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Understanding a DUI: the FAQs

By | February 11th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Criminal Law, DUI, FAQs, News|

Understanding a DUI, the FAQ’s: Let’s get right to the point.  Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, is a criminal charge that no one ever wants to deal with.  A DUI charge can have a massive negative impact on you, your family, and potentially even friends and colleagues.  The criminal nature of getting a DUI can cause problems for someone for the rest of their life, whether it’s trying to get a job, needing their license to use a car for family transport, or applying for U.S. citizenship; the list is endless.  That’s why Cansino Blanchette Law Firm, LLC specializes [...]

El Anuncio de inmigracion del Presidente Obama

By | February 10th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Immigration Law, News|

 El Anuncio de Inmigración del Presidente Obama  El 20 de noviembre del 2014, el Presidente Obama anunció acciones ejecutivas para solucionar algunos de los problemas de nuestro sistema de inmigración, incluyendo una extensión del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la creación del programa de Acción Diferida para Responsabilidad de los Padres (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés). ¿Qué es la acción diferida? Con la acción diferida, el gobierno no va a poner en procedimientos de deportación a las personas que cumplan con ciertos requisitos. Esto es como si [...]

DAPA: What you Need to Know

By | January 28th, 2015|Blogs, Immigration Law, News|

Picture Courtesy of: http://floridaimmigrant.org Understanding Deferred Action It’s impossible to understand Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) without first understanding Deferred Action by itself.  So what is Deferred Action?  The exact definition of Deferred Action is that it’s “an exercise of prosecutorial discretion not to pursue removal from the U.S. of a particular individual for a specific period of time.”  In other words, Deferred Action is an option certain people can pursue that will allow them to stay in the United States legally for up to two years without fear of deportation.  Applicants that are approved can apply for work [...]

Handling a Roadblock: 5 Fast Tips

By | January 9th, 2015|Advice, Blogs, Criminal Law, DUI, News|

PICTURE COURTESY OF: thedorkfishexpress.blogspot.com     1.  NEVER try to turn around to avoid a roadblock. One of the surest ways to get yourself into trouble is to try to pull a U-turn or duck off onto a side street once you visibly see a roadblock.  Police know what you’re up to, and often they are already prepared for people who try to give roadblocks the slip.  They will see you and you’re almost certain to get pulled over.  Even if you are completely sober, it’s in your best interest to follow through the roadblock rather than try to pull a [...]

President Provides Immediate Relief, Provides Architecture for Reform

By | November 21st, 2014|Immigration Law, News|

President Provides Immediate Relief, Creates Architecture for Reform November 20, 2014 Washington D.C. - After decades of congressional neglect, tonight President Obama took a crucial and courageous step toward reforming our immigration system. He announced that he will provide immediate relief for many of those impacted by of our broken system, and he is offering Congress an architecture for the permanent reforms that our country desperately needs. Under the new policies announced, the Obama Administration will build on the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by providing temporary relief for the parents of U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents. [...]

How to Seal your Criminal records from public access

By | November 13th, 2014|News|

Seal Criminal Records From Public Access Attorney Minerva C. Blanchette explains how to seal your criminal records from public access. For a FREE consultation call us now at 770-608-1478 or 404-997-8470 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vinWHzfqnJM

Appeals

By | November 13th, 2014|Appeals, News|

In law, an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision. Very broadly speaking there are appeals on the record and de novo appeals. In de novo appeals, a new decision maker re-hears the case without any reference to the prior decision maker. In appeals on the record, the decision of the prior decision maker is challenged by arguing that he or she misapplied the law, came to an incorrect factual finding, acted in excess of his jurisdiction, abused his powers, was biased, considered evidence which he should not have considered, or failed to consider [...]

Bond Hearings

By | November 13th, 2014|Bond Hearings, News|

Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear). In some cases, bail money may be returned at the end of the trial, if all court appearances are made, regardless of whether the person is found guilty or not guilty of the crime accused. If a bondsman is used and a surety bond has been obtained, the fee for [...]

Felony or Misdemeanor?

By | November 13th, 2014|Criminal Law|

The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime. The word originates from English common law (from the French medieval word « félonie »), where felonies were originally crimes that involved confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods. Other crimes were called misdemeanours. Many common law countries have now abolished the felony/misdemeanour distinction and replaced it with other distinctions, such as between indictable offences and summary offences. A felony is generally considered a crime of high seriousness, while a misdemeanour is not. A misdemeanor (also spelled misdemeanour) is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law [...]

Driving under the influence?

By | November 13th, 2014|DUI|

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs including those prescribed by physicians. In the case of alcohol, a drunk driver's level of intoxication is typically determined by a measurement of blood alcohol content or BAC. A BAC measurement in excess of a specific threshold level, such as 0.05% or 0.08%, defines the criminal offense with no need to prove impairment. In some jurisdictions, there is an aggravated category of [...]