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05
Jun

Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your Deferred Action INFOGRAPHICS

Almost 2 years will have passed since DACA/Deferred Action/Dream Act was enacted, allowing millions who qualify to apply for immigration relief. For all Deferred Action recipients, the renewal petition is finally released. It is important to note that USCIS requires the new form for the renewal request. (Unless you are one of the few recipients of DACA through ICE […]

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25
May

What is the Overtime Pay in California? (Wage and Hour Laws with INFOGRAPHICS)

An important California law to know is that California requires daily and weekly overtime pay. (This post will not cover federal overtime law. Also, as I will briefly explain later, the labor code explained here also does not cover exempt employees). In general, for non-exempt employees in California, overtime pay is under Labor Code § […]

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25
May

Wiz Khalifa In Jail in Texas for Possession of Marijuana

Wiz Khalifa arrested in El Paso on Sunday for after a “green leafy substance” was found during a regular TSA check. Although we appreciate his photo tour of the jail and self-promo of new album “28 grams”, he should probably be using his cell phone to call his lawyer rather than tweeting selfies. Free Trap […]

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21
May

How to Read a Traffic Ticket – INFOGRAPHICS

  So you got a traffic ticket… Like millions of people, you probably have received a traffic ticket at some point in your life. Perhaps it’s a speeding ticket. Perhaps it’s a red light camera ticket. Usually, you will receive a citation, called a “Notice to Appear”. Most of the information on there are self-explanatory. […]

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19
May

Minors and DUI: Under-Age Driver Can Face Harsher Consequences Than Adults!

Minors and alcohol, or “teen drinking and driving”, create a problematic mix, legally speaking in California. I am referring to “minor” here as one under 21 (not just 18), since the legal age to drink is 21.There are 2 main problems that result from under-age drinking: driving under the influence “DUI”, and Minor in Possession […]

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19
May

Minor in Possession of Alcohol, or Why “Zero Tolerance” Really is Zero Tolerance

If you read my other article about Minors and DUI, you will see that I addressed what happens when a minor was driving under the influence. So what about someone <21 who has alcohol (but not in a car, or driving)? A worthwhile mention is “Minor in Possession”, which will trigger both court and DMV consequences. It […]

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19
May

Family Based Immigration – INFOGRAPHICS

For lengthier discussion of this infographic, read about Family Based Immigration.

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13
May

Crime and Punishment (Fourth and Subsequent DUI)

DUI punishments are exponential with each offense. After 3 DUI convictions, or if you have a prior felony DUI, your attorney should advise you of the potential for state prison. Under VC § 23550, a fourth or subsequent DUI (after 3 other violation of VC § 23152, 23153, or wet reckless) within 10 years is punishable […]

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13
May

What are the Consequences of a Third Offense DUI?

A third DUI  (VC § 23152) after two other DUI convictions (whether misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, or plea of wet reckless VC § 23105.5) within 10 years will result in an exponentially harsher sentence. Check First Offense DUI and Second Offense DUI for background information.  Even with probation granted for a third offense, the court can order jail sentence. […]

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13
May

What are the Consequences of a Second Time DUI

A second DUI offense (VC § 23152) after another DUI (whether misdemeanor DUI, felony DUI, or plea of wet reckless VC § 23105.5) within 10 years will result in an harsher sentence. Check First Offense DUI for basic information.       DUI Second Offense: Conditions of Probation  VC § 23542 sets the punishment when the […]

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