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  • Tax liability for real estate sold in Iran

    After 6 years of being a U.S. Permanent resident (green card holder) My uncle is finally ready to move to US. Can they sell their home and just bring cash with them to the U.S. Total will be approximately $500K, including his house, some other ass...

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    I cannot advise you on the tax consequences. For that you need to speak to a tax lawyer. However, there are issues pertaining to OFAC and sanctions on Iran that your uncle should consider. Although OFAC now allows a U.S. person (which your uncle is) to sell property in Iran if the property was acquired before he became a green card holder, there are specific methods in which the funds must be transferred in order for it to be legal. Although many Iranians carry cash to the U.S., it is not really practical or safe in this situation.

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  • How do i get away from not serving mandatory jail time for a warrant for driving on a suspended license?

    Hello, Today i found out i have a warrant for my arrest for a citation of driving on a suspended license back from 2009. I had a case back in 2010 where i didnt know citations for driving on a suspended license where criminal. So i miss...

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    You should have an attorney check out your specific facts. We recall warrants like this all the time in LA, so I know every case has different particular issues to worry about. Whatever you do, have the warrant recalled by an attorney ASAP because you want to show that you're taking care of this voluntarily.

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  • How much time will i do in jail for a traffic ticket?

    I live in the county of Los Angeles,Ca. And i just got a traffic ticket in the city of bell.it gwas for not stopping completly at a stop sign.i was suppose to stop for 5 seconds,but i stopped for 3 seconds.i dont have money to pay for the ticket.h...

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    You can't do jail for an infraction. You can, however, elect to do community service.

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  • Once you have been sentenced can you get a detailed copy of what the deal you took was? if so where can you go to get it

    The case is a criminal case in CA

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    Go to the clerk's office at the court, give the clerk your name, and ask for the minute orders of the case you were involved in. That should include all the details you need.

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  • I have multiple traffic infractions from about 4 years ago and never payed my fines how long does it take for it to expire

    no insurance no registration no california operators liscence

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    Never. You have to either pay or put it on calendar to speak to judge. Also check on the status of your license with the clerks office in San Bernardino. Get there early....it's a busy court.

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  • Hi I got a pulled over for a stop sign violation,

    I discovered afterwards that the cop wrote down my date of birth incorrectly, Do I have grounds to get off

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    Set it for trial. You may win on other defenses or the officer might not show up, resulting in a dismissal. Clerical errors won't help.

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  • Hi there, is an arrest for battery 242pc, a crime involving moral turpitude ?

    I'm travelling to the US in march 2013, but was arrested in 2005, for battery 242pc. The case was dismissed from court, so no conviction or charge. For the visa waiver documentation I have to answer 'yes' or 'no' to whether I've been arrested ...

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    Simple battery under Penal Code § 242 is not likely to involve moral turpitude.

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  • A lawyer would help me to avoid conviction in DUI ??

    I'v clean record, never got ticket , i was arrested for DUI , i did the blood test instead of the breath , on the promise of appearance in court that i signed the alcohol level shows 0.08 percent ,

    Salman’s Answer

    There are no guarantees in court. Your facts as you explained them, though, do form the basis of at least an argument in your defense. Your blood sample needs to be sent to an independent lab by an attorney to see if there are different results. The .08 is over the legal limit, but not high enough to trigger enhancements. You need to have a consultation with an attorney to analyze further facts that are important to your defense.

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  • CA unsafe lane change" 21658(a)

    I received an "unsafe lane change" 21658(a) violation from a Sheriff. We were at a red light, when it turned green I signaled and after crossing the intersection moved over 1 lane to the left which happened to be in front of the Sheriff. He pull...

    Salman’s Answer

    I agree with both attorneys above. Our traffic attorneys in Glendale use facts like that and others to negotiate with the officer to either dismiss (less likely) or reduce the charge to a non moving violation.

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  • 2010 I was convicted DUI in California. My first and only offence ever. I was sentenced to DUI class, AA meetings,

    1 yr no licence, 3 yrs informal probation, and a fine of $2000. After conviction I completed classes, AA meeting and was able to pay off about $300 of the fine. However about that time, I was laid off from my job, which caused me to lose my house...

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    Jail time is not guaranteed but always a possibility. From my pretty substantial experience in Santa Clarita, the judges are usually understanding of exigent circumstances. Like Mr. Buckley said, bring documentation and a payment ready wouldn't hurt also.

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