in Immigration, Criminal & Family Law
You may contact us online through our website or by telephone at 801-266-0166. If you contact us online, we will call you as soon as possible, usually within a few business days. Ms. Trupiano cannot answer questions via email so please be sure to provide a telephone number we can contact you at. The reason she does not provide a consultation by email only is that never has she had enough information in an email to answer the questions needed. Once you contact us by telephone, one of our paralegals will ask you for certain information to prepare the Consultation Intake Form for attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano. The initial intake questions typically consist of some of the following:
- Is this a criminal, immigration, or juvenile case?
- Or is this a combined criminal and immigration case?
- Or is this a combined juvenile and immigration case?
- Is the potential new client a U.S. citizen? If not, the immigration-related questions are not relevant. (Unless there is a question where he/she was naturalized and is now concerned that naturalization could be revoked).
- If this is a criminal matter involving immigration issues or purely a criminal matter, the questions will involve seeking information on the following:
- What are/were the charges for?
- How far has the criminal matter progressed?
- What court and judge are involved?
- What is the court case number? and
- Provide us a brief description of the facts.
- If this is a criminal matter involving immigration issues or purely an immigration matter, the questions will involve seeking information on the following:
- When did the potential new client enter the U.S. last?
- Did he/she enter lawfully or unlawfully?
- How many times and when did he/she enter the U.S. and each time was the entry lawfully or not?
- Is the potential new client in custody now on a criminal matter but under an immigration hold?
- If so, where is he/she being held now and since when? What are the current pending criminal charges? Which court?
- Is the potential new client in custody now on in immigration custody?
- If so, where is he/she being held now and since when?
- What are the current pending immigration charges?
- Is he/she in removal proceedings?
- Or has he/she been ordered removed before and is now likely subject to reinstatement of a prior removal order?
- Is that before the Salt Lake City Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office and immigration court or in another venue?
- Has the potential new client ever been ordered deported before?
- If so, under what circumstances and when?
- What is the potential new client’s criminal history?
Answer as much information as possible. This is a tool to help, not to torture. So if there is certain information you don’t have, perhaps we can obtain enough from you that we can still find the court docket or other necessary information before the consultation. Additionally, once you know the questions in the intake process, you could try to obtain the information you did not have and bring that information and/or documentation with you for the consultation. Finally, during the consultation you might have provided enough information that Ms. Trupiano can figure out the rest.
Consultation Intake Form:
When you call us, our staff will prepare an intake over the telephone before arranging for you to speak with Ms. Trupiano. The intake process is a very important tool to help Attorney Trupiano assist the client better during the subsequent consultation! Cooperating with our paralegals in answering the questions for the Consultation Intake Form helps Ms. Trupiano provide a more educated consultation in less time for you. If there is a criminal matter involved, this information will help our support staff to prepare Ms. Trupiano for the consultation. That is, a paralegal at the law firm will often download and save the case docket(s) of the criminal matter in advance of the consultation. Thus, cooperating as much as possible with the questions on the Consultation Intake and confirming the consultation appointment the business day prior is very helpful to us so Ms. Trupiano can help you.
Confidentiality even without Hiring Attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano:
Please remember that the information given to the law firm staff and Ms. Trupiano regarding the facts and circumstances of the legal matter in the course of preparing for and attending the consultation is treated with strict confidence under the law and the rules that govern the practice of law!
We look forward to speaking with you about your case!