For many immigrants, the nightmare that is the deportation process can begin with something as benign as a traffic stop. Simple traffic violations, DUI or other relatively minor legal difficulties can lead to being held at a detention center while awaiting deportation.
Louisiana is unique in that it is one of the deportation hubs in the United States. Many people are sent to the LaSalle Detention Facility for processing prior to deportation. The remote location of that facility and the small number of lawyers who are located nearby make it difficult to secure representation for some detainees.
The judges who hear these cases hear approximately 5,000 cases every year. This makes it especially important that you have an advocate who can call attention to your situation and who can help the judge see why you should not be deported. We also assist with cases where ICE does all of the processing and no judge is involved.
The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.
At Mayeaux Sardi, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.
When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux Sardi, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.
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