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Immigration & Criminal Law Can Sometimes Overlap

Virginia residents who are new to the United States are often wary of dealing with law enforcement.  This is understandable, but sometimes these interactions are unavoidable. According to the law, there are instances in which law enforcement officers need a warrant to make an arrest. In others, they do not. When officers are investigating certain

Do I have to tell the police my immigration status?

Talking to police makes most people anxious and stressed, even if they have done nothing wrong. If you are an immigrant and have an encounter with the police or immigration agents, the experience can be even more frightening, especially if you are asked about your immigration status. You have certain constitutional rights in the United States,

Can you be deported because of a DUI?

Drunk driving is dangerous. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 32% of all fatal traffic accidents in the state in 2019 were alcohol-related. In an effort to improve traffic safety, Virginia has some of the toughest DUI penalties in the nation. Even someone convicted for a first-offense DUI faces a mandatory minimum fine of $250 and

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