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Case Results for Criminal & Immigration Attorney E.J. Hubbs & Hubbs Law Firm in Miami

Disclaimer: The Florida Bar does not review or approve case results listed on a criminal defense attorney’s website. Past results are not an indication of typical or future results for any prospective client. The particular facts of each case may differ and affect the result in each case. Case results represented here are not representative of the results obtained in all cases. Each case is different and must be individually evaluated.

Charge: Naturalization Result: Citizenship Approved Date: September 2018 Court: USCIS – Kendall Field Office
Details: Client hired Hubbs Law for his Naturalization case for citizenship and Erika Hubbs handled the case. Erika diligently sent all documentation to USCIS and thoroughly prepared Client for the interview at the USCIS field office. Ultimately, the interview went smoothly and Client got his citizenship.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $10,000 Bond Date: September 2018 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was placed in removal proceedings after being arrested and convicted for his 2nd DUI. Erika Hubbs handles Client’s case and had the uphill battle of arguing that the Defendant was not a flight risk since his DUI was pending for over 10 years while a warrant was outstanding. However, Erika was able to convince the Judge based on his length continuous presence in the United States, his family ties, and his eligibility for 42B cancellation of removal, to find that he was not a flight risk or a danger to the community. Accordingly, the Immigration Judge granted Erika’s client a $10,000 bond.
Charge: Removal Proceedings Result: Temporary Protected Status Granted Date: August 2018 Court: Miami Immigration Court
Details: Client was placed in removal proceedings after filing for temporary protected status for Haiti. Client’s application was denied because he allegedly had 3 misdemeanor convictions. To apply for temporary protected status, you cannot have more than 1 misdemeanor conviction. E.J. was able to successfully vacate two of the misdemeanor convictions and get those two charges dismissed. This resulted in client only having 1 misdemeanor conviction on his record which made him eligible again for Temporary Protected Status. The government objected to Client receiving Temporary Protected Status based on his prior criminal record. However, the Immigration Judge made a finding that Client was deserving of relief and granted Client Temporary Protected Status.
Charge: Immigration Bond Motion Result: $7,500 Bond Date: July 2018 Court: Broward Immigration Court
Details: Client was placed in removal proceedings after entering the United States after a short vacation. The government alleged that Client was not admissible into the United States because she had two prior orders of removal and had concealed this fact by using a different name on her application to get a green card. E.J. and Erika Hubbs both handled the case and visited with client on numerous occasions. They filed a bond motion citing client’s length continuous presence in the United States, family which included a husband and two USC children, and lack of a criminal record. At the bond hearing, the Immigration Judge granted the request and set bond in the amount of $7,500.
Charge: Immigration Bond Motion Result: $5,000 Bond Date: May 2018 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was placed in removal proceedings after being pulled over for No Valid Driver’s License in Hillsborough County. Ultimately, Client was transported to Krome and hired Hubbs Law to file a bond motion on his behalf. E.J. Hubbs filed the bond motion after collecting extensive supporting documentation of his continuous presence in the United States, proof of relationships to United States Citizen relatives, and availability of potential immigration relief. Ultimately, the Immigration Judge agreed that Client was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and granted Client a $5,000 bond.
Charge: Naturalization Result: Citizenship Approved Date: March 2018 Court: USCIS Hialeah Field Office
Details: Client hired Hubbs Law to apply for citizenship. Client had been a legal permanent resident in the United States for many years and had three United States Citizen children. The biggest issue in Client’s case involved a criminal citation for parking in a handicapped parking spot without a handicap tag because the charge occurred within 5 years of her application. E.J. Hubbs prepared Client to answer all of the questions surrounding this charge prior to the interview with USCIS. Ultimately, Client’s naturalization application was approved and Client is now a United States Citizen.
Charge: Removal Proceedings Result: Removal Proceedings Terminated Date: March 2018 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was detained upon returning to the United States after a vacation. Client was granted asylum in 2014 and had a valid refugee travel document. Ultimately, the government placed Client in removal proceedings based on a 2012 conviction for Aggravated Identity Theft and Possession of an Unauthorized Access Device. However, the government was already aware of these convictions when Client was granted asylum in 2014. Therefore, E.J. was able to successfully argue that the legal doctrine of res judicata applied because this issue had already been resolved in a prior proceeding. The Immigration Judge granted Client’s motion to terminate.
