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Question by Princess Pickman: What’s your opinion about this?
Texas case is one of two being used to define how far punishments of immigrants can go
By PATTY REINERT
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Possession of a small amount of cocaine is a misdemeanor under federal law. But in Texas, the crime is a felony — serious enough that it helped send Reymundo Toledo-Flores to prison for two years before he was deported to Mexico.

On Tuesday, the first day of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2006-07 term, the justices will consider Toledo-Flores’ criminal case, along with that of a fellow Mexican national deported after a similar drug conviction in South Dakota. The issue before the court is whether the federal or the state view of the immigrants’ crimes should be used to decide their prison sentences and the terms of their deportation proceedings.

To decide, the justices will need to clarify a federal immigration law that once was aimed at ridding the country of foreigners convicted of crimes such as rape and murder but increasingly is being used by immigration authorities to deport those charged with relatively minor offenses, including drug possession and shoplifting.

“The idea was that when immigrants commit really serious crimes, we didn’t want them in the country,” said Magali Candler, a Houston lawyer who chairs the regional chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “But over the years, the immigration laws have been amended repeatedly and now they are written so broadly that an immigrant who commits a minor crime, even if they never served a day in jail, can be deported.”

Court records show that Toledo-Flores has repeatedly entered the United States illegally. He was deported last spring after serving his two-year sentence for felony illegal re-entry — a prison term that was lengthened because of his previous conviction in Harris County for possessing less than a gram of cocaine.

His lawyers are challenging his enhanced sentence before the Supreme Court, saying that because the drug possession charge would not be a felony under federal law, it should not have been used to increase Toledo-Flores’ sentence on the re-entry conviction. If he wins, Toledo-Flores would gain nothing, but his case could help other immigrants charged with similar crimes fight their sentences and deportations.

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Answer by Kunal G
Its real big would tell you later

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15 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - March 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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Divorce Talk Radio Discusses “What’s Your Holiday Visitation Schedule?”




Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 7, 2009

Divorce Talk Radio, a production of North Carolina family law firm, Rosen Law Firm, discuss North Carolina visitation and visitation during the holidays in, “What’s Your Holiday Visitation Schedule”. Every week, Divorce Talk Radio features current topics in family law and answers listener questions regarding family law issues in North Carolina.

In this episode, Raleigh divorce lawyer, Lee Rosen and Cary divorce lawyer, Scott Allen share tips for setting a holiday visitation schedule and look further into what conflicts can arise from unclear custody agreements. The team also gives advice on how to avoid the conflicts surrounding visitation during the holidays.

“Change is difficult and the holidays only come around once a year. It is important that parents facing divorce take the time to make a clear custody agreement surrounding holiday schedules,” says attorney Lee Rosen.

About Divorce Talk Radio

Divorce Talk Radio is a free, professional resource available to everyone in the state of North Carolina. Hosted live every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern time, Divorce talk Radio offers listeners the chance to call in and ask questions about any aspect of family law and get answers from a Raleigh divorce lawyer.

Divorce Talk Radio covers a range of topics that may arise in a family law dispute. Recent episodes include; “How Easy is a ‘Do It Yourself Divorce’?”, “Confronting your Wife’s Boyfriend”, “Who Gets the Kids?” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

About Rosen Law Firm

With offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Chapel Hill, Rosen Law Firm is one of the largest divorce firms on the East Coast. Founded in 1990, the firm is dedicated to providing individual growth and support to couples seeking divorce by helping them move forward with their lives. Our staff of attorneys, financial professionals and specially trained divorce coaches expertly addresses the complex issues of ending a marriage. Our innovative approach acknowledges that divorce is so much more than just a legal matter. Practice areas include child custody, alimony, property distribution, separation agreements and domestic violence relief.

For More information on Rosen Law Firm and Divorce Talk Radio, or for an interview, please contact Ned Daze at Rosen Law Firm.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - January 16, 2011 at 4:22 am

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What’s Wrong With Honduras?

Question by Trylemma (Lazy Libertarian): What’s Wrong With Honduras?
1. Why did Congress try to push through a forged copy of resignation of Mel (a copy they have since recognized as forged, but refuse to detail its orgins).

