May 2019 - Issue 9
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Citizenship Applications Facing Longer Wait Times

The wait time for immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship has increased significantly over the past few years.  On average, it now takes 10 months for a legal resident to become a citizen, up from about five months in 2014.  In the city of Los Angeles, the processing time for an Application for Naturalization (N-400) form is currently estimated to be 9.5 to 15.5 months.  Wait times are similar across other service centers throughout California.
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L.A. County to Proactively Dismiss/Reduce Marijuana Convictions

California voters passed Prop 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative in 2016. Los Angeles County officials expected that tens of thousands of people with criminal records would take the steps necessary to remove or reduce marijuana convictions.  Instead, the process to expunge those records was too large a hassle for most people.  Now, L.A. County prosecutors are seeking to automate the process, reducing or dismissing marijuana convictions on behalf of 54,000 people.
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 7 – April 13 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The sponsors of the awareness campaign are a who’s who of associations and businesses that would have a legitimate interest in reducing the number of dog bites suffered across the country.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog every year, resulting in at least 800,000 hospital visits, most of which involve children.
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Law Offices of Scott Warmuth Hosts Immigration Seminar at UC Riverside

On April 18th, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth hosted a free immigration seminar for students at the University of California at Riverside.  Immigration department director Tina Xie spoke with students about relevant immigration topics, including how international students can pursue United States visas after graduation.
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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Chinatown, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, and intellectual property.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.