Immigration Law: Can I Get A Bond Hearing if Accused Of a Crime?

This video features Cory Forman, an Immigration Law attorney based in New York.

New York Immigration Lawyer Explains Criminal Law

Video Transcript:

Tom Mustin: 

When a non-citizen is detained for an alleged crime, do they get a bond hearing? We asked attorney Cory Forman in this Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.

Cory Forman: 

To an alleged crime, they are entitled, most of the time to a bond hearing. Someone is not going to be detained just for being accused of a crime. Usually they're detained for another reason, being unlawfully present in the country, having an immigration violation. And you can get a bond hearing for that most of the time. The crime could come up as a discretionary factor, that it'll come up at a hearing. But there are certain criminal convictions that precludes you from even getting a bond hearing, and will subject someone to mandatory detention or could prevent them from getting a bond hearing based on how they entered the country.

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