If someone you care about has been arrested by immigration officials, you’ll need to get an immigration bond in order for the person to be released from jail. Immigration bonds ensure that an illegal immigrant goes to all immigration hearings and to his or her criminal trial if there is one. If you can’t afford to pay the bond yourself, a Dallas bail bondsman can help you get your loved one out of jail. Jail Sucks specializes in these types of bonds, and you can contact them for help with your situation.
Whenever a person is arrested for a criminal offense, bail is set based on how likely that person is to run away if they are let out of jail. In immigration cases, bail is complicated by the fact that the immigrant may not be in the US legally and/or may not be allowed to stay in the US because of the arrest. Thus, immigrants—whether legal or illegal—need an attorney who specializes in immigration law. Many immigration lawyers also specialize in criminal defense law so the immigrant can take care of his or her legal case via one person. It’s much easier to meet with the attorney and settle the case outside of jail than in it. This is one reason why it’s important to get an immigration bond.
There are two types of bonds immigrants may deal with. Delivery bonds work like regular jail bonds. The immigrant or the immigrant’s family pays the bond and the immigrant is released from jail pending trial. These types of bonds are set at a minimum of $1,500. Departure bonds give the immigrant a certain amount of time to leave the country. The court returns the money upon proof that the immigrant left the United States. These bonds cost a minimum of $500.
Immigrants who cannot pay for a delivery bond may be able to get some help from a bail bonds company. This allows the immigrant to pay 10% of the bond up front and pay the rest back to the bonds company over time. For example, if the bond is $2,000, the immigrant pays $200 now and the remaining $1,800 over the course of the next several months. Jail Sucks offers these kinds of payment arrangements to immigrants who have been arrested. Call 214-524-5789 for help with securing the release of an immigrant from jail.