NJ Extradition Law

New Jersey Extradition Law

Handcuffs and gavel representing the NJ penal code's laws for extradition

NJ has adopted what is referred to as the Uniform Criminal Extradition Act. This law governs how individuals are to be extradited to and from New Jersey. Our attorneys possess over sixty (60) years of criminal experience and are well versed in all issues involving how to properly extradite someone to or from New Jersey. A lawyer is available 24/7 to assist you on any New Jersey extradition issue at 1-877-450-8301. We have also provided a summary of the more important sections of the law for your information.

  • 2A:160-2. Expenses to Extradite Fugitives from Justice. This provision allows the state to recoup the cost of extraditing an individual. The costs that are recoverable include travel expenses, salaries of those involved in transport, food, etc. These expenses are charged to the defendant.
  • 2A:160-5. Return of Extradited Defendant Incarcerated in Another State. This section memorializes the obligation of NJ to return an out-of-state convict (i.e. someone already serving time in that state) to the transferring state following resolution of charges. This rule reinforces the policy of New Jersey to honor requests to hold and remand fugitives to sister states.
  • 2A:160-10. Procedure for Securing Extradition. This area of the Act outlines the process to be followed to secure extradition from another state. This subject is discussed fully under the title interstate extradition .
  • 2A:160-11. Demand for Extradition. Under this law, a request to extradite made by another state is not to be considered unless supported by a written demand demonstrating that the defendant committed a crime while in the demanding state.
  • 2A:160-18. Rights of Person Arrest. This section mandates that no defendant be surrendered to the agent of another state unless he has first been informed of his rights with respect to counsel, fighting extradition and waiving extradition.
  • 2A:160-23. Temporary Confinement & Imprisonment. The state of NJ is empowered to hold an individual on an out of state warrant for up to thirty (30) days. It should be noted, however, that this time period may be extended for up to an additional sixty (60) days in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A:160-25.
  • 2A:160-24. Bail or Bond for Those Being Held. The law permits a New Jersey judge to release the suspect on bail or bond pending his extradition to another state.

The extradition laws of New Jersey are quite complex and the aforesaid information only represents a brief summarization of some of the more important sections. Our attorneys are available to address more detailed questions 24/7. A lawyer is available immediately to assist you at 1-877-450-8301.