Attorney Davis M. Tyler understands how important it is to receive legal assistance when you are detained during removal proceedings. Contact my law office to speak with me about your case.
Certain immigrants who violated immigration laws by overstaying their visas, entered unlawfully, and violated their lawful status by being convicted of certain criminal offenses, may be detained by the Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) before and/or during their removal proceedings. Because removal proceedings can last months and sometimes even years, it is of critical importance to contact the Law Offices of Davis M. Tyler as soon as you or a loved one is detained by ICE, so I can evaluate your eligibility for a bond.
An immigration bond is what is paid to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to release someone (a detainee) who is in immigration custody or detention.
A person usually gets picked up by ICE after being arrested by local police. If the person is then booked into a local jail and they are without identification such as a state driver’s license, ID, work permit or green card, many times the local jail will contact ICE, who will put a detainer or hold on the detainee for suspicion of being in the United States illegally. Once the detainee’s bond is paid at the local jail or their criminal or traffic case sentence is completed the jail contacts ICE to come pick up the detainee. ICE then has 48 hours, not including weekends or federal holidays, to pick up the detainee. If ICE does not pick up the detainee, and the jail does not release the detainee, an attorney should be contacted immediately to demand the detainee be released.
Once the detainee is in ICE custody he or she is fingerprinted and processed. At that point, ICE determines if the person has a prior order of deportation and a criminal record. If there is no prior order of deportation, ICE might set a bond amount, or they might leave that decision to an immigration judge. An immigration attorney can assist at this point to get the case in front of a judge as soon as possible to set a bond amount. Likewise, if ICE set a bond, but it is too high to pay, an Immigration attorney can get the case in front of an immigration judge as soon as possible to argue for lower bond amount.
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