Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration & Criminal Defense

At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, our team of dedicated and knowledgeable Lincoln lawyers has represented hundreds of individuals with legal matters related to immigration law and criminal defense. We have created this page of frequently asked questions with the purpose of helping our clients be better informed about their options and rights. We hope this information proves to be beneficial to your situation.

Discover your rights and options below.

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
The traditional definition of a felony is a crime that is punishable by a year or more in jail. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment of less than one year. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors, but both require the attention of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Isn't pleading guilty my best and only option?
Many accused individuals believe that pleading guilty is the only option available to you. We strongly discourage you from pleading guilty without first seeking the help of our law firm. We can take a look at the charges being made against you in order to identify the strongest defense strategy available to you. With our help, you could avoid the harsh penalties that come with criminal charges. There are various options available to you and we will ensure that you understand them all.

Why should I hire an immigration attorney?
The immigration process is an important event in an individual's life. It can be a stressful and confusing time, commonly complicated by three different government agencies. Many people turn to the web as a source of information to represent themselves, however, everybody's situation is unique and many times the advice given on the Internet is wrong or the forms downloaded or sent are incomplete. Even if they are successful in retrieving adequate advice, their lack of experience could lead to mistakes that could have disastrous effects that may not be fixable.

It is important to remember that everyone's case is different and looked at individually. Immigration laws, regulations, and procedures are complex and constantly changing. It is often difficult to select and complete the correct forms and file it with all of the required supporting documents at the proper Department of Homeland Security (DHS) office. Our immigration attorneys have the training, tools, experience, and continuing education to keep up to speed on the latest changes in immigration laws, regulations, and procedures.

How much will hiring an immigration attorney cost?
Fees are calculated on an individual basis and depend on the particular type of benefit or visa that you are seeking, the complexity of the case, and the amount of hours that will be dedicated to your immigration matter.

Why should I hire your law firm to handle my case?
Our firm has more than a decade of legal experience and solid trial experience. In fact, we were named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Our firm's founder, Attorney Carlos Monzón, has handled hundreds of federal criminal defense cases. As our client, you can feel confident in knowing that your case is in the hands of a skilled and reputable law firm. We will work relentlessly in order to obtain the case result you desire.

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If you would like to discuss the nature of your case with our team or have more questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call for more information. We would be delighted to provide you with the counsel and guidance you need to make well-informed decisions.