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In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that counsel’s failure to advise a criminal defendant of the deportation consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel.
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| Categories: Immigration, Criminal Law | Tags: criminal law, immigration, retroactive | View Count: (0)
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Taking the English Test

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When you apply for naturalization you must pass an English and Civics Test. But for certain people there are exemptions.
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization | Tags: naturalization, immigration, us citizen | View Count: (330)
How to get a green card through another green card holder/legal permanent resident.
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| Categories: Immigration, Green Card, Naturlization | Tags: immigation, naturalization, us citizen, legal permanent resident, green card | View Count: (360)
A person who has a green card has legal permanent resident status. If you are a legal permanent resident or LPR, that means that you can potentially apply for citizenship after a certain period of time. But how do you get a green card?
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| Categories: Immigration, Green Card, Visa | Tags: visa, green card, lpr, legal permanent resident, immigration, us citizen | View Count: (266)
A common question I hear from my clients is: “where should I keep my estate planning documents?” Often, the first thought people a have is to put important documents in safe deposit box. Makes sense, right? Wrong!
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| Categories: Estate Planning, Wills, Durable Power of Attorney, Trusts, Health Care Proxy, HIPPA, Living Will | Tags: estate planning, will | View Count: (285)
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Why fight it?

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In Massachusetts, a speeding ticket is a civil offense. Unlike criminal offenses, it is not mandatory to appear in court. You have the choice to either accept responsibility and pay the ticket, or appeal the ticket and fight it.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding, Junior Operator License (JOL) | Tags: fight speeding ticket, cdl, massachusetts, jol, license suspension | View Count: (329)
In the new millennium, meeting a significant other is no longer 2 consenting adults at a bar or night club flirting; dating is not a set up by mutual friends.
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| Categories: Criminal Law, Felony | Tags: criminal lawyer, catfish, statutory rape | View Count: (359)
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CWOF? Pre-Trial Probation?

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If you have a criminal matter and you are thinking about a plea, you have several options, including asking for a CWOF or Pre-Trial Probation, but what is a CWOF and what is Pre-Trial probation and what is the difference between the two terms?
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| Categories: Criminal Law | Tags: criminal, pre-trial probation, cwof | View Count: (294)
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CDL Drivers Keep Right

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On the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90), and other roads deemed “Metropolitan Roadways” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a special set of regulations exist governing travel on the highways.
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| Categories: Traffic, CDL, Speeding | Tags: traffic violation, cdl violation, speeding ticket | View Count: (259)
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But the light was Yellow!!

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In my practice, I run into a lot of tickets written for red light violation. When I speak with the operator, most are adamant that the light was not red when they passed through the intersection.
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| Categories: Traffic, Speeding | Tags: traffic ticket, traffic violation, speeding ticket | View Count: (314)
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