Eduardo Paredes is an experienced lawyer who operates a private practice in Los Angeles, California. Having established his law office in 2002, Eduardo Paredes has represented numerous clients charged with criminal offences and in immigration cases involving investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Department.
ICE officials may visit a private residence when searching for someone who has potentially violated immigration law. Officials can legally enter if they have a warrant to arrest a specific person or to search the premises. It is your right to ask to see the warrant. It is important to never provide false information to ICE officers as this may lead to legal complications. Additionally, don’t sign any paperwork an ICE official presents to you if you don’t understand or agree with it without first receiving advice from an attorney.
Unless ICE officials have an arrest warrant for you, it is okay to remain silent, although you must provide your name and date of birth. You must tell the ICE officers you would like an attorney and wish to remain silent, or you can provide them with the contact information for an attorney if you have one. ICE officers don’t have the right to search your room or belongings if they don’t have an arrest warrant specifically for you or a warrant to search the entire premises.
Under the Donald Trump’s administration, the United States has seen an increased number of people who have been detained by ICE and processed for deportation. Unlike prior administrations, the Trump administration is not amenable to extending humanitarian and equitable relief to immigrants. Instead, under Trump’s administration, one must apply for the immigration relief they are eligible for and people are encouraged to seek their legal status before Immigration and Customs Enforcement decides to take action against such alien.
Attorney Eduardo Paredes has successfully obtained permission to reapply for admission to the United States after deportation/removal for clients who would otherwise have remained ineligible to return to the United States. Some times an alien realizes that they are not eligible for any relief before the Immigration Court, and, at times, that person may be eligible for additional relief if they are processed from abroad. In these cases, it may be necessary to seek a waiver and permission to reapply for admission to the United States after deportation/removal.
For information in obtaining waivers and permission to return after deportation or removal, call the Law Office of Eduardo Paredes at (310) 855-9444 in Southern CA or at (559) 225-9999 from the Central Valley California.
Eduardo Paredes, a privately practicing attorney in Los Angeles, focuses on criminal as well as immigration matters. Eduardo Paredes has offered counsel on a broad range of deportation cases and maintains an in-depth knowledge of current immigration law.
After a series of raids against immigrant families from Central America, advocacy groups have joined forces to express their outrage. In early February, the White House received a letter from a collective of more than 75 individual organizations, including the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), calling for temporary protective status for at-risk individuals. These groups also denounced the inhumane nature of the raids, which have threatened relations between the White House and Latino communities.
President Barack Obama had previously attempted to ease relations with Latino groups by implementing a program that would allow undocumented immigrants to gain work permits, though this program has since been suspended. However, many communities feel that the 2016 raids have broken a tenuous trust by targeting women and children at risk of physical harm in their home countries. The White House has responded to criticism by seeking out alternative solutions for those fleeing Central America, while opponents to the raids continued to speak out and demand an end to deportation of those who seek safety in the United States.
Eduardo Paredes has spent the last 12 years as a Los Angeles-based attorney who handles criminal cases and areas of immigration law. Eduardo Paredes hosts a daily radio show on the AM dial during the week wherein he informs listeners about immigration law and criminal law issues.
1. What is the difference between using the public defender or hiring my own private attorney?
Although the public defenders are available to people who cannot afford the services of an attorney, it is always in the accused’s best interest to hire private counsel. Public defenders are attorneys competent to practice law. However, given the large case-loads that public defenders have, and given the unique posture of each case, an accused may achieve superior results by hiring an attorney who will concentrate their efforts for the benefit of the accused. Many times, the difference between a successful result or a negative result in your criminal case, boils down to how much time your attorney will be able to devote to your case in developing a case strategy, a theory of a case, and in thoroughly investigating the facts of the case.
2. What can a private attorney do that a public defender cannot do?
A private attorney is interested in knowing what your expectations and goals are from the beginning. Since criminal convictions will likely have collateral consequences, such as immigration consequences, or the loss of civil rights, when you hire a private attorney, the attorney will want your input to know what your priority is in the representation. This in turn allows the attorney to resolve your case with your goals in mind. This is critical given the fact that the criminal consequences of an arrest can remain at issue even after your case is complete in court.