Extradition of Fugitive from Justice
When an individual leaves the state without fulfilling probation or parole, or resolving criminal charges following an arrest, he is termed a “Fugitive from Justice.” A person who is categorized in this fashion is typically subject to arrest and extradition on a warrant to the demanding state or country for purpose of responding to the criminal justice system. Defendants may be extradited based on a wide range of charges including Homicide, Murder, Robbery, Possession of Drugs, Distribution of CDS, Theft, Forgery, Fraud, Assault, and other criminal offenses. If New Jersey, another State, the United States, or another country is attempting to extradite you or a loved one, we are here to assist you. The attorneys on our defense staff are knowledgeable in N.J. Extradition Law, as well as that of the federal government. One of our lawyers would be more than happy to come to your assistance and is available 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301.
The most common variety of extradition is interstate extradition. When an individual is subject to being extradited from one state to another, this is referred to as interstate extradition. The manner and process by which this process occurs is governed in the majority of states, including New Jersey, by the Uniform Criminal Extradition Law.
The United States and other countries often seek to extradite an individual who is a fugitive from justice. This is termed international extradition and occurs primarily in those instances where there is a treaty to allow the defendant to be extradited. Countless countries have treaties with the US to allow defendants to be extradited including Canada, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, China, India, and Australia.
Criminal Extradition Process
The process by which both interstate extradition and international extradition occurs in accordance with a set of rules is embodied in State, Federal and International Law. We have included information on the process of extradition as a guide in terms of the general steps, policies, and procedures followed in order to hold, authorize and transport an extradited prisoner between states and countries. There are various papers, documents, and forms which must be filed by the government to succeed in obtaining an order of extradition.
While there are many reasons why an individual might be sought for extradition, the reality is that there are bonafide defenses to fight and even avoid transport to another state or deportation.
If you are in need of an extradition attorney or would like to learn more, contact our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Our lawyers are accessible 24/7 and are available to address your questions and concerns immediately. A lawyer is ready to speak to you now at 1-877-450-8301. We also invite you to consult the individual practice pages on extradition.