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Month: November 2014

How Many Points will I get on my license for a DUI?

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Often, people wonder how many points they will be assessed for a DUI and other violations. The Arizona Department of Transportation has provided the handy chart ¬†below for a reference. Interestingly, if someone blows through a red light and kills someone it is 2 points less than a DUI or Reckless Driving violation. ADOT Points […]

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Why does my ticket say DUI-Liquor/Drugs/Vapors when there were no drugs involved?

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Often people ask me why does their ticket for a DUI say “DUI-Liquor/Drugs/Vapors” when it was only alcohol related. The short answer is that what is written on the ticket or court document is just a short summary of the statute. There is not nearly enough room to print the whole statute in the small […]

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Types of Deportation/Removal Relief

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A person may be eligible for relief from removal from the United States. There are several forms of relief which may apply to your unique factual situation including: Cancellation of Removal Voluntary Departure Adjustment of Status asylum withholding of removal protection under CAT waivers of removability or inadmissability nunc pro tunc permission to reapply after […]

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The Dark Side of Plea Agreements

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This is an excellent survey and critique of the current plea bargaining process in the United States. Too much power has been placed in the hands of the prosecution. One suggestion by the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, is to have the judge involved the plea bargaining process to ensure more fairness. I agree. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/nov/20/why-innocent-people-plead-guilty/

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