Ibrahim Law Group, PC | Full service Law Firm http://www.ibrahimlegal.com Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:57:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 121867066 Immigration’s Yearly DV Lottery Registration a/k/a “Permanent Resident/Green Card Lottery” http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/immigrations-yearly-dv-lottery-registration-aka-permanent-residentgreen-card-lottery/ Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:45:02 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=392 For those that are interested in participating in the DV-20XX Diversity Visa Lottery, online registration is taking place on or around October each year (at noon, Eastern Standard Time) until on or around November 30 (noon, EST). If you are interested in applying for the Green Card lottery, applicants must use Form DS-5501, which is […]

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For those that are interested in participating in the DV-20XX Diversity Visa Lottery, online registration is taking place on or around October each year (at noon, Eastern Standard Time) until on or around November 30 (noon, EST). If you are interested in applying for the Green Card lottery, applicants must use Form DS-5501, which is an Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form, available online only during this registration period.

As with all forms and applications required by the U.S. government, it is recommended that an immigration attorney be used in order to speed up the process and ensure accuracy when filing. Green Card lottery applications that are filled out incorrectly, inaccurately or incomplete, will not be accepted and thrown out. Accuracy is of the utmost importance since the registration period is only open until on or around November 30 of each year.
What is the DV Lottery?

A Green Card is a much sought after permit in the United States, which allows non-U.S. residents the legal right to work. The U.S. Congress mandated a program called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which gives out 50,000 green cards annually. Winners are selected randomly from among those who have registered in the Diversity Visa Program during the open registration period. Eligible applicants must meet strict eligibility requirements and come from countries that normally have what the U.S. considers a low immigration rate to the United States. Examples of countries that are left out due to high immigration rates are:

• Canada and Mexico
• China Brazil, Peru and Colombia
• United Kingdom (Except for Northern Ireland)
• Philippines, Vietnam and South Korea
• Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti
• India and Pakistan
• Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala
• Poland

There are several other qualifications that must be met in order to be eligible for the Green Card lottery. An immigration attorney can ensure that the requirements are met giving you an outstanding chance of winning a U.S. Green Card.

 

 

If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please contact the Ibrahim Law Group at (201) 781-7800 to arrange a free consultation. We defend individuals throughout NJ, including Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Bergen County, Morris County and Jersey City.

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An H-1B Visa Holder’s Own Company Can Sponsor Him for an H-1B Visa but Not a Green Card http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/an-h-1b-visa-holders-own-company-can-sponsor-him-for-an-h-1b-visa-but-not-a-green-card/ Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:29:06 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=268 An H-1B Visa Holder’s Own Company Can Sponsor Him for an H-1B Visa but Not a Green Card Unlike many other countries, America allows each of its 50 states to have their own rules concerning the formation of companies. All of the 50 states allow foreign nationals to form a company, whether the person lives […]

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An H-1B Visa Holder’s Own Company Can Sponsor Him for an H-1B Visa but Not a Green Card

Unlike many other countries, America allows each of its 50 states to have their own rules concerning the formation of companies. All of the 50 states allow foreign nationals to form a company, whether the person lives in the United States or not. Most foreign nationals are not violating any laws by forming a company in America, so long as they are not being paid for “working” in the company that they own.

Foreign nationals who are already in the U.S. working in H-1B visa status for an American employer may start up their own company. They can spend time after work forming the LLC or the Corporation (not an S Corporation), obtaining a business license, leasing office space, and hiring Americans to work for their company. They can also purchase an existing company.

After their company is running, the H-1B visa holder may also accept profits from his own company. In other words, a foreign national may own a company and collect profits, but he cannot work for that company without work authorization.

However, in certain circumstances an H-1B visa holder may start his own company and work for that company. In order for the person who is already in America on an H-1B visa to work for their own company, their company must file an H-1B visa petition on his behalf. In this scenario, it is prudent to await approval before actually working for the new company.

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) will not approve the H-1B visa petition unless they are convinced that the company is a real, legitimate company and will be able to generate enough revenue to pay an H-1B visa salary. It is advisable to provide a business plan as well as copies of contracts with client companies, and a business lease as proof of a legitimate company.

