Extradition is a process that involves a defendant being surrendered by the legal authority of one state to the authority of another state. A defendant may face extradition if arrested in one state while he or she has charges pending in another state.
The Importance of an Attorney for Extradition Proceedings:
What may not be commonly known is that in many of these cases the defendant may be held in custody for up to a week or possibly more while awaiting transfer.
Bail is often not an option in extradition cases, as the defendant is considered to be a fugitive. The person may be held for weeks on end without the opportunity to post bail and return home to his or her family.
This may be true in cases involving outstanding warrants, for domestic violence, weapons offenses, drug crimes, theft, sex crimes, and more.
While bail is generally not an option, our office has successfully obtained court orders and state to state agreements allowing clients to return to states of origin without being detained.
Bradley M. Collins, P.A. has been successfully handling Extradition matters for more than 25 years.