IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHEN A LOVED ONE IS DETAINED
At Revilla Law Firm, we understand how distressing it can be when a loved one is detained, so we are fully committed to ensuring you have the knowledge and guidance required for proceeding to the next step. As time is of the essence in these matters, please take a moment to read through the following information carefully and feel free to contact our office for further assistance.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Your loved one may not be able to contact you for 24 hours since this is how long processing takes once somebody is detained.
- When you do have contact with your loved one, make sure that you get their alien number, which begins with the letter A.
- Find out where your loved one is located, i.e., what facility are they held at? Once you have that information, contact the facility immediately and request the bond amount for your loved one. You can post bond if it is a feasible option. Otherwise, a bond motion may be filed so that an immigration judge can set a more reasonable bond.
- Many people are eligible for bond; however, those who are not may still apply for relief from removal. As a result, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to schedule the earliest possible bond hearing before and immigration judge. The sooner a bond motion is filed, the sooner a bond hearing will be held. At the bond hearing, a judge will determine what bond amount to set in order to effectuate a person’s release.
- Generally, when the Office of Deportation and Removal knows that a local attorney is retained, they typically will not transfer your loved one to an out-of-state facility.
- Bond hearings are not held on Saturday or Sunday. Typically, once a bond motion is filed on behalf of your loved one, a bond hearing will be heard before a judge between 2-7 days, sometimes up to two weeks, depending on the facility.
- If your loved one is detained over the weekend, unfortunately there is little that can be done because the court is not open and no contact can be made with the deportation officer assigned to your love one’s case. However, if you retain a lawyer over the weekend, a bond motion be immediately prepared and filed on Monday.
If you require additional information about any immigration issue, contact Revilla Law Firm today for a free in-office consultation (305) 858-2323. Our Miami Immigration Lawyers are committed to protecting our clients by providing aggressive representation in all immigration matters.
REVILLA LAW FIRM, P.A.
“The Deportation Defense Firm”
2250 S.W. 3rd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129
Phone: (305) 858-2323
Toll-Free: (877) 854-2323
Fax: (305) 858-2321
The Immigration Lawyers at Revilla Law Firm, P.A., in Miami, Florida, represent clients throughout the state of Florida, including Aventura, Boca Raton, Bradenton, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Hialeah, Hollywood, Key West, Lake Worth, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Pompano Beach, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Sebring, Tampa, Titusville, Vero Beach, and Brevard County, Broward County, Collier County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County, Indian River County, Lee County, Manatee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Orange County, Palm Beach County, Pinellas County, St. Lucie County, and including the Lake Okeechobee area, FL.