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Matt Bromund: Fighting For Your Future – Juvenile Dependency or “Parents’ Court”

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BromundHeadshot6In his important new show, Matt Bromund, of the Bromund Law Group talks about the Juvenile Justice System and the challenges faced by families in Juvenile Dependency Court.

“How a society treats its most vulnerable people is a clear test for the morality of a society.”  In Juvenile Dependency Court, both children and parents are vulnerable.

The Two Courts In the Juvenile Justice System:

Juvenile Delinquency Court –  where a minor commits a crime or some kind of misconduct.  Over the last ten years it has improved its ability to sanction minors that commit misconduct in a way that doesn’t set them on a life time of crime.

Juvenile Dependency Court  – This is essentially “Parents’ Court” where parents have allegedly engaged in some kind of abuse or misconduct.  They are in the system to determine whether their child needs to be taken from them for the protection of the child.

The legislature has responded to the general belief that children need to be protected… Juvenile Dependency Court is complex and challenging because is is about who decides what is necessary to protect the child.

That decision has been placed in the hands of social workers, Child Protective Services (CPS).  However CPS hasn’t a good way to determine the truth of a claim!

In Juvenile Dependency Court rules that have been developed in the Courts in evaluating in people’s credibility, i.e., a higher standard of proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, get tossed aside.  

In the criminal system, if you can’t prove it, it stays the same.  However in the Juvenile Dependency System, the standard is not the same.  It is up to the Judge – who may take the child away from parents or guardians with the idea of protecting the child  – even if there is no solid proof of abuse.

Matt cannot control what the Judge may do, but he can prepare the parents to understand what they are going into.

How does Matt work in a case in Juvenile Dependency Court?

  • He works hard to understand the facts.
  • As the attorney for the parent, he attempts to get an interview with the child, but that request is often denied by the judge.  There is no disputing that decision.
  • He determines what has happened with the child in the weeks before in order to get to the facts about possible abuse or other reasons for bruises or injuries.

Listen to Matt’s new show for an informative case study that will give you insight on how Matt helps families and how he may help you and/or someone you know!

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 – A Bridge Between Civil And Military Law

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Matt_uniform_borderIn his illuminating new show, Matt bridges the two worlds of military and civilian law.  He tells us about the similarities.  For example, the hard facts:  Criminal acts are recognized everywhere – some are rape, battery, murder.

Yet, he says “There are big distinctions between the military and civilian world and they don’t understand much about each other.”

For instance – unauthorized absences:  In civilian law, if one doesn’t show up for work, he or she gets fired.  Conversely, when a soldier or sailor doesn’t show up for work, they may spend years in jail depending on circumstances.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice is the law that governs active duty soldiers and sailors and it is a different experience representing a person in the military… there are different demands on military families.  Matt understands this.  His father was in the Coast Guard for many years and retired at the time Matt became an attorney with the Jag Corp (Judge Advocate General’s Corps).  Essentially, Matt has had a lifetime in the military.

He also understands that civilians have little contact with the military in everyday life.  The overlap is often difficult and contentious and military personnel have to deal with a world that doesn’t understand them.

This life and job experience gives Matt a unique set of skills and an advantage over typical attorneys in helping people in Ventura, Santa Barbara and L.A.  Counties.  With his knowledge and experience, Matt can effectively be a bridge of communication between the two courts.  Bromund Law has that expertise to offer military families with someone in active duty.

In his illuminating new show, Matt cites the Lautenberg Amendment as a striking example of disconnect between the civilian and military worlds.  Written by Frank Lautenberg, the law makes it illegal for a person convicted of domestic violence to carry a firearm.  This works well in civilian law but creates big problems for military families.  If a soldier is not allowed to carry a firearm, he or she will eventually be processed out of the military!  This loss of work and income creates great hardship for the family and has led to a reluctance of military families to report domestic violence.  In an attempt to work around this amendment, the Marine Corps now defines their weapons as something other than firearms!

When Matt goes into a courtroom in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles, he knows more than the typical attorney and the courts know that! 

Listen to Matt Bromund’s fascinating new show to learn more about military and civilian law, its history, and how the Bromund Law Group is helping forge a path of understanding  between the military and civilian worlds in Ventura County.

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 – Criminal Law And A Case That Changed Lives!

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Matt Bromund_4_borderIn this fascinating interview, Matt recounts a case where his client was guilty of the crime and charged with embezzling money from her employer.

