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  • What is the Difference Between State and Federal Crime? - Americans are used to hearing the words ‘state crime’ and ‘federal crime’ thrown around on the news.  Many do not bat an eye at the differing terms, only passing the terminology off as legal banter, however, it is extremely important to understand the difference between state and federal crime.  State and federal courts are the Continue Reading
  • What You Need to Know About Your Miranda Rights - Almost everyone is familiar with the idea of Miranda Rights from their favorite television show or their high school civics class.  Americans are generally familiar with the fact that all citizens are entitled to “be read their rights.”  It is common for people to assume that if they have been arrested and were not read Continue Reading
  • Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer - Are you a business owner seeking to hire or retain a foreign born employee?   Are you a United States citizen who wants to marry someone who lives outside of the United States?  Are you seeking to become a United States citizen?  These common situations involving immigration, and many others, often require the assistance of an Continue Reading
  • What is a “Sanctuary City” and Why Does it Matter? - “Sanctuary city” is an informal term used to describe cities or jurisdictions where local law enforcement does not cooperate with federal immigration authorities regarding the enforcement of civil immigration laws.  The majority of the controversy with sanctuary cities centers around federal government Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) detainers requesting local law enforcement to hold individuals Continue Reading
  • Applying for a Visitor Visa to the U.S. – is it really difficult? - Anyone looking to visit the United States will typically need to acquire an entry visa to be allowed in the country.  In 2014, nearly 75 million people from around the world visited the United States, most of whom did so on a short-term basis. The most common short-term visas are known as the “B” visitor Continue Reading
  • Can You Get Your Green Card Through a Family Member? - In the United States, obtaining a permanent resident card—also known as a green card—is vital for individuals who seek to legally reside in the country for an extended period. An individual with a permanent resident card can live and work inside the United States on a permanent basis. Securing permanent residency is also a critical Continue Reading
  • The New Trump Travel Ban - The White House’s updated travel ban is set to take effect on March 16, 2017.  The ban comes as a revision to the previous executive order by President Trump.  The initial travel ban sparked widespread controversy and was ultimately enjoined by the United States federal courts in early February.  The main principle behind the travel Continue Reading