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  • When Is Driving “Under the Influence” the Cause of Manslaughter?

    … In the wrong hands, a car is a deadly weapon. That is why Texas law treats DWI accidents harshly. If there is evidence that you caused an accident due to intoxication – whether from alcohol, drugs, or another controlled substance – you could face severe penalties. And if someone else died in a DWI accident, […] The post When Is Driving “Under…

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  • Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction?

    … A drunk driving charge is not a minor matter. Texas law classifies a first-time DWI offense as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, this means a defendant faces a minimum jail term of 72 hours and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, if the defendant has already been convicted once before of drunk driving, the […] The post Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • What to Expect at Immigration Detention

    … As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many clients who have been/are currently in an immigration detention facility. Many undocumented immigrants live with the fear that one day they may be caught and held by immigration authorities (most likely, the agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE). Below are some…

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  • Immigration Consequences of Your DUI/DWI

    … or conviction usually depend on specific facts of the crime, the client’s prior violations (if any), and where the client is in the immigration process. If you have any questions in regard to this, you may want to speak with a Miami immigration lawyer. What are the consequences of DUI/DWI convictions for individuals with a pending immigration…

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  • Defenses to Deportation After Being Convicted of a Felony

    … and are under threat of deportation, the first thing you’ll want to do is contact a Miami immigration lawyer to discuss your options. Cases involving aggravated felonies are often complex: You can ask your Miami immigration lawyer about whether the following forms of relief are open to your specific case: Withholding of removal, so long as the crime…

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  • Educational & Intervention Programs Following a DWI Conviction

    … Texas takes drunk driving seriously. Even a single conviction for DUI/DWI carries significant consequences. In Texas, a first offender can face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. In addition, the offender may lose his driver’s license for up to two years. What Is an Alcohol Education Program? If you are convicted of a DUI for the first…

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  • Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility

    … convictions > Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented noncitizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card) who, must, as part of their applications, show that they are not inadmissible to the United States. Below are some frequently…

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  • Changing Your Visa Category

    … citizenship > Changing Your Visa Category As a Miami immigration lawyer, many of my clients are either the spouse or child of a U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder). Spouses or children of green card holders are in category 2A of the visa preference system. This means that waits of up to three to five years are commonplace…

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  • Pleading “Guilty” or “No Contest” as a Non-Citizen

    …. If this scenario applies to you, I would highly recommend that you speak with a Miami immigration lawyer to discuss your options. Do not make the mistake of making an uninformed decision that could land you in a bad situation. I have already made a plea bargain. What are my options? If you have already made a plea bargain and been convicted of a crime…

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  • Returning to the U.S. After Being Deported

    … results, you should consider reporting that person for conducting immigration fraud. Remember: All immigration applications are discretionary. Each I-212 request is considered on its own merits. The immigration official handling your case will look at factors including but not limited to the following: Why you were deported How recently you were deported…

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  • Only in Texas: Intoxication Manslaughter

    … Only in Texas: Intoxication Manslaughter If you or a loved one wound up taking the life of another person in an automobile collision, you will probable be charged with an offense known as “intoxication manslaughter.” The Texas legislature created a special category of homicide applying exclusively to when an intoxicated driver kills another…

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