If you have ever been denied a U visa certification by the police or sheriff in California, we may be able to help you.
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, a new law takes effect in California. Under this law there is a presumption that if you report a violent crime, that your report is "helpful." A report needs to be "helpful" to obtain a U visa certification. Many persons were denied U visa certifications in California because the law enforcement agency decided that the report of the violent crime did not "solve" the crime. The Legislature passed a new law to change this restrictive interpretation of the law.
Call us if you want us to see if the new law will help you get a U visa certification. Our attorney, Andrea Garcia, is an expert in U visas. Phone us at (831) 425-5757 to schedule an appointment with her for a U visa.