There is no law or regulation that sets any definitive standards as to exactly what type, degree or percentage of ownership is acceptable for approval of an H-1B visa for a company founder. Further, there are no specific questions on any of the forms asking if the person being sponsored for an H-1B visa is an owner of the company.

However, the USCIS can insist that an “employment relationship” exists whereby the employer has the power to “hire, pay, fire, supervise, or otherwise control the work of every H-1B employee.”

Generally, it is hard to believe the owner will fire himself. On the other hand, the USCIS agrees that a corporation is a separate entity from its owner. As such, the corporation can establish a valid employment relationship with its owner and pay salary, benefits, etc. Indeed, this is very common in American businesses. When a business is incorporated, the founder can be considered an employee for tax, insurance, H-1B visa and other business purposes. Therefore, a corporation can sponsor its owner as an H-1B employee so long as it follows all the H-1B rules.

Sponsoring Your Own Green Card

The biggest hurdle faced by H-1B visa foreign nationals is that the company they own (or that a relative owns) cannot sponsor them for a green card because there is a rule against granting green cards to an owner (or even part owner in some circumstances). For an employer to sponsor an H-1B employee for a green card, in the majority of cases, the employer has to first go through a process known as “Labor Certification” with the Department of Labor (DOL).

To successfully complete this process, the company has to prove to the DOL that it has attempted to find a qualified U.S. worker to fill the job opening by advertising for the position and interviewing all the job applicants. The DOL has to believe that the company was fair when interviewing the U.S. workers, and is giving the foreign worker a green card only because they could not find any qualified U.S. workers to work in the position for the salary offered.

It’s easy to see why the DOL has a hard time believing that there were no qualified U.S. workers when the person who will be getting the green card has a “controlling interest” over the sponsoring company. The company has to tell the USCIS which owners have a controlling interest (or at least some influence) on the company and this triggers a more strict than normal review by the DOL before approving the Labor Certification.

Many immigration attorneys will not agree to take this type of  green card case even if a spouse, other relative, or friend owns the”controlling interest,” because the Labor Certification will probably be denied because of their influence on the company.

The law is such that the employee who gets the green card may not exert any influence over the Labor Certification process because it creates a conflict of interest concerning the U.S. worker interview process.

One of the forms used in the Labor Certification process, Form ETA 9089, (Question C5) asks: “List the number of employees in the area of intended employment.” Question C9 on Form ETA 9089 further asks for a “Yes” or “No” to the following question: “Is the employer a closely held corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship in which the alien has an ownership interest, or is there a familial relationship between the owners, stockholders, partners, corporate officers, incorporators, and the alien?” If the employer indicates that it has less than 10 employees in C5 or if the employer states “Yes” to C9, the application will trigger an audit.

In the event of an audit, the employer must be able to demonstrate that the future green card holder has no influence over the company and that the existence of a “bona fide job opportunity” (that the job is available to all U.S. workers) exists, through the following documentation:

A copy of the articles of incorporation, partnership agreement, business license or similar documents;

A list of all corporate/company officers and shareholders/partners of the corporation/firm/business, their titles and positions in the business’ structure, and a description of the relationship to each other and to the alien beneficiary;

The financial history of the corporation/company/partnership, including the total investment in the business entity and the amount of investment of each officer, incorporator/partner and the alien beneficiary; and

The name of the business official with primary responsibility for interviewing and hiring applicants for positions within the organization and the name(s) of the business’ official(s) having control or influence over hiring decisions involving the position for which the Labor Certification is sought.

If the alien is one of 10 of fewer employees, the employer must document any family relationship between the employees and the alien.

There is no clear definition of “family relationship.” In past cases, relationships that caused the USCIS to disbelieve a “bona fide job offer” (real job offer) occurred when the foreign national were related to the owners by “blood,” had financial ties to the owners, were related by marriage to the owner, or had friends who owned the company.

Being an investor or having some sort of relationship with the employer does not create an automatic bar against establishing a “bona fide job opportunity” but it does give rise to greater scrutiny. The government examines the “totality of the circumstances” when determining whether or not the job is a “bona fide job opportunity.” Examples of factors considered by the government are:

Whether the foreign national was in the position to control or influence hiring decisions regarding the job for which labor certification is sought.

