San Jose California Criminal Defense And Immigration Law Blog
For American citizens, misdemeanors are considered to be relatively minor. Convictions tend to come with modest fines and fees, while prison sentences are usually under a year in length. A misdemeanor is seen differently when you’re an immigrant to the United States....
Driving under the influence (DUI) charges vary in severity depending on a number of factors. For example, the number of previous charges that you have will likely impact what consequences you face. Whether or not you caused a crash and whether there were minor...
If you are facing DUI charges for the first time, it's likely that you'll be worried about your future. Being convicted of a DUI can ruin your reputation in your community, affect your career and can limit your freedom since you'll be without the ability to drive for...
California was one of the states that pioneered the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use. If you’re an adult over 21 years of age or hold a medical marijuana card, you can largely buy, keep and consume marijuana legally from any...
Once someone legally enters the United States, they generally have two main options if they would like to stay indefinitely. The first option is to cure a Permanent Resident Card or Green Card that allows them to live and work in the country. The second and typically...
When your tourism business in Nicaragua had to shut down, you were left without an income. So, after 20 years, you returned to the U.S. to find work. Your experience allowed you to secure a job quickly, but there is one problem. You could not bring your Nicaraguan...
Your boss invites you and your colleagues to the bar after work. You tell him that you have to drive, but he replies that a couple of beers never hurt anyone. Unfortunately, the police stop you on the way home and charge you with driving under the influence (DUI). You...
Homes and the workplace do not provide asylum against officers from the Department of Homeland Security or US Immigration and Customs. But you have important rights when immigration enforcement officers show up at your home or workplace. Rights at home Immigration...
Drunk driving allegations can threaten your freedom and your immigration status. If this frightens you, then the best thing you can do to put your mind at ease is develop the best criminal defense possible under the circumstances. Whether that means trying to suppress...
The simple answer to this question is yes, most of the time. However, there can be automatic consequences should you choose to take this route. There are two types of sobriety tests given to California drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence, whether...
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- Does a misdemeanor threaten your right to stay in the United States?
- What do different blood alcohol levels mean for a California DUI?
- Defending against a DUI for lack of reasonable suspicion
- What immigrants need to know about marijuana in California
- What rights do citizens have that permanent residents don’t?