Costa Mesa Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog

These Actions Could Put Your Green Card At Risk

Hearing that your 22-year-old son may be about to lose their Green Card can throw your world into turmoil. How could this happen? Aren’t Green Cards supposed to be pretty permanent? Well, not exactly. While obtaining a Green Card can make life a…

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Thinking About Using The “Dark Web” To Smuggle Drugs? Think Again

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Drug distribution rings have gotten increasingly complex and widespread — and the scrutiny from both state and federal authorities is intense. While a lot of people think of the internet as pretty anonymous — particularly once you start delving into the “dark…

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What To Do At A DUI Checkpoint

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Even if you’re sober, there’s nothing fun about driving through a DUI checkpoint. It’s easy to believe that an officer will find a reason to arrest you or issue a traffic citation. And you’re right. They’re definitely on the lookout for any…

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Mistakes Drivers Make During A DUI Traffic Stop

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There’s nothing fun about a traffic stop. Even if you’re able to avoid trouble, it will still bring quite a bit of stress to your life for the time being. This is even more so the case if you’re pulled over for…

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When Can You Ask The U.S. For Asylum If You’re Facing Deportation?

Are you an immigrant who is afraid to return to your home country? Are you facing the very real prospect of returning to a country that likely doesn’t want you? You aren’t alone. Every day, immigrants in the U.S. apply for asylum.…

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The Importance Of Skilled Defense Against Drug Charges

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A California man was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a 30-pound methamphetamine deal. Another man in the same case was earlier given five years after pleading guilty, despite the efforts of prosecutors to have him sentenced for between eight…

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Supreme Court Protects DACA, Says Trump Didn’t Provide Reason

The Supreme Court made a monumental ruling in favor of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Trump administration had been trying to end the program, but the court ruled that they cannot do so at this time. The reason for…

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Crime Victims Have A Special Path To Immigration

If you’re familiar with U.S. immigration law, you may know that the federal government and State of California provide special protections from deportation for immigrants who are the victims of certain serious crimes. They also may extend these protections to the immigrants’…

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What Happens If I Refuse A Breathalyzer Test In California?

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When you see those blue and red flashing lights in your rearview mirror and hear the whoop of the police siren, you know the officer is pulling you over. Your heart may be pounding, especially if the scent of alcohol is still…

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Who Can Help Their Families Immigrate To The United States?

People often talk about family immigration without really understanding how it works. There are three separate forms of family immigration that people can participate in if they want to enter the United States with or after a loved one. Each of these…

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