Whether the foreign national were related to the corporate directors, officers, or employees.

Whether the foreign national was an incorporator or founder of the company.

Whether the foreign national has any ownership interest in the company.

Whether the foreign national was involved in the management of the company.

Whether the foreign national is on the board of directors.

Whether the foreign national is one of a small number of employees.

Whether the foreign national has qualifications for the job that are identical to specialized or unusual job duties and requirements stated in the application.

Whether the foreign national is so inseparable from the sponsoring employer because of his or her pervasive presence and personal attributes that the employer would be unlikely to continue the operation without him.

In general, approximately 75% of Labor Certification cases are approved nationwide and no immigration attorney can guarantee success in a particular case. There are so many minute details necessary for successful green card processing — in the end it is up to the discretion of the U.S. government.

If at all possible, a foreign national should try not to take the risk of having any ownership interest in a company that is going to sponsor their H-1B visa or their green card.

 

 

If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please contact the Ibrahim Law Group at (201) 781-7800 to arrange a free consultation. We defend individuals throughout NJ, including Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Bergen County, Morris County and Jersey City.

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Weapon Crimes http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/weapon-crimes/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:55:48 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=101 (New York and New Jersey) Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney Weapons Offenses Attorney A weapons crime is a criminal act involving the illegal use, sale, possession or distribution of a weapon. A weapons crime can be committed with a weapon that is not prohibited by law, such as a gun or knife, or by a weapon […]

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(New York and New Jersey) Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney

Weapons Offenses Attorney

A weapons crime is a criminal act involving the illegal use, sale, possession or distribution of a weapon. A weapons crime can be committed with a weapon that is not prohibited by law, such as a gun or knife, or by a weapon that is prohibited by law, such as an automatic rifle, grenade, etc. Weapons crimes are serious criminal offenses that must be handled by a skilled, resourceful and experienced criminal defense lawyer. At the Ibrahim Law Group, New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney Aiman I. Ibrahim has years of experience defending clients against a wide-range of weapons charges, such as misconduct involving weapons. Other weapon-related crimes include:

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Unlawful sale of a weapon
  • Unlawful distribution of a weapon
  • Minor in possession of a weapon
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Using a weapon to commit a crime
  • Concealing a weapon

Penalties for Weapons Crimes in New Jersey and New York

Because the majority of weapons crimes are classified as felony offenses, the penalties for these types of crimes are very strict. If you are convicted of a weapons crime, you will face no less than one year in jail, high fines, probation, community service, mandatory restitution to the victim, and a mark on your permanent record. Furthermore, having a weapons offense on your criminal record can be very damaging to your reputation and good standing in the community.

Prosecutors and law enforcement officials in New Jersey and New York have absolutely zero tolerance for people who commit weapon crimes. These types of crimes seriously endanger the lives and well-being of millions of innocent people every year. If you are charged with a weapons offense, you will be intensely questioned and aggressively prosecuted by powerful state and federal attorneys. For these reasons, it’s crucial that you consult a lawyer who can stand up to these prosecutors, fight your charges and protect your best interests.

Why hire a New Jersey and New York weapon defense lawyer from the firm?

Attorney Aiman I. Ibrahim and his entire legal team have extensive knowledge and experience in this area of criminal law, and have successfully defended countless clients who have been charged with a weapons offense in New Jersey and New York. They work tirelessly to build a compelling defense and resolve their clients’ cases successfully. In addition to providing each and every client with vigorous defense representation, they also takes great care to provide his clients with valuable advice, guidance and one-on-one attention throughout the entire legal process.

If you are facing weapons charges in New Jersey and New York, please waste no time! Contact a New Jersey and New York weapons crime attorney at the Ibrahim Law Group for the legal representation and relentless defense you need.