2. Why did Micheletti lie about Italy, Israel and Taiwan all recognizing his power, when all three of those countries have since publicly stated that they never nor will recognize Micheletti’s power as president?

3. Why did Micheletti lie about meetings with Canada, Guatemala and Mexico when not a single country in the Western Hemisphere recognizes his power as president?

4. Why did, on July 1st, the Honduran Congress, under Michletti’s control suspend articles 71, 78, 79, 81, 84, 88, 99 of the Honduran Constitution from 9 at night to five in the morning, when they claim to be “protecting” the Constitution?

5. Why did Micheletti criticize Mel’s and Chimirri’s (Mel’s nephew who was charged with corruption within Hondutel, which he used to run) relations, when just weeks later Micheletti’s own nephew took over the mayor posititon of San Pedro Sula?

6. Why has the new Honduran Chancellor resorted to calling Obama a “negrito que no sabe nada de nada”, when he just sounds uneducated and stupid doing so?

7. Why were Telesur personell kidnapped the day of Mel’s exile and kicked out of the country without official reason?

8. No where in the Honduran Consitution does is lay out any sort of manner in which the Congress can remove a sitting President, so why do people justify Mel’s removal by saying it was legal because Congress voted on it?

9. The Honduran Constitution specifically gives the National Police the responsibility of carrying out Court Orders regarding political arrests. Why did the military carry out this order?

10. Why has the Current Cheif Military Lawyer, Colonel Herberth Bayardo Inestroza, of the Honduran Military publicly claimed that what they did to Mel was illegal?

11. If the Honduran Specifically states that no citizen can be forcibly exiled out of the country and if the only way a Honduran citizen can lose citizenship is through due process and a sentence Judicial AND Executive Branch (not legislative), how was Mel “legally” removed.

12. If Mel is corrupt and broke the law, which I personally believe he did, why hasn’t he been put on trial, making him legally, by the Honduran Constitution, innocent of all charges?

13. If Micheletti is so against extending terms, why, in 1985, was he a Cheif signer on a call to National Assembly specifically regarding the extending of then Preisdent, Suazo Cordova’s, presidential term?

14. If Honduras was headed down a road of Socialism and Communism under Mel, why does it look more like a Socialist state now more than ever? What I mean by this is Honduras is currently isolated from its bordering countries, the UN, CARICOM, CC, ACS, EU, IABD and World Bank, is underneath a military enforced curfew and is the first country since CUBA to be kicked out of the OAS.

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Answer by Mein Führer Barrac卍 Hitler Obama
I like the question a lot

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - December 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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whats a post nuptial agreement?

