Notice to Appear
Ohio Immigration Lawyer
Have you been served with a notice to appear? This is considered the beginning of the deportation process and requires immediate action to ensure that your rights and your permission to stay within the United States remains protected. If you are looking to become a permanent resident of the U.S., then you will need to work fast to ensure that you retain the legal counsel of Brown Immigration Law as soon as possible. Our dedicated and experienced legal team can provide you with outstanding representation in your time of need.
The Beginning of the Deportation Process
Originally initiated by the Department of Homeland Security, the notice to appear will summon you to a removal and deportation hearing. This hearing will be conducted either in person or via conference call or video call. The hearing will address your rights to remain in the country, the time that you have spent in the States unlawfully, and whether you should be removed or deported to your country of origin.
During your hearing, also known as the master calendar hearing, your rights will be clearly stated as follows:
- You have the right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be appointed one
- You have the right to present any evidence against your case
- You have the right to understand the charges you are facing
- You have the right to make a plea bargain
Exercising Your Rights
Regardless of your status of immigration, if you are being charged in the United States, then you will have the right to a fair trial. It is important that you take advantage of these rights and retain a strong attorney to help defend your case. If you wish to stay in the United States, then you will need to work with Brown Immigration Law. Our dedicated staff of experienced Ohio immigration attorneys will provide you with strong legal counsel and give you advice on the best legal route to take regarding your particular situation.
Contact a Cleveland immigration attorney at our firm today to speak with an attorney and to protect your rights!