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Violent Crimes http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/violent-crimes/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:55:11 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=98 State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton, State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney and throughout Passaic County and Hudson County If you are facing charges of a violent crime in the Passaic area, you may be frightened, confused, and worried about your future and your very […]

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State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Clients in Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton, State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney and throughout Passaic County and Hudson County

If you are facing charges of a violent crime in the Passaic area, you may be frightened, confused, and worried about your future and your very life. Depending on the nature and severity of the crime you are accused of, you may be looking at very heavy penalties, including steep fines and long prison sentences. All of this constitutes a serious and alarming situation. No matter what you have been charged with, it is your constitutional right to have an attorney and you should exercise that right immediately.

The Passaic violent crimes defense lawyer at our firm may be able to help you under these dire circumstances. As a criminal defense attorney, he has assisted many clients in the Passaic area. He offers personalized attention in combination with extensive criminal law knowledge and skills. He makes himself available to all his clients and will make every effort to bring about the most optimum results possible in your case.

Violent Crimes in New Jersey and New York

Violent crimes are the most serious under New Jersey and New York law. They may include murder, homicide, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated assault, violent sex offenses such as sexual battery and rape, and weapon charges. A violent crime is one in which the offender uses or threatens to use violence against his victim. Federal law was expanded in regards to controlling violent crimes in The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, passed in 1994 by Congress. Sections of this Act call for a greatly expanded federal death penalty, new crimes defined in the areas of immigration law, hate crimes, sex crimes, gang-related crimes, as well as new classes of people banned from possessing firearms.

Get the Legal Help You Need from a State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you are under suspicion for, have been arrested or are charged with a violent crime, it is vital that you contact the Passaic violent crimes defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. The sooner you talk to him, the sooner he can begin to build a defense strategy on your behalf.

Have you been charged with a violent crime in the Passaic area? Contact the State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Violent Crimes Attorney  at our firm to discuss your legal defense today!

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Unlawful Imprisonment http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/unlawful-imprisonment/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:54:29 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=95 Unlawful Imprisonment Lawyer in New Jersey and New York Have You Been Charged With Unlawful Imprisonment? This could take the form of not allowing someone to leave their home, office or even their vehicle. Committing this type of a crime is a serious offense, considered a felony that could result in harsh penalties which range […]

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Unlawful Imprisonment Lawyer in New Jersey and New York

Have You Been Charged With Unlawful Imprisonment?

This could take the form of not allowing someone to leave their home, office or even their vehicle. Committing this type of a crime is a serious offense, considered a felony that could result in harsh penalties which range from probation to up to over five years in prison.

If the victim is released voluntarily by the person committing the crime without any injury to the victim and in a safe location, the crime becomes a misdemeanor. Although less severe, this charge also carries a sentence of up to six months in jail, steep fines and up to three years of probation. If you or someone you know is facing unlawful imprisonment charges, it is advisable to consult with a New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney who has the skills you will need to properly present a defense on your behalf.

Skilled Defense Attorney for Your Charges

When facing serious criminal charges, it is of utmost importance to have legal counsel who is well-versed in the handling of any type of charge you may be confronting. The Ibrahim Law Group is that firm. With many years of experience in criminal defense, our attorneys are dedicated to providing you with aggressive and relentless representation, taking the time to personally obtain all of the information they need to skillfully prepare your defense. There are many defenses for this type of a crime, especially if you have been charged by a family member. If your sole intent was to assume lawful custody of your family member and no injury was involved in the process, this alone could exonerate you. This is a common situation in family matters where a child is being picked up for visitation and the spouse refuses to allow the child to be taken, or in other custody matters. This is only one of the arsenal of defenses that the legal team has that the firm has successfully used in the past to have clients’ charges either reduced or dismissed altogether. Don’t risk having this type of charge on your record, contact the Ibrahim Law Group today.

For a free case consultation regarding your criminal charges, contact the Ibrahim Law Group today!

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Trespassing http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/trespassing/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:53:56 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=92 Trespassing Defense Attorney in New Jersey and New York What are Trespassing Charges? A criminal trespassing charge entails someone unlawfully entering a house or residence belonging to another person. It can also involve entering vacant land or other property marked “no trespassing”. Although it may not sound like a very serious crime, if one enters […]

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Trespassing Defense Attorney in New Jersey and New York

What are Trespassing Charges?

