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Marriage to a US Citizen

Author: US Citizenship lawyer Alena Shautsova Marriage to a U.S. citizen is one of the ways for a non-U.S. citizen to gain the right to live and work permanently in the U.S. Adjustment Of Status Video Quite often, however, a person who decides to marry a U.S. citizen has already been in the country "illegally" for a prolonged period of t ...

New York Wage Theft Prevention Act

Author: criminal lawyer Alena ShautsovaNew York legislature amended its wage and hour law by the Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) to 1) expand the notice of wage rate requirements that an employer must provide to its employees; 2) strengthen the rights of employees when an employer retaliates against them for taking an action against an employer f ...

DUI / DWI conviction

Author: NY DUI attorney Alena Shautsova A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated in NY is a misdemeanor. In other words it is a crime. New York has no expungement statute which means the conviction can never be removed from your record. You will always have to say you have been convicted for a crime on any job application that asks the question. ...

Using Social Media To Prepare A Destructive Cross-Examination

By Anthony J. Colleluori The direct testimony was devastating. Jenny, the daughter of your client's ex-wife was hiding in a bush, and witnessed an attack on her mother by your client, her step-father. As the direct examination ends, the courtroom becomes silent, only Jenny's sniffles can be heard. She is believable, but she is ...

Making Diamonds From Your Adversary's Coal

By Anthony J. Colleluori1 "A diamond is a lump of coal that did well under pressure." Lawyers who represent the indigent (or near indigent, which is worse) are often faced with a situation in which they cannot get the quality of experts they need to represent their client. This seeming negative, can be a positive, if ...

Law Publications And Articles

Author: Deportation Attorney Alena Shautsova In August, 2012, Fox News reported that 10 federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and officials sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton regarding their directives, They claimed that the directives forced them to break the ...

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