UNDER ARREST???

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Attorney Eduardo Paredes has practiced immigration and criminal law throughout California state courts as well as in United States District Court which is the federal branch of the judiciary. Attorney Eduardo Paredes represents both U.S. citizens and non-citizens alike in their criminal cases. In fact, Attorney Eduardo Paredes has achieved NOT GUILTY verdicts in various criminal cases, including a recent NOT GUILTY VERDICT for a client charged with murder.

Additionally, Attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients after they are convicted of a crime when the Department of Homeland Security seeks to remove (deport) a non-citizens due to their criminal history. In doing so, Attorney Eduardo Paredes has over a decade and a half of experience representing clients in their criminal and immigration cases. This has allowed Attorney Eduardo Paredes to craft unique legal skills making him an expert in the intersection of immigration and criminal law.

An accused under arrest and charged with a crime needs to know that the police often have the right to use anything you state during the course of an investigation against you to prove that your are GUILTY of the crime charged. In order to exclude incriminating statements, Attorney Eduardo Paredes undergoes a thorough investigation of your criminal matter. This investigation also delves into the practices used by the police to interrogate the accused. This is done in order to prove in a court of law that certain incriminating statements were made in violation of the accused’s constitutional rights.

On TV, you may see a defense attorney jump out of his chair and yell at a cop to exclude evidence. However, in reality, the court system includes procedural safeguards that ensure that the accused receives a fair and impartial hearing where the judge listens to testimony from the arresting officers as defense attorneys, like Attorney Eduardo Paredes, question the police officers’ tactics and strategies to show that the statements of the accused were taken in violation of the accused’s constitutional rights.

Often times, the accused person may become defensive when interacting with the police. Though easier said than done, the accused ought to keep in mind that their comportment and demeanor during their arrest and booking process may complicate, and actually, increase the charges filed against you. This is so because the police has an obligation to investigate crimes, and to the accused, such investigation may become intrusive.

Fortunately, our founding fathers of the United States established your constitutional safeguards to ensure the accused’s fair treatment in the criminal justice system. Attorney Eduardo Paredes has successfully had charges dismissed against accused people charged with resisting arrest, drug offenses, assault with a deadly weapon, and other offenses dismissed based on constitutional arguments made in court and proving that police officers failed to meet the constitutional standards that protect all accused.

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A Few of the Potential Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

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A graduate of the Whittier College School of Law, Eduardo Paredes practices in criminal and immigration law in Fresno and Los Angeles, California. Attorney Eduardo Paredes has represented clients in a number of criminal and immigration law cases, including, those involving immigrants arrested and charged with crimes.

Oftentimes people think that jail time is the most that an accused faces when charged with a crime. However, besides the loss of freedom, a criminal conviction will likely have other consequences. This includes the consequence of bring deported and excluded from the United States. This consequence is a serious one because it may cause the division of the accused family’s if after the accused serves their time in jail, they will be subjected to removal from the United States.

In order to effectively defend the accused of the adverse consequences of a criminal offense, it is necessary to rely on the aide of a attorney who is experienced in representing clients in criminal as well as immigration proceedings because, often times, the most lasting effect of a criminal conviction will be the effect that it has on the accused’s ability to remain in the United States. Therefore, the successful defense strategy will take into consideration the immigration status of the accused as well as consider all possible options resolve the criminal case in a manner where the accused will still be able to remain in the United States.

Additional consequences include the loss of the right to own or possess a firearm, the exclusion from serving on a jury, some offenses may require life-time registration with local law enforcement which will be public information available to the community at large, there is also the consequences that the accused may suffer in search or keeping their employment.

The accused is entitled to have attorney representation at all stages of the criminal case. It is imperative that the accused get in contact with an attorney as soon as they are arrested. Attorney Eduardo Paredes has successfully defended defendants in all phases of the criminal proceedings which has resulted NOT GUILTY VERDICTs for murder cases, sex abuse cases and criminal cases.

