If you are an undocumented immigrant going to Newburgh City Court, you should keep in mind that local ICE agents are targeting criminal defendants for detention. They often hang around the court parking lot, sitting in their cars, waiting for the right person to come to court. This means that, if you don’t have your papers and have been accused of a crime, ICE agents may be waiting for you in the parking lot of this building. Even if you have not been convicted of a crime… even if the charges are not serious, such as a drunk driving offense, or domestic violence.. even if you have a clean criminal record and have been in this country for many years… if you have been charged with ANY criminal offense and do not have legal status (or worse, you have had prior contact with immigration or a prior deportation order), STOP and call me for a free consultation. I will be glad to discuss your options with you.