What is a conviction in the immigration context?

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

I was not Convicted can I still be deported or denied Entry in the United States? What is a conviction in the immigration context? 8 USC § 1101(a)(48)(A) defines: The formal judgment of guilt; or plea of guilty or nolo contender or admission of facts sufficient to warrant a finding of guilt judicially ordered punishment, penalty, or restraint on liberty. …

WHAT CONVICTIONS MAKE A PERSON DEPORTABLE OR INADMISSIBLE

Deported or Denied Entry into the US for Criminal Offenses

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

202-455-5610 Washington DC & MD criminal lawyers WHAT CONVICTIONS MAKE A PERSON DEPORTABLE OR INADMISSIBLE? WHAT CONVICTIONS MAKE A PERSON DEPORTABLE OR INADMISSIBLE to the united states? This blog is only a reference regarding what can cause you to be deported or denied admission to the United States if you find yourself in the Criminal Justice System in the District …

What is a Crime Moral Turpitude?

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

A crime of moral turpitude (CIMT) is defined by case law, not by statute. To be a CIMT, the offense must involve (1) reprehensible conduct; and(2) mens rea higher than negligence. CIMT comes into consideration when immigration courts are making decisions whether someone shall be denied entry into the United States or deportation from the United States. The Board of …

Convicted of a Felony at Age 24 or under – New Relief

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

  Convicted of a Felony at Age 24 or under?  There is new relief.  The District of Columbia legislature recently passed a New Youth Rehabilitation Act law that now allows an individual to set aside the conviction as long as the individual was 24 or younger. Essentially that means you will not have a conviction if the Court grants your …

It’s Just a Misdemeanor – it Can Still Hurt

Mark RollinsCriminal Law, Expungement

In the District of Columbia a misdemeanor is defined as crime punishable by less than 12 months in jail.  Maryland has statutes governing each misdemeanor. Regardless, of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia or in the State of Maryland, you should take it seriously. Misdemeanors make up 80 percent of U.S. criminal dockets.  …

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How do I testify – I am being called as a witness

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

So you have been subpoenaed to testify in a criminal or civil trial.  One question we routinely hear from witnesses we call in our cases is how do I testify.   Here are a few tips to think about before you take the stand to testify. Truth Truth is the most important thing a witness can do when testifying.  The consequences …

Do you like beer? – Judicial Temperament in DC Superior Court

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

contributing editor: Ada Chan Recently, in the news, you have heard about judicial temperament.    Do you like beer?  If a witness on the witness stand questioned the lawyer asking the question, some Judges may get unpleasant with the witness.   However, a good Judge may simply try to persuade the witness to just answer the question.   What is judicial temperament? …

360 DC Bar A day for Lawyers and Law Firms

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

On May 18, 2018, the Rollins and Chan law firm will be presenters at the DC Bar 360, a day for lawyer and Lawyers.   This is the 3rd year Rollins and Chan Law firm has been selected to give this presentation.   The firm regularly does the presentation “a day in the life of a criminal lawyer.” This presentation will focus …