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Cuban Rafter Is Charged With Assault

What happened that day? On June 25, eleven Cubans on an old wooden boat tried to reach South Florida, as three law enforcement agencies chased them down at sea. In the air there was a chopper recording everything; showing the rest of the world what happened that day. Before the immigrants could make it to land, [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Criminal Law, Immigration Law|0 Comments

No More Red-Light Cameras in Boynton Starting With The New Year

Boynton Beach Less then a month ago Boynton Beach decided to extend its red-light program for another five years. But, this last Thursday Boynton Beach City Commissioners decided to end the program starting the new year. Boynton Beach is the only department in Palm Beach county that still enforces this program. There are those who [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Traffic Ticket Law|0 Comments

How Is Our Government Treating Immigrants?

Freezing, Overcrowded, and Filthy CBP Cells Last week different sources publicly announced some of the horrors that immigrants go through in Border Patrol facilities. These immigrants were put in freezing concrete cells and given Mylar Sheets to keep them warm. These confinement cells were overcrowded and filthy with garbage, dirt, and even human waste! The [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Man Spent 28 Years in Prison After His Friend Accused Him of Murder. Now, The Friend Said He Lied.

What Happened in 1988? Johnny Small was only 16 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison in the year 1989. In 1988 15 year-old Small was accused of murdering a 32 year-old woman named Pam Dreher, she was found dead in Tropical Paradise, the pet store she owned in Wilmington. She was [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Criminal Law|0 Comments

USCIS to Allow Additional Applicants for Provisional Waiver Process

Provisional Wavier Process U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a ruling which allows for specific individuals who are family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and who are eligable for immigrant visas, to more easily navigate the immigration process. The provisional wavier process is the next step that allows for [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments

U.S. To Admit More Central American Refugees

U.S. To Admit More Central American Refugees The White House on Tuesday announced an expansion of the program created to admit Central American refugees to the United States, which focuses on immigrants who are fleeing their home country due to dangerous conditions. Refugees come from all over the world, but over 50% of immigrants coming [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?

What happens when a police officer says they smell marijuana? Often times, upon stopping a motor vehicle, police will claim they smell marijuana leading to a search that yields not only marijuana but other controlled substances. If the officers claim they smell marijuana, under current case law, law enforcement has a right to search the [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Criminal Law|0 Comments

Thousands of Children Now Covered in Access to Counsel Lawsuit

Immigration Assists Children Last week a federal court classified some of the governments actions unconstitutional.  The government failed to provide legal representation to illegal minors in deportation proceedings.  This lead to thousands of children to enter court proceedings against trained prosecutors with no legal aid. The lawsuit, F.L.B. v. Lynch, was filed in U.S. District [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Warrantless Blood Draws in DUI Arrests Are Unconstitutional

Unconstitutional Blood Draws This passed Thursday the Supreme Court decided that having warrantless blood testing in a DUI arrest is unconstitutional.  This decision was made with a 7-1 vote, stating that it "violated the fourth amendment of the constitution." Justice Samuel Alito wrote “We conclude that the Fourth Amendment permits warrantless breath tests incident to arrests for [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Traffic Ticket Law|0 Comments

Dirty License Plate Leads to $1,590 Traffic Fine

Traffic Fine A traffic fine is something a person receives when he or she goes over the speed limit, or takes a red light.  Except in this specific case a woman received a traffic ticket for have a dirty license plate, and had to pay more than $1,500.  Ms. Linda Ford was pulled over on [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Traffic Ticket Law|0 Comments