Deportation Defense

White Plains Deportation Defense Attorney

You have too much to lose by appearing in immigration court without an experienced deportation defense lawyer by your side. Everything you say will become part of your court record and could be used against you as your case proceeds. The law is extremely complex, putting you at risk when you do not understand the laws and regulations.

At the Law Office of Craig Relles, we are available 24 hours a day to answer your call. If U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stopped you or put you in an immigration detention facility or a local jail, you need legal representation immediately. Call us at 914-919-9030 at any time.

We can represent you in removal/deportation proceedings from the moment you are detained or are directed to appear at the first hearing. The defenses and remedies you will have depend upon why you were placed in removal proceedings, what your status is currently and other complicated factors.

How Will ICE Find Me?

Depending upon your criminal and immigration history, ICE might consider you to be a high or low priority for removal. However, if you happen to come across their “radar” for some other reason, ICE will take advantage of the opportunity to try to deport you anyway. That means that:

  • If you have committed a crime and are in jail, awaiting trial or serving a sentence, it is highly likely that the officials at the jail or prison will contact ICE to let the government know there is a non-American citizen in custody. An officer from ICE will “visit” the jail and put you into deportation proceedings by issuing a Notice to Appear in immigration court. Even a DUI, driving without insurance or being in an accident, puts you at risk of ICE finding you.
  • Filing an immigration application for a family member who is at-risk, if the family member being sponsored is out of status, entered without inspection (illegal) or has a warrant out for his or her arrest, ICE might find you or your relative based on the information in your application to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • If you must check in or report to a probation officer, there is a chance that the officer could report you to ICE.
  • Leaving the U.S. for a vacation or for business and then trying to re-enter the country after a criminal conviction can land you in removal proceedings.
  • If you have been deported previously, and return to the U.S., you might be charged in federal court with a crime, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
  • Local police who are responding to a crime might contact ICE if they “suspect” that you are without valid status in the U.S.
  • The department of motor vehicles in some states has been known to report people to ICE when renewing driver’s licenses.

Each of these actions could tip off ICE about where you live and where they can find you. If you or a family member is already in custody, contact our law firm for help locating where he or she is being held and representation in immigration court.

You Have The Right To A Deportation Defense Attorney

As a skilled deportation defense lawyer looking out for your best interests, I understand the anxiety and stress you are going through. Call 914-919-9030 or send an email through this website to schedule a consultation with an experienced White Plains deportation defense lawyer in New York. We answer calls within 24 hours.

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