Be aware of notario fraud which is immigration legal services-related scams by non-attorneys who falsely claim that they are qualified to give legal advice.
Individuals who are involved in these scams are sometimes known as notario publicos in Spanish-speaking communities, immigration brokers, immigration consultants, or accountants.
Notario fraud can lead to missed deadlines, incorrect forms, and false claims on legal forms, among other issues, that can jeopardize the immigration status of an individual, potentially resulting in criminal liability and deportation.
If you need immigration legal advice, only go to a lawyer or someone who is accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) or an organization recognized by the DOJ.
To confirm that your immigration attorney is a licensed attorney in the State of Florida and to review their disciplinary records, visit the Florida State Bar.
Originally published at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/news-item.page?Mduid_news=news161600530266155