News & Articles

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


Bipartisan Safe Community Act July 2022

On June 25, 2022 President Biden signed S.2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act  (BSCA), into law.  This law deals with firearm offenses:  creating new firearms criminal offenses and significantly expanding existing penalties for federal firearms offenses. A...

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Recent Wins by LGR LAW 2.1.23

The recent wins by LGR LAW can be seen below. We actually received the following sentences for our clients in Nov, Dec, and January: Jan 2023 HJ-  In a federal drug conspiracy, we were able to get our client a sentence of "time served." EB - In a federal wire fraud...

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Federal vs State

It can be confusing to understand the difference between a criminal offense charged at the state level and a criminal offense charged at the federal level. At the onset, federal courts have judges that have been selected by the President of the United States, and who...

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Facing Federal Criminal Charges

If you or someone you know is facing federal criminal charges, one of the first things you may be wondering is what kind of sentence could you face? Federal charges can be brought against a person for a wide range of different types of offenses, and the possible...

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PPP Loan Fraud

PPP Loan Fraud The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to vigorously prosecute those who it claims, fraudulently obtained loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congress created PPP through the CARES Act in order  to provide Small Business Administration...

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Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment and the Same State and Federal Crimes. Most people have a general understanding that the federal government and states can have their own laws. What many people may not be aware of, is that the federal government and...

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Credit Card Fraud

If you find yourself facing federal credit card fraud charges, it is extremely important to contact an experienced federal defense attorney as soon as possible to best be able to fight your case. Federal credit card fraud is also called access device fraud, and...

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Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud is a complicated and complex area of the law, which is why it’s important to contact an experienced federal health care fraud defense attorney if you or a loved one is facing those sorts of charges. Healthcare fraud encompasses a number of different...

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Federal Healthcare fraud

Federal healthcare crimes can involve doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and many others involved in healthcare fields.  Healthcare fraud in the eyes of the government is no different than most other types of fraud.  At its core, it involves...

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