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The Law Office of Landes & Julien - Jacksonville Beach, FL

Jacksonville Beach Criminal Law (White Collar, Violent, Drugs, Sex Crimes, Guns, RICO, Fraud, etc.) Law Firm
736 Second Street NorthJacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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The Law Office of Landes & Julien provides personalized service to those individuals who find themselves either being investigated for or charged with serious criminal offenses. Much of our business comes through referrals from other lawyers who know that we dedicate ourselves fully to our client’s problems and, more often than not, work out solutions to those problems that they would not have thought possible. Our years of experience set us apart.

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The Law Office of Landes & Julien provides personalized service to those individuals who find themselves either being investigated for or charged with serious criminal offenses. Much of our business comes through referrals from other lawyers who know that we dedicate ourselves fully to our client’s problems and, more often than not, work out solutions to those problems that they would not have thought possible. Our years of experience set us apart.

While every person is different with their own unique problems and circumstances, we pride ourselves on getting the best possible results for our clients. Take a moment to peruse our "Significant Cases" section. This is just a sampling of some of the matters we have handled over the years. These ‘cases’ are real people that we attained real results for.

Significant Cases:

I represented a design executive charged in a kickback scheme in which she supposedly received monies over the years from a number of vendors who had design work farmed out to them by the accused, who worked for the giant Kraft/General Foods. The scheme went on, unnoticed, for years, enabling the accused to purchase a ranch in Arizona, prized quarter horses, cars and the like. All told, the accused received some $7 million over the years. This matter was eventually resolved with a plea bargain. While the client did have to spend some time in jail, she did not pay any restitution, nor lose any of home or any of her assets. (People v. Cattell et al., Westchester County, 1996)

I represented a retired couple in a civil forfeiture action. They had been poorly advised by a stockbroker how to invest large cash proceeds in the stock market by purchasing money orders from local post offices and then giving those money orders to the stockbroker to invest for them. The scheme, as suggested by the stockbroker, was clearly illegal and was intended to have the cash ‘laundered’ through the purchase of postal money orders. After months of painstaking negotiations, the couple had to give up some of the proceeds of the structuring and money laundering scheme, but were ultimately charged with no crimes. United States v. Trainer (Eastern District of New York) 1997.

In the late 1990s, John Gotti Jr., along with a number of others, were charged with a number of crimes in Federal Court. I represented Michael Sergio, an alleged Gambino family associate, who was charged with racketeering, extortion and conspiracy to commit murder. Sergio had allegedly infiltrated the nightclub "Scores" on the upper east side of Manhattan and was siphoning off money illegally from the club. He was also caught on tape bragging to another "I’ve made my bones," a reference to the fact that he had killed at least one individual for the "family." Sergio was facing life in prison. The government was unable to determine exactly who, if anyone, Sergio had supposedly killed. As is true with many organized crime cases, the matter was overcharged by the Government; ultimately, a plea bargain was struck and I was able to have Sergio released from prison in less than three years. United States v. Gotti, et al. (Southern District of New York) 1998.

I represented a commercial waste hauling company that supposedly had ties to organized crime. The company and its president were indicted for unlawful dumping and forgery of documents that were submitted to the City of New York. The president of the company was facing jail time and significant fines. Ultimately, the president pled guilty to only a misdemeanor; no fines were assessed against the company. People v. Swift Sanitation et al.,(Bronx County) 1998.

I represented a stockbroker charged with enterprise corruption (the state version of RICO) and various schemes to defraud investors in a multimillion-dollar stock fraud case. My client was a stockbroker who had been caught on tape (by a client) discussing illegal policies of the brokerage house and how certain high net worth individuals were given preferential treatment. The matter took years to litigate; most of those prosecuted served jail time and paid substantial fines. My client eventually pled guilty to a felony, but served no jail time and paid no restitution. People v. D.H. Blair et al. (New York County) 2000.

I represented an elevator constructor who was a member of the Local One Elevator Constructors labor union. He was alleged to have accepted bribes from building owners in exchange for not enforcing the strict overtime pay schedules of union workers. He was charged with labor racketeering and extortion in Federal Court and faced in excess of five years of jail time along with significant restitution. A thorough investigation led us to believe that the Government would not be able to locate a significant witness against the accused. The client pled guilty a much lesser criminal count, spent six months in a local federal facility and paid no restitution. USA v. Charles Novak et al.,(EDNY).

I represented a German national charged in a Federal Indictment with computer fraud and theft involving her position as a travel consultant for Expedia.com. The accused used her company password and identification to defraud the company of money because of her financial problems. Facing both jail time and restitution, a disposition was worked out whereby the client was able to make restitution, but avoid jail time. A thorough knowledge of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines helped this client stay out of jail. USA v. Speck, (EDNY) 2005.

I defended a business agent of the Local Eight Roofers labor union charged with Enterprise Corruption (state RICO) and bribery in a labor kickback scheme involving millions of dollars. This matter was further complicated because of it was alleged that the client was associated with the Genovese organized crime family; as a result, a civil forfeiture action was begun at the same time as the criminal action. Following a two month trial, the client was acquitted of all the major counts of the Indictment and convicted of only one count of bribe receiving. Initially facing more than 10 years in jail, the client was sentenced to one year of jail time, of which he served six months. The forfeiture action against him was later dismissed, and the client paid no fines or restitution. People v. Barbado et al., (New York County) 2005-06.

I represented an executive at a major health care company investigated for receiving money from outside vendors in exchange for recommending those vendors to get multimillion-dollar contracts with the health care company to provide. The kickback scheme was ultimately not charged by the Government. The client pled guilty only to one count of Federal tax evasion with no jail time. I am currently representing this client on the civil tax matter in order to get her tax liability reduced. (Civil case pending, some names withheld).

I have also successfully represented many individuals charged with drug trafficking and drug possession crimes in both State and Federal Court.

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Practice Areas
Criminal Law (White Collar, Violent, Drugs, Sex Crimes, Guns, RICO, Fraud, etc.)Federal Criminal LawFamily Law
Previous Law Firm Name
The Law Office of Richard Landes
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Address
736 Second Street NorthJacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone
904-343-4556
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Yes
Other Offices
The Law Office of Landes & Julien
1301 Riverplace Blvd.
Suite 800
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
904-343-4556
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Mouthpiece, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Suppression of Evidence), Jan/Feb, 1996
Representative Cases
United States v. Sabbagh et al. , (District of Maryland 1992) People v. Cattell et al. , (Westchester County 1996) United States v. Trainer , (EDNY 1997) United States v. Gotti et al. , (SDNY 1998) People v. Swift Sanitation et al. , (Bronx County 1998) People v. D.H. Blair et al. , (New York County 2000) USA v. Charles Novak et al. , (EDNY 2002) USA v. Speck , (EDNY 2005) People v. Barbado et al. , (New York County 2006)
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