What If My Bond Request is Denied?

Your loved one is being detained by ICE. A bail hearing has been requested and has been scheduled. Now the worrying sets in.  How do you know for sure your loved one will get bail? Couldn’t the judge deny bail? What can you do?

This is a common issue many families face when a loved one is detained. It’s a scary situation, especially if you’ve never worked with the legal system before. That’s why it’s crucial to contact Freedom Federal Bonding Agency as soon as you learn of your loved one’s detention. The quicker you are in getting a hearing for your loved one, the easier it will be eligible for getting a bond.

Let’s review how bail can be denied. The court cannot grant you a bond if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You have been classified as an “arriving alien” (i.e. you are a non-citizen who is returning to the U.S. from a trip abroad)
  • You were admitted into the U.S. unlawfully
  • You have engaged in activities that threaten the security of the country
  • You have committed certain crimes in the U.S., such as theft, fraud, drug possession or sale, and were released from custody after October 1998

If your loved one is denied bail by the court, you do have the option to appeal the decision and get a second hearing. But remember, you must act quickly. There are strict deadlines that must be met in order for a second hearing to be approved. However, if your loved one falls into one of the above categories, you may not get the result that you want. Your best option may be to talk with an experienced immigration attorney who may contact ICE and discuss the case with them. You should also know that if ICE is the one who rejected the bond request, then you really have no other options; an appeal cannot be made.

If you are in need of an immigration bond, act quickly. Contact the Houston immigration bondsmen at Freedom Federal Bonding Agency now to secure a bond for your loved one. Hablamos Espanol.

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