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DUI (> .20 BAC) Reduced in York County, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) (> .20 BAC) in York County, VA. A conviction of DUI in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months, a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for a minimum of 12 months, installation of an ignition interlock system in your vehicle for a minimum of 6 months, mandatory alcohol and substance abuse education ("VASAP") and treatment, maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, increased auto-insurance rates, and difficulties with employment. In addition, pursuant to Virginia Code §18.2-270(A)there is an enhanced penalty if you have a BAC of greater than a .20 that includes a "mandatory minimum" active jail sentence of 10 days that cannot be suspended under any circumstances. After a successful negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Huff was able to get our client's charge reduced from a DUI (> .20 BAC) to a DUI (.15-.20 BAC), which took the client down from a 10 day mandatory minimum active jail sentence to just a 5 day mandatory minimum active jail sentence.

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Reckless Driving (73/45) Reduced in Northampton (Exmore), VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Reckless Driving (73/45) in Northampton County (Exmore), VA. A conviction of Reckless Driving in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months, a suspension of your driver’s license for a maximum of 6 months, a maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, and increased auto-insurance rates. Client is from New York and Mr. Huff was able to resolve the case without our client having to appear in court. Mr. Huff presented mitigating evidence to the judge and was able to get our client's charge reduced to a non-criminal offense.

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Reckless Driving (87/55) Dismissed in Norfolk, VA

Client was charged with the criminal offense of Reckless Driving (87/55) in Norfolk, VA. A conviction of Reckless Driving in Virginia can have consequences such as a permanent conviction of a class 1 misdemeanor, active and suspended jail time for a maximum of 12 months, a suspension of your driver’s license for a maximum of 6 months, a maximum fine of $2500, demerit points on your driving record, and increased auto-insurance rates. Mr. Huff successfully argued a pre-trial motion and was able to have our client's charge dismissed.

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Petition For Alien Relative (Same-Sex Spouse) Approved by USCIS

Client sought to establish a familial relationship to a foreign national person intending to migrate to the United States. This petition is a prerequisite to a foreign national person obtaining a family-based greencard. A greencard is the official document that gives a foreign national person permission to permanently live and work in the United States. A Petition For Alien Relative (Spouse) requires either a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) (i.e., a greencard holder) to be able to prove, among other things, that he or she is in a bona fide, good faith marriage (i.e., a real marriage) to a foreign national person. This petition applies to opposite-sex marriages and same-sex marriages. This petition must be approved before a foreign national person can apply for a greencard. This petition can be filed concurrently with a Greencard Application. Mrs. Huff prepared the appropriate Forms and presented sufficient evidence to USCIS and was able to get our client’s Petition For Alien Relative approved.

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Greencard Application (Same-Sex Spouse) Approved by USCIS

Foreign National client sought to obtain a greencard in the United States. A greencard is the official document that gives a foreign national person permission to permanently live and work in the United States. A Greencard Application requires a foreign national person to be able to prove that he or she is in compliance with all U.S. immigration laws and is eligible to be admitted as a Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) of the United States. This application applies to opposite-sex marriages and same-sex marriages. Mrs. Huff prepared the appropriate Forms and presented sufficient evidence to USCIS and was able to get our client’s Greencard Application approved.

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