A criminal trespassing charge entails someone unlawfully entering a house or residence belonging to another person. It can also involve entering vacant land or other property marked “no trespassing”. Although it may not sound like a very serious crime, if one enters someone’s residence illegally the charge could be a felony, depending on certain circumstances. Someone convicted of such a crime could face stiff penalties which can include:

  • Community Service
  • Probation for up to 3 years
  • Fines, surcharges and restitution
  • Jail sentence in a county jail
  • Up to two years in a New Jersey and New York State Prison

When facing trespassing charges, involving a New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney as early in the process as possible is important. Many times a trespassing charge is a simple misunderstanding, where someone may enter property that is not clearly marked or appears vacant. Or a landlord/tenant dispute can result in a tenant accusing a landlord of trespassing. There are many legal strategies our firm can provide you to challenge the charges against you.

Trespassing Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has been charged with trespassing contact our office right away. With the seriousness of the crime, you face potential jail time or community service. Why take the risk of affecting your future with a criminal record when the Ibrahim Law Group can aggressively and relentlessly fight your charges and seek a dismissal. This legal team understands how concerned you might be feeling, and is here to help eliminate your worry. When you retain our services you will have a powerful advocate working on your behalf. With years of helping clients in the New Jersey and New York area, the firm has successfully defended many against any trespassing charges.

Contact New Jersey and New York criminal trespassing attorney at Ibrahim Law Group if you or someone you know has been charged with trespassing.

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Property Crimes http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/property-crimes-2/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:53:10 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=89 New Jersey and New York Property Crimes New Jersey and New York Criminal Defense Lawyer If you are arrested and charged with a property crime in New Jersey and New York, then you could face significant penalties for conviction depending on the specifics of your offense. Whatever criminal charges you face, you need to retain […]

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New Jersey and New York Property Crimes

New Jersey and New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are arrested and charged with a property crime in New Jersey and New York, then you could face significant penalties for conviction depending on the specifics of your offense. Whatever criminal charges you face, you need to retain skillful legal assistance on your side that can help you fight the charges that you face and pursue the results that you deserve for your future. Ibrahim Law Group has years of experience in defending the criminally accused, and you will receive excellent representation when you choose this firm for your case.

A New Jersey and New York criminal defense lawyer from the firm will work to build a unique defense of your case. The firm recognizes that every case is unique, even related criminal charges have unique elements and it is crucial that you have representation that takes the time to understand the nuances of your situation. As experienced representatives, the firm works alongside their clients to build the strong defense that is required to produce results in court. It is important to recognize the various penalties that you could face for a property crime in this state if you are convicted of this offense.

Types of Property Crimes in New Jersey and New York

There are a number of different property crimes that an individual can be charged with in this state. Among the many different offenses are the following:

  • Arson – This is the criminal offense of knowingly and maliciously setting fire to a building, structure, or personal property that causes damage to the property.
  • Burglary – While this is thought of as a theft crime in many cases, it is important to recognize that damage to property often occurs in these offenses, and can therefore have property crime elements.
  • Criminal damage to property – When damage is done to the property of another through various means such as arson, burglary, or reckless actions, the results could be a criminal charge, and significant penalties.

If you have been arrested and charged with criminal damage to property, then you could face second degree misdemeanor charges, or much more serious charges. If the value of the damage is less than $250, then you will not be tried before a jury, only a judge will be present who will determine whether or not you are guilty. If the value of the damage is more than $250, then you will face a jury trial where your attorney will be able to cross examine any witnesses, challenge evidence, and fight aggressively for your freedom. Depending on the circumstances of your charge, you could face extensive prison time, hefty fines, and other penalties for conviction.

Defending the Rights of the Criminally Accused

The firm has been defending New Jersey and New York residents for a number of years with a long history of success. Those who have been arrested and charged with various crimes can look to this firm for the experienced legal defense that they need. Your future is on the line, as is your reputation. The firm genuinely cares about their clients, and when you choose to work with them, you will receive unique representation for your unique circumstances.

