U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the unit of the government that arrests and detains anyone found violating U.S. immigration law. In order for the detainee to be released until his or her court date, an immigration bond must be obtained. Detainees must first meet the qualifications before they can receive an immigration bail bond, though, which we will go over in this article. In addition, the ICE can release the detainee based on what is known as personal recognizance, which is a promise they make saying they'll be present for all court appearances and will not partake in illegal activities while out on bail, and it doesn't cost anything. Whenever the immigration judge (or the ICE) sets a required bond amount, however, it's time to think about obtaining an immigration bond. It is the job of an immigration bail bondsman to help detainees through the process of obtaining one and to post bail for them.
Types of Immigration Bonds
There are a few different types of immigration bonds that can be obtained. They include the following:
Delivery Bond: To be discharged on a delivery bond, the foreign national or illegal immigrant who is being detained has to obtain an arrest warrant as well as a notice of custody conditions. Delivery bonds are meant to assure the ICE or judge that the detainee will appear for all court hearings.
Voluntary Departure Bond: This type of bond can only be obtained if the judge allows the detainee to voluntarily leave the U.S. by a specific date. This type of bond can be granted before any of the court proceedings take place. If the detainee doesn't leave the U.S. by the agreed upon date the voluntary departure bond will be relinquished, and there will be more legal trouble to follow.
Order of Supervision Bond: This type of bond is for people with a deportation order, but are being supervised while they are obtaining their passport and other documentation for his children and/or family before going back to the home country. An order of supervision is usually given to people who have close ties to the U.S., such as a child. Those who have this type of bond must report to the ERO office periodically.
Paying & Posting an Immigration Bond
There are two ways to pay for an immigration bond to be posted (must be done by a legal U.S. citizen):
Surety bond: A friend or family member of the detainee can work with a bond agent to get them a surety bond. The charge is typically 15-20% of the total bond amount. It is non-refundable.
Cash bond: A friend or family member of the detainee can pay the ICE the full bond amount. The detainee's money will be refunded once he or she has attended all of the immigration court hearings. The bond can be paid either by cash, Cashier's check, or money order, as well as U.S. bonds or notes.
Why Post Immigration Bail Bond?
It's vital that bond be posted so detainees have the time to be with their family and reach out to an immigration attorney to help them with their case before their immigration hearings. It's also a good idea to formulate a list of sorts with all the facts of the case, whether or not they've been previously deported, any serious crimes committed, and etc; as much relevant information should be included as possible.
Bad Boys Bail Bonds Can Help
If you're in need of an immigration bondsman in Utah, Bad Boys Bail Bonds can help. We're available around the clock and we cover the entire state of Utah, so we're positive we'll be able to help you with all your bail bonding needs. We're dedicated to providing fast, personal and confidential service. If you're in need a bail bondsmen, call Bad Boys Bail Bonds today at 866-306-8227.
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