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Common Defenses Used In Reckless Driving Cases

Common Defenses Used In Reckless Driving Cases

Reckless driving is a severe offense that can lead to costly fines, license suspensions, and even jail time. Anyone facing these charges must understand the common defenses in reckless driving cases. These defenses may help reduce or eliminate the penalties associated...

Protection From Excessive Prosecution

Protection From Excessive Prosecution

What do people turn to criminal defense lawyers for? Or what about immigration law? What applies there? In many of the practice areas that we specialize in, the goal is to protect the individual from unfair or excessive prosecution in its many forms. Let's start from...

Helpful Tips For Dealing With a DUI Charge

Helpful Tips For Dealing With a DUI Charge

Going out for a few drinks with friends is a great way to blow off steam. Once you are finished with these drinks, the last thing you need to do is jump behind the wheel of a car. Most people understand the dangers of driving under the influence, yet many people still...

What Is Post Conviction Relief?

What Is Post Conviction Relief?

Growing up in The Inland Empire, Jonathan Mendoza has seen countless criminal cases where either the power of the law was misused and misdirected, breaking families apart after a conviction. Or, he’s also witnessed situations where the defendant actually admitted...

Immigration Related Articles

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Are Residency and Citizenship the Same Thing?

Are Residency and Citizenship the Same Thing?

Did you immigrate to the United States? Are you working toward earning residency status?  If so, you may wonder if, after receiving residency status, you are a citizen of the country. While some people use the terms “residency” and “citizenship” interchangeably,...

What You Need To Know About Police Interrogations

What You Need To Know About Police Interrogations

Being arrested can be an extremely worrisome and stressful process. Whether you are guilty of the crime in question or not, you will still have to deal with questioning from the arresting officer. The more you know about the police interrogation process, the easier it...

Correct Filing And Results

Correct Filing And Results

Some people are fond of saying that the law is a thing of detail, or alternately, a detailed thing. It certainly is – there are so many considerations to think about, and evaluations to make when dealing with a particular legal case. The context is fundamentally...

How To Help My Defense Attorney In My Criminal Case

Being charged with any crime, misdemeanor, or felony can have serious consequences that affect your life in many negative ways. If you are accused of a crime, whether guilty or not, your defense attorney is your best chance mitigating the potentially detrimental...

DACA Changes And More

The reality in immigration law is that attorneys must stay up-to-date on many changes in American policy and in the country’s justice system as a whole. That means understanding how critical components of immigration law work, and how that may change over time. It...

What is a U Visa and Who Is It For?

What is a U Visa and Who Is It For?

One of the most rewarding things about practicing in both areas of law (criminal and immigration) is being able to help those who were at one point unable to help themselves. Jonathan Mendoza and the rest of our Empire Law, Inc. legal team do everything in our power...

​Synopsis of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

​Synopsis of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

In the midst of immigration reform and bills going haywire, the immigrant youth can breathe a little more relaxed with the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under this executive action by former President Barack Obama, young people...

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