Costa Mesa Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog

Plan For Your Path To Naturalization

A person who is living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident might dream of eventually becoming a citizen. This can be accomplished through the naturalization process. Once you meet specific requirements, you can embark on this process. You’ll file your…

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California Man Sentenced On Methamphetamine Distribution Charge

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A California man has been sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison for selling methamphetamine. The 38-year-old Riverside County resident learned of his fate on Dec. 23 in a San Diego district court. He entered a guilty plea to a single…

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Criminal Conviction May Result In Deportation

The federal government may downgrade an immigrant’s status if they have been convicted of a felony. However, this will depend on the type of felony and the facts of the case. Non-citizens who are convicted of crimes of moral turpitude or aggravated…

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California Street Gang Investigation Leads To 50 Arrests

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A multi-agency investigation into the activities of a notorious California street gang has led to the arrest of 50 individuals and the seizure of significant quantities of illegal drugs and guns. The results of the investigation were announced during a Nov. 19…

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Evidence Collected During The Naturalization Process

As part of the naturalization process, an applicant may have to show that he or she is of good moral character. Immigration officials in California or anywhere else might be required to learn more about any offenses that an applicant has committed…

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An Aggravated Felony Can Affect Your Immigration Status

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a permanent resident of the United States, an immigrant or hold some other type of status, a felony charge is a big deal as a conviction can impact your personal, professional and financial lives. A non-citizen of…

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2 California Men Arrested After Police Dog Sniffs Out Drugs

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Prosecutors accuse two men arrested in San Mateo of transporting a large amount of drugs from Southern California to the Bay Area. The arrests of the men, ages 24 and 29, occurred after San Mateo police officers initiated a traffic stop on…

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Becoming A Dual Citizen In The United States

Immigrants living in California may look forward to gaining U.S. citizenship, especially after navigating the immigration system and green card status for many years. However, they may wonder whether they can retain citizenship from their country of birth when seeking naturalization. Dual…

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Man Renews Citizenship Pursuit After Return To US

Many people in California and across the country were troubled by a deportation case involving a veteran of the Afghanistan war. The man, a US Army veteran, re-entered the country from Mexico on Sept. 23, 2019, nearly a year and a half…

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When You Should Consult An Immigration Attorney For Help

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Depending on your legal status in the United States, there may come a point when you’re dealing with immigration-related issues. Rather than deal with these serious concerns on your own, it’s best to consult with an immigration attorney for help. A legal…

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