Attorneys Ensure Rights Are Protected

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Eduardo Paredes

With offices in Los Angeles and Fresno, attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients in criminal and immigration cases. Eduardo Paredes’ services include immigration proceedings, immigrant visa cases, waivers for criminal offenses, and deportation defense.

Additionally, Attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients in criminal court from the time of arrest through jury trial. In deciding the best legal strategy in a criminal case, Attorney Eduardo Paredes gauges the objectives of the accused and balances such expectations with the specific legal and factual issues that relate to the case. Attorney Eduardo Paredes actively connects with society, in part, through a daily Spanish-language radio program in which he answers callers’ questions on immigration and criminal law. Also, Attorney Eduardo Paredes oversees his Los Angeles and Fresno California law offices where he personally handles all aspects of the select clients to whom he offers his services to.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes has defined the intersection of immigration and criminal law through his cases published by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, cases published by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Immigration Court, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In order to do such, it is imperative for Attorney Eduardo Paredes to be well versed in all aspects of immigration and criminal law in order to better aide and represent his clients.

Criminal convictions take a especially harsh toll on non-citizens of the United States. Non-citizens can get arrested, deported, and banished from entering the U.S. again for a number of crimes, including drug sales, homicide, domestic violence, firearm violations, fraud, perjury, lying to the government, tax evasion, spying, or engaging in any other activity that can places at risk national security.

A seasoned, well versed practitioner, such as Attorney Eduardo Paredes is able to readily decipher between the complicated criminal and immigration law statutes and laws in the United States. This expertise has been garnered over the years in that Attorney Eduardo Paredes has represented clients from the moment of their arrest, until they are tried in a criminal court. By doing so, Attorney Eduardo Paredes has been instrumental in ensuring the freedom of clients, as well as ensuring that their immigration status will be protected during their navigation through the immigration and criminal laws of this country.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes is your best source of information when it comes to navigating through the intersection of immigration and criminal law. This is so because Attorney Eduardo Paredes offers the unique perspective from a legal practitioner that has practiced before the state and criminal criminal and immigration courts system.

Attorney Eduardo Paredes can be reached at (310) 855-9444 at his Los Angeles office and at (559) 225-9999 at his Fresno office.


How to React if ICE Visits Your Home


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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.

Activists Protest January Raids

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Eduardo Paredes

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.

Asylum as Relief from DHS Removal

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.