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Man faces need for criminal defense due to multiple allegations

For some people, a simple traffic stop can quickly go downhill. If authorities believe that other suspect activity is taking place in addition to the reason for the stop, a person could end up facing serious allegations. If so, rather than driving away with a ticket, a driver may need to find information on criminal defense options.

It was recently reported that a man was taken into custody in New Jersey after a traffic stop. It was unclear what exactly prompted the stop, but it was noted that the man allegedly committed a traffic violation. The officer then suspected that the man was under the influence, and he was taken into custody for DWI. It was unclear whether any blood alcohol tests or sobriety tests were conducted at the scene.

Immigrant facing criminal charges and ICE scrutiny

The details of any given criminal case could make it more complicated. For instance, if a person is an immigrant believed to be in the country illegally, his or her status could also play a role in the criminal outcomes of the case. As a result, someone facing this type of trouble may need to closely assess his or her legal options.

It was recently reported that one man in New Jersey is currently facing criminal and immigration-related issues. The 30-year-old man was purportedly involved in a car accident that led to the death of a 7-year-old boy. The driver apparently did not have a license, and he was charged with third-degree causing a fatal crash while being an unlicensed driver. He was later released from custody.

Spousal immigration cases can take time to complete

Many New Jersey residents hope to find love at some point in their lives. For some, they may reach this desired milestone but not in the way they expected. Some individuals fall in love and marry people they met in other countries. As a result, immigration steps must be taken if they want their foreign spouses to live in the United States.

Unfortunately, this process can take time. In fact, the entire process for sponsoring a foreign spouse to live legally in the United States can take approximately one year to complete. The process would begin with the citizen spouse filing a petition for the foreign spouse in order to establish that a relationship exists. Unfortunately, it can take up to five months for this petition to obtain approval.

Parents likely looking for criminal defense options for kids

Young people may have the wrong idea that their actions will not have lasting consequences. Unfortunately, this idea could land them in significant legal trouble if a night out of raucous activity involves breaking the law. In fact, individuals charged with crimes may find themselves planning their criminal defense presentations rather than their next night out.

According to reports, six individuals were recently taken into custody in New Jersey after the group allegedly committed multiple crimes one night. Apparently, the individuals got into an unlocked vehicle at a home and opened the garage with an opener inside the vehicle. They then allegedly went into the home and left with the homeowner's dog. Around 4 a.m., authorities received a call from another homeowner indicating that someone tried to open her front door. Officers responded to the scene, and another person said that she saw five people run through her yard.

Defense, appeals important for criminal, immigration cases

Any type of criminal case can have its complications. When the accused person is also an immigrant in the United States, the case can have even more serious implications. In some instances, a person could be at risk for deportation if a conviction for allegations comes against him or her. Of course, it is important to understand that presenting a defense can go a long way toward successfully resolving such cases.

New Jersey readers may be interested in a recent Supreme Court ruling associated with immigrants and the illegal possession of firearms. The particular case began with a man who had come to the United States on a student visa. After his visa expired, the man remained in the country, which resulted in him having an illegal immigration status. The man then went to a firing range, and that incident resulted in him facing charges for illegal possession of a firearm. During his case, part of his defense argument was whether he had to be aware of his illegal status in order to be convicted of the crime.

Which crimes may lead to immigrant deportation?

There are few things scarier for an immigrant than facing deportation. It is hard to imagine how difficult it would be to return to your native country after building a new life in the United States. The best way to avoid this situation becoming a reality is to stay out of trouble with the law.

Immigrants and green card holders who are accused of crimes may have their status downgraded or face deportation depending on the circumstances of the case. In addition, those convicted of more severe crimes may have their ability to return in the future taken away. This is the most common reason for deportation.

Immigration issues likely for MLB player facing criminal charge?

Individuals may come to New Jersey and other parts of the United States for professional reasons. However, coming to the country to work does not offer additional protection from possible immigration issues if a person is accused of a crime. Of course, each case is different, and if a person faces a criminal charge, understanding how immigration status could be affected is wise.

It was recently reported that Major League Baseball player Odubel Herrera has been arrested after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend that took place in Atlantic City. Apparently, the 27-year-old centerfielder for the Phillies got into an argument with the 20-year-old woman while in a hotel room. It was unclear how authorities became alerted to the situation, but when they arrived at the scene, they saw that the woman had scratches on her arms and an injury to her neck. However, she declined medical attention.

Another proposal regarding immigration announced

To many in New Jersey, across the United States and even outside the country, it can seem as if certain parts of the law are constantly up for debate. Currently, immigration is certainly at the center of many debates, and additional proposals regarding changes continue to be announced. One such proposal from the current presidential administration was recently discussed.

According to reports, the changes proposed would involve limiting family-based immigration and focusing more on allowing high-skilled immigrants into the country. In regard to the family-based immigration changes, the proposal indicates that nuclear families would gain priority over extended family members. As a result, spouses and children of citizens would have better chances of entering the United States as opposed to relatives outside the immediate family.

What is the true cost of a DUI conviction?

A DUI conviction is costly, disruptive and embarrassing for most working professionals. According to New Jersey law, you will be cited for a DUI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is greater than 0.08. If you’ve climbed behind the wheel when you were not legally sober to operate a vehicle, then you’re facing a difficult and costly road ahead to regain your driving privileges.

A DUI conviction in New Jersey is significant, but you may not be aware how expensive it is. The New Jersey legal system, like other states, considers driving under the influence to be a serious offense. You will pay a wide range of fees and penalties.

Criminal defense important when facing animal cruelty charges

When a person is accused of committing a crime, he or she may have a long legal case ahead. Though an arrest does not necessarily mean that formal charges will result, the accused will need to take his or her case seriously if formally charged. Typically, one of the first steps that a person will want to take in such a situation is to understand the charges and criminal defense options.

One woman in New Jersey is likely taking such steps after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that a deceased puppy was found in a weighted cage that was submerged in a pond. It was unclear how the puppy was found, but a necropsy was performed as part of an investigation into the animal's death.

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