Blog Posts in 2016

Arrested for a DWI on Halloween?

Increase in Law Enforcement Over Halloween Weekend From Saturday, October 29 through Tuesday, November 1, expect to see an increase in New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies. Due to ...
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How Long Does a Criminal Offense Stay on My Record?

Criminal records can stay with you and affect various aspects of your life for years and years. Whether you are applying for a loan, seeking employment, or wanting to buy a home, having a criminal ...
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Bail and Bail Bonds in New York

What Is Bail and How Is It Set? After the arrest process has been completed, an arraignment will be held where the judge will determine whether or not bail will be set. If no bail is set, then the ...
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Arrested for a DWI Over Labor Day Weekend in NYC?

Labor Day weekend has come to an end, marking the unofficial end of summer and beginning of the fall season. At Musa-Obregon & Associates, we realize that this three-day weekend may have been a ...
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Expungement and Immigration: Should I Seal My Record?

The process of sealing your criminal record is called expungement. Individuals may want to have their records expunged for a variety of reasons. For instance, a sealed record cannot be viewed by banks ...
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Your Naturalization Interview: How to Prepare

When you think about the weight that a naturalization interview carries, the thought of doing well can be intimidating, especially if you feel unprepared. This interview is essentially the last step ...
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What is Legal Search & Seizure in NY?

Since the dawn of the Constitution, Americans have come to expect the constant protection of certain rights. But these rights aren't always as black and white as they seem. Search and seizure is ...
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Unlawful Police Stops: Know Your Rights

Law enforcement is required to have lawful grounds for pulling you over on suspicion of DWI. You cannot be stopped on a hunch or at random—police need a good and justifiable reason to suspect ...
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Extenuating & Aggravating Facts

Understanding Extenuating & Aggravating Circumstances When laws are designed, they are designed with the idea that in order to be fair, everyone should be treated equally at the hands of the law. ...
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Car Searches Without a Warrant

When Is It Legal For the Police To Search My Car? Most Americans have been stopped by the police in their car, whether it was for speeding, a broken tail light or something worse, we’ve all ...
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USCIS Transfers Frustrating

USCIS Workload Transfer After Petitions Taking Longer Than Expected For those waiting on their submitted petition for U.S. Citizenship from the USCIS, you may have to wait longer than anticipated. ...
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Financial Immigrant Sponsor Requirements

Poverty Lines Raise for Financial Sponsors of Immigrants The recently published 2016 Poverty Guidelines have been slightly raised. The poverty guidelines are important to review if you are a U.S. ...
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Connect with Musa-Obregon & Associates

With a total of over 75 years’ combined experience, the Queens and NYC lawyer s at Musa-Obregon & Associates understand what it takes to make a case successful. Providing knowledgeable legal ...
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What Can Turn a Drug Crime into a Federal Drug Crime in NY?

In the state of New York, drug crimes can carry harsh penalties. For those facing federal drug charges the consequences can increase, oftentimes resulting in severe mandatory sentences. It is ...
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