They offer a free case evaluation so that potential clients may receive some basic information regarding their specific case before making any commitment to the firm. They genuinely care about their clients, and they will stand by you from start to finish of your case. Contact the firm today to discuss the criminal charges that you face, and to begin pursuing the results that you need for your future.

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Resisting Arrest http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/resisting-arrest/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:51:12 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=86 Defense Lawyer for Resisting Arrest in New Jersey and New York Have you been charged with evading law enforcement? Resisting arrest refers to a person’s efforts to resist a lawful arrest by a police or law enforcement officer. Any time an individual interferes with a police officer’s lawful attempt to arrest someone, it is considered […]

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Defense Lawyer for Resisting Arrest in New Jersey and New York

Have you been charged with evading law enforcement?

Resisting arrest refers to a person’s efforts to resist a lawful arrest by a police or law enforcement officer. Any time an individual interferes with a police officer’s lawful attempt to arrest someone, it is considered resisting arrest. Most instances of resisting arrest are physical, meaning the offender uses physical means to avoid an arrest. If the situation escalates and an offender physically harms or threatens an officer, he or she can be charged with assault or battery of a peace officer, which will result in an automatic felony. People can also be charged with resisting arrest if they attempt to run away from a police officer, deceive an officer or provide an officer with false information.

The majority of people who resist arrest do so out of instinctive fear without realizing that they are committing a criminal offense. After resisting arrest, a person now has two criminal charges to face: the original crime he/she was being arrested for, and the crime of resisting arrest. It’s important for people not to resist an arrest, as it will only lead to a penalty and sentence enhancement if they are found guilty in court. Resisting arrest can lead to longer jail & prison sentences, larger fines, additional hours of community service, and more. It’s these reasons that make it so important for people to contact an experienced New Jersey and New York criminal defense lawyer right away if they are facing resisting arrest charges. A good criminal attorney will review your case and help you take the appropriate action to avoid further prosecution and increased legal penalties.

Charged with Resisting Arrest in New Jersey and New York?

New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney Aiman I. Ibrahim has over 5 years of experience in the New Jersey and New York criminal justice system, and has the knowledge and skill to successfully fight his clients’ charges for resisting arrest. Furthermore, Mr. Ibrahim takes the time to evaluate and look into all aspects of his clients’ cases in order to ensure the arresting officer acted lawfully and had just cause to conduct an arrest. When Attorney Ibrahim commits to a case, he aggressively protects his clients against the prosecution’s arguments and negotiates for a reduction of the charges or a dismissal of the case altogether.

Attorney Aiman I. Ibrahim works tirelessly to provide his clients with the superior defense they need to overcome their resisting arrest charges and obtain a successful verdict in court! To set up a free, no-charge consultation with New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney Aiman I. Ibrahim, please contact the Ibrahim Law Group at (201) 781-7777 or (855) Ibrahim (822-5170).

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Traffic Tickets http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/traffic-tickets/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:50:27 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=83 State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton, State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney and throughout Passaic County and Hudson County In today’s world of freeways and highly-trafficked roads, traffic tickets have become a fact of life for most drivers. If you are facing a traffic violation […]

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State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Clients in Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton, State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney and throughout Passaic County and Hudson County

In today’s world of freeways and highly-trafficked roads, traffic tickets have become a fact of life for most drivers. If you are facing a traffic violation for speeding, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, a DWI or DUI, or any other moving violation and you need legal assistance in fighting your ticket, please contact the Passaic traffic ticket defense lawyer at our firm. He defends the rights of drivers in Passaic County. If you have been stopped by any police officer and been issued a traffic ticket, you have a right to defend yourself and face witnesses who stand against you.

Consequences of traffic tickets depend on the nature and severity of the alleged offense. You may face steep fines, have points assigned to your driving record, and have your driving privileges suspended. For serious offenses, you may even face jail time and community service. Your auto insurance premiums may be raised as a consequence of your traffic offense as well, causing you serious financial damage. In the face of all this, you may find that you need professional legal representation. That is the service our firm provides, offering highly personalized attention as well as knowledgeable legal understanding.