Question by Shia: whats a post nuptial agreement?
my husband and I got married close to a year ago. since recent, about a month and a half going two, he was saying to me that his military lawyer asked him if he had done a prenuptial agreement, he said he told him he had never thought about it, reason being that he just never c it necessary. another time we had a conversation, he mentioned something about it all i can remember is wen he said: wat i thnk about it and before i take what he doesnt have. because we were having arguments, I just never bother to get into his skin wth that statement i just allowed it to pass. the only thing i said in reference to this topic is that how am i to take what u dnt hv “name”, besides, i will hv more money than u and i will be making more money than u in the future. and if i were to take ur money it wudnt b for me it wud b for ur kids or charity, this is if i were to take ur money as i am a very independent minded person” this is very true of me”. now i just spoke to him, initially the call was about a business idea we were talking about and just the regular wats up and all. at the end of all that business talk he said to me “””oh i forgot….. the lawyer contacted me… so i said to him….”wat lawyer are u talking about….” he said… the military lawyer, so i said”oh” so i continued to listen to hear what he was saying. he contacted me over the weekend saying he is going to send me the paper wrks for the prenuptials no postnuptial agreement and what was my adress so he cud send it to me for signing. when he was saying this he was there. crumbling and stuttering wth the wrds, all because he knows that we never agreed on anything in our last conversation we had re nuptial agreement…. i was stunned but i just stayed calm and said ok…. there after i said to him anything else? he said pretty much thats it.. since being married, the last two months we hv been argueing over money all because he thnks i am to spend 200$ off his card or less and he spends atleast 500$ . I am not working at this moment. the reason y i hv to b depending on him now is because i was fooled by him to spend what i had and i must not worry about anything because he will take care of it. now i am spending wisely its causing a problem.
now my question is what do u thnk about the whole idea of prenuptial agreement and what is wise to be done in the agreement. I feel very bad all because he just went ahead and do his thing without discussing it with me to let me know he was going to do it or that he was thnking of doing it. how shud i approach things from here on where finance is concern? just 3 days ago i said to him how on gods earth do u expect a woman to spend 200$ for the month and u spend atleast 400$ plus others that r a must, besides things r very expensive and i am a woman?…. he laughs. i went on to say….. so if i hv a baby what increase u lukin at? he said he was lukin at a 1000$ a month for the baby…. so i said what about the mother… he said…. he wasnt thnking about that “wth a gesture… so i said oh so the mother doesnt exist. now by coincident, a day b4 the convo, i said to him that… i thought about the whole baby thing and i decided that i dnt wnt to have a baby now i want to just enjoy us being together first seiing that we dont really spend anytime much and i dnt really get the support i shud be getting nor will b getting. “” i never tell him this… but i realised that i must ensure i hv a solid ground for myself just in case things go wrong” what he said to me tonight just confirm my ideas and thought about holding off the whole baby thing.. which i am def going to do.
ai am thnking of sending bck his credit card to him and the bills i asked him to pay for me like my school fee and rent, tell him that I will deal with it. what u thnk. This hurts me so much just now, how shud i approach things in general from here on? divorce? wrk things out….how? i just feel like, things arent worth it being humilliated like this by the one i am positively sure i love and is willing to do anything for. and i wont be fooling myself either. i do believe in doing whats right? i nd ur true opinions pls and thnk u.

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Answer by anythingwilldo
I just wouldn’t sign it – just fob him off. He obviously is concerned about your relationship – he might be thinking of leaving you or he might be seeing someone else or some other guy might have been in is ear – who knows?

The fact that he became stuttery etc shows how uncomfortable he is about asking you to sign it (I would say guilty).

He can’t force you to sign it and if you are going to – take it to an independent lawyer. Trust me – the military lawyer has been approached by your husband to do this specific thing.

Be wary.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - November 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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What’s the Difference Between: A Lawyer, Solicitor, Advocate, Barrister, Counselor, and an Attorney?

What’s the Difference Between: A Lawyer, Solicitor, Advocate, Barrister, Counselor, and an Attorney?

Have you ever wondered where all these somewhat confusing terms came from? Well the answer is they are all types of Lawyers originated from various legal systems. Some of the terms are from the English legal system, some are from Scotland and some from the American legal system.

An Attorney is somebody legally empowered to represent another person, or act on their behalf.

A Lawyer is somebody who can give legal advice and has been trained in the law.

Are Attorney and Lawyer are synonyms? Basically yes, but they are not necessarily Interchangeable terms, you cannot for instance say I give you the Power of a Lawyer, but you definitely might say I give you the power of Attorney…

Look again at the above definitions, does it now make any sense? Off course it does.

An attorney in fact is an agent who conducts business under authority that is controlled and limited by a written document called a letter, or power, of attorney granted by the principal. An attorney at law is an officer of a court of law authorized to represent the person employing him (the client) in legal proceedings.

A Solicitor- One that solicits, especially one that seeks trade or contributions. The chief law officer of a city, town, or government department but does not act as an advocate in court, as opposed to the Attorney who pleads in court. (English Law).

A Barrister(Called Advocate in Scotland) presents the case in court. Most senior and distinguished barristers are designated King’s (Queen’s) counsel.

A Counselor at law- In the past at least in some U.S states there was a distinction between the term A Counselor at Law who argued the case in court and an attorney who prepared the case but didn’t argue it.

Nowadays an attorney at law is authorized to exercise all the functions of a practicing lawyer. All of them must, however, like the ordinary attorney, be admitted to the bar. The term attorney is also used for county, state, and federal prosecuting officers, as county attorney, district attorney, and attorney general.

Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors in our society. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients concerning their legal rights and obligations and suggest particular courses of action in business and personal matters. Although all lawyers are licensed to represent parties in court, some appear in court more frequently than others. Trial lawyers, who specialize in trial work, must be able to think quickly and speak with ease and authority. In addition, familiarity with courtroom rules and strategy is particularly important in trial work. Still, trial lawyers spend the majority of their time outside the courtroom, conducting research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and handling other details in preparation for trial.

Lawyers types:

The legal system affects nearly every aspect of our society, from buying a home to crossing the street. Lawyers hold positions of great responsibility and are obligated to adhere to a strict code of ethics.

The more detailed aspects of a lawyer’s job depend upon his or her field of specialization and position. Although all lawyers are licensed to represent parties in court, some appear in court more frequently than others.

Lawyers may specialize in a number of different areas, such as bankruptcy, probate, international, or elder law. Those specializing in environmental law, for example, may represent public-interest groups, waste disposal companies, or construction firms in their dealings with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Federal and State agencies. These lawyers help clients prepare and file for licenses and applications for approval before certain activities may occur. In addition, they represent clients’ interests in administrative adjudications.

Some lawyers concentrate in the growing field of intellectual property, helping to protect clients’ claims to copyrights, artwork under contract, product designs, and computer programs. Still other lawyers advise insurance companies about the legality of insurance transactions, writing insurance policies to conform with the law and to protect companies from unwarranted claims.

Most lawyers are found in private practice, where they concentrate on criminal or civil law. In criminal law, lawyers represent individuals who have been charged with crimes and argue their cases in courts of law. Attorneys dealing with civil law assist clients with litigation, wills, trusts, contracts, mortgages, titles, and leases. Other lawyers handle only public-interest cases—civil or criminal—which may have an impact extending well beyond the individual client.

These issues might involve patents, government regulations, and contracts with other companies, property interests, or collective-bargaining agreements with unions.

Other lawyers work for legal-aid societies—private, nonprofit organizations established to serve disadvantaged people. These lawyers generally handle civil, rather than criminal, cases. A relatively small number of trained attorneys work in law schools.

The real life situations have created “specialties” according to business profitability. This is how terms like Vioxx Lawyer, DUI Attorney, Lemon Law Lawyer , Structured Settlements Lawyer and others came about.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - October 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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What’s the difference between careless and drunk driving in Idaho?

idaho.craigswapp.com – Is there a legal difference between careless driving and drunk driving? Idaho lawyer Craig Swapp explains.
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Boise client of Attorney Craig Swapp (Gregory & Swapp) talk about his bike accident and cash settlement
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - October 15, 2010 at 10:11 am

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After Ch7 bankruptcy, what’s the best I could do with the “Investment” properties that were involved?

Question by josef_vasky: After Ch7 bankruptcy, what’s the best I could do with the “Investment” properties that were involved?
I recently had a Ch.7 bankruptcy discharge that involved my credit cards and two “investment” properties.
My bankruptcy lawyer said that the houses will be auctioned off by the sheriff at some point. That means foreclosure right? If it is is foreclosure the best option for me?

The mortgage servicers said i could short sale, sell ,settle or resume payments with them. I am not interested in keeping the money pit properties.
The accountant that I go to says that the discharged amount of the bankruptcy is treated as income so I will owe the irs.
Further, I made the mistake of telling the tenant in one of the properties that I am going through bankruptcy so she stopped paying rent, but says she is looking for another house.

I gues my bottom-line question is: should i just maintain the outside of the properties like my lawyer said and wait for the sheriff to auction them off?

Or what questions should I consider asking?

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Answer by crb
Your accountant is wrong; discharged debt is not taxable income, and is addressed with the IRS through form 982.

The mortgage servicers want you to short-sale, because they will make more money if you do the work of selling, rather than through a foreclosure. The question is, what do YOU get out of a short sale? It will be only slightly better for your credit – in 3 years it will make no difference at all. Is it worth the time, money, and effort? Doubtful.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - October 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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