On Monday the United States Supreme Court sent out a loud and clear message. The Supremes rejected Arizona’s appeal of a law that would have denied bail to immigrants here in the United States illegally. The dubious Arizona law had been struck down last year by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that our constitution’s protection for liberty applies to all persons in the United States, not just U.S. citizens; people under arrest have a right to an individual hearing on whether they may be released from jail before trial. The Supremes simply refused to weigh in on the issue, and would not hear Maricopa County, Arizona’s argument that immigrants who were in the county illegally were not likely to appear for their court hearings if released from jail. This decision seems to be counter to ICE’s stepped up emphasis on cracking down on illegal immigrants; clearly it would appear that the left hand is not too concerned with what the right hand is doing.
If you or a loved, whether here legally or not, is arrested or charged with a crime in Washington State it would be smart to immediately contact a Seattle criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and interests. The Seattle criminal defense attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case. So, whether cited for assault, property destruction or some other crime, protect yourself … call SQ Attorneys immediately.