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Monday, 06 May 2013 10:33

Unlawful Detainer Defense Lawyers

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Unlawful Detainer Defense Lawyers

San Francisco · San Jose · Redwood City · Sacramento · Palo Alto · Oakland

An Unlawful Detainer action is a special court proceeding that landlords take to evict a tenant from a residential or commercial property. This usually happens when a tenant stays after the lease is up or the lease is cancelled. An Unlawful Detainer could occur quickly and usually the defendant has 5 days to file a response. You could have a trial shortly after that.

We have over 20 years experience successfully defending unlawful detainer actions. We represent both residential and commercial tenants in legal proceedings. When you hire us, you can expect superior service and satisfaction. Our lawyers will review your situation in detail, answer your questions and make concrete suggestions about how you should proceed.

If you are at risk of being evicted or an unlawful detainer action has been brought against you, call the Law Office of Haitham Ballout & Associates immediately. Tenant-Landlord legal proceedings could be very complex and expensive. As a result, legal representation is essential for your best chance of avoiding extensive losses.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LAW OFFICES

Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234 

1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: (650) 373-1122


LAKE TAHOE LAW OFFICE

2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 

Monday, 06 May 2013 10:30

I-601 Waivers

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I-601 Waivers - Extreme Hardship Waivers & Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Lawyers

San Francisco · San Jose · Redwood City · Sacramento · Palo Alto · Oakland

An I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, is filed to permit an alien who has been denied admission to the United States to legally stay in the United States with a permanent resident or fiancé(e) under special circumstances. This waiver is determiend by examining the extreme hardship to the current United States citizen or relatives with permanent resident status of the alien waiting removal from the United States.

We have successfully obtained approvals in many immigration cases which were previously denied or have been dismissed previously by other immigration lawyers. We often handle the toughest I-601 Waiver cases and we thrive on it.

With I-601 Waiver cases, the challenge and effort is centered on identifying the variety of circumstances that fall under the "extreme hardship” definition categorized by the immigration court. The purpose of the I-601 waiver application is to prove that the degree of hardship suffered by the alien's qualifying relative(s) is extreme, and that this situation cannot be remedied by a moving outside the United States to be closer to the deported alien.

When you work with our immigration lawyers, you are working with a legal team who is focused 100% on you throughout the whole waiver case to help you argue your hardship. We will aggressively review and tackle every document and represent your immigration case to the best of our abilities.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LAW OFFICES

Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234 

1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: (650) 373-1122


LAKE TAHOE LAW OFFICE

2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 

Monday, 06 May 2013 10:30

9th Circuit Immigration Appeals Attorneys

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9th Circuit Immigration Appeals Attorneys

San Francisco · San Jose · Redwood City · Sacramento · Palo Alto · Oakland

If you have been issued a removal order or denial of your immigration application recently, our lawyers can help you defend it. We have over two decades of immigration law experience helping immigrants stay legally in the United States. Our immigration attorneys have intimate knowledge of the circuit appeals process and have successfully defended hundreds of clients in immigration courts around the nation.

We work with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, and Sacramento; as well as throughout California and across the nation. We help individuals who have had their immigration requests denied appeal the ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Immigration Appeals Have Time Sensitive Deadlines 

Immediately after you have been informed that your immigration application has been denied, you should consult our experienced immigration attorneys to understand your rights and the process you should take to appeal your case. In is important to understand that many types of appeals must be filed within a short period of time or you lose your right to appeal.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LAW OFFICES

Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234 

1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: (650) 373-1122


LAKE TAHOE LAW OFFICE

2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 

Friday, 03 May 2013 16:54

Legal Services

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Our Areas of Practice 
We are a San Francisco Bay Area law firm focusing on Immigration and Naturalization Law, Deportation Defense, Personal Accident Injury,  Medical Malpractice and General Civil Law Cases for clients across the US and internationally. Below are some of our areas of expertise:

For over 20 years we have successfully handled many types of legal matters from Visa's to general legal practices helping our community and abroad. From simple arbitration to complex legal issues, there is no case that is too big for our team to handle. Our law office thrive on challenging cases because we have extensive experience in the legal matters that we handle. 

