In Lunn v. Commonwealth, SJC 12276, (2017), it was held that Mass. law does not allow court officials to hold an individual solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer, beyond the time the individual would be entitled to be released from state custody. For example:
- If you post bail on your state case;
- Are subject to a civil immigration detainer;
- You should be released by state officials.
State officials have no authority to hold individuals on civil immigration detainers in such circumstances. Contact Shane W. Surrette, Criminal Lawyer Massachsuetts today at 774-479-3005 or at [email protected].