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The Miami immigration attorneys at Hubbs Law Firm are experienced in immigration bond hearings in Miami-Dade County. We understand how stressful these hearings can be for the entire family. After an individual is arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), they may be eligible for bond depending on the facts and circumstances of their case. Unlike criminal cases where bond is generally set within 24 hours of arrest, immigration bond hearings are generally set a few weeks away. In addition, in immigration cases, bond is not mandatory like most criminal cases and immigration judges generally require a bond motion and evidence to be submitted to the court in advance of the hearing.
During a bond hearing, the immigration judge will first evaluate whether the person is subject to mandatory detention after evaluating the detainee’s criminal record. If the person is not subject to mandatory detention, then the judge will likely evaluate whether the detainee is a risk of flight or a danger to the community. In make this determination, the immigration judge will likely evaluate numerous factors including: whether the detainee is eligible for immigration relief, the detainee’s criminal record, the detainee’s immigration history, the detainee’s history of appearing in court, the detainee’s continuous presence in the United States, the detainee’s family members in the United States, the detainee’s employment record, and more.
Bond is a crucial stage of immigration proceedings. Not only is it important to the detainee to be released to his home and family, but it is also important to the attorney as well. Almost any form of immigration relief will be easier to obtain if the client is released because the client will be better equipped to aid the attorney with the defense. In addition, attorneys are generally given more time to contest the deportation if their client is not in custody rather than in custody.
Immigration Bond Attorney in Miami, FL
If your friend or family member does not have a bond or you are interested in attempting to get the bond reduced, the Miami immigration and deportation attorneys at Hubbs Law Firm can help. You can immediately speak to our experienced immigration attorney, E.J. Hubbs, about the possibility of filing a motion for bond or a reduction in bond. Our team will first attempt to contact the deportation officer handling the case. Sometimes it is possible for the deportation office to grant a bond or reduce the bond without the need to go to court. Other times, the case will need to be set for a bond hearing.
Hubbs Law Firm handles all types of immigration cases, including bond hearings, for clients living in Miami-Dade County, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Kendall, Homestead, Doral, South Miami, and North Miami, as well as other cities and areas in the Greater Miami Area.
Krome Detention Center in Miami, FL
If a person is arrested by ICE in Miami, he or she will be brought to the Krome Detention Facility at 18201 SW 12th St., Miami, FL 33194. Krome is the only detention facility for immigration detainees in Miami, with a capacity of approximately 600 people. When the Krome facility is full, ICE will use an additional detention facility in Broward County, the Broward Transitional Center.
You can find out if your friend or relative is detained at Krome by calling (305) 207-2100 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. You will need to have the individual’s biographical information ready, including his or her name, date of birth, and country of birth. Friends and family members are allowed to visit Krome detainees 7 days a week but you must schedule an appointment in advance, for a maximum of one hour. Visitors are required to present a government-issued ID in order to enter the facility.
Bonds at Krome Detention Center
If you want to know if a friend or family member has been taken to the Krome Detention Center has been granted a bond, call (305) 207-2100 and ask to speak to the Deportation Officer handling the case. You will provide the officer with the full legal name of the detainee and also know his or her “A number.”
If the detainee has a bond, the bond can be posted at 18201 SW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33194, on Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. only. The person paying the bond money must show proof of identity and lawful immigration status. Bonds can be processed by cashier’s check or money order made out to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
At a bond hearing, an immigration judge may weigh many factors including but not limited to:
- The amount of time the detainee has lived in the United States
- The detainee’s family members in the United States who are citizens
- The detainee’s employment history
- The detainee’s prior criminal history
- The detainee’s prior orders of deportation, if any
- The risk the detainee will abscond or fail to appear to the court
- The risk the detainee will pose a danger to other persons or property if released, and
- Whether the detainee is a national security risk
It is crucial that you have an experienced attorney prepare a written bond motion arguing the positive facts in your friend or family member’s case. Bond motions should attach significant supporting documentation to corroborate the information alleged in the motion. Most judges allow only one motion for bond, which is why it is essential to handle it properly. The minimum bond allowed under federal law is $1,500. There is no maximum bond. Therefore, it might be a good idea to hire an attorney for the bond hearing because it could save you thousands of dollars if the bond is reduced.
Find an Attorney for an Immigration Bond Hearing in Miami
If you have a friend or a family member in Miami-Dade County who is seeking an immigration bond, you should contact Hubbs Law Firm immediately. Bond motions are a crucial stage of immigration proceedings and hiring a qualified and experienced attorney can make the difference between your loved one coming home or staying in custody.
Our experienced attorneys can discuss all aspects of your case with you and inform you of any immigration relief that might be applicable to your friend or family member in his or her particular case. We represent immigration clients in Miami and throughout Miami-Dade County, including Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Kendall, Miami Beach, North and South Miami, Homestead, and anywhere else in the area.
Call (305) 570-4802 today to schedule your initial consultation.
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — Find information about Miami's Krome Detention Center, contact information, visiting hours, bond information, and more.
- U.S. Department of Justice — Find information about the immigration court at Miami's Krome Detention Center.
- ICE Locator System – Visit ICE’s inmate locator system to attempt to find a friend or family member who has been detained by ICE.
- Krome Detention Center – Find information on the Krome Detention Center which is the main immigration detention facility in Miami, FL.
- Broward Transitional Center (BTC) - Find information on the Broward Transitional Center which is the main immigration detention facility in Pompano Beach, FL.
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