Immigration Court Lawyer
Removal Proceedings is the term used to describe being placed before an Immigration Court to determine if you can remain in the United States. However you come into ICE custody, you may first be detained and than request a bond from the Immigration Judge. Bond amounts are determined by two things: 1) likelihood of appearing before the Court if released and 2) risk of harm to society if released. Once released, you will be given a date to appear before the Immigration Court closest to your home. If you are not detained, you will be released under an order of recognizance, and given a date to appear at Court. Although Immigration Proceeding my seem scary, it is your opportunity to prove to the Court that you deserve to remain in the United States. This may be through a process called Cancellation of Removal for Permanent or Non-Permanent Residents, Adjustment of Status, Asylum or Withholding of Removal. The Court will provide you time in which to file your application for relief and then give you a date for a hearing to determine eligibility. Because of Court backlogs, the process can take years.
Unlike criminal proceedings, there is no right to a Court appointed attorney in Immigration Proceedings. This means that Immigrants, who have a limited understanding of the legal system as well as language barriers, are forced to represent themselves, against a Government lawyer. This includes minor children.
According to a recent study, Immigrants who hire an attorney to represent them in removal proceedings are five times more likely to win their case than those who go unrepresented. Among unaccompanied children, data shows that 73 percent of children represented by an attorney are allowed to remain in the United States whereas only 15 percent of unrepresented children are allowed to remain.
To hear more about what to expect in removal proceedings or if you have a family member currently detained or in removal proceedings, please contact our office. Ms. Viener has been representing both detained and non-detained immigrants for over twenty years before the New Orleans Immigration Court, Oakdale Immigration Court and more recently the Jena, LA Immigration Court.
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Hire An Immigration Attorney Right Away.
Attorney Charlotte Viener has been practicing before the Immigration Court for over seventeen years. Hiring an experienced Immigration attorney while in removal proceedings may be the biggest decision you ever make. Our office is always here to help. You or a family member can contact Charlotte directly at firstname.lastname@example.org any time if this situation occurs. She will respond to you immediately and begin to take the steps to get you or your loved one released from custody and prepare you for your day in Court.
If you have been placed in removal proceedings and would like immediate assistance, please contact the experienced immigration attorneys of Charlotte Viener & Associates.
Why Choose Us?
Charlotte Viener & Associates is a New Orleans, Louisiana based law firm that has worked exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law for over twenty years. We represent immigrants and employers throughout the United States and the world.
Our attorney's are also compassionate and caring and understand that navigating the Immigration laws can sometimes be overwhelming. We will not only fight for you but hold your hand, if needed, throughout the entire process.
In addition, our office offers Flat Fees and Payment Plans with no hidden fees. You will have access to us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week either in our office, on the phone or by email. It is part of the service we offer and is included in the flat fee we quote you at our initial consultation. Please review our google reviews below to hear about our client's experience working with us.