Costa Mesa Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog

See An Ad On Facebook For A Delivery Job? Be Careful

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These days, everybody is interested in finding a lucrative side gig — but Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is urging citizens to be cautious about any delivery jobs that require crossing the border into Mexico and back. The vast majority of heavy-duty drugs…

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Can You Legally Grow Your Own Marijuana In California?

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An unfortunate side effect of marijuana reform in California is that some people believe they can now do anything without consequences. Although recreational cannabis is legal, there are still many laws regarding the use and cultivation of this substance. Failing to abide…

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Why Work With An Immigration Attorney?

If you are trying to come to the United States to work or would like to bring your family, it’s important that you understand the laws as well as the process for doing so. Many people believe that they can fill out…

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of California Man Followed Inside His Garage By CHP

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On the local news virtually any night of the week in Southern California, you’ll see police chasing a vehicle over freeways and surface streets, sometimes for hours. Eventually, most of these drivers surrender. What if someone were to go home? Can police…

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These Offenses May Permanently Bar You From U.S. Citizenship

A dream of many foreign nationals is becoming a citizen of the United States by way of California. If you hold a green card holder and wish to apply for citizenship, you must disclose any criminal convictions you have experienced. Not every…

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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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