Immigrant and criminal question

Asked over 1 year ago - Yonkers, NY

my husband is wanted for attempted murder and has been wanted for 3 years. He was waiting for his green card but fled the country without it. Now he wants to surrender and wants to know how and what to prepare for.

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  1. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . If he has a way to get admitted to the U.S., he can arrive, and expect to be detained at the airport based on the warrant.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  2. Michael Evan Greenspan

    Contributor Level 16

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    Answered . Your husband is facing serious charges. We don't know from your posting if he was released on bail and fled the country and if so, at what stage of the case had been reached. For example, it is possible that if he was read what are known as Parker Warnings, he may very well have been tried and convicted in absentia.

    Whatever the situation, your husband absolutely needs to call an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled violent felony cases in Westchester County or New York City to guide him on his options. Use the Avvo find a lawyer function to locate such an attorney.

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  3. John M. Cromwell

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    Answered . He should hire an attorney to negotiate his surrender and begin working on putting together a good bail application. He should expect to be detained at the port of entry.

  4. John J. Carney

    Pro

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Refer to my previous answer to this question.

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