He, like all lawyers, still was ethically required to see if there is reasonable doubt to a jury. However, his client had confessed and was caught.  There was no obvious victory to be gained.

Then Matt had an epiphany:  He realized that victory in this case was preserving his client’s life!  The pressure of being caught and being charged weighed heavily on her –   and she was becoming suicidal.

Matt thought about his title – Counselor At Law.  He came to a realization – he had to “jump into the pit with her…”

Listen to Matt’s new interview and hear in his own words how his philosophy of justice, and his belief in reaching for a higher purpose, changed his client’s life and his practice of law.

Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney

In Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Malibu, effective criminal defense requires skilled advocates. The Bromund Law Group of Ventura County has the right experience, judgment and perspective to handle the defense with tenacity and talent. We understand that being arrested or charged with a crime is frightening experience. Our law firm’s mission is to aggressively and tenaciously defend our clients, even before the case reaches the courtroom!  If you’ve been arrested or have had criminal charges brought against you, it is highly recommended that you secure legal representation as soon as possible following your arrest.

Significant gains can be made in your case before charges have even been filed before the Ventura County prosecutor.  We make contact with the prosecution officer responsible for filing charges prior to the submission of charges and provide an accounting of why charges should not be filed.  In many cases, this initial contact is sufficient to prevent charges from being filed.

See more at the Bromund Law Website

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: Immigration Law – Immigrants Are Vital To The USA!

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Matt_11_borderIn his eye-opening show, Matt Bromund, Principal Attorney at the Bromund Law Group, educates us on what is happening with immigration in the USA…

“Though there is a lot of conversation about Immigration in the USA, there is nothing going on in the law of immigration.”

In 1998 the Congress passed a law called IIRRARA.  That law rewrote the Immigration And Naturalization Act of the 1970’s.  It changed the process.  However, it is now 2017, and IIRRARA is still the law of the land.  There has been no comprehensive change!

Every President has said they will do a comprehensive immigration reform – but nothing has happened.  Matt says “The discussion in society has a ton of movement…  Here is the reality of immigration – Our nation needs immigration or our social support system will not function!”

This means our Social Security System  that depends on workers to pay taxes so we can pay benefits to non-workers.  If you don’t have immigrants to balance out our ratio of workers to non-workers, then system will break.  Immigration is the way our country has brought in more workers!

Listen to Matt’s in-depth new show and find out about how IIRRARA prohibits employers from hiring illegal immigrants but how the Government does not enforce the law.

Learn how immigrants impact our country and how their input and work ethic are a positive role model for the rest of us.

If you are an immigrant and need help or you know someone who needs help, please call the Bromund Law Group at (805) 650-1100.  Never a consultation fee, always the truth.

Bromund Law Group provides effective representation and assistance at all stages of the regular immigration process. We believe all non-citizens are entitled to the best representation in their journey to reunite with family in the United States or become naturalized American Citizens.

Some of the Bromund Group 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#sthash.lSCCThEt.dpuf

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: Education By Mock Trial!

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MattBromundshow9_borderMatt Bromund, principal attorney at the Bromund Law Group,  is the coach for the Oxnard High School Mock Trial Team!

Mock Trial is a way for law students, college students, and high school students  to practice the skills of being a courtroom attorney.   Mock trials are also used by attorneys if they want to run through their evidence ahead of time in an important case.

Matt elucidates about mock trials:  At the high school level they take a known  list of witnesses and their statements and put on a trial.

Every year, across the state, high school participants receive a case  put out by the  Constitutional Rights Foundation.  Then the students take on roles of bailiff, court clerk, lawyer, and witness.  It is a very exciting time and courtrooms in Ventura are filled with great energy on the days of the mock trials.  The students compete from local, state, and all the way to the national level!

Matt explains that not all his students are headed for being attorneys — some want to be journalists or courtroom artists — but they all want to learn through experience.

The students learn a myriad of skills and gain incredible growth through the mock trial program.   “By the time they are done, they are always are overwhelmed at how far they’ve come.”

Trial attorneys of Ventura County have invested in this program and the public can attend the mock trials.  The competition has been going for more than 10 years and 30 high schools in Ventura County participate.

The last week of February is the time for the mock trial competition. Listen to Matt’s exciting new show and find out more about how mock trials have enriched his life and the lives of his students in Ventura County.

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/

 

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