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Criminal Defense

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Client was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, Robbery with a Firearm, and Battery. After a careful evaluation and investigation of the facts in the case, J & J Law Firm discovered the alleged victim had several holes in his story. The alleged victim was unreliable and there was no independent evidence to support his claim. We reached out to the filing prosecutor and laid out a timeline which showed that the alleged victim’s story made no logical sense. Prosecutors dropped all charges.

DUI

Driving Under the Influence Crash

Client was accused of a DUI Crash with a BAC over .218. Eyewitness positively identified client as the driver. Client maintained his innocence and stated that the other occupant, who owned the car, was the driver. Police did not interview the other occupant and was allowed to leave the scene. After a thorough investigation, J & J Law Firm concluded our client could not be the driver. The car was upside down, facing a direction which made the assisting eyewitness confused. At trial, our attorney carefully laid the foundation that due to the orientation of the car, our client could not have been the driver. The previously unwavering eyewitness realized his error in a “eureka” moment. The state dropped all charges mid-trial.

Criminal Defense

Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud & Money Laundering 100,000 or More

Client was charged with five counts of fraud, including Workers Compensation, Insurance Fraud and Money Laundering, facing a total of 100 years in prison. Investigators alleged tens of millions of dollars in fraud, claiming that proper compensation went unreported on nearly $35,000,000. And that was just the start, there were various other amounts—a $6.2M here and a $9.4M there, etc. Client retained counsel but quickly became very dissatisfied by his services. The client decided to place his confidence in J & J Law Firm instead. We took a comprehensive approach, reaching out to the Investigative Task Force and Prosecutor, meeting with them several times. Through cooperation, we were able to convince the lead investigator and prosecutor that our client wasn’t quite the mastermind he was made out to be. The client plead guilty to only two 3rd degree fraud charges and received a Withhold of Adjudication (non-conviction), and spent 26 months on probation.

Immigration

Removal of Conditions on Residence

Client was residing in another state and had retained an attorney in that state to file her I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, for her to obtain lawful permanent residence. When she filed the waiver petition, she was divorced from her US citizen spouse. After moving to Florida, she received a notice from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requesting additional evidence to prove that her marriage was in good faith. She contacted her attorney who told her that he could not do anything to help. She contacted another attorney in Florida who told her the same thing. USCIS gave her 87 days to respond. When she contacted our firm, she had less than three weeks remaining. Our firm worked with her diligently and responded to USCIS request. Within a couple of months after our response she received her permanent resident card.

Immigration

Removal or Deportation in Immigration Court

Client came to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents from a European country. He overstayed his authorized time. Eventually, he was granted lawful permanent status about 30 years before he was placed in removal proceedings. After several years of marriage, he and his wife started to have marital problems. He was arrested, charged for domestic violence and convicted. About eight years later he applied for naturalization but was put in removal proceedings because of the domestic violence conviction. He interviewed several attorneys before retaining our firm. We applied for cancellation of removal as a permanent resident. He had a merit hearing before an immigration judge who cancelled his removal or deportation. He was so overjoyed with happiness, he cried.

Immigration

Notice of Intent to Deny Marriage Based Adjustment of Status

Client was married to a US citizen. He and his spouse concurrently filed an I-130, Petition and I-485, Application to Change or Adjust Status to Permanent Residence, on their own. They used a “notario.” While living in his home country, he had been in a domestic relationship for five years with another person. A month after their immigration interview, his spouse received a notice of intent to deny the I-130, Petition. The notice stated several reasons including that his domestic relationship in his home country was not validly terminated and insufficient documentary evidence existed to prove the good faith of his current marriage. After consulting several attorneys, he settled on our firm. We responded to USCIS with a detailed memorandum. In less than one month, the I-130 and I-485 were approved and he was granted permanent resident status.