FAQ

QUESTION:

How much will an attorney cost me?


ANSWER:

First, let me pose another question to you: what will a bad attorney or having no attorney at all cost you? Either of these might result in you having to pay higher fines, doing jail time or doing more jail time than necessary. To answer your question in terms of dollars and cents, we need to have a conversation about your case and what you can afford. Call our office for an appointment and let’s talk about what your budget can afford for the representation that you need.

Note that, for criminal defense cases, I receive payment from the client. However, personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means that I am generally paid when I recover money for the client.


QUESTION:

My family member is accused of petty theft. He has a green card, but he is being transferred to an immigration facility. Can he be deported for something so small?


ANSWER:

Yes, he can. Unfortunately, immigration laws are greatly influenced by criminal matters– even small ones. While not all criminal attorneys do so, I am a criminal attorney who focuses on immigration law. And, as an immigrant myself, I understand the position your family is in and I am passionate about helping your relative fight his criminal charges with a focus on avoiding deportation. Read More.


QUESTION:

I have been accused of stealing from my job and was fired. I am totally innocent, but my former manager says that the police have been contacted and that I am going to be arrested. What should I do?


ANSWER:

The first thing that you should do is schedule an appointment so that we can discuss this matter in detail. You have done well by contacting an attorney first in order to get ahead of this situation as opposed to waiting until you are arrested. Your rights need to be protected and someone needs to help you clear your good name. After your innocence is proven, you may even have grounds to sue your former employer.


QUESTION:

I had a few glasses of wine at dinner with friends and was pulled over for drunk driving on my way home. I did everything the officers asked me to do and I was not drunk, but they still arrested me. Will my license be suspended? I’m afraid of losing my job or getting arrested again if I try to drive to work. Can you help me?


ANSWER:

Yes, I can represent you at a DMV hearing to prevent a suspension of your license. When the officer took your driver license, the DMV was sent a Notice of Suspension. You have 10 days from that date to stop an automatic suspension from occurring. So, I can help you with a DMV hearing, but, even if we win that hearing, note that we will still have to fight for your license in court. Basically, the government has two chances to take your driver license away with a DUI charge, which is why it is so important to have an experienced DUI attorney help you through the entire process. An attorney with experience at the DMV level and the court level can make a difference in preserving your privilege to drive. Even if your license is suspended, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex DMV maze so that your privileges are restored as soon as possible.

 

Depending upon where things are in the investigation process, I may also be able to help you avoid further legal consequences. Field sobriety tests are not always reliable, but I will need to know more about your case in order to properly determine the right course of action to take in defending your rights against a DUI charge. Read More.


QUESTION:

I took a prescribed medication before driving home from work. The medicine caused me to fall asleep while driving and have an accident in which a person was critically injured. Can I be sent to jail for this?


ANSWER:

Driving under the influence of over-the-counter or prescribed medications can sometimes be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Whether you will be sent to jail for this or not depends on a number of factors.
An investigation is probably already underway in your case and a lot will depend on whether or not you misused the medication by ignoring warnings about driving and other circumstances which may point to negligence. Also, we hope that the other party makes a full recovery, but if that person’s injuries are permanent or, worse, if the person dies as a result of the accident, you may be sued or may even be facing a real threat of jail time.

Your situation may sound bleak, but there is also a lot that may work in your favor. In other words, jail time in these types of cases is not a given as there are many, many details which need to be sorted through. The best advice I can give you without knowing all of the facts yet, is to contact my office for an appointment right now so that we can begin mounting a strong legal defense on your behalf.


QUESTION:

My brakes failed and I hit a parked car. Is the accident my fault?


ANSWER:

It depends. If your car was still under warranty at the time of the accident and you can prove that you were maintaining it properly, an investigation may determine that the car’s manufacturer is at fault and not you, personally. If you were not properly maintaining the car, the accident may be proven to be your fault. Other circumstances may help determine liability, so it is best for you to consult an attorney to sort out all of the facts.  Read More.


QUESTION:

I am a self-employed handyman and I fell off of a ladder while helping the friend of a friend paint her house on one of my off days. Now I’m unable to fully function in my own business due to severe neck and back pain. Can I sue the homeowner?


ANSWER:

You may have a personal injury case and, if so, you do have the right to sue. Call my office today to set an appointment as we’ll need to go over all of the events that led to your accident. Doing so will help in determining your options and a course of action leading to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. Read More.


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