Charge: Motion for Immigration Bond Result: $5,000 Bond Date: February 2018 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client arrested and charged with being removable from the United States based on entering the United States without inspection. Client is from Guatemala and entered the United States in 2004. Since that time, he married a United States Citizen. Client hired Hubbs Law for the purposes of filing a bond motion. E.J. explained to Client and his wife that due to Client’s marriage and length of time in the United States, he was eligible for both adjustment of status with a waiver or 42b cancellation of removal. E.J. explained that his eligibility for immigration relief is important for bond consideration because it shows that he will not be a flight risk. E.J. Hubbs successfully argued that Client’s length of time in the United States, lack of criminal criminal convictions, family ties, and eligibility for potential immigration relief proved that he was not a flight risk or a danger to the community. The Immigration Judge agreed and gave Client a bond of $5,000.
Charge: Motion for Immigration Bond Result: $5,000 Bond Date: February 2018 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client arrested and charged with being removable from the United States based on overstaying a prior visa. He currently has an adjustment of status case pending with USCIS because his wife is a United States Citizen. Client hired Hubbs Law for the purposes of filing a bond motion. Erika Hubbs successfully argued that Client’s length of time in the United States, lack of criminal record, family ties, and eligibility for potential immigration relief proved that he was not a flight risk or a danger to the community. The Immigration Judge agreed and gave Client a bond of $5,000.
Charge: Naturalization Result: Citizenship Approved Date: January 2018 Court: Hialeah Field Office
Details: Client hired Hubbs Law to apply for citizenship. Client was a Columbian citizen who had been in the United States for a long time and had a green card for over 5 years. Client’s biggest concern was a recent arrest for Petit Theft that occurred in the past year. Client knew this was important because the law requires an applicant to prove good moral character for at least 5 years before the filing of an application for naturalization. E.J. prepared the clients application, assisted him in collecting documentation, and, most importantly, prepared him to answer questions related to his petit theft arrest. Ultimately, USCIS found that Client did establish good moral character and granted his citizenship. E.J. attended Client’s citizenship ceremony a few weeks later.
Charge: Removal Proceedings Result: Voluntary Departure Date: October 2017 Court: Miami Immigration Court
Details: Client was issued a notice to appear in removal proceedings as he attempted to board a domestic flight from Ft. Lauderdale to New York City. The allegation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was that Client had entered the United States in 2005 on a valid visa but overstayed that visa. Client hired Hubbs Law to represent him in removal proceedings. E.J. did a diligent review of Client’s case. Client had very good equities in his case consisting of over 10 continuous years in the United States, no prior criminal arrests, steady full time employment, and payment of taxes every year he was in the United States. Unfortunately, Client did not have any possible immigration relief. E.J. attempted to request prosecutorial discretion from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by submitting extensive paperwork of Client’s equities to DHS. Ultimately, E.J.’s request for prosecutorial discretion was denied. E.J. then recommended that his client apply for voluntary departure because this would prevent him from receiving an order of removal on his record. At the hearing, the immigration judge granted E.J.’s request for voluntary departure and gave Client the maximum amount of time to leave the United States.
Charge: Removal Proceedings Result: Voluntary Departure Date: August 2017 Court: Broward Transitional Center
Details: Client was detained by the U.S. Coast Guard in open waters near Miami, FL. Custom and Border Protection determined that she had previously entered the United States without inspection and placed her in removal proceedings. Client’s family hired Hubbs Law and attorney E.J. Hubbs immediately visited Client at the Broward Transitional Center. After a full consultation with Client, E.J. Hubbs determined that Client’s highest priority was protecting her immigration record because she was currently accepted as a student at a nearby university. E.J. advised Client to apply for voluntary departure which would not result in a bar from admissibility into the United States and would not result in an order of deportation. This would allow for Client to remain eligible to enter the United States on a future visa. The Immigration Judge granted E.J.’s request and signed an order allowing voluntary departure. E.J. and Client’s family worked diligently with Client’s deportation officer to expedite her voluntary departure as quickly as possible. Luckily, Client was able to voluntarily depart the United States from ICE’s custody one day before the Broward Transitional Center closed for Hurricane Irma. This would have delayed Client’s for potentially weeks.
