What you Should Bring to Assist Your Attorney in Preparing a Bail Request

1. A list of all the detainees family members in the United States together with evidence of their status. Thus you should provide marriage certificates; birth certificates, naturalization certificates or Green Cards to document family relationships.


2. Evidence of the detainee?s identity. Passport; national identification card; driver?s license, etc. If the detainee has been using more than one identity, bring in what evidence you have of the multiple identities of this person. Be sure to tell your attorney if the detainee has been using multiple identities so that he can clear up any confusion that might otherwise exist as to ?who? this person is.


3. If the detainee has been arrested for some criminal involvement, bring the criminal complaint, conviction and sentence to your attorney. This should include all past criminal involvement, not just the matter that now has your loved one detained.


4. Work history- - If the detainee has been working - -whether authorized or not - - bring his pay-stubs, letters from his employer and proof he filed his income taxes for that income.


5. Military record. If your loved one served in any of the armed forces of the United States, bring his discharge papers.


6. Any other evidence that you have - - letters from neighbors, family friends, clergy, or other reputable people that can attest to his character. Specifically, that he will show up for all his future hearings an d also that would tend to show he is not posing a threat to the community.


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7. A complete history of the detainees contacts with immigration: Had he ever been removed; turned from the border; what visas has he used and when did he last enter the United States and had he ever entered the United States before