Relative was caught trying to cross the border.

Asked 2 months ago - Palm Desert, CA

She is being held in valverde detention center. Called the center and was told she was under marshal custody. What does this mean?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Simply means she is currently being held by State authorities, most likely under some state arrest warrant or charges pending against her.

    Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that... more
  2. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . She may be charged with committing a crime.

    Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all... more
  3. Nasir M. Khan

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    Answered . Hi there Palm Desert,

    If she's in custody, it might be that they're charging her with state, federal, or immigration violations. It's hard to tell which just based on the information you've provided, but she's in trouble for sure if she's under marshall custody. Consider hiring an experienced immigration custody to help you fight her case and if you speak with her, advise her not to sign anything before being appraised of her rights, and always always always keep a copy of anything she's provided with in writing.

    The answer given here is based solely on the facts provided, which may be incomplete, and is intended for general... more
  4. David Michael Gottfried

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    Answered . Does she have an outstanding warrant?

  5. Morrie Pour Nourian

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    Answered . Commuting a federal offense probably illegal re entry or alien smuggling or such offenses. Hire a lawyer for her or call the marshal' office to find out more and repost.

  6. Mac Nayeri

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    Answered . Sounds to me as if this is a 're-entry' case. The best way to help your relative is to speak with an experienced immigration attorney. There maybe something that can be done to help them.

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