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4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation.

  1. Don’t try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do you no good, and in your escalating attempts you might accidentally say something
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Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?

Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Hardship Waiver process.

What is a Hardship Waiver?
A hardship waiver is a program that provides an exception for deported immigrants who can demonstrate that… Read more

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Jail Good Time Credits and How they Work

You might hear the term “good time credit” tossed around in conversations with your inmate. Good time credits are units of time given to an inmate that take time off his or her sentence. Each jail decides how good time credits will be used, but here are some general guidelines.

Counting credits: Jails typically decide how many good time credits are available. For example, for each month the inmate… Read more

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What are the Penalties for Probation Violations?

A probation violation conviction can mean being sent to jail or prison, but there are alternative penalties that can be used instead, including:

Revocation and reinstatement: The judge and the probation officer can agree to revoke your probation for the violation and immediately reinstate you on new probation.

Increased supervision: Your probation rules might get stricter and now include things like more frequent reporting, house arrest or wearing… Read more

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What is a Voluntary Deportation?

Your boyfriend has come under the watchful eye of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and it appears he is on the fast track to being deported. Only an attorney experienced in immigration law should advise him on his case, but some immigrants make the decision to voluntarily leave the country before being ordered out.

In cases where the immigrant decides to submit to a voluntary departure, either the Immigration Court… Read more