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There are a few important things to remember when fighting extradition.  The first is to ask for a lawyer.  Don’t talk about anything that happened in the requesting state or country to anyone unless your lawyer says it is okay to do so.  It is nearly impossible to fight extradition, so if you are extradited, it's likely that you will be brought under jurisdiction of the requesting country.

The United States has a rule on extradition between states called the Extradition of Fugitives Clause.  This law states that any fugitive who has fled from a state in which they have committed a crime is to be returned to that state. The U.S.also has extradition treaties with over 100 nations worldwide, though it’s worth noting that some countries grant extradition without a treaty.  The U.S. can extradite people who commit crimes against U.S. nationals abroad without a treaty.

If you are facing extradition, you can take one of several different actions.  You can ‘waive’ extradition and agree to be returned to the requesting country willingly.  You can also demand a hearing on the extradition request.  During the hearing, all evidence of the crime that would cause reason for extradition would be reviewed. 

An experienced attorney's adviceis essential for fighting extradition.

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.


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