Have you or a family member been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? If so, you should speak to an immigration lawyer as soon as possible. If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or detained for an immigration violation, you may be facing deportation. While the U.S. government determines whether you should be deported to your home country, you may be held in detention. Individuals who have been arrested or detained may be able to get released on an immigration bond.
When is an immigration bond available? An immigration bond is only available in certain circumstances. For example, you may be eligible for a bond if you are apprehended for overstaying a visa or have been apprehended for otherwise having an inadmissible status. You may also be eligible for a bond if you were apprehended following a minor arrest such as for a traffic stop or a DUI. Bond relief is not available if you have been convicted of an aggravated felony or terrorism charges and in other cases where federal law requires mandatory detention.
What is the process of getting an immigration bond? The process generally begins after the disposition of your case in state or federal court, when you are placed in ICE detention. You will be issued a notice to appear (NTA) within 48 hours of being placed in ICE custody. The NTA identifies the grounds for which ICE is seeking to remove you from the United States. Prior to the issuance of the NTA, ICE can negotiate a bond if it is available. Once this 48-hour window has passed, ICE can no longer negotiate a bond. That is why quick action is essential.
Attorney Lawrence M. Kasen has more than 30 years of legal experience and can guide you through the bond hearing process. He and his associates can assist you in establishing the requisite family and community ties to establish that you are not a risk or danger to society. The amount of bond may range from nothing, as in cases of personal recognizance, to up to $15,000. We will thoroughly review the facts of your case to guide you through the legal process. If you or a loved one has been detained by ICE, relief may still be available. Please contact us @ 718 337 8012.
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