Charge: Adjustment of Status Result: Conditional Green Card Approved Date: August 2017 Court: USCIS Hialeah Office
Details: Clients married in March of 2017. The Husband was a United States citizen and the Wife was a citizen of Venezuela. Clients’ were interested in the Wife obtaining a green card through marriage. Clients wanted to hire an attorney because they were aware that, even though their marriage was real, USCIS might have questions about the short duration of their relationship prior to marriage which was approximately 5 months. E.J. worked with his clients to ensure that strong evidence was submitted to USCIS to prove that they had a bona fide marriage. Prior to the interview, E.J. prepared both clients for questioning by the USCIS officer so that they would be ready for their interview. On the day of the interview, E.J. attended the USCIS Hialeah Field Office with his clients and their application was ultimately approved. The Wife was issued a conditional green card for a period of two years.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $10,000 Bond Granted Date: June 2017 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was charged in Hillsborough County with Domestic Violence Battery, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After he posted in bond in Hillsborough County, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a hold on him and transported him to Krome Detention Center initiating removal proceedings. Client hired Hubbs Law for a bond hearing at Krome. E.J. collected favorable bond evidence from Client’s girlfriend including evidence of physical presence in the United States, evidence of relationships to United States Citizens, evidence of payment of taxes, and evidence from Client’s girlfriend that she was not threatened by his release on bond. Ultimately, the Immigration Judge agreed to give Client a $10,000 bond allowing Client to fight his removal case from out of custody.
Charge: Removal Case Result: Removal Proceedings Terminated Date: June 2017 Court: Miami Immigration Court
Details: Client pled guilty in 2012 to one count of Grand Theft (3rd Degree) and Contracting without a License. In 2017, Client left the country to see his father in his home country. Upon his return to the United States, Immigration detained him and placed him in removal proceedings. Client’s family hired Hubbs Law for both the removal case and to attempt to vacate the underlying criminal conviction which Immigration was alleging made him deportable. E.J. filed a 3.850 motion to vacate plea on Client’s behalf and was able to persuade the prosecutor to concede to the motion. This resulted in Client’s charges being vacated. In addition, E.J. was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges on the same day. Based on the Client’s dismissal of his underlying criminal charges, E.J. successfully argued to the Miami Immigration Court that the U.S. Government had no basis to deport Client. The Immigration Judge agreed and terminated removal proceedings.
Charge: Adjustment of Status Result: Adjustment of Status Approved/Client Received Conditional Green Card Date: June 2017 Court: USCIS Field Office – Oakland Park
Details: Client married a United States Citizen in 2015. After a few years of marriage, Client decided he was interested in adjusting status to a legal permanent resident and obtaining a green card. Client and his spouse hired Hubbs Law to assist them in the process. E.J. diligently prepared the filing and all supporting evidence that Client had entered into a bona fide marriage. Based on the sufficiency of the evidence filed, USCIS did not need to make any requests for evidence while the case was pending. The case was ultimately set for an interview in June of 2017. E.J. spent hours preparing Client and his spouse for potential interview questions. At the interview, the USCIS officer was satisfied within 15 minutes that the marriage was real and approved the application.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $10,000 Bond Granted Date: May 2017 Court: Broward Transitional Center Immigration Court
Details: Client was charged with No Valid Driver’s License. He was arrested by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal proceedings. Client’s family retained Hubbs Law to attempt to get Client released on bond and transfer venue to Orlando Immigration Court which would be closer to Client’s residence. E.J. successfully argued that the Client was not a danger to the community or a flight risk based on his minimal criminal history, lack of immigration history, length of time in the United States, and eligibility for 42B Cancellation of Removal. Ultimately, the Immigration Judge agree and issued a $10,000 bond.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $10,000 Bond Granted Date: April 2017 Court: Broward Transitional Center Immigration Court
Details: Client was charged with No Valid Driver’s License. He was arrested by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal proceedings. Client’s family retained Hubbs Law to attempt to get Client released on bond and transfer venue to Orlando Immigration Court which would be closer to Client’s residence. E.J. successfully argued that the Client was not a danger to the community or a flight risk based on his minimal criminal history, lack of immigration history, length of time in the United States, and eligibility for 42B Cancellation of Removal. Ultimately, the Immigration Judge agree and issued a $10,000 bond.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $5,000 bond Date: March 2017 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was put in removal proceedings based on the fact that he legally entered the United States and but overstayed his visa. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. successfully persuaded the immigration judge to grant a $5,000 bond arguing the fact that Client had lived in the United States for almost a decade, had a 10 year old United States Citizen son, was a hard worker, was a person of good moral character, had no criminal convictions, and was potentially eligible for adjustment of status through his United States Citizen girlfriend.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $5,000 bond Date: March 2017 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was put in removal proceedings based on the fact that he legally entered the United States and but overstayed his visa. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. successfully persuaded the immigration judge to grant a $5,000 bond, arguing the fact that Client had numerous ties to United States citizen relatives, was a person of good moral character, had no criminal convictions, no prior orders of deportation, and was potentially eligible for adjustment of status through his United States Citizen fiance who he had been engaged to for over six months.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $3,500 bond Date: February 2017 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was put in removal proceedings based on the fact that he illegally entered the United States and has never had immigration status. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. successfully persuaded the immigration judge to grant a $3,500 bond arguing the fact that Client had lived in the United States for over a decade, was married to a legal permanent resident, was a hard worker, paid taxes, and was a person of good moral character who had no prior criminal record.
