Hundreds of Hours in Immigration Court: Part I

Hundreds of Hours in Immigration Court: Part I

I have been representing clients in Immigration Court for about seven years now.  I have been in Immigration Court literally hundreds of times.  First of all, it seems quite clear to me that this is a very hard area of law to practice for attorneys in West Michigan....
Immigration Court Defense: Police Reports, Part X

Immigration Court Defense: Police Reports, Part X

I’ve mentioned before that the Attorney General of the United States and the Secretary of Homeland Security can issue written decisions that affect immigration law. Years ago, the Attorney General at the time, Mr. Eric Holder, issued a decision that will change a lot...
The Importance of Honesty: Part I

The Importance of Honesty: Part I

I lived in Mexico for one fantastic summer, in Jalisco, where I studied Spanish at the University of Guadalajara.  It was one of the best times of my life.  Unfortunately, it only lasted a few short months.  Because I lived in Mexico for such a short time, I don’t...
Criminal Defense: What is the lawyer’s job?

Criminal Defense: What is the lawyer’s job?

When potential clients come to sit with me at my conference table to discuss criminal cases and the possibility of hiring me to defend them, several questions always come up.  The first and most important one is, “will I be going to jail?”   Obviously, the answer to...