue to Aggressively Pursue Health Care Fraud

New Jersey’s Bribery Statute is More Far Reaching than its Federal Counterpart

In State v. O’Donnell, 2023 WL 50005787 (August 7, 2023), the New Jersey Supreme Court made clear that our bribery statute, NJSA 2C:27-2(d), includes bribes to a candidate for public office, as well as an actual office holder. In 2018, O’Donnell was a Bayonne mayoral candidate. A tax attorney who was cooperating with law [...]

By |2023-08-23T11:22:58-04:00August 23rd, 2023|Bribery, Federal Courts, NJ Superior Courts|Comments Off on New Jersey’s Bribery Statute is More Far Reaching than its Federal Counterpart
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