Douglas A. A'Hern’s Answers

Douglas A. A'Hern

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 6
  1. I am scared, My deferred action passed the 6 month time frame!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Marcia Irene Dore
    2. Tripti Sharad Sharma
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Jesus Novo III
    4 lawyer answers

    Anytime you are providing information to the US government, it is imperative that you answer every request for information truthfully. If the information you submitted before you sought counsel was not factually correct, you need to seek assistance from an attorney to correct the matter as soon as possible.

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  2. Is trespassing a CIMT?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark S. Solomon
    2. Brandon Uriah Luna
    3. Michael Paul Gianelli
    4. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4 lawyer answers

    I would not think so, but it could be tricky because it was originally charged as a theft. There is no listing of what are CIMT's, but you can generally look at what are not CIMT's. A crime involves moral turpitude if it has as an element fraud or other dishonest intent, such as the intent to permanently deprive a rightful owner of her property. Other offenses are CIMTs because they violate clearly established social norms, for example, child molestation or assault with a deadly weapon. An...

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  3. Chapter 7, back taxes - how often is the "willful attempt to defeat or evade" raised?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dallas William Jolley Jr
    2. Darrel Blaine Carter
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. John Anton Sterbick
    5. Douglas A. A'Hern
    5 lawyer answers

    The IRS most often will not attend the creditors meeting, but they likely will come and see you at some point. For the "willfull concealment" purposes, they will look at overstatement of deductions and exemptions, falsification of documents, concealment or transfer of income, keeping two sets of financial ledgers, falsifying personal expenses as business expenses, claiming an exemption for a nonexistent dependent, such as a child and willfully underreporting income. I suggest you get in...

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  4. Around how much money Will i need do for process on filling for illegal presence in the us maried to us citizen

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Ting
    2. Douglas A. A'Hern
    3. Myron Russell Morales
    4. Douglas Aaron Cowgill
    4 lawyer answers

    I linked the most current G-1055 filing fees schedule for US Citizenship and Immigration Services. For attorney's fees - every attorney is different

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  5. Is there a pardon for a convicted felon who has been deported if he marries a us Citizen and has 2 children?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Chung
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    4 lawyer answers

    I see you are in Texas. In the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals even people convicted of "aggravated felonies" can apply for a 212(h) waiver under very finite and certain circumstances. I suggest you contact a good immigration attorney.

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  6. One more question regarding I-130 question no. 16; "Has your relative ever been under immigration proceedings?"

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    4. Thomas Esparza Jr.
    5. Gen Kimura
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    To answer, it may take a little while longer to determine, but you can file a G639 Freedom of Information Act request to get a copy of her entire file with a form G 639. See the link I suggest, as my colleagues have, that if you have previous applications - seek an attorney before filing anything else.

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  7. How to find good criminal appeal lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jessica Casenave Skinner
    2. Stephen A. Gustitis
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4. Kiele Linroth Pace
    5. Douglas A. A'Hern
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    The Texas Board of Legal Specialization will certified lawyers with extensive training and who pass an exam in Criminal Appellate Law. I suggest you start there. I also suggest you follow the advice of my colleagues who have discussed the time sensitive nature of the process and the expense. There are clear time lines.

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  8. Whats the highest bond for (A) misdemeanor assault causes bodily injury w/family violence that has been enhanced 2 a felony?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Harlan Swain
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Paul V. Previte
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    It is up to the judge, but every county is different. Dallas County has standardized bond amounts for the level of the offense however. Not only do I suggest you seek counsel, but you can make arrangements with a bonding company now, so that when the warrant is served (it sounds like it is coming), they will have the bond prepared - so you spend as little time in the jail as possible.

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  9. Married to a US citizen.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Justine Jacobson
    2. Michael M. Yalovenko
    3. Douglas A. A'Hern
    4. Cynthia Beth Rosenberg
    4 lawyer answers

    She can still petition for you. This is preferred as a visa is immediately available for you and there are no numerical limits. In addition, there are new provisions which reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances.

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  10. Will welfare offices send a notice if they plan to file welfare fraud charges against a friend?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. Jodi Soyars
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Douglas A. A'Hern
    5 lawyer answers

    They will most often contact your friend for an interview. At that interview, it will likely be recorded. Be aware that any incriminating statements made at that time will be used later. If the total amount is over $1,500, it will probably be a felony in Texas.

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