Experienced Extradition And International Crime Defense
Extradition is a request by a foreign jurisdiction to obtain jurisdiction over a person, and to have that person transported to the requesting foreign state or country. Extradition is used in criminal matters only. Extradition is a complex area of law. It is difficult to prevail in court when a foreign state or country obtains an extradition approval from the U.S. State Department. Extradition is largely political and is dependent on the nature of the extradition agreement between the U.S. and the other country. One of the keys to defending an extradition involves proving that the person in question did not commit a crime. This can be done one of two ways: by showing the act was not a criminal offense, or that it was not the person whose extradition is sought who committed the act.
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If you are facing extradition, it is important to retain legal representation devoted to helping you secure a favorable outcome. Without an experienced international extradition defense team, those facing extradition may be remanded to the requesting country – many of which have no due process rights – and incarcerated for an extended period before being brought to court.
Castañeda Law Group is an experienced trial firm. From the start, we consider all facts in light of the rules of evidence, procedure and constitutionality. Is that statement or document admissible? Is there a foreign treatise permitting extradition? Do we have a constitutional challenge to an unlawful detention? How will admissible evidence be an advantage or detriment to our client’s case?
We defendant U.S. citizens facing extradition from a foreign county to the United States. In addition, we also defend foreign nationals that the United States is seeking to extradite from a foreign country as well as aliens who face extradition from the United States to any foreign country. We dedicate our practice to defending the rights of individuals.