What are My Rights in Immigration Court
You need to know your rights in immigration court. Immigration court is a full-fledged court room with a judge, prosecutors, evidence, and witnesses. If you lose your case, the penalty is great: banishment from the United States, separation from your family, and perhaps even death in your country of origin. The seriousness of immigration court is why Geygan and Geygan, Ltd. represents the rights of people like you.
Why you would be in immigration court
You will be called to immigration court for a deportation hearing if you have:
· Been convicted of certain crimes that cause deportation
· Overstayed your visa
· Entered the United States illegally
Your right to an attorney
You have the right to be represented by an attorney in immigration court. However, the government does not pay for your attorney. In other words, while you have a right to an attorney, you must pay for attorney services.
When you call Geygan and Geygan, Ltd., your initial consultation is free.
You have a right to due process
You have a right to due process before you are deported. This means that you have a right to a hearing in immigration court.
Immigration court is an administrative court of the Department of Justice. It is not an independent judiciary court.
You have a right to notice
You have a right to notice of the date, time, and place of your deportation hearing. You have a right to have time to hire an attorney who will prepare your case.
Your right to be informed of the charges against you
You have the right to be informed of the charges and allegations of fact against you. You have a right to have the charges read to you in court.
Your right to defend
You have the right to present a defense, showing why you should not be deported.
Where to get help
At Geygan and Geygan, Ltd., we help people just like you every day. We understand the legal system and will represent you before the immigration court. You can reach us at 513-793-6555 or Thomasjr@geygan.com
Immigration is a very specialized area of law; so, be sure your attorney focuses his practice on immigration and protecting your legal rights. We focus our practice on immigration law and you can reach us at 513-793-6555 or Thomasjr@geygan.com. We will gently walk you through your immigration issues, represent you in immigration court, and aggressively fight for your legal rights.