Costa Mesa Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog

Could Drug Court Protect You From A Having A Criminal Record?

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There are multiple ways that you could run afoul of drug laws in California. For many people, chemical dependence or addiction will contribute to their legal troubles related to substance abuse or possession. While some individuals can try a drug once or…

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What You Need To Know If You’re Adopting A Child Who Was Born Outside The U.S.

If you’re a U.S. citizen and/or your spouse is, and you’re considering adopting a child from outside the U.S., you no doubt want that child to have U.S. citizenship. You don’t want them to wait until they’re an adult and go through…

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Depression Can Be A Driving Factor Of DUIs

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Dealing with depression can be very difficult. A person affected by depression will often engage in avoidant behaviors: They will try to numb the pain of their emotional state by potentially using alcohol or drugs. Sadly, alcohol will only temporarily mask the…

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What Factors Could Adversely Impact Your Ability To Secure A Visa To Come To The U.S.?

Many individuals want to come to the U.S. to join their family members that are already here. Securing a visa can be an uphill battle or an impossible effort for some, though. One main visa disqualifier is a criminal record. Convictions on…

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Are Probable Cause And Reasonable Suspicion The Same Thing?

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To most Costa Mesa, California residents, reasonable suspicion and probable cause sound like the same thing — just worded a bit differently. However, there are legal differences between these two terms that could play a role in whether a police officer has the right…

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