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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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Auto Accident | United States Citizen | Personal Injury Attorney


Auto accidents can be very stressful. If you are a victim of an auto accident and do not have citizenship, it is important to immediately seek legal aid to protect your rights.

If you are not a U.S citizen and are involved in an auto accident, you may be unsure of your rights. However, if you are injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another party, you have the right to legal representation regardless of your legal status.

Following an auto accident, it is very important that you immediately seek medical attention. Even if you do not show immediate injuries, it is crucial that you are seen by a medical professional. To ensure your safety, it is important to move your vehicle away from oncoming traffic. After you have moved to a safe location, you should collect the necessary information in regards to the accident for your legal suit.

It is important that you always contact a personal injury attorney following an auto accident. An attorney can provide you with legal advice, and help you with the complications that may arise following an accident. An auto accident attorney can also make sure that you and your loved ones are protected against an insurance conflict.

An auto accident lawyer can help to negotiate your medical bills, and add value to your claim. It is also very important to remember not to disclose any information to the insurance company without first consulting an attorney.

Blick Law Firm provides legal aid in numerous personal injury cases such as:

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

Whether you are a United States immigrant or seeking your citizenship application – Attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer has over 25 years’ legal experience. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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Driving with Suspended License | Criminal Traffic Offense | HTO

If your driving license is suspended or revoked, it is important that you proceed to have your license reinstated before you get behind the wheel to avoid a possible arrest. It is important to be mindful of the expiration date on your license, because driving with an expired license can also lead to an arrest. There are many instances where your license can be suspended, cancelled, or revoked without your knowledge. These types of arrests can cause complications in the reinstatement process.

Your license can be suspended for the following reasons:

  • Failing to pay child support
  • Multiple traffic violations or speeding tickets
  • Accumulating too many driving record points
  • Failing to appear in court or pay fees
  • Driving under the influence

There are serious penalties for driving with a suspended license. Whether you are aware that your license is suspended or not, you can still be arrested by law enforcement. This can cause complications when it comes to reinstating your driver’s license. Penalties for driving with a suspended license include but are not limited to; reinstatement fees, traffic school, and loss of driving privileges.

It is a criminal traffic offense if a driver operates a motor vehicle with knowledge that their driver’s license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked in the state of Florida.

Driving with knowledge of a suspended license may result in the following charges:

  • First conviction is a second-degree misdemeanor
  • Second conviction is a first-degree misdemeanor
  • Third, or subsequent conviction, is a third degree felony and can result in possible jail time

If you have been convicted of driving on a suspended license multiple times, you can be recorded as a Habitual Traffic Offender in the county or state. It is important to be aware of the consequences that result from multiple infractions for driving with a suspended license. Recurrent violations may cause you to loose your driving privileges as well as face jail time.

Michael C Blickensderfer holds over 25 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation for all of his clients. If you or a loved one has been arrested or issued a traffic citation for driving with a suspended license, call Blick Law Firm today to receive a case evaluation. Think quick, Call Blick!

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Insurance Rates | Auto Accident | Personal Injury Attorney

Auto accidents can be very stressful, and many drivers are concerned their insurance rates may go up when involved in an auto accident. If you are involved in an auto accident and you are not at fault, your insurance rates should not necessarily go up however, there are many factors that insurance companies look at when considering a claim.

Florida’s no fault law requires your insurance to cover your medical bills no matter who is at fault, and all Florida drivers must carry no fault insurance. This insurance helps car accident victims to pay for medical treatment, and provides assistance in replacing property loss as a result of a serious auto accident.

The Florida no fault law does not apply to property damage, and it is important to seek a personal injury attorney following an auto accident to help you with this complicated process. An experienced auto accident lawyer can help you to pursue your insurance company, as well as the insurance company of the at fault driver. An experienced attorney can also make sure that you get the proper medical treatment for your injuries, as well as make sure that your bills are paid, and help you to get the best compensation for your injuries and property damage.

Senior attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer holds over 25 years of legal experience, and can help you through the legal and medical process that follows an auto accident. For a free case evaluation, call Blick Law Firm at 888-973-2776 or visit us at www.blicklawfirm.com.

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