David Klein, Attorney at Law
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Corpus Christi Criminal Defense Blog

How is paternity established?

Not all men who are told that they are a child’s father agree with the mother. Even if they agree, they will still need to take legal steps to be granted rights. Determining who a child’s father is can be critical for several reasons, aside from obtaining legal rights. For example, a family’s medical history can be critical when it comes to the birth of a child. Genetic diseases can be inherited and affect a child’s health. This is just one of the reasons that establishing paternity can be a necessity.

How is paternity determined? Can someone be forced to submit to a paternity test? After all, just because a father is listed on a birth certificate does not mean that they have legal rights. And until paternity is official, a court may not order a noncustodial parent to pay child support. What options are available to fathers?

Charged with illegally bringing foreign nationals into the U.S.?

The feds are conducting sweeps to charge individuals with alien smuggling. Thousands of individuals are convicted every year, many because they lacked knowledgeable defense.

If you’ve been charged, there’s a good chance you’ve been caught up in one of these sweeps. When that happens, you need experienced counsel to defend you against the charges.

Alien smuggling charges can lead to severe consequences

Non-residents need to have a visa or other documentation to gain legal entry into the United States. It can be a crime to help someone gain entry into the United States if they don't have legal authority to be here. This is true whether the person being assisted is a loved one or a complete stranger.

Alien smuggling entails helping someone enter the United States that isn't legally allowed in the country. Alien smuggling is a federal crime, and it can carry severe penalties if convicted.


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