Immigration Bonds: When You Need to Fight Deportation
If you are an immigrant facing criminal charges, you may be in an extremely serious situation because in addition to facing the penalties related to a criminal conviction, you may also be at risk of deportation. In addition, judges are not favorable to granting freedom from detention by way of a bond hearing for individuals facing criminal charges. As such, it is imperative that you hire an experienced immigration lawyer to represent you at your immigration bond hearing.
The legal team at Legalize Me has the experience and knowledge necessary to successfully represent clients who are facing criminal charges at their immigration bond hearings. We will take every measure possible to get you released from custody in the face of your criminal charges.
What Is an Immigration Bond?
Generally speaking, a bond is a deposit of money. In the event that you are detained and facing deportation or removal from the country (for example, due to criminal charges), you may be able to post a bond in order to be released from detention during the course of your hearings.
The Department of Homeland Security will determine the amount of money, which you will need to deposit for your immigration bond during a bond hearing. It is common for the government to set the monetary amount at the highest level to ensure that you will show up at all of your deportation hearings. Once you have posted the set bond, you will be released from custody.
At the completion of your case, the money is returned. However, if you failed to show up at any of your hearings, the money will not be returned and is kept by the government.
Factors Affecting Amount of Bond and Release From Detention
In order to determine whether you are eligible for release from detention and the amount of immigration bond necessary for your release, an immigration judge may consider the following factors:
- Whether you are a “flight risk”
- What your family ties are in the United States
- Whether you pose a danger to the community
- Your previous criminal history
- Your current employment status and previous employment history
- Whether you are financially capable of paying an immigration bond for your release from detention
- Your participation in community organizations
- Whether you are eligible for relief from deportation
- The manner in which you entered the United States
- Other aspects of your immigration status and history
Our immigration attorneys will look at each of these factors in determining what is the best strategy for a successful immigration bond hearing in releasing you from detention, especially when facing serious criminal charges.
Contact an Experienced Immigration Lawyer Today!
If you have been detained by the Department of Homeland Security, you have the legal right to contact a lawyer. In fact, without the guidance and assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer, it will be difficult to avoid deportation, especially if you are facing criminal charges.
At Legalize Me, our experienced legal team has the knowledge and resources to help you or your family members successfully post an immigration bond to have you released from detention. We will take every step possible to avoid your deportation or removal from the United States.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with compassionate and experienced immigration attorney Michael S. Carrillo, call Legalize Me toll free at 800-554-8778.
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