Davie, FL asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Florida

Q: Boyfriend was arrested with felony battery charge now has an ICE hold. If charges were to be dropped would ICE detain?

Arrested on a felony battery charge, bond was set but was recommended defendant remain in County custody until case is resolved. We are working to get charges dismissed. There is an ICE hold, defendant only recently submitted asylum paperwork prior to arrest. Will ICE still detain defendant if he is released with no conviction and dismissed charges?

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Jonathan Blecher
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A: Possibly. Whether ICE will detain depends on his immigration status, the reason for the ICE hold, and the specific circumstances of the case. It's essential to consult with an immigration attorney to understand the situation better and get accurate advice. You don't need a conviction to be in removal proceedings.

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