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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

    … convictions > Immigration Consequences of Your DUI/DWI As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had several cases wherein an immigration client gets charged with a DUI/DWI. This is not something to take lightly when you have an immigration application pending. Below are some frequently asked questions. What are the immigration consequences…

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  • Defenses to Deportation After Being Convicted of a Felony

    … very quickly, on an “expedited” basis. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am not a United States citizen, and I have been convicted of an aggravated felony. What could happen to me? Aggravated felony convictions are treated very seriously under U.S. immigration law. Not only are aggravated felonies grounds for removal from the U.S…

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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

    … abuse or addiction are known or reasonably believed to have been involved in drug trafficking have committed drug or controlled substance violations more serious than a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana have been convicted of or admitted committing murder, torture, or conspiracy to commit either are foreign…

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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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  • Returning to the U.S. After Being Deported

    … convictions > Returning to the U.S. After Being Deported Some of my clients are non-citizens of the U.S. who have been ordered deported (removed) from the U.S. to their home country. If this applies to you, you may be wondering if you have any options. As a Miami immigration attorney, I have met with clients who do, in fact, have some…

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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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  • About to Plead “Guilty” or “No Contest”? Beware

    … convictions > About to Plead “Guilty” or “No Contest”? Beware Before I started my own Miami immigration law practice, I was an Assistant Public Defender in the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office. In that capacity I oftentimes came across immigrants who did not consider the immigration consequences of pleading guilty or “no contest…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 19 readers -
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