We often have clients on student visas, work visas, in the process of applying for citizenship and those who intend to apply for citizenship. Such clients contact our office after being arrested for DUI and are worried that they have ruined their ability to stay in the U.S. or become a citizen. What exactly are the consequences of a conviction for DUI? Click on the link that follows to read a short article that answers these questions – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1875645.html.
Month: October 2014
What Is a Preliminary Hearing?
In every felony case, there is a question of whether defendant will proceed with a preliminary hearing. This hearing normally takes place after two or three court appearances. What is a preliminary hearing? Why does a judge hold one? What beneft can it have for defendant? What disadvantages are there to proceeding with such a hearing? Click on the following article to read answers to these questions –
Judge May Prohibit Medical Marijuana Use As Term of Probation.
It comes as a shock to many of our clients that a judge can require someone on probation to turn in their “medical marijuana” card or recommendation. If the marijuana is for treating a medical condition, is this legal? After all, isn’t the judge going to cause the person pain and suffering? Is this sadism? It this legal? Click on the article link that follows here to read a summary of a case that answered these questions – http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-1874968.html.
Did the Prosecution Violate Your Sixth Amendment Right to a Speedy Trial?
In our experience, more and more we see cases lagging along or not being filed against someone until months or even years have passed. There can be many factors causing this, but the more important issue for our client is whether the delay has created a possibility of having the dismissed due to prosecutorial delay. In misdemeanor cases, the chances are stronger than in a felony case, in general. For more information on this issue, click on the following link to read an article about this isse –