There Will Be a DUI Checkpoint in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday-Saturday May 29-30

The Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force will have a DUI checkpoint set up at 3600 W. Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale starting at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 through 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The BSO sent out a public notice of the checkpoint on Thursday, May 28 to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that mandates prior announcement of Read More →

How to Fill Out Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relative

The I-130 Form: Petition for Alien Relative is a form issued by the Department Of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The form is designed for use by American citizens who want to petition for a close family member to live and work permanently in the United States. If you’re petitioning for more than one family member to live in the United States, Read More →

Proving the Legitimacy of Your Marriage When Applying for a Green Card

In order to secure a green card for your spouse on the basis of marriage, you will need to be able to prove that your marriage is legitimate, i.e., it’s a bona fide marriage, and you both intend to build a life together. This can be accomplished using various types of documents and other proof that we’ll briefly review below. Blending Your Life Together with Read More →

Ways You Can Lose Your Green Card

Once you get a green card, you become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. With residency come a number of privileges, including the right to live and work in the country permanently. However, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can decide to revoke these privileges under certain circumstances, leading you to lose your green card. Abandonment of Permanent Resident Status  You Read More →

How Fort Lauderdale Cops’ Racist Messages May Affect Criminal Cases

Racist text messages and an offensive video recovered from the smartphones of four Ft. Lauderdale police officers are likely to have a significant impact on several pending criminal cases. The Broward County public defender has announced that he does not believe the Fort Lauderdale Public Police Department has conducted a complete investigation of the scandal, and he will seek a dismissal of at least 56 Read More →

Jose Izquierdo Now a Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Prominent Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney Jose Izquierdo was recently granted membership to the prestigious American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. The investiture comes after a long and exhaustive vetting process in which the Association determined that Izquierdo possesses the knowledge, skills and expertise that are necessary to defend DUI cases in Florida successfully. The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys’ process to grant membership consists Read More →

Cocaine Arrest? Learn About Your Options

Cocaine is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the United States, and crimes related to its possession, sale, trafficking, cultivating or manufacture are extremely serious. A cocaine arrest and conviction on your record marks you as a person with a substance abuse problem, even if you do not have one. Cocaine-related crimes are considered serious in Florida. Because of its geographic location, Florida Read More →

Visit Fort Lauderdale: Get a Visa for Adult Child

Family reunification is the one of the cornerstones of the US immigration system. As an American citizen in Fort Lauderdale, you can sponsor a visa for adult child who is 21 years of age or older to live permanently in the United States. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services defines a person below the age of 21 as a “child.” However, adult children who Read More →

Arrested for an Alcohol-Related Fight? What’s Next?

They typically occur at the end of the enjoyable evening. One moment, you’re nursing a drink. The next minute, tempers flare, and within a few minutes, you find yourself embroiled in a bar fight. When police officers arrive at the scene, they will arrest just about everyone involved in the fight, regardless of whose fault the fight was or who started it. Chances are that Read More →

Charges and Penalties after an Ecstasy Arrest in Ft. Lauderdale

The laws in Florida related to ecstasy arrest are some of the most stringent in the country. In the state, you may face felony charges when you are found in possession of any amount of ecstasy. Ecstasy Effects Ecstasy or methylenedioxy phenethylamine (MDMA), is a hallucinogenic stimulant. This drug is typically sold in the form of pills. A person who has taken ecstasy is likely Read More →