Consequences Of An Arrest Bond

If you, a family member, friend or loved one has been arrested, there are some important immigration consequences that you should know before your case proceeds further.

FIRST, you should be aware that any arrest, for any reason, can lead to an undocumented person being put in removal proceedings.

But, even if you have a legal status in the U.S. such as LPR (Green card) or a visa, there are certain criminal charges which can result in deportation.

Charges such as felonies, crimes of violence and drug-related offenses will almost always render you deportable.

Moreover, less serious charges such as DWI or fraud may also result in deportation.

Accordingly, all immigrants, no matter what their immigration status, should consult a qualified immigration attorney if they have been arrested or they have an arrest warrant.

Remember, even LPRs can and do get deported on a regular basis.

Therefore, as an immigrant, a little preparation and knowing your rights can go a long way toward avoiding immigration issues.

If you have any criminal issues you should consult an immigration attorney today.

Know a loved one who is in removal proceedings? Or detained by ICE? Need an Immigration Bond? Contact The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC, at 832-530-4070 today.

Bonds And Immigration Holds

A determination of bond is one of the first things to request when a person gets detained by a law enforcement agency.

It is important to know that in a criminal proceeding, payment of a bond will only grant you release from the county jail.

Thus, if you are an immigrant who gets arrested, the federal government will usually put a hold on you and pick you up from the county jail as soon as you pay the bond.

This results in the detainee being transferred to an immigration detention facility and losing the bond paid to the county court, and having to pay another, often even larger, bond to the federal government.

Therefore, before you pay a bond for a loved one at a county jail, make sure there are no immigration holds on his or her file.

Request your confidential initial consultation today by calling our offices at 832-530-4070.

Eligibility For An Immigration Bond

There are several statutory factors that an immigration judge has to consider when determining whether a noncitizen should be released from custody with an immigration bond.

These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Length of residence in the United States;
  • Family ties;
  • Employment history;
  • Reason for the detention;
  • And the financial ability to post a bond.

For help with bonds, contact a competent attorney who understand the immigration consequences of criminal charges. Se habla español.