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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: I'm 17 years old in colorado, i want to marry a 29 year old to help gain their citizenship. Is it legal?

the marriage would be legitimate we have been dating over the internet for 5 years btw.

Mary Elizabeth McCluskey
Mary Elizabeth McCluskey answered on May 1, 2017

I suggest you consult with an immigration attorney as to what qualifies as a "legitimate" marriage. A competent immigration attorney can explain to you what constitutes a real marriage, the different types of marriage fraud under USCIS, and the civil and criminal consequences of... Read more »

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Q: My 21 step son was arrested for sexual assault on a child ( 6 years old). He had a video advisement 2 hours ago.

The booking detail says "no bond" and "administrative hold." Is this because the record hasn't been updated yet? What is an admin hold? He confessed a good deal to the detective when he was arrested (turned himself in on a warrant) and he is also Type 1 diabetic...

Mary Elizabeth McCluskey
Mary Elizabeth McCluskey answered on May 2, 2017

In felony Sex Assault on a Child cases a “no bond hold” is placed on the accused until the Bond Hearing occurs. This hearing should be held within 96 hours of arrest. Your step son has to remain in jail until the bond hearing before the judge. At the bond hearing the judge sets the bond or may... Read more »

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