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Silvia Raviola, Attorney at Law

Deferred Action Attorney | Serving Santa Clara, CA

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Immigration attorneys specialize in immigration law and can help win your case and avoid complications, simplifying the immigration process. Many people turn to government agencies for assistance with immigration advice. This can be a mistake because these agencies do not take the responsibility for the information that they give out, which is sometimes not applicable to a …

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Do You Qualify for Deferred Action?

If you want to apply for Deferred Action (DACA) but do not know if you qualify, a skilled deferred action attorney can help you determine your eligibility. There are certain criteria that one must meet in order to qualify and a Santa Clara attorney can help you apply for deferred action if you do qualify.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Certain young people who were brought to the United States as children without legal permission to be here, and who do don't present a risk to national security or public safety and meet several other criteria, may be able to apply for Deferred Action. If you believe you may qualify for Deferred Action, you should seek an attorney.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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