Pablo Lyle’s Legal Battle
Actor Pablo Lyle is facing new challenges in his judicial process following his conviction in Miami for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Juan Ricardo Hernandez. Although he is currently serving his sentence, the legal proceedings around the case have not ceased.
His lawyers have started the appeal process this week, which is typical for convicted individuals with enough funds to pay for legal representation. However, the surprise twist in the case was when Mexican lawyer, Sandra Hoyos, suggested that this could lead to Lyle’s release.
“It’s very likely that [Pablo Lyle] be deported to Mexico,” Hoyos told TV Azteca’s ‘Ventaneando’. “This deportation process could take anywhere from eight weeks to six months.”
If deported, the case’s fate would be in the hands of Mexican authorities who could force Lyle to finish his sentence in Mexico or grant him complete freedom. The deportation process typically begins after the inmate serves their sentence with immigration authorities waiting for them at the prison’s gate to detain and deport them.
The situation is typical in South Florida, and most people in Lyle’s position would go to the Krome processing center, a site that previously gained infamy for being among the sites where the Donald administration Trump congregated a large number of children separated from their parents at the border.
Immigration specialist attorney, Martin Rosenow, confirmed that there were no other options but to serve the sentence and await deportation. He also dismissed the argument that early deportation was a consequence of Lyle’s case moving from federal to state court, as the immigration court is a federal entity in the United States.
Defense Lawyers’ Fight
According to El Heraldo de México, Lyle is temporarily confined at the South Florida Retention Center, undergoing a general evaluation, including medical and psychological tests, fingerprinting, receiving a uniform, haircut, and other necessary procedures that determine their final destination within the prison system.
The appeal process is Lyle’s only possibility of early release. However, his lawyers have encountered a hurdle, refusing to pay for the transcription of their trial. When the accused does not have a private lawyer but a public defender, many times these transcripts are given to them free of charge. Lyle’s lawyers argue that they should not have to pay for the transcript.
In any case, the complexity of the case’s twists and turns has become clear, and the legal battle continues.