If you or a loved one is facing deportation, it’s important to understand as much as you can about this process. It is not a given that you will absolutely be deported just because it has been threatened. You do have a lot of different options. Each case is unique and there are many different characteristics to consider.
You may also be wondering how an attorney can help. Is this going to cost too much? Are they actually able to give you a better chance of staying in the country? These are all common questions that people ask when they’re worried about deportation, and they’re just part of the process of learning about all of your defense options and the strategies you can employ to stay within the country.
An attorney increases your odds of success
One thing that is certain is that someone with legal representation does have a better chance of staying in the United States. For instance, some studies have found that those who seek bond in this situation have a 3.5 times greater chance of it being granted if they have an attorney on their side than those who don’t. This doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee, but it’s clearly one way that you can increase your odds.
This trend simply continues when you look at those who are granted the right to remain in the United States. If you have an attorney, you’re ten times as likely to succeed in this regard than those who do not.
Why is this? Again, it does depend on the situation, but one of the benefits is simply that the attorney has experience and has been through this process many times. Most people who are getting deported are doing it for the first time. It can feel overwhelming and stressful. They may make mistakes that they will regret later. They could overlook key steps to take. When someone is on your side and they already have all of this information, it no longer matters that it’s your first time going through it. You get the benefit of that experience. You can see how this plays out in the odds of success.
If you are worried about being deported or if the process is already underway, take the time to consider all of your legal options.