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Hiring An Immigration Attorney | Naturalization | Citizenship


The citizenship process can be very complex and time consuming, it is highly recommended to consult an experienced immigration attorney to help you through this process. Citizenship through naturalization is most common in the United States. The naturalization process is very delicate, and procedures need to be followed correctly in order to successfully complete this process. There are many conducts that can disqualify you from obtaining citizenship, and it is important to have an experienced immigration lawyer to help you avoid any discrepancy. An immigration attorney can also make sure that any issues are avoided and taken care of should one arise.

When applying for citizenship, submitting the appropriate documentation is crucial to the naturalization process. These documents can be complex and difficult to understand, particularly if there is a language barrier. An experienced immigration lawyer can help you to understand these forms, as well as make sure that they are processed and completed correctly.

Due to the fact that immigration laws are updated regularly, hiring an immigration attorney is crucial in order to remain in compliance. An immigration lawyer can make sure that you are in compliance with the detailed codes and laws that are associated with gaining citizenship. Having an attorney that is knowledgeable about immigration laws and policies is also beneficial in order to avoid any issues that can delay or complicate your citizenship status.

Michael C Blickensderfer holds over 25 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation. Blick Law Firm is grounded in Christian values, and strives not only to meet the needs of its clients, but to instill hope for the future through the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you or a loved one is in need of our immigration services, call Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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Real Estate Attorney | Short Sales | Foreclosure

SUSPENDED-LICENSE-LAWYER, TAMPA-CRIMINAL-LAWYER, TRAFFIC-TICKET, DRIVING-WITH-A-SUSPENDED-LICENSEA short sale can be a great option for homeowners that have been faced with financial hardship. However, many homeowners are unsure of the differences between a short sale and a foreclosure. A foreclosure can damage your credit and make it difficult for you to purchase a home. A short sale is a great alternative to consider to avoid foreclosure.

In real estate, a short sell is the process through which a lender of a property allows the property to be sold for an amount less than the total amount that is due on the mortgage loan.

The short sell process can be quite complicated, and trying to go through this process alone can be very intimidating for most homeowners. A real estate attorney is highly recommended for those who are considering short selling their home. Approval from a mortgage lender is needed in order to sell the property to a third party, and a real estate attorney is able to negotiate the sale with the mortgage lender. Upon a lender’s approval, homeowners have the opportunity to sell their property at a significantly lower price.

Due to the delicate nature of short selling, this process can be lengthy and time consuming. A short sale must be carried out correctly in order to ensure that it is successful. A real estate attorney can make sure that the necessary documents are processed correctly, and ensure that the short sale is executed accordingly.

Once a short sale is complete, the results are beneficial to both parties. A successful short sale results in a release of the seller’s mortgage obligation, while avoiding a significant credit hit. Subsequently, the buyer is able to purchase a home at a relatively low price.

If you are considering a short sale, or have any questions regarding real estate transactions, call Blick Law Firm today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.

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Criminal Defense Attorney | Arrest | Detention

cop.previewAn encounter with law enforcement can be very intimidating, and it is natural to feel nervous that you are in some way violating the law. However, an arrest and a detention are very distinctive situations that have different conditions as far as your rights. It is very important to remember the distinction between a detention and an arrest, so that you understand what your rights are should one of these situations occur.

It is important to understand that if law enforcement confronts you, this does not always mean that you are under arrest. Remaining calm and maintaining civility are the best actions to take when being questioned by the police. It is also important to avoid running away, and always keep your hands visible to that the police can see them. The police need reasonable suspicion to detain an individual, and you have the right to ask the police why you have been detained. If you are not under arrest, you have the right to walk away. If the police still proceed to arrest you, you have the right to speak with an criminal defense attorney.

Law enforcement must have probable cause or a warrant to make an arrest. If a law enforcement officer has a reasonable belief, that there is in fact a high probability that you have been involved in criminal activity, the police officer may arrest you. If you are arrested, this means that you are officially being charged with a crime. As opposed to a detainment, you do not have the right to leave once an arrest has taken place. Once the arrest has been made, you can be held in jail for up to 24 hours, and you may have to pay bail to be released from custody.

It is important to quickly seek legal representation upon an arrest to protect your rights. A Criminal Defense Attorney can provide you with legal counsel, and advise you in regards to your rights. An experienced lawyer can also advise you in the actions and procedures that need to take place going forward. If you have been arrested, or issued a traffic citation, call Blick Law Firm today for a free 15-minute consultation. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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Immigration | Apply For Citizenship | Abogados

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In the United States, citizenship provides increased privileges and benefits. You will be granted voting rights, as well as be able to easily help your family obtain citizenship. There are many ways in which you can become a citizen of the United States. The most common way of obtaining citizenship is through the naturalization process. It is important to understand and follow the required procedures that are necessary in becoming a U.S citizen. There are many actions that need to be taken to qualify for citizenship, and sometimes this process can be overwhelming. There are also certain conducts that can disqualify you from acquiring citizenship, and you may be compelled to start the process over. It is very important to seek an experienced immigration lawyer who can guide you, and help you with the detailed and delicate nature of the naturalization process.

