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Matt Bromund – Fighting For Your Future: Crimes And Time – How It Impacts You!

There is an immense amount of power in the hands of criminal prosecutors today.  You may ask how that impacts you.

We think we understand the law and most of us can rattle off the names of crimes without having to think about it:  murder, theft, battery, and rape, etc.

But what most people don’t understand is that laws that were regulatory have expanded.  Now people are very likely to break the law without knowing it!

Over the centuries, there has been an increasing scope of people who can be victims of crimes.  Way back during the Roman Empire, a Roman man, head of the household, would not be prosecuted if he were to beat his slaves, his children or his wife to death!

Property crimes were considered as bad or worse than crimes against people, i.e., horse thievery. This was because the laws were made to protect wealthy people.

As we have become more democratic, crimes against property became less serious than crimes against people.  Even then, old ways hung on: The concept of raping a spouse only became criminal in 1920!   

Furthermore, we have the legislature always working and making new laws.  As more people are charged and convicted with crimes, and as incarceration increases, legitimate options for convicted people have gotten smaller.  As jail sentences have gotten longer and judges are encouraged to give the harshest sentences, people are branded as ex-cons forever.  They have limited access to societal help.  The result is that we are creating more people who are incapable of reintegrating into society.

What are the consequences to you?

  • More people have to live outside the general society.  They have to engage in criminal activity because of lack of options.
  • Laws that used to be regulatory now can be a federal offense and this includes the act of filling out federal forms incorrectly!

Listen to Matt’s show and find out how to identify “hidden” pitfalls –  Find out how to avoid breaking the law without knowing it!

The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

The premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Address:
950 County Square Dr, Ste 111
Ventura, California

Call (805) 650-1100

Facebook – Bromund Law Group: https://www.facebook.com/Bromund-Law-Group-161507799256/?pnref=lhc

Website:  http://www.bromundlaw.com/

 

Matt Bromund – Fighting For Your Future: DACA Rollback – What DACA Recipients Need To Know!

Matt urges DACA recipients to renew their applications before October 7th!  They will be guaranteed up to 2 more years in the US.

Due to the phasing out of DACA by the new administration, Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney of the Bromund Law Group, dedicates this show to helping DACA recipients.

800,000 people are protected under DACA and need to move from where they are to something that will allow them to continue their lives in the United States.

Two and a half million children came into the country in recent years and have been here 5 to 20 years!

They “see themselves as vessels of the American Dream of their parents.” Known as Dreamers, their numbers include doctors, lawyers, fire fighters, paramedics, teachers, entrepreneurs, etc.  They don’t see themselves as immigrants at all but more like first generation Americans.

The Bromund Law Group wants to help Dreamers.  Matt urges DACA recipients not to wait and to find ways to remain in the country NOW.

Ways to Qualify For Entry Into The U.S.A. (“Easy” entry.)

  • Marry a United States Citizen
  • Become a person of exceptional value – a genius in what you do.

Other People Who Qualify for Entry Into the U.S.A. (Not as easy as the ways above.)

  • Someone who has a job waiting for them – a job that the employer is having a hard time filling with an American.
  • Someone who has money to invest to hire American workers
  • Someone who is a brother, sister, child or other relative of someone who is here legally.
  • Someone whose continued survival is at stake if they are not allowed into the U.S.A., i.e. Syrian and Venezuelan refugees.

There are millions of people who want to come to the United States but only a few hundred thousand legal entries are allowed each year.

Matt warns DACA recipients that prosecutorial focus has been on criminal aliens and it is important that DACA recipients do not contemplate breaking the law in any way.  If you are charged with a crime, you will not get the benefit of the doubt no matter how long you have been in the U.S.A.

Call (805) 650-1100 with any questions – Bromund Law Group is fighting for your future!

Some of our immigration legal services include:

Non-Immigrant Visas

  • Non-immigrant Visitor visas
  • Non-immigrant Student visas
  • Non-immigrant Crime victim (or ‘U’) visas
  • Non-immigrant Fiance (or ‘K’) visas
  • Immigrant Visas based on marriage to an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on being the child or sibling of an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on being the parent of an American citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Immigrant Visas based on employment status

Permanent Residency & Naturalization

  • Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • Consular Processing for Lawful Permanent Resident Status
  • Naturalization

Extraordinary Circumstances

  • Asylum Applications
  • Defense against Removal

– See more at: http://www.bromundlaw.com/ventura-immigration-lawyer

The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

The premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Address:
950 County Square Dr, Ste 111
Ventura, California

Call (805) 650-1100

Facebook – Bromund Law Group: https://www.facebook.com/Bromund-Law-Group-161507799256/?pnref=lhc

Website:  http://www.bromundlaw.com/

 

Matt Bromund – Fighting For Your Future: What You Must Know About Criminal Intent – A Survival Guide!

This Week, Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney of The Bromund Law Group, analyzes mens rea – criminal intent, and helps us understand this complicated and important subject.

Criminal Intent is much more the subject of controversy than the criminal act (actus reus) that Matt analyzed last week.

The law has a difficult time figuring out which intentions should be criminal and the Courts have a very difficult time figuring out how to know what a person intended when they committed an act.

