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How driving while intoxicated convictions affect immigration cases has been confusing and uncertain for quite some time.

Jersey City, New Jersey – How driving while intoxicated convictions affect immigration cases has been confusing and uncertain for quite some time. It remains so today, and likely for the foreseeable future. However, one small area of the law…
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Queens, New York, Understanding the Divorce Process

Once the divorce process is complete, it will be the end of the legal marriage and this is done through a court order. Lawyers and court members may call a divorce matrimonial action and the individual who starts the divorce is a plaintiff while…
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Burlington County, New Jersey, Taking Action After a Truck Accident

The need for proper medical care and attention can not be emphasized enough after a person gets into a serious collision with a truck. Truck accidents often lead to very severe personal injuries that have long-lasting, and sometimes, permanent…
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How does auto insurance help New Jersey drivers in case of a crash?

Camden County, NJ - Car insurance is meant to help pay for things like medical treatment and vehicle repairs in case of an accident. This can be an important way for anyone who is affected to return to normal quickly if their claim is paid out…
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In Matter of O-F-A-S

In Matter of O-F-A-S, one of the several decisions made on cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals by Attorneys General during the Trump administration for the purpose of limiting immigration, the Attorney General held that “torture”…
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Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in Mirambeaux v. Attorney General

Jersey City, New Jersey – On July 9, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in Mirambeaux v. Attorney General that the circuit court does not have jurisdiction to review an immigration judge’s discretionary denial of a request…
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Selecting the Best Truck Accident Attorney in Bergen, NJ

Accidents involving large commercial vehicles, such as trucks can lead to extensive damage that requires a lot of money to repair. Drivers who get into a truck accident must cover their medical bills and they must cover the costs of any property…
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A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Jersey City, New Jersey – We’d like to think that all lawyers know what they are doing. That if someone holds himself or herself out as an immigration attorney, he or she would be an expert in the field and represent clients in immigration…
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Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division’s decision in State v. Kyle Brown.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Lawyering is often about finding a key word in a statute and nitpicking its definition or application to a particular circumstance. But sometimes, maybe often, a word is just a word and no amount of creative lawyering…
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On July 2, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided such a case in Romero v. Attorney General.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Sometimes even when a non-citizen respondent in court loses his or her case, the law established by the court can be important, or even favorable, for people in similar legal or factual scenarios in the future. On…
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State of New Jersey v. Brian Horne, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division

Jersey City, New Jersey – In criminal court proceedings, the spousal privilege attempts to protect the sanctity and serenity of marriage by preventing one spouse from testifying against the other. Many exceptions have been carved out of the…
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New Jersey courts relate to child neglect, child abuse and child endangerment.

Jersey City, New Jersey – Some of the most common charges in the New Jersey courts relate to child neglect, child abuse and child endangerment. Partially this is because there are so many ways these issues can make it into the courts, partially…
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Criminal Justice Reform

Jersey City, New Jersey – New Jersey is one of the states that recently recognized the need for Criminal Justice Reform and made massive changes in an attempt to better administer justice. Perhaps the most significant change was the virtual…
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New Jersey Supreme Court decided State. V. Greene

Jersey City, New Jersey – From the earliest years of childhood, we are taught that words matter. What you say has an impact on yourself and those around you. What we aren’t taught, and often don’t learn until later in life, is that circumstances…
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The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division decided State of New Jersey v. Dunlap, holding

As part of a plea agreement, Dunlap pled guilty to second-degree robbery and was sentenced to five-years special probation in the Drug Court. The plea agreement provided an alternative sentence of ten years in prison if Dunlap violated probation.…
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I benefit from DACA- begrudgingly

By Marisol Conde-Hernandez, Esq.   Sure, I'm thankful for employment authorization, a limited Social Security number, and the collateral benefits flowing from them, like a driver's license and eligibility for that COVID-based federal…