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Things to know about Home Detention in Pima County Part 1 of 2

A lot of clients and potential clients have questions about home detention and how it works it Tucson. It is  officially called H.D.E.M.P. Purpose of Program Provides and alternative to Incarceration fro non-violent misdemeanor and even felony offenders. Fosters reentry to community by allowing employment, treatment, family relationships  and education to continue. provides accountability and tracking […]

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3 things you don’t know about DUI law in Arizona

  The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) number from a type of breath test machine called a “preliminary breath test” or “PBT” is not admissible in court. The PBTs are usually small hand held devices in contrast to the much larger and bulkier court approved Evidential Breath Testers such as the Intoxilizer 5000 and Intoxilizer 8000.  A positive […]

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Should I Apply for DACA?

Should I Apply for DACA ? As of February 2nd, 2017 there is a heightened concern surrounding the fate of DACA. Many people who stepped forward and trusted the U.S. government to treat them fairly applied for the DACA program. Now that Trump has been elected, the political landscape has shifted and along with it, the […]

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Criminal Convictions in Immigration Law

You may be surprised to learn that immigration authorities interpret a criminal conviction much differently and more broadly than is typical in the criminal justice system. This is because the Immigration Nationality Act defines conviction differently from criminal law. You must know that any finding of guilt, a no contest plea, and even an adjudication […]

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So you have a criminal case? First question. What’s your immigration status?

It is easy to mistakenly generalize about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. However, it is vital to understand that not every foreign born defendant is treated the same under the United States immigration laws.  It may seem to be counter intuitive that a country that prides itself on the goal of equal treatment of it’s citizens […]

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Should I Still Apply for DACA?

Should I Still Apply for DACA?   As of February 2nd, 2017 there is a heightened concern surrounding the fate of DACA. Many people who stepped forward and trusted the U.S. government to treat them fairly applied for the DACA program. Understandably, now that the Trump has been elected, the political landscape has shifted and […]

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K1Fiance Visa Process part 3 of 3 – Consular Processing

The K-1 Consular Process The I-129f approval is simply the first major stage in the process. The second major phase is getting the visa in your hands at the consular post. The K-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa even though it is processed like an immigrant visa. A K-1 applicant must submit the following at […]

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K1 Fiance Visa Part 2 of 3

How do I establish that I am in a bona fide relationship? Both individuals that make up the couple should write a highly detailed affidavit establishing the bona fide relationship and the intention to marry within the required 90 time period. You must be able to tell the government how you met, when you met […]

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K1 Fiance Visa Process Part 1 of 3

Originally  K type fiancé visas were only used for the purpose of allowing a foreign citizen to come to the USA to marry a U.S. citizen. However, because of changes in the law in the year 2000, the K visa has expanded to cover the non-citizen spouses, fiancé’s, and children of U.S. Citizens to live […]

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What is the process for Misdemeanor DUI cases in Pima County Justice Court? Part 1 of 3 parts

Many, if not most, people experience great anxiety about what is going to happen to them in Court after they are arrested for a misdemeanor DUI in Arizona. This is perfectly understandable. Part of this anxiety is caused by the fear of the unknown. I hope my description of the process alleviates some of that anxiety […]

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