What To Do If You Are Facing ICE Detention
It’s difficult to prepare for ICE arrests and detention, which can make life stressful for undocumented immigrants as well as legal residents whose ethnicity puts them at risk of higher scrutiny from police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
The stakes of these encounters are very high, and they can result in criminal charges, deportation and other undesirable outcomes. That’s why it’s crucial to consult with a qualified attorney for legal advice.
If you or a loved one is currently in detention, the Law Offices of Vivian N. Szawarc can help get you out on bond so you can begin the legal process of defending yourself. We can also help if you believe that you are at risk of being arrested in California.
Know Your Rights In The Event Of An ICE Arrest
- You have the right to remain silent.
- You have the right to ask for a warrant before letting law enforcement officers into your home.
- You have the right to a lawyer.
That last point is crucial: If you are detained or interviewed by ICE officers, keep in mind that you have a right to make a phone call and speak with a lawyer. You can refuse to sign anything until you’ve spoken with your lawyer, and you can also refuse to show documents to officers until you’ve spoken with your lawyer.
Get Out Of ICE Detention With An Experienced Immigration Lawyer’s Help
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Vivian N. Szawarc represent clients who have immigrated to the United States from all over the world, and our goal is to keep your life running smoothly for as long as you would like to remain in this country.