ImmigrationThe United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and our office has obtained Green Cards for literally hundreds of clients by way of family and employment sponsorship. We have vast experience in navigating the bureaucratic jungle that is the "Green Card" process. Whether you have an employer that wishes to sponsor you or your loved one for a permanent job, or a family member (such as a spouse, parent, child or sibling) who can petition for you, our office has the expertise needed to get you through the bureacracy. Whether you hire us to work on your case from the beginning, or whether you started the process yourself and have gotten stuck and need a helping hand, we can be there for you in this sometimes arduous process. ***Stay tuned to this page for updates on potential new Immigration laws which may allow those in the USA illegally to obtain residency.***
Deportation and RemovalIf you or a loved one find yourselves in deportation or removal proceedings, you will need an experienced attorney to help defend you against the vast resources of the Federal Government. We will leave no stone unturned in finding ways to represent you and in getting the best possible outcome. Many times there are ways to avoid deportation or removal from the United Staes, such as cancellation of proceedings, or waivers from inadmissibility, or even political asylum, withholding of removal or voluntary departure. If any such avenues of relief are available to you we will zealously represent you in obtaining them so that you can remain in the United States if at all possible. Jail visits by Attorney Vrhovc are common and are necessary if you or your loved one is incarcerated in the Immigration system. In such cases, Attorney Vrhovc will make any and all applications for release or bail so that the client can be out while he fights to remain in this great country.
Personal InjuryOur office has negotiated numerous out-of-court settlements and conducted bench and jury trials in order to obtain financial awards for our injured clients. A list of just some of the types of cases we have handled include: wrongful death, car accidents, workplace accidents, slip and falls, assaults, falls from scaffold, falls from heights, falling objects, negligence, intentional conduct, emotional distress, and more. Once you retain our office to represent you in a personal injury action, we will keep you fully advised of all developments. If there is an offer of settlement from the other side, you will bo consulted verey time before action is taken.
Whistle Blower CasesIn this difficult economy there are many businesses and employers who may engage in unlawful or unethical conduct. When that happens, employees of those businesses may find themselves bearing witness to, or even being asked to participate in, such unlawful activity. If the employee resists or objects to his employer's wrongful acts, or simply refuses to look the other way, the employer may retaliate by firing that employee or demoting him or her. When that occurs, the former employee may bring a "whistle blower" case against that employer under the NJ Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"). In New Jersey, successful whistle blowers are entitled to compensatory damages (lost wages, emotional distress), and attorneys fees and even punitive damages.
Consumer FraudIf you or someone you know has been victimized by an unscrupulous home improvement contractor, automobile dealer or vendor, contact the Law Office of Richard A. Vrhovc immediately. New Jersey has one of the strongest Consumer Fraud laws in the USA, and if you can show that the contractor, dealer or vendor violated the Consumer Fraud Act you are automatically entitled to triple damages AND attorneys fees. Our office has successfully obtained such awards in these cases for our clients. In addition, many people are unaware that used car dealers in New Jersey are required by law to maintain a "bond" from an insurance company in the amount of $10,000.00 to protect consumers from used car dealers. Our office has experience in these matters and will pursue these "bonding companies" on your behalf where warranted.
Criminal DefenseAttorney Richard A. Vrhovc learned the criminal justice sytem from the inside when he was an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, New York, and he has since put that experience to work in representing those charged with criminal offenses in the Superior and Municipal courts of New Jersey and in the Supreme and Criminal courts of New York. From shoplifting and DWI to felony robbery or assault or any other serious charges, Richard A. Vrhovc will be at your side every step of the way, all the way to trial, if necessary.
Divorce and Family LawFor 21 years Attorney Richard A. Vrhovc has been handling family cases in courthouses from Toms River to Central Islip. Whether your situation calls for a simple uncontested divorce, or a complicated distribution of marital assets with child custody and child support issues and alimony, Attorney Vrhovc will zealously represent your interests so as to obtain the best possible results for you.
Under the law in New York and New Jersey contractors and sub-contractors who perform public works projects must pay their workers the “prevailing wage” or face being barred from bidding on such projects in the future. They could even be sued by their employees for unpaid wages. Contractors must take care to obey the law because cutting corners to save money may cost more in the end. Public works projects include any work on buildings or structures owned by the Federal or State government, such as schools, offices, bridges and roads. In order to protect workers, the law requires such contractors to pay union-type wages for all government jobs.Read More