Charge: Petition to Remove Conditions on Green Card Result: Approved Date: January 2017 Court: USCIS
Details: In May of 2014, through marriage to a United States Citizen, Client received a conditional green card for a period of two years. The green card was set to expire in May of 2016. In October of 2015, client divorced her husband. Prior to filing to remove the conditions on her green card, Client decided to hire Hubbs Law. E.J. explained to Client that, even though her marriage was real, USCIS might question the validity of the marriage since it lasted only a little over a year. E.J. filed the petition on behalf of client with plenty of evidence of a bona fide marriage including: affidavits, photos, joint tax records, joint bank accounts, lease agreements, health club memberships, cable bills, utility bills, and written communications that led to the divorce. E.J. also prepared client for the interview with USCIS and attended the interview. At the interview, Client truthfully answered all of the questions of the USCIS officer and her petition was granted.
Charge: Deportation Defense Result: Removal Proceedings Terminated Date: November 2016 Court: Miami Immigration Court
Details: After applying for naturalization in 2013, Client was put in removal proceedings for 1999 convictions for Aggravated Stalking and seven counts of violating an injunction against domestic violence. Client hired Hubbs Law. Even prior to Client’s first immigration court date, E.J. filed a motion to vacate his 1999 plea based on the fact that his counsel failed to advise him that his conviction would result in mandatory deportation. E.J. won the motion, the client’s plea was vacated, and the State of Florida agreed to dismiss the Aggravated Stalking and six out of the seven counts of violating the domestic violence injunction. Client pled to one count of harassing telephone calls which is only a misdemeanor. Based on this resolution, Client was no longer deportable from the United States. Accordingly, the immigration judge terminated the removal proceedings and Client was able to remain in the United States as a legal permanent resident.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $5,000 Bond Date: August 2016 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was ordered removed from the United States based on inadmissibility after seeking asylum in the United States. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to get his client a $5,000 bond after arguing his lack of prior criminal record and showing proof that he would have financial support in the United States.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $1,500 Bond Date: June 2016 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was ordered removed from the United States based on inadmissibility after being convicted for Driving Under the Influence. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to get his client a $1,500 bond after arguing his lack of prior criminal record, relationship to United States citizen children, and ties to his community.
Charge: Immigration Appeal Result: Appeal Granted Date: May 2016 Court: Administrative Appeals Office
Details: Client and her husband adopted an orphan in Taiwan whose mother was serving life in prison and whose father was unknown. Client wanted to return to the United States to be closer to her biological children who were attending college. She filed an N-600K application for citizenship for her adopted son. She found the process very frustrating as she spent a year attempting to get the correct documentation to the USCIS officer handling her case. Ultimately, the application was denied. At this time, Client decided to seek legal representation and hired Hubbs Law. E.J. Worked quickly and filed an appeal within 30 days of the decision. E.J. supplemented Client’s original application with almost 300 pages of supporting documents to prove her son’s case. In May of 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office overturned the USCIS officers decision and now Client’s son will have his opportunity to obtain citizenship.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $15,000 Bond Date: April 2016 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was ordered removed from the United States based on inadmissibility after seeking asylum in the United States. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to get his client a $15,000 bond after arguing his lack of prior criminal record and showing proof that he would have financial support in the United States.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $1,500 Bond Date: October 2015 Court: Krome Immigration Court
Details: Client was ordered removed from the United States based on a conviction for fraud in which the loss to the victim was greater than $10,000. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to negotiate a $1,500 bond after speaking to the deportation officer and client was able to be released prior to attending court.
Charge: Immigration Bond Hearing Result: $5,000 Bond Date: July 2015 Court: Broward Transitional Center
Details: Client was ordered removed from the United States based on inadmissibility. After hiring Hubbs Law, E.J. was able to get his client a $5,000 bond after arguing his lack of prior criminal record, relationship to United States citizen children, and ties to his community.

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