Some of our notable experiences include representing plaintiffs in suing Home Depot, Starbucks, Swiss Air, United Airlines, American Airlines, Safeway, Shell Oil, the State of California, California Department of Corrections, O'Connor Hospital, the Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Government, among other defendants in both state and federal courts. Our clients trust us to be on their side until they win.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LAW OFFICES

Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104
Telephone: ( 415) 252-1234 

1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
Telephone: (650) 373-1122


LAKE TAHOE LAW OFFICE

2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 

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Sunday, 06 January 2013 13:19

Espanol

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¿Necesita un abogado de defensa de la deportación porque se enfrentan a la deportación?

La deportación de los inmigrantes y otras personas puede resultar como consecuencia de entrar ilegalmente a Estados Unidos. También pueden ser deportados si no es ciudadano y han cometido un delito grave.

Los asuntos de inmigración y la deportación se produce cuando el gobierno federal formalmente remueve un extranjero de los Estados Unidos por violar las leyes de inmigración. Una vez deportado, un extranjero puede perder el derecho de regresar a los Estados Unidos, incluso en calidad de visitante. Medios de vida y las familias pueden ser afectadas, y en algunos casos, un extranjero deportado el riesgo de vivir en una patria "que él o ella tiene poca familiaridad con.

Deportación es un procedimiento legal, y cualquier persona que esté sujeta al procedimiento tiene el derecho legal para impugnarlo antes de ser expulsados del país. Un desafío jurídico implica que las comparecencias ante un órgano de gobierno y las leyes en cuestión son complejos y cambian constantemente. Como resultado, la representación legal es imprescindible para su mejor oportunidad de evitar la deportación.

Si usted está en riesgo de ser deportado, llame a nuestra deportación y los abogados defensores de inmigración hoy.

Nuestros Abogados De Deportación

Lidiar con los problemas de inmigración es complicado y necesita la inmigración mejores abogados. 
Nuestra oficina está capacitado y con conocimientos en leyes de inmigración. Tenemos más de 20 años en el manejo de los asuntos de deportación. Usted puede estar seguro de que en la Oficina de Derecho de Haitham Ballout & Associates tiene el conocimiento preciso y la experiencia para manejar con éxito su caso.

Los errores cuestan tiempo y dinero. 
Pérdida de documentos o errores de forma permanente puede arruinar sus posibilidades de un resultado exitoso. Nuestros abogados de inmigración frente a la DHS - Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (anteriormente el INS) todos los días. Nuestros abogados de deportación en el tribunal de inmigración todos los días. Sabemos que los procesos y procedimientos deporation para que su caso se hace correctamente la primera vez.

El gobierno de Estados Unidos reconoce que hay millones de personas en este país sin documentos válidos. Muchos tienen miedo de regresar a sus países de origen debido a la persecución por su gobierno o por otra parte que su gobierno o agencia del orden público no puede protegerlos. Los cambios recientes en las leyes de inmigración han hecho difícil para que la gente cumple los requisitos necesarios para suspender deporation. Muchos inmigrantes no saben acerca de los cambios en los procedimientos o puede haber sido equivocadas en el pasado. Nosotros le podemos ayudar a través de este proceso difícil y complejo.

Nuestra oficina representa a clientes ante todos los locales y fuera del estado Tribunales de Inmigración . Ofrecemos enfoque estratégico único para cada caso de deportación. Únete a los muchos clientes (o ilegales a los inmigrantes legales) que alguna vez estuvieron en proceso de deportación y ahora son orgullosos ciudadanos de los EE.UU.! Desarrollamos estrategias ganadoras que puede sacarte de la deportación, y en la residencia legal permanente, y en el camino a la ciudadanía de EE.UU.. Su futuro en los Estados Unidos es demasiado importante para usted y su familia - entendemos este simple concepto.

INMIGRACIÓN Y OFICINAS DE DEFENSA ABOGADO DEPORTACIÓN

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: (415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

Sunday, 06 January 2013 13:18

Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Haitham Edward Ballout is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used, and we will make every effort to ensure that our activities keep within the spirit of this Privacy Policy. Please note that by visiting and using any of Haitham Edward Ballout websites; www.balloutlaw.com, www.balloutimmigrationlaw.com, www.balloutinjurylaw.com, www.balloutemploymentlaw.com, www.nodeportation.com, and www.visa4us.com you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Information is Haitham Edward Ballout gathering about its visitors and how is it being used?

