Yes. The firm only represents individuals with immigration matters, such as immigration court, filing applications and petitions, or pursuing post-conviction relief in Wisconsin state courts for immigrants with criminal convictions.
However, the firm does not represent employers or employees with employment-based immigration, and does not represent people with certain nonimmigrant visas, such as visitor visas, student visas, or religious visas.
Yes, but in certain cases, the firm will credit the initial consultation fee to overall legal fees if hired.
The firm cannot adequately evaluated a potential client’s case without gathering information, reviewing that person’s documents, and explaining in detail Attorney Odrcic’s opinion and recommendations.
An initial consultation is also the best way for people to ask questions in a confidential and safe setting, and to decide whether the firm and Attorney Odrcic is the right lawyer for them
In certain cases, yes. In other cases, the firm will only offer what is called an “hourly fee”, meaning that the client places money in the firm’s client trust account and is charged only for the time spent on a case.
Yes. While Attorney Odrcic is not fluent in Spanish, his legal assistants are fluent in Spanish. Clients are not charged for the legal assistant’s time in translating during phone calls and meetings.
No, and the reason is simple: neither the firm nor Attorney Odrcic can control other people’s decisions. Sometimes USCIS, immigration judges, or consular officers make unfair or bad decisions. In other cases, it may be that the client simply has too many bad facts.
It is unethical and wrong for an attorney to promise a favorable result.
While Attorney Odrcic cannot guarantee a victory, he can guarantee that he will work hard, creatively, and passionately on your case.
Whether an immigrant or U.S. citizen, an individual who has committed a crime should be punished. However, in many cases the punishment of being deported for a criminal conviction goes too far. It is one thing to have someone serve some jail time for a conviction. It is quite another thing for that person’s conviction to result in a life-time banishment, the loss of a career, and severe financial and emotional hardship to them and their family members. A U.S. citizen child should not necessarily be deprived of a parent because of an old conviction.
Human beings make mistakes. If they have shown remorse and rehabilitation, they do not deserve to be separated from their family members. One of the slogans at the firm is that “A Criminal Past Should Not Prevent An Immigration Future.” This is why we represent immigrants with criminal convictions.