Since 1987  The Mulder Law Office  26 years Experience
United States Immigration Law
(904) 296-7702 / (386) 246-6888
        We Practice ONLY Immigration Law including Criminal Defense for the Immigrant.
  Offices in Jacksonville Florida and Palm Coast Florida. 
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If arrested or detained call The Mulder Law Office immediately.
Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  for emergencies. 
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 Content: 

I.  Bonding out of jail after being charged with a crime:

A.  Setting Bond:  

A bond hearing may be set immediately or a bond amount may  be automatically set without a hearing. If the established bond is to high a hearing may be set to reduce the amount. When arrested and taken to jail  a first appearance before the judge is scheduled usually within 24 hours of the arrest.  At the Mulder Law Office we are ready to request bond  or a bond reduction on your behalf either at your initial appearance, by scheduling a bond hearing or negotiating a bond without the need of a hearing.  Our goal is to have you released from custody as soon as possible.

B.   Posting Bond:  

The set bond amount may be paid in full directly to the court or through a bondsman. A bondsmen will  require a percentage of the full bond amount (usually 10%). The bondsman may charge a fee in addition to the 10% and will require  collateral in the full amount of the bond. Because of the state of the economy and the real estate market many bondsmen are not accepting real propperty as collateral unless it is owned free and clear of any mortgage or lien. 

C. Return of your Posted Bond Monies

Bond that has been posted in a criminal case will be returned upon the completion of the criminal case before the court. If you posted the full amount of the bond you will receive a complete refund. If you posted bond through a bondsman your refund will depend on the agreement you made with that bondsman.

Warning: Do not pay a bondsman or post a bond with the criminal court if immigration has put a hold on you. You will not be released from jail and you will not be refunded the fee you paid to the bondsman. (See ICE Bond below).
Warning: If you are arrested, taken into custody and you are not an American citizen, an ICE or Deportation Officer may come to see you in jail. Do not talk to the officer about your case and do not sign anything. Contact The Mulder Law Office.  
Warning: If you are not a United States Citizen do not assume that time served, or a plea of no contest  is a quick and easy way out of your situation.  You may find yourself in deportation proceedings before an immigration judge.    

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 II. ICE bond when you have an immigration hold
 

When a non citizen has an immigration hold he or she will not be released from custody once  the  criminal case has been disposed of. Custody will be transferred to ICE agents who will appear at the jail.   An ICE agent driving a white van will come to the jail to pick up the non citizen.  The non citizen will be taken from the jail to the nearest ICE office. In Jacksonville, Florida, the ICE office is across the street from the Mulder Law Office. We can begin making arrangements for ICE bond before you are transferred if you call us immediately.  An ICE officer will interview the non citizen and then will either release the non citizen ROR or on bond or take him/her to an immigration detention facility.   

A.  Setting Bond:  The Mulder Law Office will make a formal request for ICE bond on your behalf . Contact us  BEFORE you are released from state or federal custody so we can make arrangements for you. Bond can vary from denied to released without posting bond (ROR) to thousands of dollars.

B.   Posting Bond: If you are granted ICE Bond in Jacksonville, Florida, the bond must be posted in Orlando. The process can get confusing and complicated. Kyndra L. Mulder, Esquire, will assist you at every step of the bond process from making initial contact with ICE Officers, making a formal bond request to posting the bond and arranging your release. You may post the bond in full or go through a bondsman.

C. Return of your posted bond monies:

Bond that has been posted based upon an ICE bond will be returned upon the completion of your case before the immigration court.  If you posted the full bond amount you will receive a complete refund. If you posted bond through a bondsman your refund will depend on the agreement you made with the bondsman.

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                                    Call us toll  free at (904) 296-7702


III.  Bonding out of an immigration detention center:  

A.  Requesting and Setting Bond:

A non citizen who is detained at an immigration detention center is entitled to a bond hearing within 3 business days of  the court receiving a request. A properly prepared bond motion is crucial at this point in the proceedings. At the Mulder Law Office we are experienced in bond motions before the immigration court and know what the court is going to require in order to set bond for a non citizen.

Broward Transitional Center:

For the non citizen who is detained at the Broward Transitional Center, a hearing to address a bond request will be held  at the downtown Miami Immigration Court. The detained person will appear by closed circuit television from the transitional center and his or her attorney will be present in the Courtroom. If granted bond, the bond must be posted at Krome detention center located in South West Miami. 

Krome Detention Center: 

For the non citizen who is detained at the Krome Detention Center, a hearing to address a bond request will be held  at the downtown Miami Immigration Court. The detained person will appear personally in the  courtroom located within the detention facility.  If granted bond, the bond is posted at the same location.

After the detained person is released on bond his or her case will remain at the court where the bond hearing was held, or, be transferred to a court nearest the individuals residence.  As an example, if you are from New York and you were taken into custody by ICE in Florida,  your case will be transferred to the New York immigration court.   

The Mulder Law Office has represented clients throughout the United States. We can have your case prepared and filed with the Court on an emergency basis to insure that you are bonded out of immigration custody at the earliest available moment.

B.   Posting Bond:

Bond will need to be posted at the main office of the detention center where the detainee is being held. Bond may be posted by an individual who posts the full bond amount of  bond may be posted through a bondsmen. When going through a bondsmen usually only 10% of the full bond amount is required to be paid to the bondsmen.  A fee may charge d by the bondsment in addition to the 10%. In addition, collateral valued at the full amount of the bond must left with the bondsmen. Because of the state of the economy and the real estate market many bondsmen are not accepting real estate as collateral unless it is free and clear of any mortgage or lean.

C. Return of your Posted Bond Monies

Bond that has been posted based upon a court order will be returned upon the completion of  the case before the immigration court.  If  the full bond amount was posted the full amount will be returned to the person who posted it. If  bond was posted through a bondsman the person who posted the bond is not entitled to any return of funds paid to the bondsmen.  However, remember to  collect any collateral you left with the bondsmen.  If the non citizen was ordered removed or accepted voluntary departure the case is not considered completed until until he or she appears in person at the consulate in his or her country or produces evidence to the consulate that he or she has returned to the country.


IV. Bond after the immigration court has granted you voluntary departure:  

An immigration Judge may require a bond be posted if granted voluntary departure. This is to assure the court that  the non citizen departs the United States as scheduled.  The bond will be returned when the non citizen appears in person at the consulate in his or her country or produces evidence of arrival into his or her country to the U.S. consulate. 

                                       Arrange a Consultation today.
                                   Call us toll  free at (904) 296-7702


Bond that has been posted at any of the foregoing stages will only be refunded to the person who posted the bond unless prior arrangements are made or there are exceptional circumstances.

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Contacting us for a consultation does not make you our client or create an attorney - client relationship.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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