There are three standards of criminal intent that are prohibited:

  1.  Malice
  2.  Specific Intent
  3. General Intent

Malice only exists for two categories of crime:  Murder and Arson.  This has to have a very high standard of criminal intent because the act can be motivated by a wide array of intentions.

Murder has been prohibited by society.  Homicide, on the other hand, can be justified in a number of situations.  The first situation that comes to mind is one of self-defense.  Other examples can be in the case of a soldier killing in war, and/or consensual sporting encounters.

Malice requires having an evil intent.  This standard recognizes that there can be evil intent.  The person’s intent anticipates some sort of pleasure in the resulting death.

A few great take-aways from the show – Rules of Successful Criminal Defense:

  1.  Don’t put yourself in a position where violating the criminal law seems like the reasonable thing to do.
  2. If you find yourself in a situation where violating a law might be a possibility, make sure you make your intent clear to family, neighbors, friends.
  3. If you are being questioned by the police, accept that you are in a situation where you will never convince them of your innocent intent.  DON’T SAY ANYTHING!

Listen to Matt’s show for more details on criminal intent.  He uses real-life situations to help us understand how this concept relates to our every-day lives.

If you find yourself, or know a friend or family member in a situation where violating the law might be a possibility, call The Bromund Law Group – They are there to help.

The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

They are the  premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Address:
950 County Square Dr, Ste 111
Ventura, California

Call (805) 650-1100

Facebook – Bromund Law Group: https://www.facebook.com/Bromund-Law-Group

Website:  http://www.bromundlaw.com/

 

Matt Bromund – Fighting For Your Future: What Constitutes A Criminal Act?

Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney of the Bromund Law Group
Specializing in Family, Immigration, and Criminal Law
(805) 650-1100

Matt’s show today is the first in a series of programs relating to comments of listeners like you!

More and more our world is becoming one governed by law.  What is necessary for something to be criminal?  What does it mean to comply with the law and what is it to commit a crime?

Mens rea is the intention to do something not good for society.

Today Matt focuses on the 2nd component of criminal law:  Actus reus. “Action or conduct that is a constituent element of a crime.”

What sort of acts form the basis of a criminal violation?

  • A thing we do that just affects ourselves.
  • A thing we do that affects people close around us.
  • Acts that affect the broader town we work in:  When you steal something, or deface something  – that affects society. Graffiti is an example of this act.
  • Acts that harm greater society’s ability to relate to each other.  Examples: Spreading lies about someone else or destroying a bridge.
  • Acts that harm a structure or system that is harmful for society as a whole:  Examples: Treason, assassination, terrorism.

Each category has a different history determining how much one can do without it being criminal.

Listen into Matt’s fascinating show and find out more details and the history on what determines a violation of the law and how that relates to you, your family, and your community.

Matt and the Bromund Law Group are proud to represent people on an individual basis, case by case.

The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

The premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Address:
950 County Square Dr, Ste 111
Ventura, California

Call (805) 650-1100

Facebook – Bromund Law Group: https://www.facebook.com/Bromund-Law-Group

Website:  http://www.bromundlaw.com/

 

Matt Bromund – Fighting For Your Future: The Truth About Racial Identity And The Law.

Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney of the Bromund Law Group
Specializing in Family, Immigration, and Criminal Law
(805) 650-1100

In his timely show, Matt Bromund examines how the law relates to race and racial identification and how that affects us.

The truth about race is there is a singularly tiny amount of genetic contribution to racial identity.  Racial identity is actually based on how we look.

Race in America has to do with social identification placed on people by the society.  Racial identity is a social construct!

Matt relates how he, a Millennial,  has never lived in a time where race is discriminatory in the law. Though, of course, this social construct affects how the law sees people in practice.  In criminal law, the most likely person to be incarcerated is and African-American male and the person most likely to escape conviction is a white female.

Courts make assumptions – different races are perceived differently.  This includes  Criminal, Family and Immigration Courts of Law.

For example, let’s look at the recent incident in Charlottesville. Matt maintains that if the men carrying the torches had been Black men, the police would have been more aggressive because of their perception of men and particularly Black men.

Matt: “Race influences our expectations the most in our society.” 

Matt wants his listeners to examine their expectations.  Do you judge people on how they look?  How can you unpack these expectations and view your fellow humans with more clarity?

Matt and the Bromund Law Group are proud to represent people on an individual basis, case by case.

Listen to Matt’s show for the fascinating history of law, racial identity, and how that affects our perceptions.

The Bromund Law Group is Ventura County’s premier immigration, family law, and criminal defense firm. They are solutions-focused and dedicated to fighting for your family.

The premier law firm for immigration, family law, and criminal defense in Ventura, California.

The Bromund Law Group is a bilingual firm (Spanish/English) with experience working with military families and devoted to seeing their client’s lives improved as a result of their work.

Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Address:
950 County Square Dr, Ste 111
Ventura, California

Call (805) 650-1100

Facebook – Bromund Law Group: https://www.facebook.com/Bromund-Law-Group

Website:  http://www.bromundlaw.com/

 

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