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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 and overview of my interpretation of the Act, and what … 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 officers.   After a three week trial,  the jury returned verdicts of not guilty … 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 get some of her clients very good sentences, several of them well-below their advisory Sentencing Guideline … 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 order to gain a benefit. These crimes frequently involve fraud and deception or the … Read More

Facing a Federal Crime? Questions Involving Potential Jail Time.

Clients frequently ask me to assess their case in order to determine whether they will go to jail or not.  And why wouldn’t they?  No one wants to go to jail, and facing potential jail time is probably the number one stress factor associated with being charged with a federal crime. A client deserves on honest assessment of these factors.   … Read More

Navigating the Federal Drug Statutes

Federal Drug Statues

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 intent to distribute over the counter drugs such as Oxycodone, Percocet and Xanax.  Federal drug charges vary in severity from … 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 investigated by a federal law enforcement agency (i.e., FBI, DEA, ICE, ATF, FTC, USPS, etc.), … 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 cases involving money laundering often go hand in hand with racketeering cases governed by the RICO Act. One of the more notable money … 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 relating to computer use.  Among the charges are crimes relating to Child Pornography (possession, distribution, advertising) Computer fraud charges such as hacking … Read More

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New York, NY 10005
646-779-2746

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Lorraine worked very hard and achieved a decision I could not have even dared hoped for….She truly cares about her clients and their families. She is a good person to have on your side.

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