Antonia Maria Stainbrook’s Answers

Antonia Maria Stainbrook

San Rafael Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Will my g.f's parents find out if i marry her confidentially?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    If your marriage is confidential, then her parents and others would not find out about the marriage unless you tell them. However, marriage fraud can lead to both civil and criminal penalties, both for you and your girlfriend if the marriage is fraudulent. Remember that when your girlfriend becomes your wife and applies for you, you will be required to extensively document your marriage to prove its validity for immigration purposes. Usually this documentation includes pictures with family...

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  2. Boyfriend in prison with INS hold, been in CA. for 22 yrs but has criminal history. How likely is it that he will be deported?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2 lawyer answers

    I will second the first response and add this - depending on your boyfriends conviction and any other criminal history, the legal status of his family here, his immigration history, and the country which he comes from - given that he has been here for 22 years he may have relief available to him in immigration court. It is imperative that you talk to a reputable immigration attorney immediately. Given that you do not think you have the money for a lawyer, I highly suggest calling every agency...

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  3. Help! My immigration atty has been given a final order of suspension by the DOJ EOIR. So what happened to my case?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael E Hendrickson
    2. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3 lawyer answers

    In answer to your response, I understand your frustration, however you do need to find new counsel immediately to avoid further damaging your case. I suggest that, given that you appear to live in DC, you contact the DC Bar Association. They may be able to help you find assistance. I just looked at their website and they have a free legal clinic http://www.dcbar.org/for_the_public/programs_and_services/advice.cfm. It would appear from their site that immigration is one of the subjects...

  4. If a marrie my boyfriend who is a citicen with a felony, can i become a permanent recident..

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    Simply marrying your boyfriend will not give you permanent resident status. You should meet with a reputable immigration attorney in your area and they will be able to review your particular immigration history and better answer your question. Additionally, since 2006, certain offenses against a minor will bar your boyfriend from petitioning for you. There is not enough information here for us to adequately answer your question. If you are unsure of how to find a reputable attorney, this...

  5. Can someone be deportable for misdemeanor conviction.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, regardless of when you became a Lawful Permanent Resident there are certain misdemeanors that will render you deportable/removable from the United States. Find a reputable immigration attorney in your area; they will be able to look at the particular criminal statute of which the person was convicted and tell you the possible consequences of that conviction.

  6. I beat a cancellation of removal case now i have two violations and an open case.do you think that immigration will come for me?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like you received cancellation of removal, rather than that you beat it. It would be helpful if you could explain your case in a bit more detail. When you say that you have two violations, do you mean that you have two additional criminal convictions that have occurred since receiving cancellation of removal? And when you say that you have an open case, are you stating that you have an open criminal case, or that you have received a Notice to Appear before an immigration judge?...

  7. Immigration question

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    If your brother has a U visa pending, then he has already obtained certification on the U visa and is simply waiting during the processing time. As you are likely aware, U visas are both relatively new and also take a considerable amount of time to process. I am unclear from your question whether you are disappointed in his criminal representation or with his representation in immigration proceedings. The attorney who helped you file the U visa, assuming this is not the attorney with whom...

  8. Who to contact for criminal immigration holds

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    2. Erick Masten Platten
    2 lawyer answers

    There are many competent deportation/removal attorneys in California who have experience with immigration clients with criminal backgrounds. Helpful information would include: 1) is the individual without status? ie "illegal" 2) does this person have a green card - ie are they a Legal Permanent Resident? 3) if they have an ICE (immigration) hold then they are still in county/state criminal custody and are awaiting transfer into ICE custody - are they awaiting criminal trial or have they...

  9. U.S. Order of removal, What are the options?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    An expungement will not eliminate a conviction for the purposes of immigration (minus one very specific exception which does not apply here). However, it may be possible to vacate the original conviction if it can be shown that the conviction itself was unconstitutional. There are a number of reasons for which a conviction may be found to be unconstitutional. A post-conviction attorney (a criminal attorney who works in the area of post-conviction) will be able to look at your particular case...

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  10. Hi, I have been a permanent resident for 6 years and I'm worry to travel out of usa because of my criminal record

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Antonia Maria Stainbrook
    1 lawyer answer

    Understanding your particular criminal record and immigration history is necessary to answer your question. I suggest finding a reputable immigration attorney in your state who can sit down with you and look at the specific crimes and then advise you. There are some crimes which may mean that you should not travel, other crimes may not be important. I suggest obtaining your record(s) and taking them to an immigration attorney who is familiar with criminal consequences as they pertain to...

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