No matter how many times you hear that a conviction for driving under the influence has serious consequences, it is unlikely that you can really understand the total costs until you see them laid out in detail. A DUI conviction is no slap on the wrist, financially or emotionally. Here's exactly what you have to lose if you get caught drinking and driving: Bail Typically, the cost of bail is set by the judge and is based on your DUI record, criminal history, whether you may have caused injury to others, and how many ties you have to the community around you. [Read More]
4 Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A DWI Arrest
A charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is very serious, and if you are pulled over and arrested for suspected drunk driving it is in your best interest to hire an experienced DWI attorney as quickly as possible. While you are not required to have an attorney after being arrested for DWI, trying to defend yourself in a court of law is usually one of the worst things you can do. [Read More]
Prerequisites For Applying For Marriage-Based Visa For Those Already In The U.S.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires the marriage-based visa applications to be made while the applicant is in their home country. You are supposed to do this from the U.S. consulate catering for your country of origin. However, you may be able to make the application within the U.S. provided you meet these conditions: Prove You Entered the Country Legally If you are an illegal immigrant living in the U. [Read More]
How To Get Your Criminal Sentence Suspended
If you receive a suspended sentence, it either means you don't have to serve any time in prison or you only have to serve a portion of it. Getting a suspended sentence isn't a constitutional right, but there are a few steps you can take to boost your chances of getting one. Here are three common routes of getting a suspended sentence: Ask the judge Any defendant, even those facing serious crimes, has the right to ask for a suspended sentence. [Read More]