Bond Hearings & Deportation Defense
Bond Hearings & Deportation Defense in Chicago, Illinois
When it comes to immigration status, there are certain misconceptions that tend to cause people a lot of trouble and heartache. If you have already received a green card or are considered a permanent resident, you do not have the same rights as citizens of the United States and will be treated as equal under the law.
If you find yourself in the midst of a court of law due to criminal misconduct, your immigration status could be in significant danger. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that everything will be okay, even if you’re found guilty. People face deportation all of the time – it is not an uncommon outcome depending upon the severity and type of the crime in question. You need an attorney who has handled hundreds of bond hearings and deportation defense, in order to have the best chance possible.
If you find yourself in trouble, you need to contact an experienced attorney as quickly as possible in order to maximize your chances of seeing a beneficial outcome. The Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., understand how the legal process works. We have a skilled, well-trained staff who are familiar with immigration law, deportation defense, and bond hearings in the Chicagoland area.
Skilled Deportation Defense Attorneys
The Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C. can help build a successful defense against deportation, and have extensive experience when it comes to defending clients and helping ensure that their rights are protected.
Reasons for Deportation
It’s important to note that anyone other than citizens of the United States could be subjected to the removal process. While you should seek a skilled attorney regardless of the crime committed, the need is especially great in the following situations:
Aggravated Felonies including:
- Illegal Entry
- Failure or Inability to Maintain Immigration Status
- Marriage Fraud
- Attempted or Conspiracy to Commit
- Sexual Abuse
- Drug Trafficking or Possession
- Domestic Violence
- Human Trafficking
- Prostitution / Solicitation
- Tax related issues
- Firearm Violations
- False claim to U.S. Citizenship
It should be noted that the above is in no way an exhaustive list, and there are many categories that are considered vague and open to interpretation. Some crimes that are considered to be against “moral turpitude” (CIMT) can be an impediment and disqualify your eligibility for U.S. citizenship. If you are being charged with a crime involving moral turpitude, drug substance or a felony, the law can disqualify you from any bond eligibility, pardon eligibility called mandatory detention. You will need a lawyer who understands how the court is likely to rule based on the facts and how the law works.
Some individuals who are detained are eligible to request bond. This means that you might have the right to apply to pay a fee in order to wait for your hearing or other court dates at home rather than in jail. Note that this is not true for everyone, and your eligibility is determined by a number of factors. One of these includes your ability to prove that you are not a flight risk. You can try to do this by showing the following:
- Family Ties
- Community Ties
- Lack of Previous Immigration Violations
- Regular Employment
- Ability to Post Bond
If your family member is detained in other jurisdictions outside of Illinois, ask your attorney about the possibilities of legal counseling, regardless of the location. The Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C have the ability to move court proceedings to a more suitable, convenient location for you and your attorney. In order to help ensure that you have the best shot at receiving bond possible, you should contact an experienced attorney today. Solomon D. Gilliam can help you determine your potential eligibility for posting bond as well as how to best go about arguing your case. We understand how the law works and are willing to work hard to keep you out of jail.
Contact Us Today For Help
When you need a skilled attorney who is ready and able to mount an effective deportation defense or help you apply for bond in the Chicagoland area, contact the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C. We can help you understand your immigration status and current predicament, and are happy to discuss your case in order to develop the best defense possible. Contact us today to set up a consultation!