Immigration Holds Attorney in Los Angeles
We can help you with your Immigration Hold
An immigration hold can occur if you are facing an open criminal case in the Los Angeles area. Whether you are in the country with proper documentation or not, your immigration status can be severely affected by this. This situation can lead to deportation proceedings. INS guidelines are very complex, so it is best to obtain the services of an experienced
Los Angeles Immigration attorney to handle the situation for you.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal case, it is adviseable to confer with the knowledgeable lawyers from the Law Offices of Carlos Barrios. We have years of experience assisting immigrants on a variety of immigration issues, including an Immigration hold. Before going to court, our office needs to discuss your immigration status in order to properly defend you. We will attempt to convert any charges against you to ones that are not considered by the INS to be a "moral turpitude" offense, which are charges such as assault or burglary. This will prevent documented immigrants from possibly being deported.
Los Angeles Immigration Hold Lawyer
In Los Angeles, when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department receives an inmate into its system, they will verify your immigration status. As a result, as soon as you are arrested and placed in custody, an immigration hold may be placed on you, leading to possible deportation proceedings. This is regardless of whether your charges are later dropped. You then might be deported from the United States after the INS picks you up from Sheriff's custody. The saddest part is that you may be innocent of all charges and still be deported because your immigration status has now been questioned.
You may be able to avoid deportation, especially if you have the resources to get bailed out of jail immediately after an arrest. In Los Angeles County, you are normally not transferred to the Sheriff's custody until 48 hours after arrest. If you are able to get out on bail within that time, you will not be subjected to the Sheriff's immigration check and subsequent hold.
At the Law Offices of Carlos Barrios, we are well equipped to provide you the legal support you need to prevent an immigration hold and possible deportation. This is a serious situation you or your loved one faces, you need the best attorney at your side. We can also help you with immigration expungements, motions to vacate and other immigration matters. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your circumstances.
Contact a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Office of the Law Offices of Carlos Barrios for experienced and skilled representation on your Immigration Hold.