Learn the Penalty for Identity Theft before You Head to Trial

In Florida, identity theft charges are filed as misdemeanor or felony charges. You can face charges of obtaining property by false personation or criminal use of personal identification information. If you’re convicted of obtaining property by false personation, then the penalty for identity theft is equal to the penalty that applies for convictions of larceny. However, if you are convicted of criminal use of personal Read More →

Sponsoring a Green Card for Siblings Coming to Fort Lauderdale

As an American citizen, you are eligible to petition for certain members of your close family, to enter and live in the United States as permanent residents. You can petition to bring your brother or your sister to live in this country as a green card holder. For this, you must meet the following criteria.  You must be an American citizen. You must be at Read More →

Get a Lawyer if Arrested for Breaking and Entering into a Business

The term “breaking and entering” often describes the offense of burglary. Thus, a person who allegedly broke into and entered a business in Ft. Lauderdale may face the charge of burglary, which is a felony under Florida law. Burglary requires proving that the defendant intended to commit a crime after breaking and entering. You do not have to forcibly enter the building (break a door, Read More →

Facing Credit Card Theft Charges in Ft. Lauderdale? Start Building Your Defense

Under Florida law, credit card theft is charged under the State Credit Card Crime Act, which contains the criminal penalties that apply to persons convicted of credit card fraud. Many credit card theft charges in the state are misdemeanors. But the law allows prosecutors to charge certain fraud offenses more severely, which can bring more stringent penalties. Defenses to Credit Card Fraud  A person is Read More →

Arrested for Carrying a Concealed Firearm Without a Permit

For those who have a proper permit, carrying a concealed firearm is perfectly legal in Fort Lauderdale and you are considered to be following the laws for owning a gun in Florida. Carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, however, is a serious crime that carries heavy penalties. I’ve you’ve been arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm within a permit in Fort Lauderdale, Read More →

Vaccination Requirements for New U.S. Immigrants

All immigrants who are applying for permanent residency in the United States, or an immigrant visa, are required under federal immigration law to satisfy vaccination requirements. The applicant has to get the vaccinations if he/she doesn’t have proof of any previous ones done. Vaccination, Immigration: What’s Required Before Applying for Residency Proof of the following vaccinations is required before an immigrant can apply for permanent Read More →

Thank You for Contacting The Law Offices of Izquierdo & Marin

Thank you for contacting The Law Offices of Izquierdo & Marin. If you have contacted us during our business hours, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm EST, our staff will contact you within 24 hours. Otherwise, we will contact you the following business day within 24 to 48 hours. At The Law Offices of Izquierdo & Marin we believe that an informed client Read More →

How It Works: US Citizen Sponsoring Parents

The United States immigration laws promote family unity and reunification. These goals form the basis for many of the country’s family-based immigration laws. To this end, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services allows US citizens sponsoring parents to be reunited with family members. Read on for the basics on bringing your parents to America. Criteria for Sponsoring a Parent for Immigration  You can sponsor your Read More →

What You Need to Know About Being Arrested for Underage Drinking

Florida’s underage drinking laws make it illegal for any person under 21 to be in possession of an alcoholic beverage. It’s not an uncommon offense  especially around school breaks and especially in Spring Break hot spots like Fort Lauderdale. During Spring Break, don’t be surprised to see a higher police presence in areas where underage drinking may occur.  Ft. Lauderdale beach Near drive-thru convenience or Read More →

Obama Administration Will Seek Stay on Judge’s Immigration Executive Order Ruling

In November 2014, President Obama announced the details of his long-awaited immigration executive order. It extended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). One day before the reform was supposed to go into action – and hundreds of immigrants would be allowed to apply for work permits and legal protections – Read More →