Bond Hearings & Release from AZ Detention Centers
Our Phoenix Lawyers Can Fight for Your Loved One’s Release
One of the most heartbreaking situations for immigrants and their loved ones is when an immigrant is arrested and placed in the removal proceedings in one of the detention by U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is the largest investigative agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
There are currently five Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Centers in Arizona. The Eloy and Florence detention facilities are within close driving distance to Phoenix and Tucson and have on-site court facilities. Many immigrants remain in custody, pending the outcome of a judicial or legal proceeding, or to await removal back to the country or origin. Men and women in both facilities have been placed into custody for various immigration violations.
Our attorneys have many years of experience helping foreign nationals and Green Card holders with their legal cases, including those involving:
- Unauthorized entry into the United States
- Inadmissibility issues
- Visa status violations
- Misdemeanor convictions
- Felony convictions
- Traffic infractions
If a friend or beloved family member of yours has been placed into detention, he or she has a right to obtain prompt legal representation. The Phoenix immigration lawyers at Maria Jones Law Firm have a well-earned reputation for helping those who seek freedom from detention.
Attorney Maria Jones and her aggressive attorneys can file dynamic and persuasive bond motions on your behalf, to help you a timely release from custody on minimum or reasonable bond. We assist many clients who are being held in ICE detention centers in Eloy and Florence, Arizona.
Our immigration lawyers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (602) 603-4032 to assist families of detained immigrants.
Eligibility for Immigration Bond
A foreign national or lawful permanent resident who is detained by ICE is called a detainee. The detainee may qualify to be released on bond depending on his or her criminal and deportation history and current immigration status. A detainee must establish that he or she does not pose a flight risk and does not present a danger to society.
He generally cannot request a bond hearing if he or she:
- Is deemed by the judge to be an “arriving alien”;
- Has committed certain aggravated felonies; or
- Is involved in terrorism or anti-government activities.
Motion for Speedy Bond Hearing
Once our attorneys at Maria Jones Law Firm determine your eligibility for bond, we will file a Motion for Speedy Bond Hearing for you, and will schedule a hearing in front of the immigration judge.
During the hearing, our firm will present evidence to the judge that highlights your eligibility for bond, including your ties to family and community, proof of stable employment, property ownership, evidence of good moral character and your ability to pay the bond.
If bond is granted, it may be set for amounts ranging from between $1,500 to $20,000, and sometimes more depending on the Judge and submitted documents.
What Happens After Bond Is Granted?
After you pay the bond you will be released from detention. After the bond is posted, it acts as security. You must fulfill your obligations by attending all future court hearings. If for some reason you are unable to fulfill your obligations, your bond will be forfeited (turned over) to the court and you will not get the bond money back.
Obtaining the Help of an Arizona Deportation Defense Attorney
Immigrants who are detained in Eloy, Florence, or other ICE detention centers pending final court decisions are encouraged to contact Maria Jones Law Firm to receive prompt and competent legal representation. Recent data from the Katzmann Immigration Representation Study Group found that both detained and non-detained aliens who have legal representation in immigration court “fare far better than those without.”
We strive to help you through the stress of detention and ICE proceedings. We will utilize every deportation defense strategy to prevent possible deportation, including:
- Removal Defense – to help you stay in the United States
- Bond Hearings — to win your release from detention
- Immigration Appeals -– to overturn an adverse decision on appeal
- Voluntary Departure — to facilitate future legal re-entry into the country
A Full-Service Immigration & Criminal Defense Firm
As a full-service law firm, we at Maria Jones Law Firm are skilled in handling all types of criminal and immigration matters. We know every aspect of immigration laws and proceedings to help with issues such as adjustment of status, asylum, and removal defense. This diverse experience and our multi-faceted approach translates to better results.
We assist immigrants from all parts of the world, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, China, Brazil, Haiti, Russia, the Philippines, and other countries. Our lead attorneys, associate attorneys, and legal assistants speak a combined total of six languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Haitian Creole.
Now I am a permanent resident!- Alfredo Hernandez
We would recommend Maria Jones to everyone who needs help with immigration status- Lorenzo V.
My Deportation Was Cancelled!- Gabriela R.
They know what they are doing and know how to treat their clients.- Bruna
The lawyers are really good at explaining the process and they go detail by detail.- Ramos