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Legal Advice?
If U Had A Family Member 65 Years Or So That Has Never Been Convicted Of A Crime For The Whole 30 Somewhat Years They Been In American But Is Not A Legal Citizen Of America. How Can U Go About Fixing This Situation For Them And Helping Them Become A Citizen? Will There Be A Penalty? Would It Cost Alot? How Do U Go About This? Serious Answers Please. Thanks In Advance.

You have to go to the immigration where you live and help them apply for naturalization. There is a fee for the processing. In NJ its about $400. The person then will be mailed a date to have fingerprinting done and then take a test. You can get study guides of the test from It will also give you some more info.

Im Really Interested In Becoming A Criminal Defense Attorney.. Im In High School. Where Do I Start?
Any Advice? Where Can I Intern / Get Practice? What Do I Study (My School Dose Not Offer Any Classes For This Career)? Help?

I am a retired attorney and spent five years doing criminal defense work.

You do not take courses in criminal law until law school.

In high school get the best grades and board scores possible. Go to a good university. Most state universities are fine. I went to one and majored in history. Amy major which requires a lot of critical reading and writing is fine preparation for law school. There is no major called pre-law, which is simply a description of your reason for being in undergraduate school.

At the start of your senior year in college, apply to several law schools. You will need to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The best time to take it is in June of your junior year in college or in September of your senior year, so you will need to take the test before you apply to law schools. The test is similar to the SAT, but much more difficult. It lasts half a day. Look at the LSAT website for info.

Apply to at least eight law schools. Just as for undergraduate school, include "fit", "reach" and "safety" schools. Be sure that the law school is approved by the American Bar Association. See their website.

Go to the best law school you can, but any ABA approved law school is fine. Unless you are going to one of the ten top national law schools, it is easiest to go in the state where you plan to practice. The law schools at state universities are fine.

In law school, compete for a position on the best law review. Law reviews are student-edited legal journals and membership on one is highly valued by employers. If you make law review, it will take a lot of your time.

In your summers in law school, try to do internships in law offices which handle criminal law. They may or may not be paid. It does not matter if they do prosecution or defense law.

In your third (last) year of law school, apply for a job in a public defender's office. This is the best on-the-job training you can get. You can also get good training in a prosecutor's office.

Take a bar exam review course before you take the bar exam.

Pass the bar exam, be admitted to the bar and you are now a lawyer!

I hope you enjoy criminal defense law. (Please read this whole paragraph before coming to any conclusions.) You will spend all day working with criminals, as most of your clients will not be first offenders, but will already have been convicted of other crimes and have spent time in jail or prison. Most of them are not very nice people. They will lie to you. You will lose most of your cases as district attorneys prosecute many more guilty people than innocent ones.

Perhaps after about five years, you will decide that you would rather be a criminal cases prosecutor and you will join a prosecutor's office.
I did and was much happier in this position. I then, due to circumstance outside my profession, was able to retire at age 51.

Good luck and please feel free to email me if you have other questions,

I Need And Prosecuting Identity Theft Lawyer In The Las Vegas Area.?
Please Help Anyone In Las Vegas My Social Security Number Is Being Misused I Need A Lawyer Who Will Help Me. If Anyone Knows Someone Please Answer My Question.

Identity theft is a criminal matter. Report it to the police, it's their job to deal with it.

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Find Me A Lawyer In Columbia S.C. That Handles Wrongful Termination From Your Job Cases.

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What Is A Litigation Attorney? How Are They Different From Other Attorneys?

Brite is mostly right.
Litigation attorneys handle generally civil litigation -- that is, they handle a lawsuit. Although appearing in court and trying a case is part of that (that's actually a subspeciality called a "trial attorney") most of what litigators do is far outside the courtroom -- litigators review documents and draft "discovery" --requests about the case to the other side. They take "depositions" -- basically pre-trial questioning of the other side's witnesses or third parties who may have knowledge. They talk to their clients and prepare them for depositions or get other facts for the case. They research the law to see how best to present the case and whether the plaintiff actually has a cause of action. They engage experts for a variety of reasons. They engage in "motion practice," which means lots of persuasive brief writing to the court to urge the court to do something (dismiss the case, don't dismiss the case; exclude evidence or not; sanction the other side or not, etc). And, most importantly, they engage in settlement talks, draft settlement papers, and get a case settled (less than 3% of cases go to trial). Most litigators spend very little time in a courtroom.

