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Removal Hearings & Bond Proceedings

It is not uncommon for foreign nationals to find themselves involved in removal proceedings due to an unexpected entry into the United States, overstaying the time authorized or other circumstances. In some cases, criminal issues may further complicate matters.

If you or a family member is facing a removal hearing or bond proceedings, it is important to contact an experienced immigration lawyer as quickly as possible. Located in South Florida, Piedrahita Law Firm, P.A. has the knowledge and skill to fiercely fight in your removal defense and to obtain a reasonable bond amount and win your case.

Committed to Your Legal Protection

There are certain requirements in removal proceedings that serve as guarantees to the alien that he or she will be treated as fairly as the process allows. The alien must be given proper notice and may choose to be represented by an attorney. The alien must be given the opportunity to present evidence on his or her behalf and examine the evidence against him or her. The decision to remove/deport or not to remove/deport the alien must be based on "reasonable, substantial, and probative evidence."

Our attorneys regularly appear before judges in United States immigration courts on a client's behalf. They work to ensure clients are fully protected to the maximum extent allowed by the law. Appeals are taken and defended before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Factors Involved in Release From Custody

When an alien is taken into custody, the USICE, in many cases, does have the option to release the alien. An alien must show that he or she does not pose a threat to national security or is a flight risk. Factors to consider are previous arrests in the U.S., previous convictions, illegal entry into the U.S., employment status, participation in subversive activities, and the presence of relatives in the U.S. A majority of aliens are entitled to bond hearings in immigration court.

Piedrahita Law Firm, P.A. provides skilled legal services to men, women and children in South Florida who are detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly a part of the INS. For powerful legal assistance during this difficult time, contact the firm at (954) 385-6811 or by e-mail to arrange a professional consultation. In-office and telephonic consultations are available.