Is another state trying to extradite you?
The word, extradite, means to give up or hand over an alleged fugitive or criminal to another state, country or authority. When an individual is arrested for an alleged crime, data is entered into a national and international data base. If it appears that the individual has committed a crime in another state or country and fled, that state or country can request extradition from the state that is holding the alleged criminal.
If an extradition request on you has been made, you must be informed of it, what the criminal charge is and that you have the right to seek legal counsel from a criminal defense lawyer. This last is an important right and one that we urge you to accept immediately and contact our office. The state of New York does not have to execute a request for extradition from another state.
Federal and state laws regarding extradition can vary, but federal law is senior to state law if there is a conflict. You need an attorney that is experienced in federal and state courts, that has a well-versed knowledge of all aspects of extradition and your rights. It is not unheard of that the wrong person is extradited to another state. Get legal representation immediately to protect your rights and ensure your freedom.
New York Extradition Defense Lawyer
Four main areas will be examined by us first, in order to begin building a strong defense for you. We will examine the extradition request documents to see if they are in order. We will look to see if you have actually been charged with a crime in the requesting state and if the person named in the extradition request is, in fact, you. Finally, if there is any evidence that you can actually be considered a fugitive. There is much else that can be done, but extradition is commonly stopped with one of these first four steps.