Immigration Bond Hearing Attorney in San Francisco and San Jose
Do You Need Help with Your ICE Hold?
Immigration detention 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 ICE detention can be
released through an immigration custody 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 immigration bond, and will vigorously argue that 236(c) mandatory detention
for crimes involving moral turpitude, controlled substances or aggravated
felonies do not apply to your case.
For some detained immigrants, ICE or the judge may release you "on
your own recognizance", which means you do not have to post an immigration
bond. Usually though, ICE or the immigration judge sets a bond amount,
the minimum being $1,500. If you are released on bond and later do not
appear for your immigration hearing, you will forfeit the amount of your
bond and be taken back into ICE 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.
ICE Hold Defense Attorneys
We fight hard for our detained immigrant clients' release. 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 ties to 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 immigration bond and getting you released from an ICE hold
is our highest priority.
Contact an immigration bond hearing attorney in San Jose and San Francisco
at our firm for a consultation.