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. earthlink.net) and an IP Address (e.g. 192.164.13.145). When a visitor requests a page from within the Haitham Edward Ballout web site, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows:

• The IP Address of the Site that may have Referred you. 
• Your IP Address 
• The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any. 
• The Product Identifier for Version and Make of Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 4.5) 
• The Operating System platform that you may be running (e.g. Macintosh or Windows) 
• Search Words or Terms that are passed from a Search Engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo, or Lycos)

There is absolutely nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today.

The purpose for this information is actually two-fold. One, Haitham Edward Ballout has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. Additionally, as any business should attest, it is our desire to generate greater amounts of visitor traffic. By analyzing visitation patterns, referring URLs and Search Engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. The Haitham Edward Ballout web site does not use cookies.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our web site and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information does Haitham Edward Ballout request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey, adding you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No Spam" policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent.

In addition,Haitham Edward Ballout will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our Mailing List, you will be contacted with announcements, news, etc.... You have the option of "Unsubscribing" from our Mailing List at any time, thereby disabling any further such e-mail communication from being sent to you.

DEPORTATION DEFENSE LAWYER OFFICES

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

 

Sunday, 06 January 2013 13:17

Terms of Service

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Terms Of Service

Thank you for visiting the Haitham Edward Ballout websites; www.balloutlaw.com, www.balloutimmigrationlaw.com, www.balloutinjurylaw.com, www.balloutemploymentlaw.com, www.nodeportation.com, and www.visa4us.com. The Haitham Edward Ballout website has been made available to you subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below (the "Conditions of Use"). Please read this document carefully before accessing or using any of the Haitham Edward Ballout websites. By accessing or using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the Conditions of Use. If you do not wish to be bound by the Conditions of Use, you may not access or use the website. 
Modification of these Conditions of Use


Haitham Edward Ballout reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of such changes. You are therefore responsible for regularly reviewing these Conditions of Use and additional terms or notices posted on the Haitham Edward Ballout website. Your continued access of this website shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy which also governs your visit to this website, to understand our practices regarding the use and disclosure of your personal information.

Electronic Communications

When you visit or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and thereby you are consenting to receive communications from us electronically or by other means available. We will communicate with you electronically, by telephone or by facsimile. It is further understood that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.

Copyright and Licenses

The entire contents of this website, including but not limited to: Text, graphics, logos, button icons, Flash movies, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, are the property of Haitham Edward Ballout, its content suppliers or it's clients and are protected by Domestic and International copyright and trademark laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any portion of the website contents without the prior express written consent of Haitham Edward Ballout.

You may print or download portions of the materials from various areas of this website solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials. If you believe any content appearing on our website constitutes a copyright infringement of another parties rights, please contact us immediately.

License and Website Access

Haitham Edward Ballout grants you limited license to access and make personal use of this website and not to download (other than for page caching purposes) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Haitham Edward Ballout. This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, adapted, copied, sold, resold, transmitted or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Haitham Edward Ballout. You may not frame, or use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, flash movie, page layout, or form) of this website without the express written consent of Haitham Edward Ballout. You may not use META tags or any other "hidden text" which utilize Haitham Edward Ballout, visa4us, visa4us.com, or any other derivative of our domain or company name without the express written consent of Haitham Edward Ballout. You are hereby granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Haitham Edward Balloutso long as the link does not portray any false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

It is further understood and agreed that Haitham Edward Ballout cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files made available for downloading through the website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. It is your responsibility for implementing sufficient safeguards and procedures to ensure that any files obtained through Haitham Edward Ballout are free from such contaminations.

Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability

THIS WEBSITE AND RELATED INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, OR AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THESE WEBSITES, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM WWW.BALLOUTLAW.COM, WWW.BALLOUTIMMIGRATIONLAW.COM, WWW.BALLOUTINJURYLAW.COM, WWW.BALLOUTTEMPLOYMENTLAW.COM, WWW.NODEPORTATION.COM, WWW.VISA4US.COM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE. IN THE EVENT THAT A PRODUCT IS LISTED AT AN INCORRECT PRICE OR WITH OTHER INCORRECT INFORMATION, HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR CANCEL ANY ORDERS PLACED FOR THE PRODUCT LISTED INCORRECTLY. IF A PRODUCT OFFERED BY HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT IS NOT AS DESCRIBED, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO RETURN IT TO HAITHAM EDWARD BALLOUT FOR A REFUND. ALL POSTAGE REQUIRED TO RETURN A PRODUCT WILL BE AT THE BUYER'S EXPENSE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Third Party Links

Linked websites are not under the control of Haitham Edward Ballout is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. www,visa4us.com provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply or constitute an endorsement by Haitham Edward Ballout of the site.

