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March 2014, a division of the Law Firm of Higbee and Associates, recently defended an appeal of a granted California expungement. The question in the case was whether a conviction for an attempted violation of section 288(a) could be expunged under Penal Code section 1203.4. The trial court granted the expungement motion in 2012, and the  →

Canada is working to improve border security by proposing the implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement. Under this proposal citizens from countries other than the United States that do not currently require a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain online authorization before flying to Canada. The eTA requirement is expected to  →

As of January 2014, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will once again be able to sponsor foreign parents or grandparents for permanent residency under the Parent and Grandparent stream of the Family Sponsorship program. In order to deal with a massive backlog of applications, and the resulting wait time of eight years, the federal government  →