Talk to a State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer

Before you pay that traffic ticket which automatically confirms your guilt, consult with the traffic ticket defense lawyer at our firm. We are familiar with all types of traffic offenses, the local municipal court system, and the rules and regulations involved. We can provide the kind of capable legal counsel you need when facing any traffic ticket in the Passaic County area, whether issued by a New Jersey and New York State Police officer or any other law enforcement agency.

Have you been issued a traffic ticket in the Passaic area?  Contact the State and Federal Criminal Law Attorney Traffic Ticket Attorney  at our firm to discuss your legal options today!

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Theft Crimes http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/theft-crimes/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:49:51 +0000 http://www.ibrahimlegal.com/?p=80 New Jersey and New York Theft Defense Lawyer Have you been arrested for a theft-related crime? A theft crime is defined as the illegal act of taking or using another person’s property without permission or consent. It is also considered a theft crime to accept or receive property that you know to be stolen. Theft […]

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New Jersey and New York Theft Defense Lawyer

Have you been arrested for a theft-related crime?

A theft crime is defined as the illegal act of taking or using another person’s property without permission or consent. It is also considered a theft crime to accept or receive property that you know to be stolen. Theft crimes can range from the simple act of stealing something from a store to the much more serious felony crime of embezzling money from a large corporation. If you have been accused of committing a theft crime, it is absolutely imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling cases of this nature. New Jersey and New York criminal lawyer Aiman I. Ibrahim has been working in the New Jersey and New York criminal justice system for over 5 years, and has successfully defended clients charged with a number of theft crimes, such as:

  • Motor vehicle theft;
  • Embezzlement;
  • Burglary;
  • Robbery / armed robbery;
  • Credit card theft;
  • Shoplifting

Penalties for the penalties for a theft crime conviction will depend largely on the value of the property that was stolen. All theft crimes are categorized as either petty theft or grand theft. Petty theft is a misdemeanor in which the value of the stolen property is valued at $1,000 or less. Grand theft is a felony crime in which the value of the stolen property is $1,000 or more. As petty theft is a simpler crime, a conviction will typically result in fines, restitution to the victim, community service, a mark on your permanent record, and possibly a short-term jail sentence. A grand theft conviction, however, can result in a number of much serious penalties, such as long-term prison sentences, incredibly high fines, restitution to the victim, hundreds of hours of community service and a mark on your permanent record. Furthermore, a grand theft conviction will be much more damaging to your reputation.

How can you defend against theft conviction?

If you have been charged with a theft-related crime, no matter whether it involved grand or petty theft, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of a lawyer well-versed in criminal law. Even when it seems impossible, it’s important to remember that there are specific defenses that can be utilized against such a crime. For example, one of the most commonly used defenses is that the intent. It’s important to remember that this is a crime whose foundation rests solely on intentions. If it cannot be determined that it was your intention to commit the theft, then you cannot be successfully prosecuted. In other cases, if you don’t believe that you’ll be able to avoid conviction altogether, you might be able to get the charges dismissed; for instance, getting auto theft reduced to joyriding charges.

Talk to an Experienced New Jersey and New York Theft Attorney Today

If you have been accused of committing a theft crime in the New Jersey and New York, you can be certain the state and/or federal prosecutors are going to come after you with tenacity and fervor. Not only will they immediately begin an invasive investigation into your criminal charges, but they will also seek to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. In their eyes, you are already guilty. Now they just have to find the evidence that proves it. For these reasons, it is absolutely crucial that you contact a New Jersey and New York lawyer at the Ibrahim Law Group as quickly as possible.

Their firm has years of experience in criminal defense law and can provide you with the type of resourceful and aggressive representation you need to be successful in court. You can trust that they will jump into your case head on and immediately begin investigating your charges, collecting evidence and questioning expert witnesses. In the courtroom they will creatively present a persuasive case and contest the prosecution’s accusations, but above all they will truly be devoted to protecting your best interest, fighting your criminal charges and helping you get through this difficult time.

If you are facing theft crimes charges in New Jersey and New York, please do not hesitate to contact a New Jersey and New York theft crime attorney from our firm as soon as you can to set up a free consultation.

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