Blog

News & Articles

Criminal defense attorney, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo shares news and articles pertaining to criminal and federal law.

 

Overview and Summary of First Step Act

OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF FIRST STEP ACT My clients frequently ask me questions about the First Step Act (the “Act”) that was signed into law in December 2018, and how it changes existing laws as well as how it will affect their case or sentence. This is a brief summary...

read more

A Win in Federal Court – “Not Guilty”

Last Month I had the privilege of representing my client, a Customs and Border Patrol Agent, who was charged in federal court in the District of New Jersey.   My client and his co-defendant were charged with two counts each of the federal crime of assaulting other...

read more

Recent Successes at LGR Law, LLC

Federal criminal defense involves not only fighting for clients before and at the initial charging stage, but also fighting for them in relation to bail, with plea agreements, at sentencing and on appeal. In the last few months, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo has been able to...

read more

Financial Crimes

LGR Law handles a wide range of federal crimes, including federal financial crimes. Financial crimes are a form of theft/larceny that occur when a person or entity takes or uses money or property, that does not belong to them, or without permission of the owner, in...

read more

Navigating the Federal Drug Statutes

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...

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...

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...

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...

read more