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Should I form an LLC?

Should I form an LLC? This article should be taken in a friendly tone yet my advice should be considered. With the entrepreneurial spirit flowing amongst everybody nowadays, the smart ones should be asking “should I form an LLC to protect myself and my business.”. The law allows for various forms of business entities to … Continue reading “Should I form an LLC?”

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Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know

Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know Many people have misconceptions about deferred adjudication probation in Texas. The most common misconception is that the offense is erased from your record if you successfully complete the deferred probation period. This belief is incorrect. #1. No Automatic Expunction After Deferred Adjudication in Texas  In Texas, deferred … Continue reading “Deferred Adjudication in Texas: 5 Things To Know”

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Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?

Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges? It is a familiar scene for a partner to seek help from the police in the heat of an argument, especially when they do not know how to calm a violent domestic situation. In most cases, the victim does not realize that the State will eventually file domestic … Continue reading “Can a spouse drop domestic violence charges?”

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What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold?

What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold? Immigration has been in the news a lot recently with ICE deportations. What a lot of the population doesn’t understand is how the deportation process works and what is an immigrant’s rights when ICE makes an immigration arrest. What is an Immigration Arrest? Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) … Continue reading “What is an Immigration Arrest and ICE Hold?”

Immigration Law Houston

What is “chain migration”?

What is “chain migration”? A common topic or word that comes up in the news when discussing immigration is “chain migration”. However, a lot of people don’t actually understand what chain migration is or what it’s referring to and how it affects the United States. To understand chain migration first we have to understand the … Continue reading “What is “chain migration”?”

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Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document

Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document One of the biggest questions I get asked by clients from other countries is how can they obtain a work permit aka employment authorization document (EAD). The EAD is an ID card from the US government granting permission for the individual to work in the USA. … Continue reading “Obtaining a work permit or an Employment Authorization Document”

Criminal Law Houston

What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas?

What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas? In Texas, the criminal justice system divides crimes you can commit into two categories misdemeanors and felonies. Each of them carries different consequences and can affect you differently. What is a misdemeanor? In Texas, a misdemeanor that maximum punishment could be up to one year in … Continue reading “What’s the difference between misdemeanor and felony in Texas?”

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How long does it take to apply for citizenship?

How long does it take to apply for citizenship? The last step of the immigration process is US citizenship. Legal Permanent Residents aka Green Card holders are allowed to apply for citizenship after 3 or 5 years of being a resident. To apply for citizenship one has to file the N400 as well as all … Continue reading “How long does it take to apply for citizenship?”

Houston Immigration Lawyer

Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status

Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status If you have an application for permanent residency pending, you need to be cautious when traveling outside the country. I recommend to my clients not to leave the country while your immigration status is pending. The reason is because immigration could deem that you abandoned … Continue reading “Traveling Outside US and Re-Entry: Consequences to your Immigration Status”

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7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form

7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form The I-94 form is a non-immigrant document but plays an important role in determining your immigration status. As an immigration lawyer in Houston, I often receive questions about the form from many who are hoping to apply for green card or US citizenship. Here are seven important … Continue reading “7 Important Things To Know About I-94 Form”

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