Sexual battery case not filed by State Attorney’s Office. Client was arrested for sexual battery. The clients had major concerns due to the fact that they were not a US citizen. Prior to the case being filed, Magilligan Law contacted the State Attorney’s Office to discuss deficiencies with the case and reasons why it should not be filed. The State Attorney’s Office ultimately declined to file charges.
Successful reduction of charge from Felony Battery to misdemeanor. Client was in his last year of medical school and was charged with a felony. A felony conviction would have prevented the client from becoming a licensed physician. Magilligan Law pointed out to the State Attorneys’ Office that alleged victim had no independent recollection of the events based on a statement he gave the police. The victim was able to resolve the case with a misdemeanor.
Not Guilty Verdict
Client acquitted by Jury. Client was accused of battery. Allegations were client hit alleged victim with car and then proceeded to hit alleged victim with a baton. Successfully argued self defense to jury who came back with a verdict of not guilty.
Loitering for Prostitution
Client was not a US citizen and facing charges with loitering for purpose of prostitution. With serious concerns of how the case could affect both his status in the USA and his marriage, the client wanted to fight the charges. After a ZOOM bench trial, the case was dismissed by the Judge at the conclusion of the State of Florida’s case. Client is still married and still in the USA.
Not Guilty Verdict
Client was charged with battery. The client had been doing his job on a public street when he was accosted by an upset neighbor. While my client was trying to leave the scene the “victim” threw himself on my client’s car. My client exited his vehicle and used a club to get the “victim” off his car. The State of Florida wanted my client to serve a four-month jail sentence. My client had never even been arrested before. The case went to a jury trial, and my client was found NOT GUILTY!
Client was charged with trafficking cocaine while on probation. The client had spent a significant amount of time in prison and did not want to go back. We set the case for trial, knowing that the government needed a confidential informant as a witness but had not listed them for trial. The morning of the trial, the government realized their mistake and offered my client a plea for credit time served to a reduced charge.
Cancellation of Removal
On December 4, 2020, the Immigration Judge granted my client’s 42b Cancellation of Removal case for non-permanent residents. My client, a Mexican national, entered the United States by himself when he was 16 years old. He has lived in this country for over 25 years and is the father of 4 United States Citizen boys. My client works in the fields and is a leader in his community. He is a loving father and contributes to our society as a taxpayer and property owner. We were able to show the Immigration Judge that removing my client back to Mexico would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to his four boys, whose ages range from 21 to 3 years old.
Cancellation of Removal
On July 30th, 2020, my client was sworn in as a United States Citizen. She was born in Cuban and had been a Permanent Resident of the United States for a long time. She was placed in deportation proceedings after being arrested and convicted of insurance fraud. We successfully represented her husband in a Cancellation of Removal case for Permanent Residents. Her husband and children are Citizens and Permanent Residents of the United States. All of her grandchildren were born in this country. The Immigration Judge gave her a green card back, and a year later, she was sworn in as a United States Citizen.
Family Petition & Green Card
My client became a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States on October 26, 2020. He was brought from Venezuela to the United States by his parents when he was 22 months old. He was the beneficiary of DACA and was able to graduate from high school and college. He works as an engineer in an aviation company. My client married his high school sweetheart on September 9, 2019. Our office filed a family petition and green card application on their behalf. After a very quick interview with the Immigration Officer, both applications were granted, and my client became a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.
Green Card Returned
We successfully tried a 212(c) waiver case with the immigration court. Client had been a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States for more than two decades. He was arrested and convicted in Federal Court in 1990 for a serious firearm offense. Client was placed in immigration proceedings at the port of Miami upon return from a cruise. Our team successfully argued that client deserved 212(c) relief. His green card was returned, and our client is now enjoying the benefits of being a legal permanent resident of the United States.
Granted Political Asylum
We successfully represented a young Central American lady who fled her home country with her minor child. Our client had been a victim of domestic violence. The perpetrator was the father of her child. The abuser had been killed by the gangs in their home country. Our team successfully argued that our client deserve to be granted political asylum as the victim of domestic violence and that even though the abuser was no longer alive, his family could still harm and persecute our client.
Granted Permanent Resident Status
Our client was granted Legal Permanent Resident Status concurrently with a waiver from his convictions. Client entered the United States without inspection as a teenager. His father had filed a family petition for him many years ago. He subsequently married a United Citizen wife and had multiple children. Client had a long list of encounters with the law. Our legal team successfully argued with the immigration judge that our client had learned from his mistakes and was productive member of society who deserve the chance of being a Resident of the United States.