He cannot bond out from criminal custody if he has an ICE hold. He'll need a good criminal attorney and a good immigration attorney.
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He may also need a bond for ICE.
Get an attorney ... this is probably going to become quite serious.
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I agree with my colleagues. He needs an attorney as this could be a big deal.
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It seems that your boyfriend is illegally in the US. In fact, I would assume that this is why he was driving without a license in the first place. In this situation, the criminal system is ready to release him on bond but the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who are the deportation enforcers, have decided that since he is here illegally and has criminal charges, he is deportable from the US. This can only get worse if it is ignored. There are limited defenses against deportation. We should discuss his options ASAP.
Yeah he'll need an immigration attorney and a criminal attorney. Or one that does both. If you talk to him, tell him that no matter what, do not plea out to the charges of no valid dl. Judge Heinrich will probably offer him a deal to get out on time served if he will plead guilty, but it will only hurt his immigration case. He may have defenses to the criminal case and he'll need to explore those ASAP since it sounds like USCIS thinks he's deportable.