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Two Common Defenses to Deportation

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ATTORNEY EDUARDO PAREDES is an experienced criminal law and immigration law attorney. Given his experience in both of these arenas of the law, Attorney Eduardo Paredes readily able to defend a variety of clients who not only face the criminal consequences of a criminal charge, in addition, to protecting the client against the adverse immigration consequences that arise after an arrest. As such, Attorney Eduardo Paredes represents clients in felony and misdemeanor in criminal law cases, and also defends the accused from deportation in U.S. Immigration Court.

If an immigration judge determines that you are not in the United States legally or no longer have a right to your permanent resident status, this does not automatically mean that you will be deported. An attorney working on your behalf can seek a variety of relief from removal. Your deportation defense case must take into account the severe immigration consequences of an accused’s criminal history. As such, a person in deportation proceedings with a criminal history, is better suited to have an attorney who has experience in criminal and immigration law. Doing so allows your defense strategy take into account all aspect of your personal history.

A common defense includes waivers and perhaps the relief of cancellations of removal.

If such relief is sought, and is granted in the course of deportation proceedings, a waiver has the effect of cancelling a deportation and allowing you to remain in the U.S. legally. There are a number of factors that must be met for a waiver to be granted. This includes showing that the person qualifies for the relief. There must also be a showing of hardship to certain qualifying relatives.

A cancellation of removal is only available as a defense if you are charged with certain grounds for removal. If granted, cancellation effectively pardons you from deportation and restores your status as a permanent resident. If you are not a permanent resident, it may even lead to getting your green card in Immigration Court.

Before granting such a cancellation, an immigration judge will weigh positives, such as community service, family relations in the United States, years of residency, and good conduct, versus negatives, such as criminal records and immigration violations. If the good considerably outweighs the bad, your deportation will be cancelled.

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Trump’s Tough Immigration Policy

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An attorney based in Los Angeles, California, Eduardo Paredes is the host of a Spanish-language radio show focused on discussing immigrant rights and legal protections. When not advising his listeners on immigration matters in the wake of Pres. Donald Trump’s new immigration laws, Eduardo Paredes represents clients in immigration cases and criminal cases. In fact, even prior to The Donald’s administration taking over, Attorney Eduardo Paredes represented immigrant clients from the time of their arrest in the criminal court. Given that a criminal offense can trigger deportation proceedings, Attorney Eduardo Paredes has successfully defended immigrants in U.S. Immigration Court where he has fought to secure the release of aliens who the Department of Homeland Security targeted for removal (deportation). Attorney Eduardo Paredes is part of a handful of attorneys in the country who know criminal and immigration law defense which has been instrumental to guide people in the current climate that focuses on prosecuting immigrants in criminal and immigration court.

In February 2017, President Trump authorized his administration to take into full effect his strict immigration laws. The president authorized the arrest and quick deportation of immigrants without documentation regardless of their criminal records–a sharp break away from his campaign promise to only deport those with serious criminal convictions.

That same month, the Department of Homeland Security revealed the new administration’s plans to strip immigrants without documentation of their privacy rights, to publicize their crimes, and ultimately expedite their deportation. In addition, President Trump authorized the enlisting of police officers as enforcers of immigration laws and promised to build new detention facilities.

Defending the president’s move, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the new rules were meant to empower immigration officers to deal with people who were a threat to the country. However, immigration reports indicate enforcers are targeting immigrants without documentation, many of whom have lived and worked in the country for years, regardless of whether they have committed crimes or not.

Many attorneys and advocates for immigrants are challenging these new rules in court. They argue that authorizing police to detain immigrants will lead to racial targeting. In fact, courts in Oregon, Illinois, and Pennsylvania have already rejected some of the laws.

However, for an individual who faces criminal prosecution and ultimately removal from the United States, the broad nationwide movement of activists does not solve their problem. That is why many immigrants seek the legal services of Attorney Eduardo Paredes who can advise them in their criminal case as well as in their immigration case in order to ensure the best criminal and immigration defense possible.

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