Stopped by ICE Agents: You have legal rights

Stopped by ICE Agents: You have legal rights

If you or someone you know has or is detained by immigration authorities, be aware, everyone has rights. Prepare yourself, don’t let immigration authorities or police intimidate and take advantage of you and the situation. Learn your rights now!

First and foremost, if you are stopped, interrogated and/ or detained, it is very important for you to collaborate by not resisting the police or immigration authorities’ power. Ignoring this tip will increase the difficulty of your case much more for our deportation attorney when assisting you. Not ignoring this, will surely be taken into consideration and will be one less obstacle against you.

Second, know that you have the right to remain silent and that everything you say can and will be used against you, especially lies. Remaining silent can be tough in these situations, especially when trying to prove your innocence and further educating yourself about the detainment in the given moment, but it is vital to measure and filter the words of your mouth for your own good. Not doing so, and responding with a negative attitude to questions that can affect you such as those pertaining to your origin and/or history regarding your entrance to the country, will surely have a negative impact on your case and possibilities. Instead, inform the officer about your interest in remaining silent and not signing any document. Do not make a decision without a deportation lawyer before speaking with our immigration attorney in Los Angeles.

Third, be aware that you have the right to a deportation lawyer. In many cases, people don’t know that they have the right to one due to the mere fact that the immigration official forgets to inform you. Know that our immigration lawyer in Los Angeles is ready to help represent you in the best way possible to get you the best options for you and your loved ones. For further information call our immigration attorney in Los Angeles at 1-888-549-7357 today.

In special cases:
If you are stopped by an officer while operating a vehicle, our deportation lawyer advises you to remain calm, collaborate and follow the stated tips. If the officer requests any sort of documentation such as license and registration through a highway patrol or immigration papers through an immigration officer, you must obey and present the respective documentation. On a further note, we advise you to always carry your real and up-to-date immigration documents with you at all times. On the other hand, if you are told to allow the officer to search your vehicle, you have the right to deny the officer access to the vehicle unless he/she has a warrant or special reason such as looking for criminal evidence.

Similarly, if you are visited by any immigration officers/agents such as ICE in your home, you have the right to deny them access inside, if there isn’t a warrant. If there is on the other hand, request the immigration officers to slide the warrant under the door or demonstrate the warrant through a window. Make sure to read and analyze the warrant’s specific details. Some warrants, such as those specific to deportation, allow you the right deny the agent’s entrance into your property. If you or a loved one finds yourself in this situation, make sure to immediately call our deportation lawyer and immigration lawyer in Los Angeles to act as soon as possible.

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