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Douglas A. A'Hern

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I-485 Processing time for U Visa adjustment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas A. A'Hern
    2. Kyndra L. Mulder
    3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    4. Ni Yan
    4 lawyer answers

    US CIS publishes processing times See the link

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  2. My sister was sentenced to 78months in state prision for conspiracy. Is there any way they can minimize her time?? please helpp!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Douglas A. A'Hern
    3. Joseph Francis Vinas
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    I agree with my colleague on the appeal issue. On the immigration issue, you need to seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney - one who works on removal defense.

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  3. My boyfriend has been detain by ICE for four days and they haven't giving him a court date. what can we do to help him.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Danny Garmo
    2. John Hung Vong
    3. Luis Raul Scott Jr.
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. Haroen Calehr
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    He will likely be at the CCA contract facility at 15850 Export Plaza Dr Houston, Texas 77032. You will need to obtain the Alien Registration Number (A Number) that will be found on the bracelet that they gave him while processing in. Once you have that number, call 1-800-898-7180 for the next court date. Depending on his nationality and how long he will be in detention, they can move him to the Polk County Detention center at 3400 FM 350 South, Livingston, Texas 77351. The phone is (...

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  4. Does culpable negligence respectively gross carelessness involve moral turpitude and therefore is a CIMT?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. John M. Cromwell
    3. Terri Beth Kalker
    4. Marco Caviglia
    5. Douglas A. A'Hern
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    For Immigration purposes, there is no clear cut definition of CIMT's. I depends upon the elements of the statute under which you were convicted. Like my colleague stated though, money laundering, INA 212(a)(2)(I) states that any alien who a consular officer or the Attorney General knows, or has reason to believe, has engaged, is engaging, or seeks to enter the United States to engage, in an offense which is described in section 1956 or 1957 of title 18, United States Code (relating to...

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  5. I traveled out of the US March 14, 2013 and returned March 23, 2013 and notice my passport was not stamped indicating my return.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Megan Viehe
    2. Jesse Cole Kent
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
    5. Danny Garmo
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    There are no requirements that CBP stamp the passport of a US Citizen upon return to the US. The practice began so that Customs or I&NS (now CBP) could obtain information on your travels. All of the information is now available through the Advance Passenger Information System

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  6. Can the government take my husbands inheritance to satisfy my federal restitution?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Nelson Rieck
    2. Douglas A. A'Hern
    3. Jeremy Brian Gordon
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    Seperate property is usually not going to be touch, but income from sdeperate property might. Also, you stated that "the lease happened early last year while I was incarcerated and I forgot all about it when I filled out the paperwork for my PO declaring assets for everyone in my home." This IS a problem. Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to address this issue

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  7. What kind of proof is legal for proving one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Douglas A. A'Hern
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
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    Admissible evidence would be proof including audio and visual recordsings, testimony from co-defendants, testimony from undercover agents and so on. The list is long. Generally, when you want to see what the United States Attorneys office in your area might do under 21 U.S.C. § 846; 963, consult the United States Attorney's Manual (see link). That said, there are so many distinct details as to how this will proceed, I highly suggest you seek out an attorney well versed in federal...

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  8. What form do I need to fill out to check my husbands immigration record of how many times he has been caught by immigration.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Alejandro E. Garcia
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
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    The form is an . It is easier if your husband signs it as requesting his own records, but you can request them on his behalf, especially if he signs that it is ok if you get those records. There sill be come cost associated with the copies, but it isn't very expensive.

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  9. Am I in danger or is it standard police procedure ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Thomas Harlan Swain
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Stephen A. Gustitis
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    What your are describing could likely be a felony charge. The most salient advice on this forum so far is that you should avoid posting any details of this issue on the internet. The government can and will use this information against you. I will try to answer the question however. As you are in Pharr, Texas (Rio Grande Valley), Hidalgo County follows the Grand Jury system of presenting formal indictments. Once an investigating agency brings a felony investigation to the attention of...

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  10. Can state and federal time run concurrently?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Ellen Shipman
    2. Richard Timothy Jones
    3. Carlo D'Angelo
    4. Mary Catherine Bonner
    5. Douglas A. A'Hern
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    It depends upon who arrested him first. Generally, the sentence imposed by the court who has primary jurisdiction, (in his case, it sound like the the state) is served first. It has to be spelled out in the sentence. Be aware that under 18 U.S.C. § 3584(a), it is is not addressed, they will often run consecutively.

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