By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | June 9, 2015
Dear Clients and Colleagues: I am happy to announce that my office has relocated to South Florida. I will be accepting the following types of cases: Appeals, Criminal (both State and Federal) , Family, and Immigration.
South Florida has always been my home since I arrived from Cuba as a young 7 year-old child and I am happy to be home.
Please do not hesitate to call upon my services if you should find yourself needing an attorney in the areas I listed above. I am fluent in Spanish. My office number in South Florida is (954 ) 565-7475 and cell number is (305) 741-1691.
I offer reasonable fees and payment plans on a case-by-case basis. I am excited to return and represent you!
Ileana Haedo, Esq.
By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | October 28, 2014
VEHICLES SEARCHES DURING TRAFFIC STOPS:
Many of you will be amazed to learn that a police officer may call upon their K-9 friend (dog to sniff for illegal drugs) to a simple traffic stop. You are probably saying, this is absurd. Well, it is, but it happens every day.
So, when may a police officer do this? Answer: During any legitimate traffic stop so long as the time it takes for the k-9 to arrive does not exceed approximately 20 minutes.
I currently have two cases where this has happened. Both are pending motions to suppress in Northern counties (Marion and Lake) I will report the outcome of these hearings in a future blog. In the meantime, please ensure that you are not carrying illegal drugs and weapons in your vehicle or you may end up facing serious felony charges. And, do not carry narcotics in unmarked containers belonging to others. Make sure you have your prescription for the drugs.
MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLES LIGHTS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT ARE ALWAYS IN WORKING ORDER. THIS WILL HELP PREVENT TRAFFIC STOPS.
Yes, our Fourth Amendment is hanging on a cliff!
By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | June 20, 2012
On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order that has the potential of opening new doors and opportunities for those children who arrived in the United States at a young age. However, this law has potential problems for families who are illegally in the United States.
Please contact my office to discuss whether this is right for you and your family. Do not act without consulting an attorney. I can be reached at 352-371-5495.
Immigration Law: IF YOU ARE ARRESTED OR DETAINED BY IMMIGRATION WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?Criminal Convictions and Deportation Consequences
By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | October 31, 2008
RECENTLY ARRESTED: If you have been recently arrested and have an immigration related question, please feel free to contact our office for assitance with your immigration problem. You can simply send your questions, a brief description of your status, and your contact information.
If you have been recently arrested, know your rights. You have rights.
- You have the right to remain silent, the right to seek an attorney, write down the name of the officer and immigration officer that is assigned to your case.
- DO NOT ACCEPT VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE BEFORE CONSULTING WITH AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY.
- Do not sign deportation orders without consultating with an immigration lawyer.
- Do not assume that an Immigration proseuctor or judge will give you legal advice based upon your information.
- You have the right to speak to an attorney or your family if you are detained. You have the right to have an immigration attorney visit you at the detention center.
SPANISH SPEAKERS ONLY: Si usted fue arrestado o detenidos por Immigracion tienen ciertos derechechos. Claro, estos derechos son diferente si son detenidos en la frontera o en un areropuerto. Siempre hable con un abogado antes the hablar con immigracion. Tienen muchos derechos, por ejemplo:
- El derecho de permanecer callado. Pida hablar con un abogado immediatamente.
- No firme nada, el firmar un documento puede ser detrimental para su caso. Consulte un abogado con experiencia en immigracion.
- Tomo todos los datos de el fiscal, juez, y la persona assignada a su caso.
- No acepte “salida voluntaria”.
- No firme nada hasta que tenga la opportunidad de hablar con un abogado.
- USTED TIENE EL DERECHO DE CONSULTAR CON UN ABOGADO Y SU FAMILIA.
NUESTRAS OFICINAS ESTAN AQUI PARA AYUDARLES 24 HORAS. LLAMAR 352-371-5495 O CELLULAR 352-359-0434. HABLAMOS ESPANOL.
By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | November 7, 2007
In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court, in State v. Green, receded from its previous holding in Peart v. State, 756 So. 2d 42 (Fla. 2000) (holding defendant who had entered a plea, and subsequently faced deportation, had to demonstrate threat of deportation due to plea). As a criminal defense attorney, you are faced with the immense responsibility of ensuring that your client’s plea offer does not subject him/her to deportation. If you have no immigration law experience, please refer your client to an attorney that understands this area of the law. Do not wait until the day of the plea hearing to explain this to your client. This should be done in the first meeting with the client. The consequences of a plea offer are could be severe. If you are a client who is not a citizen of the United States, consult with an attorney who understands the immigration/criminal laws and how they interact with one another. Your failure to do so, may render you deportable from the United States.
By Ileana Haedo, Esq. | July 21, 2007
Hello and welcome. My name is Ileana Haedo, Esq., founder and principal attorney at Ileana Haedo, P.A. based out of Gainesville, Florida. I have launched this site in an effort to better educate and reach out to my current and prospective clients.
I practice several different areas of law with a particular focus in the following areas: Appellate Law, Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Family Law (Divorce) and Immigration Law.
I hope you find this site to be a valuable and educational resource. Please contact my offices if you are interested in a consultation.