Can someone in ICE custody get a bond set when they have their Master hearing?

Asked about 3 years ago - Houston, TX

My boyfriend is awaiting his master hearing which is in about 2 weeks. His lawyer asked for a bond hearing but they said "they didn't do that anymore", and he would just have to wait until his master hearing. He came here with a VISA, just over stayed it. He also has US citizen children, and we are planning on getting married when he gets released. Will he get a bond set when he has his master hearing? Or will he have to ask the judge at his Master Hearing about getting a Bond Hearing? He is in Livingston,TX at the moment, but was transferred from Houston,TX. He was arrested for driving with an invalid license, a felony, but got it reduced to a Failure to present ID,a class C misdameanor. Any advice will help.

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  1. Christian Schmidt

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . He must request a bond hearing. The judge will not hear the merits of his bond request at a Master Hearing and schedule it for a contested hearing unless the government agrees to a bond at the hearing.

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  2. Lynne Rogers Feldman

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    Answered . agreed

    Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
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  3. Ahmad Mohamad Yakzan

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . I agree with my colleague.

    The answer to this question is general in nature and is based on the limited facts presented in the question. This... more

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