Immigration Detention & Bond Hearings

What is Immigration Detention?

Immigration detention means that your loved one was picked up by immigration authorities (also known as ICE) and placed in an immigration detention facility or jail. In order for your spouse to be released from custody, he or she must request to have a bond hearing. [1] A bond hearing is where the judge will review the amount of bail set (or not set) by the ICE attorneys and decide the amount of money that must be paid in order for the immigrant to be released. The money that is paid is like a security deposit used to ensure the immigrant's appearance in immigration court. The judge will decide the amount of bond based on the public safety risk and flight risk posed by the immigrant.

What are the Benefits of Having an Attorney?
  • Negotiate your loved one's release without paying bail;
  • Represent your loved one at a bond hearing;
  • Help you obtain lowest bail;
  • Find and present witnesses at court;
  • Drafts and files legal memoranda to court;
  • Gives oral argument to court;
  • Assist you to gather funds for bail;
  • Helps guide you through immigration court process;
  • Assists you with representation in immigration court after detention. See Deportation & Removal Defense.
How We can Help You

If your loved one is in immigration detention, Lavy Law is the best law firm to represent them. As a trial attorney who consistently wins cases, we know how to win a bond hearing and ensure your loved one's release at the lowest bail. As a counselor at law who works closely with immigrants from all over the world, we know how to empower you during this emotional and intimidating process like a coach would during a game. As a former prosecutor, we have insider's knowledge on how to negotiate with ICE for your loved one's release.

We encourage you to view our Recent Cases to see a case won just like your own.

If you have a family member or other loved one in jail, Contact Us at Lavy Law for a free consultation.

[1] Some immigrants are not eligible for a bond hearing because they have already been removed from the United States. In this case, ask your attorney about other ways to release your loved one.

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