Potential Immigration Consequences of a Reckless Driving Conviction

In many areas of immigration law, the immigration officials within the U.S. government used to have a great deal of discretion and were permitted to use their judgment to make enforcement decisions on a case-by-case basis. But in the current political climate, more of this discretion is being taken away from individual officials and these officials are often asked to instead enforce hard and fast policies. One of the most easily penalized demographics are non-immigrant visa holders with criminal convictions, because there is an almost completely discretionary element to the issuance of most non-immigrant visas. This means that even seemingly innocuous misdemeanor convictions, such as reckless driving, can greatly affect an individual’s eligibility for a non-immigrant visa.

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So I’ve been convicted of a crime. Can I still vote in Arizona in 2020?

Restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies is big news. Last year, Florida passed a ballot initiative that will permit up to 1.4 million people to vote again. Last month, the Arizona Legislature passed new rules that address felon voting rights. With the 2020 elections right around the corner, many Arizona residents want to know – will I be able to cast a vote in this all important election? We break down the basic rules for you here.

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Can Students Be Disciplined for Off-Campus Social Media Posts?

courts have upheld a university’s right to discipline students when their social media posts violate university policies. Courts also tend to routinely side with high school administrators enforcing social media policies meant to promote tolerance and combat cyber-bullying.

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Can the police demand my identification?

When the police stop a car due to a traffic violation, they can demand to see the identification of the driver and all passengers, right? Not necessarily. While drivers must produce identification, this is not necessarily so for passengers, as the Ninth Circuit recently held.

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Someone else did the crime, I pay the fine ?

In Arizona, property owners can lose their houses, cars and other valuables when someone else uses the property to commit a crime. Does this mean you can lose a $50,000 car because, for example, a wayward relative drives it to go shoplifting? Before 2019, the answer was “yes.” Now, thanks to the Supreme Court, it is “maybe.”

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Arizona DUI’s & Healthcare Professionals: Three Things You Should Know

This article will cover a few basic initial thoughts for licensed healthcare professionals in Arizona, who are charged with misdemeanor DUIs.

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Stops for weaving | DUI in Tucson – ARS §28-729.1

This is another common “violation” that police use as justification for a DUI late night traffic stop. And we have had some success with this statute as well.

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DUI in Tucson: Police Stops During the Holiday Season – Wide Right Turns

The Holiday Season is upon us and Tucson-area police are out with special force. They look for small, sometimes imperceptible, traffic “violations” to justify stops of motorists, often late at night.

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5 Tips to Avoid being Hassled while entering the U.S

We have all heard horror stories regarding detentions at the border or airports due to a case of mistaken identity or an overzealous CBP officer, but some travelers experience delays each and every time they enter the U.S

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Choosing a DUI Lawyer: Six things to consider

Here in Tucson, police engage in aggressive DUI enforcement. Lot’s of people get cited or arrested for a variety of DUI offenses. All come with mandatory jail time, and can result in a criminal record that could affect careers.

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