Applicable Law

By visiting the www.visa4us.com website, you agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to principals of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Haitham Edward Ballout.

Disputes

Any dispute relating in ay way to your visit or access of the Haitham Edward Ballout website or to the products or services you purchase through the Haitham Edward Ballout website shall be submitted to binding arbitration in San Francisco County, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Haitham Edward Ballout intellectual property rights, Haitham Edward Ballout may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under these Conditions of Use shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Conditions of Use shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Conditions of Use, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Haitham Edward Ballout , its officers, irectors, owners, partners, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information provider to the website from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorney's fees, resulting from any violation of these Conditions of Use (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or your use and access of the Haitham Edward Ballout website.

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Given the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules including, without limitation, rules about the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, copyright, and trademark infringement. Additionally, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Other Provisions

Haitham Edward Ballout failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Conditions of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Conditions of Use. Haitham Edward Ballout may assign its rights and duties under these Conditions of Use to any party at any time without notice to you. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining condition. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Images & Individuals

Images of individuals throughout this website are used for illustrative purposes only and do not represent or are affliated with Haitham Edward Ballout.

IMMIGRATION & DEPORTATION DEFENSE LAW OFFICES

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

Sunday, 06 January 2013 13:12

Ineffective Legal Council

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When Your Immigration Lawyer is Ineffective

At the law offices of Haitham Ballout we are often called to correct other attorneys' mistakes, or ineffectiveness. While most immigration attorneys are competent and take pride in their work, some do make mistakes and do not provide effective assistance. Regrettably, some of the mistakes can and do lead to severe and harsh immigration consequences such as final deportation orders against the non U.S. citizen client, or denial of applications.

To correct such ineffectiveness, we highly encourage seeking a second opinion from our attorneys. We understand that deportation means breaking up families and uprooting.

What can our experience deportation defense lawyers do for you?

  1. We can get a complete copy of your file directly from the Department of Homeland Security OR from your former attorney - attorneys are required to give copies to their client at a reasonable charge;
  2. We will thoroughly review the records to determine whether prior counsel was ineffective;
  3. If we determine that prior counsel was ineffective, and depending on the time and place of events, we may recommend filing a motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel to give the non-citizen a real chance to present his/her case fully.
The Legal Standard:

To prevail on an ineffective assistance of counsel claim, the petitioner must make two showings.

First, the petitioner must demonstrate that counsel failed to perform with sufficient competence. Cases on point are: Mohammed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785, 793 (9th Cir. 2005). “We do not require that [petitioner’s] representation be brilliant, but it cannot serve to make [the] immigration hearing so fundamentally unfair that [petitioner] was prevented from reasonably presenting his case.” Lin v. Ashcroft, 377 F.3d 1014, 1027 (9th Cir. 2004) (holding that counsel’s failure to investigate and present the factual and legal basis of Lin’s asylum claim, attend the hearing in person, advocate on his behalf at the hearing, and file brief on appeal, constituted ineffective assistance of counsel).

Second, petitioner must generally show that she was prejudiced by her counsel’s performance. Cases on point: Mohammed v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 785, 793 (9th Cir. 2005); see also Torres-Chavez v. Holder, 567 F.3d 1096, 1101 (9th Cir. 2009) (rejecting petitioner’s contention that he received IAC where attorney conceded petitioner’s alienage and did not inform him about the advantages of remaining silent); Blanco v. Mukasey, 518 F.3d 714, 722 (9th Cir. 2008). A showing of prejudice can be made if counsel’s performance “was so inadequate that it may have affected the outcome of the proceedings.” Iturribarria v. INS, 321 F.3d 889, 899-90 (9th Cir. 2003) (internal quotation marks omitted); see also Morales Apolinar v. Mukasey, 514 F.3d 893, 897 (9th Cir. 2008); Mohammed, 400 F.3d at 793-94; Maravilla Maravilla v. Ashcroft, 381 F.3d 855, 857-58 (9th Cir. 2004) (per curiam); cf. Lara-Torres v. Ashcroft, 383 F.3d 968, 972 (9th Cir. 2004) (stating that alien must show “substantial prejudice, which is essentially a demonstration that the alleged violation affected the outcome of the proceedings”) (internal quotation marks omitted), amended by 404 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 2005).

