Immigration Bond Hearing Attorney in San Francisco and San Jose
Do You Need Help with Your Bond?
Bond issues take experience and skill to resolve. Have you or a family member been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or placed on an ICE hold? Certain non-citizens in immigration detention can be released through a bond hearing with the help of an established immigration bond lawyer in San Francisco and San Jose. Our legal team is well versed in the conditions you must meet in order to be released on a bond, and will vigorously argue that 236(c) mandatory detention for crimes involving moral turpitude or aggravated felonies do not apply to your case.
For some detained non-citizens, the judge may release you "on your own recognizance" which means you do not have to post a bond. Usually though, the judge sets a bond amount, the minimum being $1,500. If you do not appear for your hearing, you will lose the amount of your bond and be taken back into custody. You may have already had a hearing and the judge set a bond amount that you cannot pay. In this case, your legal counsel can request a redetermination of the bond amount for you. A resourceful bond hearing attorney can assist you to request a waiver of the bond or to get a bond determination that you can afford to pay.
San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Bond Hearing Lawyer
We work to get clients released from custody by providing aggressive representation at bond hearings. Clients who need relief from oppressive bond requirements benefit from our help. Mr. Shanfield, our founding attorney, is a former clinical law professor at New York Law School and a former Immigration and Naturalization Service attorney and prosecutor. Mr. Shanfield has been recognized as a Northern California Immigration "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine for his practice in immigration defense. He has a 10/10 AVVO rating and is ranked as "Superb" in experience, industry recognition, professional conduct.
Bond Hearing Relief
We work diligently to obtain a successful result for our clients. We provide the judge with evidence of our client's good moral conduct, family ties and strong connections to the community. We introduce such evidence as length of time in the area, current employment, a clean criminal record, contributions to the community and close bonds with family in the area. When a client has already had a bond hearing with an unacceptable result, we attack the situation by seeking redetermination. If a client comes to us having already been through an unsuccessful redetermination hearing, we can fight for a new redetermination based on a change in circumstances, or we appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals for a review. Successfully resolving your bond matter is our highest priority.
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