But the difference with other types of attorneys is
(a) There's an adversary -- someone bad on the other side that wants something from you. Corporate or transactional attorneys may be working with another party, but in a quasi-cooperative way to get a deal done. Or other corporate attorneys may work as regulatory compliance officers -- helping to draft statements required by the government or putting in place policies that are required by employment, corporate, securities, or environmental laws.
(b) Most work is persuasive. Written work is the in form of briefs or memoranda. "Corporate" or "transactional" attorneys are often writing "deals," "purchase agrements" "corporate disclosure statements," or similar work. Other transactional attorneys may be drafting documents to be submitted to the government, related, perhaps, to securities offerings, intellectual property filings, or real estate regulations.
(c) Most litigators spend hours, weeks, months on a case, as litigation takes a long time. Corporate attorneys (except for in-house counsel who are employees of the corporation) bill in smaller incriments.
(d) There are also attorneys who fall completely outside this corporate/litigation dichotomy, like tax attorneys, estate planning attorneys.

Dui In California.. Help?
A Friend Of Mine Got A Dui. Charges Were 23152 (A) Dui 23152 (B) Dui W Bac 0.8 23140 (A) Minor W Bac 0.1 23136 (A) Minor W Bac 0.5 He Is 18 And No Prior Cov.. And Speed Was 70 ( Which Is Not True) Thats Wat The Ticket Sais It Wa 3 Of Us The Driver Was Arrested And We Wer Told To Leave... We Never Got Tested Or Anything So The 2 Other Charges Can Be Fought My Quetion Is Wat Is My Friend Looking At? Jail Time? Probation? Etc Thanks

California's underage DUI laws are the toughest in the nation. Under the "Zero Tolerance Law", anyone under 21 years of age with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.01% or greater will be charged with a California DUI . Underage drivers with a BAC of 0.05% or greater may also be charged with both an underage DUI and a regular DUI at the same time and be subject to arrest for a California DUI .

For most, to reach a BAC of 0.01% means drinking:
• One 12-ounce beer
• One 4-ounce glass of wine
• One 1.25-ounce of liquor

Often, these will put a driver over 0.01%; usually closer to 0.05%. Drivers under 18 years of age that are convicted of DUI will lose their license for a year OR until their 18th birthday, whichever is greater.

Additionally, a judge may choose to confiscate an underage driver's vehicle. In all cases, the driver will have to pay fines of several thousand dollars, attend driving safety and alcohol/drug abuse classes, will have to submit proof of financial responsibility in order to have their license restored after suspension, and will suffer numerous social and career-related consequences.

All underage DUI convictions will lead to the suspension of the driver's license for one year; subsequent convictions will lead to more severe penalties. Likewise, individuals choosing not to submit to chemical testing will automatically lose their license for a year as well. Any subsequent refusals to submit to chemical testing within ten years will result in harsher punishment:

• Second refusal results in the driver's license being suspended for 2 years
• Third and subsequent refusals result in the driver's license being revoked and/or suspended for at least 3 years
• Refusing to submit to chemical testing is often socially and legally treated the same as an underage DUI.

Like other DUIs, underage DUIs are subject to two separate prosecutors?the DMV, which will suspend or revoke the driver's license, and the criminal court, which will impose fines, jail time, and require the driver to take classes in safe driving and alcohol and drug abuse. In some cases, if the offending driver has no previous convictions and is over 18 years of age, he or she may be able to attend one 12 hour safety and alcohol/drug abuse class. If those requirements are not met, the driver will have to participate in a more intense and expensive 3 month course.

DUI and College Applications
Individuals who have been convicted of an underage DUI must list it on their college applications. This can, but does not necessarily, bar the student from being accepted, though it does have other implications. Colleges and universities may accept the prospective student under certain circumstances that do not apply to students without a conviction. However, those convicted of an underage DUI who have not listed it on their application are subject to immediate dismissal from the institution if it is discovered.