Imagine you are driving back from your friend’s house in Washington DC, as you cross the fourteenth street bridge, you think “Oh crap, my friend left his weed in my car!” You decide to drive carefully back home but end up getting pulled over anyway. They find the marijuana and arrest you on the spot. It’s a story you have heard before but never thought it would happen to you. Marijuana laws throughout the country have been changing rapidly. Unfortunately, it is still illegal under federal law and Virginia is one of 20 states that still criminalizes both recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. Therefore, if you have marijuana and a police officer pulls you over, you could be arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in Virginia.
If you had an upcoming appointment with USCIS, an immigration court date, or an interview, then here are some things you should know about how the government shutdown will affect your immigration case. First of all, if you have an attorney, listen to his advice. This article is not intended to substitute legal advice from a licensed attorney. Second, figure out what department you are dealing with. The shutdown affects all departments of the government differently. Depending on which department your upcoming appointment or deadline is with, you may still have to appear despite the closure.
Deportation is the act of removing an alien or foreign national from the United State for violation of a number of criminal or immigration law. Deportation is a legal proceedings, and the alien or foreign national who is facing deportation has rights prior to being deported from the country. Aliens undergoing deportation proceedings are usually defended by deportation lawyers. Deportation lawyers usually advise their clients on all the possible methods to legally avoid deportation. They help their clients with all the details of the procedure of the deportation hearing.