The government is charging people to visit family and friends in Jail

The Pima County Jail is , according to their website, charging $ for on-site visits if the visitor wants to visit more than 30 minutes or more than once a week. I see a lot of potential problems and issues with charging people to see their friends and family in custody. http://www.pimasheriff.org/jail-info/visitation-schedules/

False Claim to Citizenship – Possible Defenses to Charges and Potential Relief

People who falsely and willfully represent themselves to be United States Citizens may be fined and imprisoned for up to 3 years. The misrepresentation has to be willful in addition to being false. Willfulness has been determined by the U.S. 9th Circuit in Chow Bing Kew v. United States, 248 F. 2d 466 (9th Cir. […]

Questions about the Affidavit of Support in Immigration Cases Part 2 of 2

How do I file an Affidavit of Support? A: You need to complete Form I-864 when your relative has been scheduled for an immigrant visa interview with a consular officer overseas or when your relative is about to submit an application for adjustment to permanent resident status with USCIS or with an Immigration Court in […]

Questions about the Affidavit of Support in Immigration Part 1 of 2

What is an Affidavit of Support ?   In the immigration context, an Affidavit of Support is a document a person signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the United States to live permanently. The person who signs the affidavit of support is known as the sponsor. […]

Parolee in the immigration context

The Department of Homeland Security defines a parolee as: ” an alien, appearing to be inadmissible to the inspecting officer, allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien’s entry is determined to be for significant public benefit. Parole does not constitute a formal admission to the United States and confers […]

Parole in the immigration law context

Parole is a form of discretionary relief and temporary in nature for the most part. When a non-citizen seeking admission to the United States is not clearly qualified for admission, the immigration officer may choose to release the non-citizen on parole pending further investigation. Immigration authorities may also grant parole for humanitarian reasons or reasons […]

Assault Charges – Misdemeanor type

If you charged with misdemeanor assault one of the following subsections must be able to be proven to apply to the facts of your case. A.R.S. 13-1203 Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or Knowingly touching another person with the intent […]

How many categories of Felonies does Arizona have ?

A.R.S. Section 13-601 Felonies are classified into the following six categories: Class 1 Felonies Class 2 Felonies Class 3 Felonies Class 4 Felonies Class 5 Felonies Class 6 Felonies The particular classification of each felony defined in this title is expressly designated in the section or chapter defining it. Any offense defined outside Title 13 […]

What is deferred action in the immigration context?

What is deferred action? A1: Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer a removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. For purposes of future inadmissibility based upon unlawful presence, an individual whose case has been deferred is not considered to be unlawfully present during the period in which deferred action […]

DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks for the Holidays

DUI Checkpoints or Roadblocks Explained DUI checkpoints are constitutional if conducted properly. Q: What is a DUI checkpoint? A: It is road block set up by police to stop every vehicle (or every 3rd, 4th etc. as long as it is applied consistently) for the purposes of detecting drunk or drugged up drivers. In Pima County, a check […]