Qualifications

You must qualify for citizenship before you can begin the naturalization process. To qualify for citizenship you must:

  • Pay income tax: If you are employed, you must pay taxes to the federal government.
  • Register for selective service: If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 26, you must sign up for the selective service. Registering does not designate your position in the military. However, you must prove that you are willing to participate should your service be needed.
  • Update Address: If you move from your current residence, you must notify the USCIS.
  • Maintain continuous residence: If you leave the country for more than six months, you can hinder your chances of obtaining citizenship. If you leave the country for 12 months, you must start the citizenship process over.
  • Maintain physical presence: Live in the United States for 5 years, 3 years if you are married.

How to apply for citizenship

If you have been living in the United States for a total of five years, or have been married to a U.S citizen for a total for three years, you can start the citizenship process.

To become a citizen of the United States, you must do the following:

  • File for citizenship
  • Take the naturalization test
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Learn Civics: U.S history and government
  • Learn the rights and responsibilities of U.S citizens

What not to do when applying for citizenship

When applying for citizenship it is important to avoid behavior that suggests bad moral character, as it can complicate your chance becoming a citizen of the United States. Some of these behaviors include:

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  • Alcoholism
  • Prostitution
  • Lying to obtain citizenship
  • Committing a crime

Michael C Blickensderfer holds over 25 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation. Blick Law Firm is grounded in Christian values, and strives not only to meet the needs of its clients, but to instill hope for the future through the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you or a loved one is in need of our immigration services, call Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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Auto Accident | Personal Injury Attorney


If you are involved in an auto accident, it is very important to first seek medical attention and contact a personal injury attorney.  An experienced personal injury attorney can provide information on how to proceed after the accident, as well as provide legal counsel.

In the event of an auto accident, injuries sustained may require extensive medical treatment. This can result in costly medical bills and expenses. An experienced auto accident lawyer can help to negotiate your medical bills, as well as make sure that they are paid in full. A personal injury lawyer can also negotiate with insurance companies, and help to add value to your claim.

What legal costs are associated with a negligence claim?

At Blick Law Firm, the legal costs associated with a negligence claim are recovered at the end of your case, through a contingency fee agreement. What that means is that after the case has been settled, attorney costs and fees are paid with any monies recovered by the insurance company. If you are an accident victim, the attorneys at Blick Law Firm will pursue your claim for you with no upfront costs.

Blick Law Firm accommodates clients by providing legal aid in numerous personal injury cases such as:

  • Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Wrongful Deaths
  • Premises Liability, Including Mold Exposure
  • Dog Bites
  • Marine and Boating Accidents
  • Products Liability

A personal injury lawyer can help protect your legal rights by providing excellent legal representation, and can also help to ensure that you receive the proper medical attention for your injuries.

Michael Blickensderfer holds over 26 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation. Blick Law Firm is grounded in Christian values, the firm strives to instill hope for the future through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, Call Blick Law Firm today and receive a free case evaluation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Call 888-973-2776 today!

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Justin Bieber | Deposition | Behavior for Legal Proceedings


Often times you may be asked a wide range of questions during a deposition. However, there may be instances where questions asked have nothing to do with the case at hand. The nature of these questions can sometimes be extremely personal to provoke the one being questioned.

Should this situation arise, it is important not to feel pressured or intimidated, and to practice maintaining a high level of professionalism and poise despite emotional stimulation.

If you are asked a question that makes you feel like you are being harassed or baited, you have the right to consult your criminal defense attorney before answering the question. An experienced lawyer can object the question, and advise you in whether or not your answer is necessary.

As an example, pop star Justin Bieber recently underwent a deposition where he was questioned repeatedly about his career and personal life. The annoyed pop star quickly responded with sarcasm and aggression. Bieber proceeded to sarcastically answer questions, wink at the camera, and display an uninterested and arrogant attitude throughout the entire deposition. This type of behavior is not recommended as it can hinder your character and credibility, which can complicate  and possibly affect the outcome of your case.

Arrive Prepared

Here are few tips for proper deposition preparation:

  • Be sure to talk with your attorney beforehand
  • Make sure that you are fully aware and knowledgeable about what is going on with your case
  • Have a discussion with your attorney about how to handle such questions should they arise

Attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer has over 25 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to serving his clients. Grounded in Christian values, Blick Law Firm strives to provide excellent legal representation while instilling hope for the future through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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