News & Articles

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


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Many of our clients contact an attorney because they are advised (or find out) that there is an ongoing investigation into potential federal criminal law violations revolving around them or their companies. While most criminal charges begin with an arrest, many people...

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When will the Feds Legalize Marijuana?

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would legalize marijuana by a 220-204 vote. However, this is not the first time such a bill passed the House in the last few years. The Democrats who are determined to get this bill passed will not get it...

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Hemphill v. New York

Hemphill v. New York Earlier this month, the Supreme Court issued an opinion that will provide greater protections for criminal defendants proceeding to trial in New York. In Hemphill v. New York, the Court reaffirmed and expounded upon their settled doctrine...

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Federal Criminal Defense Update

Federal Prisoners on Home Confinement due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Not be Returned to Prison “en masse.”  Many federal criminal defendants who have been released on home confinement, stand a much better chance of remaining out of jail.

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How Much Does a Private Lawyer Cost?

One of the first things you might wonder when hiring a private criminal defense lawyer is how much representation is going to cost you. It's a legitimate concern and one that most accused individuals concern themselves with while searching for a lawyer. If this is the...

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While fentanyl and fentanyl analogue offenders still make up a small proportion of federal drug trafficking defendants, the number of offenders have sharply increased over the last few years, and defendants are facing high sentences. In January of 2021, the United...

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A recent decision in the Third Circuit totally changed the playing field for criminal history in federal criminal matters, as well as in firearm offenses. In United States v. Nasir No. 18-2888, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 37489, *53 (3d Cir. Dec. 1, 2020), the Third...

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Legal Resources

As a  criminal defense attorney who practices in New York and New Jersey with a focus on federal criminal defense, my clients sometimes ask me for the names and contact information of other attorneys either practicing different types of law or practicing criminal law in areas other than the places LGR Law Group practices.  Here is a list of useful links to legal resources.