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Law Office of Peter Duong

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Salinas, CA

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415-527-0388

With the Upcoming Changes in Immigration Reform, Call Peter Duong today to Discuss Your Options With an Experienced and Reputable Immigration & Deportation Attorney

The Law Office of Peter Duong assists individuals and businesses with the preparation of employment-related immigration applications. We also help individuals reunited with their husband or wife through marriage and fiance visas.  We focus on complex and cutting edge cases including those involving same sex marriages and individuals with criminal convictions.   …

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Bolour Immigration Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Salinas, CA

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323-857-0034

Local. Experience. Passionate. Focused exclusively on Immigration Law, We Are Committed to Assisting Individuals and Employers Here in Salinas. Trust the Best. Call Today for Help!

The assistance of a U.S. immigration lawyer based in California who knows the law and has the ability to guide you through the complex process is all but essential to your peace of mind and success. Attorney Ally Bolour has helped clients around the world obtain the proper visas to gain entry into the country and, if they so choose, begin the process toward becoming a …

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Law Offices of Bernard Sidman

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Salinas, CA

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818-643-1952

Serving Businesses and Individuals With Immigration Solutions

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Moreno Law Group

Citizenship Lawyer | Serving Salinas, CA

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Choose the Best Representation for All Your Immigration & Criminal Defense Needs, Call Us Today!

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Contact the Moreno Law Group today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Criminal Law DUI/DWI Drunk Driving Record Expungement Drug Violations Immigration & Naturalization Law Asylum Citizenship DACA Deferred Action Deportation / Removal Visas Green Card/Permanent Residency Refugee Call the Moreno Law Group today at 559-295-8710 to arrange your …

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen is an important step in many people's lives. There are multiple ways to become a U.S. Citizen, including: being born in the United States; acquisition at birth; deriving citizenship through the naturalization or U.S. birth of a parent; posthumous citizenship through death while on active duty service; after 3 years of lawful permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S citizen, or 5 years of lawful permanent residence (along with other requirements).

Do You Need Citizenship Lawyer to Become a U.S. Citizen?

There are many naturalization and citizenship programs that you may fall under and every naturalization program has its own eligibility requirements. When applying for naturalization, some issues may make you ineligible, such as criminal arrests or convictions, selective service compliance, good moral character, lengthy absences from the United States and false claims to citizenship. It's best to consult with a Salinas immigration attorney who handles citizenship and naturalization cases to facilitate and assist in your case.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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