Immigration Law

How does the Temporary Visa work?

The temporary visa, or non-immigrant visa classification, is issued for entry to the United States for work, study or pleasure…but it’s for a limited duration of time. Some of these visas can be of “dual status”; this means that while under this temporary classification, you can still apply to obtain your permanent residency (a green card). Depending on the visa issued, the time you may spend in the U.S. can range from anything from a few days to up to several years.

How does the Permanent Visa work?

Obtaining a permanent visa is the ultimate goal for anybody planning to enter the United States. Permanent residency offers individuals unlimited benefits which includes the freedom to work and live permanently here in the United States of America. 

Criminal Law

What is the difference between civil and criminal law?

Unlike civil law, which involves private lawsuits between two or private entities, criminal law involves prosecution by the state or federal government of a person or business for an act that has been classified as a crime. Any act or omission of an act in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it is considered a "crime."

What is a plea bargain?

Settling a criminal case is usually called a plea bargain. It means that the prosecution and the defense come to an agreement to resolve the case. The case can be settled at several points during the process, from before it is charged all the way to trial’s doorstep. Usually, however, the best bargain can be obtained earlier rather than later in the process. But usually doesn’t mean always. And in many cases it is a question that should be analyzed immediately so that good opportunities to settlement aren’t given up because of pride or inattention.

Other questions or concerns will be all covered through our legal consultations. Our law firm is dedicated to providing you with all possible options and needed information pertaining your individual case.