News & Articles

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


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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Child Pornography

Under federal law, child pornography is defined as possessing any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years of age). Visual depictions can include photographs, videos, and digital or computer-generated images (but not...

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Bank fraud

Bank fraud is a federal crime that involves a scheme to defraud a financial institution (a federally insured bank) or an attempt to obtain money (and other items) by fraud.  Bank fraud is codified in 18 USC § 1344 which is the statute that sets forth the acts that...

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Reasons To Consult A Business attorney

Business Litigation Attorney Business attorneys are an essential consulting member of any business, providing valuable assistance with a variety of processes and helping to protect against potential risks. The attorney that you retain should be able to demonstrate a...

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Early Termination of Supervised Release

We have been successful in obtaining a termination of supervised release for several clients. In August of 2022, and May 4, 2022, in the SDNY, we obtained an early termination of supervised release for two New York clients. And in October 2021, we obtained an order of...

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Probationary Plea

In August 2022, were just able to negotiate a probationary plea for a client charged with a substantial amount of illegal drugs in the district of New Jersey. We have had several successes with compassionate release motions in both NJ and SDNY.  For example,  after we...

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