If you are under investigation by federal authorities or facing federal criminal charges, you need lawyers who can effectively represent you under the most difficult circumstances.
Scully & Lagos have the combined skill and experience you will need by your side if you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances of facing charges in federal court. Over the past 18 years Attorney Liam Scully has defended over 100 federal criminal cases which have included allegations of racketeering, fraud, drug offenses, firearms violations, bank robbery, identity theft, and many other federal crimes. Along with Attorney Claudia Lagos, a Super Lawyers rising star, they will give you the best defense possible to your case. Whether you have been, or are a target of an investigation, a grand jury witness, or a criminal defendant, Scully & Lagos can help.
Below is a survey of recent cases successfully defended by Scully & Lagos
Defended Client who was charged in a major drug conspiracy involving over 25 co-defendants. The FBI, ATF and local police had been investigating this case for years using confidential informants, pole cameras, wiretaps and cooperating witnesses. Client was originally facing a guideline range of 121-151 months. However, two years of litigation followed by months of plea negotiations ended successfully when the Court imposed a term of 43 days incarceration which reflected time served when Client was originally held on bail, followed by a period of supervised release. No cooperation was involved. Instead, defense counsel convinced the court that contrary to the initial allegations made by the United States Attorneys Office, Client had a minimal role in the conspiracy.
Defended client charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition allegedly to be used in a drug robbery. Convinced the Court to sentence the defendant to a term of probation rather than the five years of prison sought by the prosecution.
Defended client charged with in a credit card scheme. Convinced the prosecution to drop charges based on a lack of evidence. Case Dismissed.
Defended client charged in wire fraud and theft of trade secrets case involving the alleged theft of next generation micro processing technology. Negotiated a plea bargain to a sentence that was a fraction of the sentencing guidelines driven by the loss value in the case alleged to be over one hundred million dollars.
Defended client charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Client was also alleged to be a leader of the violent street gang known as MS13. A lengthy pretrial investigation led to the discovery of an independent security camera that seriously undermined the version of events pushed by law enforcement. Faced with this evidence, the prosecution filed its own Motion to Dismiss the case.
Defended client charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Negotiated a plea bargain for client significantly below sentencing guidelines. Client was facing five years in prison, but ended up serving a total of twenty-four months.
Defended client charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Negotiated a plea bargain for client significantly below sentencing guidelines. Client was facing nine years in prison, but ended up being sentenced to less than half of that.
Defended client charged with making false statements to a federal agent. Negotiated a plea bargain for client and convinced the Court to impose a period of probation rather than incarceration.
Defended client charged with a conspiracy to defraud the United States. Negotiated a plea bargain for client and convinced the Court to impose a one year period of incarceration to be served at a minimum facility rather than a five year sentence as contemplated by the sentencing guidelines.
Defended client charged with illegally harboring illegal aliens. Negotiated a plea bargain for client and convinced the Court to impose a sentence that was considerably under the sentencing guidelines and substantially less than the sentence pursued by the prosecution.
Defended client in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme with millions of dollars in alleged loss value. Negotiated plea bargain for client to serve six months house arrest based on minimal role in the scheme rather than the five plus years of prison contemplated by the sentencing guidelines.
Defended client in a string of bank robberies that took place across parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Saved client about ten years in prison time by convincing state and federal prosecutors to consolidate all offenses into one court for a global resolution.
Defended client in a complex wire and mail fraud case involving millions of dollars of alleged loss value. Client had plead guilty and was sentenced while being represented by prior counsel. Successfully set aside that sentence and negotiated a lesser sentence for client based on mitigating facts relative to rehabilitation and questionable loss value calculations.
Defended client charged in a large multi co defendant drug conspiracy case. Convinced prosecution to dismiss the case against the defendant rather than pursue conviction at trial where client had an allegedly minimal role. Case Dismissed.
Pursued a post conviction reduction of sentence under revised sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine and convinced court to reduce defendant's sentence by one year which resulted in the defendant's immediate release from prison.
Defended client charged with a manufacturing methamphetamine. Obtained dismissal for client.
Defended client charged with violating a supervised release in connection with a previous conviction for trafficking cocaine. Convinced court to dismiss the case rather than impose prison sentence sought by probation and the United States Attorney's Office.
Defended client charged with violating supervised release in connection with previous convictions for trafficking heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Convinced court to dismiss most serious alleged violations and extend probation rather than impose additional prison time.
Defended client charged with violating supervised release in connection with a previous conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Convinced the Court to allow the defendant to pursue drug treatment rather than impose another federal prison sentence.
Crimes committed by people in positions of high power for monetary gain are serious offenses that fall into the category of White Collar Crimes. The usual perpetrators of such crimes are managers, CEOs, and other professionals in political, corporate, or business settings.
This area of offenses includes:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Cyber Crimes
- Identity Theft
- Insider Trading
- Money Laundering
- Pyramid Schemes
- Tax Evasion
- Tax Fraud
While many people are guilty of a white-collar crime, many innocent people find themselves swept up in the investigation and unjustly charged. If you find yourself charged with or under investigation for a white-collar crime, you should immediately consult with a well-qualified, criminal defense attorney. Attorney Liam D. Scully is a criminal defense attorney in the Boston, MA area. He has years of experience handling just these kinds of cases. He has a well-trained, experienced staff (including private investigators) to assist him in preparing your case.
Attorney Scully and his staff will investigate your case. He will determine the best strategy for defending you. Attorney Scully will do his best to see that the charges against you are either dismissed or that the courts find you not guilty. If that is not possible, he will work to ensure that the courts find you guilty of a lesser charge. While there are no guarantees, his goal is to make certain that these charges have the least possible impact on your life and your career.
Attorney Scully is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Massachusetts Bar Association. His 15 years of criminal defense experience allows him to provide his clients with the best possible defense. His vast knowledge the criminal and motor vehicle laws in Massachusetts allows him to isolate the evidence necessary to obtain the best possible result for his clients.