My husband was convicted of family violence charged with a misomenor and served a 2 week sentence then was released to ICE. He already had a pending case with immigration, because we did a motion of venue which it was granted. His hearing is set for May 2011 in downtown Houston. He is detained at export plaza location and one of the guards told him he needs to be in there until his hearing but they gave him a request for bond.
You should contact a local attorney who can request a bond for your family member.
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Neil I Fleischer
The Fleischer Law Firm, LLC
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1314
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First, you need to hire a lawyer to go over your husband's case and determine if he is eligible for bond from immigration detention. Certain convictions will make him subject to mandatory detention, meaning that he will not be eligible for bond.
If he is bond-eligible, an immigration attorney will make a bond motion that explains to the court the reasons to set a bond amount.
It can take up to a couple of weeks to get a bond hearing before an immigration judge here in Houston, so it is important to act quickly and hire an attorney to get the bond motion filed.