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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If I confess to a crime and 3 other people say I also did the crime would that be strong evidence against me?

It was reported on the police report and body-cam footage.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 17, 2021

You may have a difficult time securing an acquittal in these circumstances. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: Can I file I-130 after my parents already filed I-485 under EB-1 visa?

My parents applied I-485 under EB-1 and still waiting for the result, which has been taking quite long. I am a US citizen. Can I file I-130 for them now to sponsor them at the same time? I want to see if I can get them the green card faster than their application under EB-1. Can I do that or do we... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Oct 16, 2021

More information is needed, but if you are over 21 years old, it may be in their best interest for you to petition them. Again, more information is needed. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter's dad is deceased and he is not on her birth certificate. Can my husband adopt her?

Her father is deceased. My husband has been in her life since she was 2. She also receives survivors benefits from her deceased father. How would me and my husband go about adoption? Would my daughter lose her survivors benefits from her deceased father?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2021

An adoption attorney can do an intrafamily adoption and she won't lose her benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Open DCFS caseworker can’t tell me why my kids was taken what can I do?

I have a open DCFS case and I went to the clerks office to get my documents cause I have some questions still left unanswered. And my lawyer isn’t helping me with anything I can’t afford an attorney. There has been a lot of unprofessional foul play involved with this case

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2021

"My lawyer isn't helping me with anything. I can't afford an attorney."

This makes no sense.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: if a direct appeal OR a 3.850 has ALREADY been ruled in favor of the DEFENDANT that trial counsel was

indeed ineffective,reversed and remanded for new trial and the DCA concludes that defendant established prejudice because of the ineffectiveness... does it that constitute a legal civil matter to be filed against the trial counsel for ineffectiveness?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 16, 2021

This is not a criminal law question…it involves an issue for a civil trial lawyer to determine and assess liability and damages. If you are going to sue for damages resulting from this matter, you would have to deal with a statute of limitations issue which is two years.

If the case is...
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