Procedurally, an alien asserting ineffective assistance of counsel must:

  1. provide an affidavit describing his agreement with counsel;
  2. inform counsel of the allegation against her and provide her with an opportunity to respond; and
  3. indicate whether a complaint has been filed with the appropriate disciplinary authorities, and if one has not been filed, explain why not. Matter of Lozada, 19 I&N Dec. 637, 639 (BIA 1988).

Contact Us Today!

Schedule a phone or in-person consultation today. We are located in downtown San Francisco (next to the Immigration courts) and Burlingame to conveniently discuss with you about your immigration case.

DEPORTATION DEFENSE AND IMMIGRATION LAWYER OFFICES 

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

Monday, 17 December 2012 16:40

Las Vegas Deportation Defense Lawyers

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If you are a Las Vegas, Nevada resident and looking for an immigration deportation lawyer then we can help you. Our deportation defense lawyers have over 20 years experience tackling the toughest immigration cases and helping immigrants in Las Vegas get permanent status in the United States.

We take pride in resolving our clients' immigration status. In most deportation & removal cases, we begin our help when a non-citizen is subject to ICE & immigration hold and in custody. We continue our representation in Bond Hearings, and Immigration Courts. It is not unusual for our clients to start with us when they are in immigration jails and become proud and effective U.S. citizens at the end of the process. Contact our top rated deportation lawyers to determine whether our immigration laws can help you stay legally in the U.S.A.

Whether you need help appealing your immigration status, applying for a green card, applying for waivers or seeking a spousal visa we have the experience and determination to make it happen for you.

Our immigration attorneys are always friendly and will treat you with the care that you need. You can contact us by phone from Las Vegas at (415) 434-1234 or email us from our website.

If you are located in Las Vegas, Nevada we can arrange a phone or video conference. Distance should not prevent you from consulting and hiring top immigration lawyers.

Contact Us Today!

Schedule a phone or in-person consultation today. We are located in downtown San Francisco (next to the Immigration courts) and Burlingame to conveniently discuss with you about your immigration case.

DEPORTATION DEFENSE AND IMMIGRATION LAWYER OFFICES 

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

Monday, 17 December 2012 16:39

San Diego, California Deportation Defense Lawyers

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If you are a San Diego resident and looking for an immigration deportation lawyer then we can help you. Our deportation defense lawyers have over 20 years experience tackling the toughest immigration cases and helping immigrants in Southern California defend against removal and deportation charges.

If you have been arrested by the ICE in San Diego and at risk of being deported, call us immediately. Our immigration attorneys are always friendly and will treat you with the care that you need. You can contact us by phone or visit any of our lawyer offices for immediate legal assistant.

We enjoy resolving immigration cases for our clients. Whether you need help appealing your immigration status, applying for a green card, applying for waivers or seeking a spousal visa we have the experience and determination to make it happen for you.

While our law offices are located in San Francisco, Burlingame, and South Lake Tahoe, we also serve many clients from San Diego, California. Much of the details can be taken care of over the phone and when it comes time, we can arrange a phone or video conference. Distance should not prevent you from consulting and hiring top immigration lawyers.

We’re good at what we do so don’t let distance deter you from working with us. When no one else can help, let us.

Contact Us Today!

Schedule a phone or in-person consultation today. We are located in downtown San Francisco (next to the Immigration courts) and Burlingame to conveniently discuss with you about your immigration case.

DEPORTATION DEFENSE AND IMMIGRATION LAWYER OFFICES 

San Francisco Law Office:
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416, 
San Francisco, California 94104 - map & directions 
Telephone: ( 415) 434-1234

Burlingame Law Office:
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 
Burlingame, California 94010
 
Telephone: (650) 373-1122 - map & directions

Lake Tahoe Law Office:
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone: (530) 543-1234 - map & directions

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