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Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”
The Supreme Court will soon hear an important case touching on several hot topics: immigration, deportation and crime. The Court will weigh into the thorny issue of how much power the government should have to deport immigrants who are found to have committed criminal acts. The case comes at an especially heated time given the recent election and heated rhetoric surrounding the topic of immigration, legal and otherwise.
J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?”
Many politicians and pundits appear to view the world through one of two sets of eyes. The Grand Old Party’s elephant has its eyes, and the Democrat donkey has a pair, but the Constitution—which predates them both—speaks of “We the People.”
What happened to “We the People”?
We formed, at the outset of our republic, a union to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” That union—formed by thirteen colonies and enlarged over two-and-a-quarter centuries to fifty states—came into being on the basis of a single document: the Constitution of the United States.
If the Constitution ceases to exist, so too the union it wrought. Even a casual review of the Constitution’s basic provisions illustrate just how dangerous President Barack H. Obama’s countenanced “executive action” on immigration is to our country.
Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution vests “All legislative Powers… in a Congress of the United States,” which Congress consists of a Senate and House of Representatives. “Legislative power” means the power to make laws. Under the Constitution, only the Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives—has that power.